Rackets: Babolat Aero Strike
If you're a good junior or intermediate club player who's after a racket with power and feel this may be the one for you...
Hard sell: A racket specifically designed for the junior tournament player and the intermediate senior club player, says Babolat. The aerodynamic throat section results in faster swing speeds and the Cortex System actively filters out mid to high-frequency vibrations which means a more comfortable strike.
Tennishead says: Babolat has consistently been producing high quality rackets for some time now. A quick look down the list of players on the Tour who use the companys rackets reinforces this opinion Nadal, Roddick, Gonzalez, Moya, Petrova, Safina the list goes on. The French company has had plenty of practice churning out tennis equipment, given its the oldest company to specialise in racket sports after being founded in Lyon back in 1875. Anyway, back to the matter in hand. In short, the Aero Strike is another winner from Babolat. Its head heavy and has a decent sized sweetspot so generating power and finding the middle of the strings is made easy. With a digital analysis reading of 62, its also pretty flexible so offers good feel too. All round, an excellent bit of kit. Chapeau!
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