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Babolat Pure Aero Rafa – The best looking racquet?

by Jonas Eriksson

The Babolat Pure Aero Rafa is soon here. Is it the best looking racquet out there? I know several players that think so!

You can’t deny that the Babolat Pure Aero Rafa makes people turn their heads. It might be too colorful to some players, but I think it looks just right! We have seen Rafa swing this paint job (read more about Rafa’s racquet here) for a while now, but due to a certain pandemic, the launch of the racquet to retail customer has been delayed. But on March 18 it will finally be here! Vamos!

The Babolat Pure Aero Rafa is not a new racquet, it’s the Babolat Pure Aero from 2018-19 in a new paint. That racquet was the best Aero since 2010 for me and although there are probably some tweaks you can do to play even better (a tighter string pattern in the middle, pls) as we talk about in my recent podcast with Henrik Wallensten, it’s a nice frame for players who hit with a lot of top spin and want some extra power and forgiveness from their frame.

The Pure Aero Rafa is one of the best spin racquets out there

Yes, the Pure Aero is on the list of the best spin racquets on the market right now. I will do more content about the racquet and its key competitors on my YouTube channel in a near future. If you’re not already subscribed there, I would very much appreciate if you do. It helps Tennisnerd a lot and to anyone that helps me work with my passion, I am forever grateful.

If you wonder about the Rafa Pure Aero specs, these are the ones measured by our friends at Tennis Warehouse (buy the racquet from the link and a small commission goes to Tennisnerd at no cost to you). You can buy the Babolat Pure Aero Rafa from Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Warehouse Europe and Tennis Only.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:100 in / 645.16 cm
Length:27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight:11.2oz / 318g
Balance:12.99in / 32.99cm / 4 pts HL
Beam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Power Level:Low-Medium
Stroke Style:Medium-Full
Swing Speed:Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:Yellow/Black/Purple
Grip Type:Babolat Syntec Pro
String Pattern:

16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension:50-59 pounds

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brad March 18, 2021 - 17:04

This paint job is awesome. I would like to see Babolat do a custom paint service like Wilson has with thier popular rackets. I still think a blade 100 v7 16×20 would be awesome to try!

rev March 20, 2021 - 00:25

It would be SO nice if you could include the UNSTRUNG SPECS as well. As many places only show unstrung specs, so with strung specs from one racket, and unstrung specs from another, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. Please include unstrung specs too! Thanks!!

TN March 20, 2021 - 08:39

Good point, but the TW specs are on an average of racquets, so it’s pretty sensible.

Pete Mitchell July 4, 2021 - 21:23

Ive got this racket and love it. I used to play with a Prince o3 white, so this is a serious upgrade. It’s very stable on volleying and I get a lot of topspin and slice with it.

Rock December 10, 2021 - 01:49

What grommet does this racket use? Thanks.

Gerard July 29, 2022 - 08:53

i was wondering if it is worth buying the pure aero Rafa vs the 2019 pure aero?
what are the big difference between them?

TN July 29, 2022 - 09:07

There is no difference, just cosmetics. A new Aero is coming soon


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