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Babolat Pure Aero VS

Spin meets Precision.

The history of the Pure Aero VS

Have you ever heard of the Babolat Aero Storm? No?

Well, back in 2007, Babolat first introduced the Aero Storm into their range as a thinner, more controlled version of the Aero Pro Drive. This racket had a love/hate relationship with quite a few people, including some of us at the shop.

The New Pure Aero VS

Fast forward to now and the Aero Storm is now known as the Babolat Pure Aero VS. A more precise version of the Pure Aero. The spec does differ slightly to that of the Pure Aero:


Babolat Pure Aero VSBabolat Pure Aero
305g300g
98 sq.inch head size100 sq.inch head size
16 x 20 string pattern16 x 19 string pattern
31.5mm balance32.0mm balance
21mm/23mm/22mm cross section23mm/26mm/23mm cross section
Link to Pure Aero VS product pageLink to Pure Aero product page

The history of Babolat

Since 1875, Babolat’s quest has been to challenge the status quo by providing the perfect answers to the most engaged and passionate players. Through expertise based on observation of the game, Babolat developed a signature with a distinguished DNA: the VS.

The Benefits of the Pure Aero VS

The benefits of the Pure Aero VS are simple: Spin and Precision. Created to optimise your spin, Babolat developed the Pure Aero to maximise your chances to push your opponent back far away from the baseline. With the new pure Aero VS, they wanted to maintain your spin advantage while fine tuning it to incorporate a level of precision never achieved before. They have also totally revamped the Pure Aero VS geometry to develop a racket with the pinpoint precision you demand. Smaller head size, thinner beam and a new string pattern.

When we managed to get out on court before lockdown, we were able to test it out and the frame was incredible from start to finish. Better playability, more feel and enhanced control, but still keeping the spin and power characteristics of the Aero that we love!