If you were intrigued by the Pure Aero, but wanted more precision and comfort, the Pure Aero VS should be on your demo list.

Each week at Tennis Now we’re going to take a look at a new piece of gear that has recently hit the market. Today, with some help from our friends at Tennis Express, we’re looking at Babolat’s Pure Aero VS racquet.

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About the Pure Aero VS:

Babolat’s three racquet families are the Pure Aero, Pure Drive, and Pure Strike. The frames are incredibly popular, and each is created for a different game style. The Strikes are all about control and precision, the Drives offer explosive power, and the Aeros are focused on spin. The updated Pure Aero VS takes a step in a new direction giving players incredible spin, a little more precision, and increased flexibility.

The Finer Points:

Babolat ups the control factor with the new Pure Aero VS Tennis Racquet. The Aero series represents Babolat's most spin friendly racquet family. As is the case with the regular Pure Aero, the Aero VS features the AEROMODULAR3 frame design which incorporates the head guard and grommets into the frame design for minimal drag. The CARBON PLY STABILIZER features a new generation of carbon fibers for unmatched stability and control, and CORTEX PURE FEEL dampens vibration without a loss of feel for the ball.

The Aero VS maintains the tapered beam of the Pure Aero, but in a slimmer 21-23-22 cross section. The VS also features a medium-dense, 16×20 string pattern on a 98 square inch head to give the racquet more precision than the Pure Aero. Babolat utilized FSI Spin technology and the Woofer grommet system which features enlarged, oblong grommets at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions for more spin and string interaction. They provide a more flexible and control oriented frame than the regular Pure Aero. If you found the regular Pure Aero a little too powerful, the Aero VS was designed for you.

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Defining Features of the Pure Aero VS:

-Thinner beam

-Smaller head

-16×20 string pattern

-slightly higher 10.8 oz unstrung weight

-More feel than previous models