Dunlop Expands Aerogel Line
Dunlop is expanding its line of Aerogel racquets with the introduction of two new models: the Aerogel 7Hundred and 9Hundred. The new racquets feature Vibrocore comfort technology, which significantly reduces frame vibration, says Dunlop.
The racquets are constructed using a sleeve made from thermal plastic resin and a silicon core that greatly diminishes shock waves at ball impact, according to the company, resulting in a comfortable racquet that reduces the risk of tennis elbow.
Dunlop says that Aerogel, a substance used by NASA scientists and nicknamed “Frozen Smoke” for its lightness and hologram-like transparency, is the lightest solid on earth, with a strength 4,000 times its own weight. Currently three of the ATP’s Top 12 players are playing with Aerogel frames: Tommy Robredo, Tomas Berdych, and Tommy Haas.
The Aerogel 7Hundred (below, left) is a lightweight, oversize frame that Dunlop says is ideal for players seeking a blend of power and control. The Aerogel 9Hundred is the most powerful racquet in the line and is ideal for players looking for extreme power without sacrificing comfort, says the company. For more information, visit dunlopsports.com.
TI magazine search
TI magazine articles
- Our Serve: Our Guiding Lights
- Industry news
- ‘Coach Youth Tennis’ Hits A Winner with Providers
- Pioneers in Tennis: The Wit and Warmth of Vic Braden
- Person of the Year: Bahram Akradi
- Private Facility of the Year: Army Navy Country Club
- Stringer of the Year: David Yamane
- Builder of the Year: Trans Texas Tennis
- Sales Rep of the Year: Allan Iverson
- Tennis Advocate of the Year: Shima and Joe Grover