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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

Dunlop Aerogel 7Hundred and 9Hundred



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