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Babolat launches new Aeropro Drive and Propulse 4

Babolat will please tennis lovers this holiday season by presenting them with the ideal gear for walking in the footsteps of champions Rafael Nadal (SPA), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) or Andy Roddick (USA). The brand continues to innovate with the launch of the latest generation of the Aeropro Drive racquet that allows for ultimate spin, and an even more powerful and dynamic Propulse 4 shoe. As two of Babolat’s most popular products, both the racquet and shoes have also received cosmetic updates that prominently feature bright yellow and matte black, for an even bolder effect. Both are ideal tennis staples that are the perfect gear to give or receive this holiday season!

NEW AEROPRO DRIVE RACQUET: THE ART OF TOP SPIN

Rafael Nadal (SPA) has become an exceptional player thanks to his powerful topspin on all surfaces. Originally designed for his specific game, the Aeropro Drive racquet is also a winner on courts around the world with 12 Grand Slam titles.

This is the 5th generation of Aeropro Drive racquet, which comes ten years after its initial launch. Enhanced over the years by ever-improving technologies, today the Aeropro Drive is a formidable weapon that is synonymous with power and spin, and is used by numerous players such as Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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The latest Aeropro Drive uses the new Cortex Active Technology, which brings players more feel to perfectly control spin with each shot.

With an increased focus on technology, the Aeropro Drive includes:

In response to the expectations of all tennis lovers, the Aero line includes multiple models of the racquet so that players of all levels can generate maximum topspin!

THE AEROPRO DRIVE RANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DECEMBER 12, 2012

AEROPRO DRIVE/AEROPRO DRIVE +

Player profile: For baseline players looking for power and spin
Suggested retail price (unstrung): $199.00
Head size: 645 cm2 /100 sq. in.
Weight (unstrung): 300 g / 10.6 oz

AEROPRO TEAM

Player profile: For baseline players who appreciate power, while looking for more maneuverability.
Suggested retail price (unstrung): $195.00
Head size: 645 cm2 / 100 sq. in.
Weight (unstrung): 280 g / 9.9 oz

AEROPRO LITE

Player profile: For ladies and high-level juniors looking for a lightweight racquet with spin.
Suggested retail price (unstrung): $189.00
Head size: 645 cm2 / 100 sq. in.
Weight (unstrung): 260 g / 9.2 oz

NEW PROPULSE 4 SHOE: MORE POWERFUL, DYNAMIC AND EVEN FASTER TO THE BALL

In tennis, players combine quick acceleration, fast stoping, lateral and diagonal movements and propulsion on the forefoot. A specially designed shoe is essential and can help players get to the ball faster. Based on these observations, Babolat has yet again improved the Propulse range with new technologies for players seeking unmatched performance.

The new Propulse 4 was developed in close collaboration with Andy Roddick (USA — formerly ranked #1 on the ATP circuit and winner of the 2003 U.S. Open), from the standpoint of design and game characteristics.

It is a high performance shoe that features 100% tennis technologies. With Side 2 Side (a dynamic system under the forefoot), the Propulse 4 improves lateral movements to bring greater reactivity to the foot when launching forward and restores balance with every step for better footwork.

Developed in collaboration with Michelin, experts on traction, the Propulse 4 offers optimal abrasion resistance and grip thanks to the new Michelin OCS2 outsole for all court surfaces. It features an innovative sole structure directly inspired by rally racing tires. Offering optimum traction on all courts, the Propulse 4 provides the perfect balance between sliding and grip on clay courts and is durable with more resistance to wear and tear on all surfaces.

Players need exceptional support when braking fast and launching forward to restore balance, which makes it crucial for the foot to be correctly supported while under extreme pressure. The true core of the shoe, the new LSS (Lateral Stability System) combines support and stability. Additionally, the Footbelt technology offers a tailor made fit, optimizing support.

Finally, the Propulse 4 continues to benefit from the most advanced technology and expertise of Babolat. The Kompressor System offers high performance heel cushioning technology with maximum shock absorption. For a better resistance to abrasion in high-wear areas the Cell Shield makes for an extremely comfortable shoe with long-lasting ventilation.

IN STORES IN FEBRUARY 2013

Men’s Propulse 4 All Court
Suggested Retail Prize: $119.95
Available in Sizes 36-49/ U.S. 6-14 (half sizes up to 12.5)

Women’s Propulse 4 All Court
Suggested Retail Prize: $119.95
Available in Sizes 36-42/ U.S. 5.5 to 10.5

Propulse 4 All Court Jr.
Suggested Retail Prize: $64.95
Available in U.S. Sizes 13.5-3.5 and new sizes 4-7

 

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