Babolat 2018 Gear Guide: Racquets, Shoes, and More

Babolat came out swinging in 2018 with brand new racquets, shoes, bags, and more! As can be expected from the premier brand, many of their racquets are currently being used throughout this year’s Australian Open. Having done everything possible to stay at the forefront of various tennis technologies, you can expect optimal performances from Babolat’s 2018 products.

2018 Pure Drives

The primary advantages of the updated Pure Drive Series are greater power and control through two key technologies – FSI Power and Cortex Pure Feel. Competitive players can expect a larger sweet spot, tremendously dampened vibrations, and an efficient transfer of power from their swing to the ball. All of these features and more are why top players, such as Albert Ramos Viñolas and Garbiñe Muguruza, trust Pure Drive Tennis Racquets.

 

Albert Ramos Viñolas beside Pablo Andújar in their 2nd Round doubles match at the 2018 Australian OpenGarbiñe Muguruza in her 2nd Round match at the 2018 Australian OpenThe 2018 Pure Drive Series

2018 Pure Drive Tennis Racquet

2018 Pure Drive Plus Tennis Racquet

2018 Pure Drive Team Tennis Racquet

2018 Pure Drive Lite Tennis Racquet

2018 Pure Drive Tour Tennis Racquet

2018 Pure Drive Tour Plus Tennis Racquet

2018 Pure Drive 107 Tennis Racquet

2018 Pure Drive 110 Tennis Racquet

 

At far left is Albert Ramos Viñolas beside Pablo Andújar in their 2nd Round doubles match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 18, 2018 – Source: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images AsiaPac). At right is Garbiñe Muguruza in her 2nd Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 17, 2018 – Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images AsiaPac).


2018 Pure Aeros

The 2018 Pure Aeros were enhanced by a new aerodynamic frame and FSI Spin technology. The benefits of the former can immediately be felt through a quicker head speed, which translates to faster ball speed, while the latter provides increased lift for greater spin potential. See for yourself why prominent names, such as Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki, recommend the Pure Aero Series by testing it out on our in-house Tennis Express court.

 

Rafael Nadal celebrating a point in his 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian OpenCaroline Wozniacki after winning her 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian OpenThe 2018 Pure Aero Series

Pure Aero+ Tennis Racquet

Pure Aero Lite Tennis Racquet

Pure Aero Team Tennis Racquet

Pure Aero VS Tennis Racquet

Pure Aero Lite Pink Tennis Racquet

Aero 112 Prestrung Tennis Racquet

*Featured: Pure Aero Play Tennis Racquet

 

 

At left is Rafael Nadal celebrating a point in his 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 20, 2018 – Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac). At right is Caroline Wozniacki after winning her 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 20, 2018 – Source: Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac).


2018 Pure Strikes

The latest Pure Strikes were engineered as an ideal option for “first-strike” players who need a racquet with excellent power, but also amplified responsiveness in order to increase the precision of their attacks. Hybrid Frame Technology is the driver behind this unique combination of power and control, and it is why top tennis players, such as Dominic Thiem and Elena Vesnina, utilize it for their professional use.

 

Elena Vesnina hitting a forehand in her 2nd Round match at the 2018 Sydney InternationalDominic Thiem celebrating a point in his 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian Open

The 2018 Pure Strike Series

Pure Strike 18/20 Tennis Racquet

Pure Strike 100 Tennis Racquet

Pure Strike VS Tour Tennis Racquet

Pure Strike VS Tennis Racquet

Pure Strike Team Tennis Racquet

 

 

 

 

At left is Dominic Thiem celebrating a point in his 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 21, 2018 – Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images AsiaPac). At right is Elena Vesnina hitting a forehand in her 2nd Round match at the 2018 Sydney International (Jan. 8, 2018 – Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac).


2018 Jet Mach IIs

Out of all of Babolat’s recently released men’s and women’s shoes, the Jet Mach II is by far the most highly anticipated this year. While many tennis shoes are designed to be both lightweight and supportive, not many have been able to pull it off to such an extraordinary degree. The end result is a perfect shoe for quick, competitive players who favor additional support where it counts.

 

Babolat Men's Jet Mach 2 All Court Tennis Shoes Orange and BlackJet Mach II Key TechnologiesBabolat Women's Jet Mach 2 Tennis Shoes Fluo Pink and Silver

MATRYX 2.0® with “Stability Arch” System

KPRS-X Shock Absorption System

Michelin/Babolat Abrasion Resistance

Michelin/Babolat Traction

Active Flexion Responsiveness


2018 Pure Line Bags

With such a high volume of state-of-the-art tennis gear available, you may find yourself in need of something to transport it all in. Don’t worry, Babolat has considered this for you, as well, and has released new Pure Line tennis bags created to be your ultimate equipment-carrying companions. With various sizes and strap patterns to choose from, you should have no issue finding a preferred fit.

 

Babolat Pure Tennis Backpacks2018 Pure Line Tennis BaBabolat Pure 12 Pack Tennis Baggs

Pure 6 Pack Tennis Bag (Blue)

Pure Tennis Backpack (Blue)

Pure 12 Pack Tennis Bag (Blue)

Pure Tennis Backpack (Standard Color Options)

Pure Tennis Backpack (Black)

Pure 12 Pack Tennis Bag (Standard Color Options)

Pure 9 Pack Tennis Bag (Gray)

Pure 6 Pack Tennis Bag (Standard Color Options)

Pure 3 Pack Tennis Bag (Gray)

 

 


While the above items represent many of the key products featured by Babolat in 2018, there are quite a few more that we could not list. We encourage you to visit Tennis Express to shop for brand new equipment and apparel that we could not feature here.


For Matching Apparel

To explore top 2018 tennis apparel, check out some of our other blogs:

The Babolat Spring 2018 Apparel Must-Haves     Nike Apparel Guide: Summer 2018


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