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July 4, 2010

2010 Wimbledon Tennis Gear Notables - The Men

We could talk about the big win, as usual, for Nikein this year's men's final between Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych - Nikehas them both head to toe. But that's pretty apparent. Here are our two less obvious notes:

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Djokovic's Move to Sergio Tacchini
Sergio Tacchini
We've known the Joker to be an adidas guy, but things change. We may be late to the party on this news, but we're big fans of the old school brand, Sergio Tacchini.Classic, clean, perfect for Wimbledon.

Check out Sergio Tacchini apparel at Amazonand Do It Tennis.

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However, Djokovic is still wearing the adidas Barricade tennis shoe and swinging the Head YouTek Speed Pro Tennis Racquet.

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Rafa's New Strings
As part of his standard excellent color commentary of the Wimbledon final, John McEnroe made note of the specific string Champion Rafael Nadal was using, Babolat RPM Blast. The RPM Blast is the new string used by both Nadal and Andy Roddick - its a good string for big hitters like those two. It sports an 8-sided cross-section which adds extra bite on the ball for added topspin and slice. New high density co-polymer polyester monofilament combined with a new cross-linked silicone coating provides even more spin and greater ball control.

Check out the RPM Blast at Amazonor at Do It Tennis.

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April 2, 2010

Four Great Tennis Racquets, Four Great Prices

It is Spring time, and maybe you're thinking about getting some new sticks for the season. Here are four with killer prices, from Head, Babolat, Prince and Dunlop.

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Head MicroGel Extreme Team '09
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0-4.5 NTRP level players.

$149 at DoItTennis

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Dunlop M Fil 200
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0-4.5 NTRP level players.

$129 at DoItTennis

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Prince o3 White Tennis Racquet
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0+ NTRP level players.

$129 at DoItTennis

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Babolat XS 102 Tennis Racquet
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0+ NTRP level players.

$99 at DoItTennis

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March 5, 2010

Babolat Week: NS Drive OS Tennis Racquet

411M+EROBpL._AA280_.jpgA more economical addition to Babolat's game-improvement category, the Babolat NS Drive OSutilizes new Nano Strength material technology, and combines it with the comfort of Smart Grip, all in an economical package.

Offering a generous sweetspot and lightweight feel, the Babolat NS Drive OSoffers excellent maneuverability without sacrificing stability or comfort.

Babolat Nano Strength technology stiffens the carbon fibers for added power and resistance to torsion. Placement of these fibers in the yoke area translates to more power and more stability.

A new concept from Babolat is the ergonomic, "hourglass-shaped" Smart Grip. The shape of the handle is refined to optimize contact between your hand and the grip, allowing for a more secure grip and improved maneuverability.

The 109 square inch headsize, 24/22mm wide beam, sub-10 ounce weight, and 27.2 inch length adds up to power, Babolat-style.

* Headsize:109 sq. in.
* Length:27.20 in.
* Weight (strung):9.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):72
* Balance:14.00 in. Head Heavy
* Cross Section:24/22mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:290 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Soft Touch

Check out the Babolat NS Drive OS

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March 4, 2010

Babolat Week: Nadal 110 Junior Tennis Racquet

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Babolat Nadal 110 Junior Tennis Racquetis a 21 inch junior size replica of Rafael Nadal's AeroPro Drive, made from aluminum. Get your little one started playing today! Suited for ages 4+ and juniors approximately 40"-44" tall.

  • Headsize:85 sq. in.
  • Weight:6.1 oz.
  • Length:21 in.
  • Grip Size:3-5/8"
  • Pre-strung from Babolat, with head cover included.

Check out the Babolat Nadal 110 Junior Tennis Racquet

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March 3, 2010

Babolat Week: Team All Court 4 Tennis Shoes

51ReTPqXtfL._AA280_.jpgMens Babolat Team All Court 4is the next generation tennis shoe offered by Babolat, now offered with a 6 month outsole warranty. Now with Babolat Exact Pro in the forefoot, more cushioned and lighter weight than the previous Team All Court III, the Team All Court 4 remains a solid all-around choice. Memory foam in upper for added comfort and OrthoLite hygienic insole. In keeping with French tradition, Babolat continues the use of an outsole made by Michelin to provide durability and traction.

  • Upper:Leather and mesh.
  • Midsole:Molded EVA, with Exact Pro - Exact Pro propulsion technology comprised of Pebax Rebound Fish polymer sandwiched between layers of dynamic camflex material. Generates a dynamic impulse to assist in lateral and diagonal movement in the forefoot of the shoe.
  • Heel:Vibrakill shock absorption designed specifically for tennis. Promotes quicker recovery due to optimized capacity for restitution.
  • Outsole:Michelin All Court provides traction on all surfaces.

Check out the Mens Babolat Team All Court 4

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March 2, 2010

Babolat Week: Aero Racquet Holder X 6

51s6nR2mUqL._SL500_AA280_.jpgBabolat Aero Racquet Holder X 6: This sharp and durable Aero line bag is great for the serious tennis player looking for a functional bag with plenty of room for racquets, shoes, clothes, and all other tennis gear. The sleek and attractive design and black/yellow color combination make this bag an excellent choice whether you are a Babolat racquet user or not. Features: Two large compartments that hold a total of up to six racquets A large front pocket is perfect for smaller items such as keys, wallets, cell phones etc Dimensions: 29.5 in x 10.7 in x 13.4 in / 75 cm x 27.2 cm x 34 cm

Check out the Babolat Aero Racquet Holder X 6

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March 1, 2010

Babolat Week: AeroPro Drive Plus (Cortex) Tennis Racquet

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Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus Tennis Racquetnow adds the Cortex vibration filter to the number 1 selling Drive technology and the aerodynamic design of the AeroPro series. For this second generation, Babolat maintains the same specifications found in the AeroPro Drive Plus, now with Cortex for enhanced feel. Advanced players will enjoy easy topspin and slice, with the added pop of the extra 0.5 inch length. The large sweetspot yields forgiving power for moderate to fast swings.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 100 sq. in.
* Length: 27.50 in.
* Weight (strung): 11.30 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 70
* Balance: 13.25 in. Head Light
* Cross Section: 23mm Head/26mm Throat
* Swingweight: 336 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Syntec

Check out the Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus Cortex Tennis Racquet

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December 4, 2009

Holiday Tennis Gift Picks: Babolat '09 Pure Drive GT

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GT Technology is a hybrid material that combines braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments, which can be found throughout the entire Babolat Pure Drive GT racquet. This strengthens the frame to reduce torque and provides additional energy recovery for more power. Head size: 100 sq. in., Weight: 10.6 oz., Length: 27 in., Balance point: 7 pts. HL, Composition: Graphite/Tungsten, Stiffness: 72 ra, Grip: Syntec.

Check out our full Holiday Tennis Gift Guide.

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November 30, 2009

Holiday Tennis Gift Pick: Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex

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The Babolat AeroPro Drive now adds the Cortex vibration filter to the number 1 selling Drive technology and the aerodynamic design of the AeroPro series. For this second generation, Babolat maintains the same specifications found in the AeroPro Drive, now with Cortex for enhanced feel. Advanced players will enjoy easy topspin and slice. The large sweetspot yields forgiving power for moderate to fast swings. The choice of Rafael Nadal!

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 100 sq. in.
* Length: 27.00 in.
* Weight (strung): 11.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 68
* Balance: 13.25 in. Head Light
* Cross Section: 23mm Head/26mm Throat
* Swingweight: 335 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Syntec


See our Holiday Tennis Gift Guide for more great gift giving ideas.

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August 17, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Babolat Pure Drive Roddick

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Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
New for 2006, the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick is a slightly heavier update to the legendary Babolat Pure Drive Team. Meant to more closely replicate the weight of Andy's racquet, the Pure Drive Roddick provides a little more stiffness and power, provided you are able to handle the additional weight. Still categorized as a tweener (between powerful/controlled), the Pure Drive Roddick should retain its appeal to a wide array of players. Works well at the net (though not quite as maneuverable), as well as the baseline. Babolat also makes use of a new vibration dampening material called Cortex placed at the top of the handle and acts as an active dampener, without sacrificing feel.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 100 sq. in.
* Length: 27.00 in.
* Weight (strung): 11.85 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 73
* Balance: 12.89 in. Head Light
* Cross Section: 25mm Head/22mm Throat
* Swingweight: 328 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Syntec

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick

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August 12, 2009

Babolat NS Drive OS Tennis Racquet - All the Babolat for a little less dough

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Babolat NS Drive OS Tennis Racquet
A more economical addition to Babolat's game-improvement category, the NS Drive OS utilizes new Nano Strength material technology, and combines it with the comfort of Smart Grip, all in an economical package.

Offering a generous sweetspot and lightweight feel, the NS Drive OS offers excellent maneuverability without sacrificing stability or comfort.

Babolat Nano Strength technology stiffens the carbon fibers for added power and resistance to torsion. Placement of these fibers in the yoke area translates to more power and more stability.

A new concept from Babolat is the ergonomic, "hourglass-shaped" Smart Grip. The shape of the handle is refined to optimize contact between your hand and the grip, allowing for a more secure grip and improved maneuverability.

The 109 square inch headsize, 24/22mm wide beam, sub-10 ounce weight, and 27.2 inch length adds up to power, Babolat-style.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize:109 sq. in.
* Length:27.20 in.
* Weight (strung):9.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):72
* Balance:14.00 in. Head Heavy
* Cross Section:24/22mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:290 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Soft Touch

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August 11, 2009

Cortext-enhanced AeroPro Drive by Babolat

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Babolat AeroPro Drive (Cortex) Tennis Racquet
This is the second generation of the Babolat AeroPro Drive, and this time Babolat has added the Cortex vibration filter. And of course is still has the Drive technology and the aerodynamic design that made the first generation AeroPro such a strong stick. Advanced players will enjoy easy topspin and slice. The large sweetspot yields forgiving power for moderate to fast swings. The choice of Rafael Nadal!

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 100 sq. in.
* Length: 27.00 in.
* Weight (strung): 11.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 68
* Balance: 13.25 in. Head Light
* Cross Section: 23mm Head/26mm Throat
* Swingweight: 335 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Syntec

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July 18, 2009

Babolat and John Newcombe Extend Marquee Partnership

Boulder, Colorado -- Babolat announces that the company has extended its partnership with The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. Since 2002, Babolat has been an exclusive partner for tennis racquets and strings and sponsor of the John Newcombe Tennis Academy and adult tennis programs. With the new agreement, Babolat will continue to be a marquee partner for another three years.

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September 18, 2008

Babolat's New XS Racquets Hit the (Sweet) Spot

babolat.jpgBabolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the introduction of a new range of high performance tennis racquets-the XS line-featuring Babolat's new Xtra Sweetspot technology.

To meet the needs of intermediate players, Babolat engineered the new XS line of lightweight and maneuverable racquets for optimal playability. The Babolat XS 102 and Babolat XS 105 are enhanced with Babolat's Xtra Sweetspot technology featuring an exclusive grommet design that significantly increases the sweet spot while providing a dampening affect and a longer contact time between the ball and string.

Babolat Xtra Sweetspot Technology
Babolat's exclusive Xtra Sweetspot technology employs a high-tech Pebax® material known for its lightweight, flexible, and resilient properties. The Pebax® grommets are positioned on each side of the XS racquet head to substantially enlarge the sweet spot. This combination provides for greater tolerance and power.

Folco Canonico, Babolat Senior Product Manager - Racquets explained the benefits saying, "Babolat's new grommet design gives you a visible advantage over other mid-plus racquets because you get the benefit of a larger sweet spot without having to enlarge the racquet head. So if you're a strong junior player or skilled intermediate, you can have the extra power with greater maneuverability and control without having to go to an oversize. You'll produce more forgiving shots with increased power."

Babolat XS 102 Racquet specifications:
Accessibility and tolerance for intermediate and strong
recreational players; lightweight, high-performance racquet

Head size: 102 sq. in.
Weight (unstrung): 9.3 oz.
Length: 27 in.
Composition: 100% High Modulus Graphite
Stiffness: RA: 68
Balance (unstrung): 345 mm
Stringing pattern: 16 x 20
Recommended strings: Addiction (comfort)
Technology: Xtra Sweetspot

Babolat XS 105 Racquet specifications:
Tolerance and all-around performance for intermediate,
recreational players and juniors; versatile, powerful racquet

Head size: 105 sq. in.
Weight (unstrung): 9.3 oz.
Length: 27 in.
Composition: 100% High Modulus Graphite
Stiffness: RA: 68
Balance (unstrung): 345 mm
Stringing pattern: 16 x 20
Recommended strings: Addiction (comfort)
Technology: Xtra Sweetspot

The new XS racquets will be priced at $119.00 (sold unstrung) and available in pro and tennis specialty stores starting in September 2008.

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