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Rafael's Racket

ae wowww
04-25-2005, 03:31 PM
I asked a question before about Rafa's strings, for a friend, and he has asked me to see if anyone knows if Rafael, first of all actually uses the Babolat Aeropro Drive (with the new throat technology etc) or if it is a completely diff. stick, and additionally, where he puts the lead tape on his frame. Thanks very much all.

04-29-2005, 11:08 AM
Not sure about the racquet but here is the info about the lead tape courtesy of www.vamosrafael.com:

In December 2003, Rafa switched from his Babolat Pure Drive to a prototype racquet. The racquet is called the "Babolat Aeropro Drive," and is now available for sale. His grip size is 4-1/4 (Babolat VS Overgrip). His strings are Pro Hurricane 135/15L, and his tension is 24 kg. As for weight, starting from a standard frame available in shops, Babolat adds 21 grams, 15 under the bumper (top head) and 5 grams at the bottom. Weight: 321 g BP 32.7 cm unstrung.

ae wowww
04-30-2005, 08:08 PM
Thanks much, aj!!

04-30-2005, 11:24 PM
Don't thank me, thank Susan, the webmaster of that site.

05-09-2005, 07:41 PM
I don't think he really plays with the Aero, I think he plays with a painted version of Andy Roddick's racquet(pure drive plus)

05-09-2005, 07:46 PM
Just about everyone that I know of says it's an actual AeroPro Drive. They say it has the Aero Tour shaft(whatever that means lol). But I'm not sure myself what it is.

08-05-2005, 11:01 PM
Yes its a stock aeroprodrive with lead tape on it...
no painted one;)