Patented innovation by Babolat. Woofer is the first dynamic system
which makes the frame and the strings interact when striking the ball.
A tennis racquet is a frame with strings
The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of
the racquet - the strings - in place. Today the way the
strings are attached to the frame limits the performance of
this driving force. The strings are attached to both sides of
the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the
ball. This means that racquets do not deliver their full
potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing
frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all
the strings to work together to their full potential when
striking the ball.
The Woofer eliminates string lock-up : the strings are free to move
The whole surface area reacts on impact with the Woofer,
more strings work together when striking the ball.
This gives you a greater sweet spot and better control.
Increase the trampoline effect. This gives you
more power and increases string life.
Shock absorption: the pistons act like a suspension system
to damp vibrations and make the racquet more comfortable to play with
Active Cortex - Vibration Dampening
Interface Between the Handle and the Frame
These two parts of the racquet are actively linked by the
Cortex Damping system which filters and dampens the unwanted
vibrations that don't interfere with feel. This
results in the feel of a clean hit.
This is a braid of special fibers with the normal graphite
to make a stronger material. The stronger material permits
designers to make a racquet with more control, feel, and a
The Babolat Aero series of racquets (Aero Pro Drive, etc) use Aero Modular
construction. The sides of the racquet are more aerodynamic so it moves
through the air faster. Your swing is faster with an
Aero Modular racquet. Faster swings give more power and more spin.
Raphael Nadal uses an Aero racquet.
Pure Strike Technologies
New PEBAX® material in grommets give extra smoothness and
Different thicknesses of the beam for less torque at ball
impact and better responsiveness.
New frame cross section shape increases the sweetspot by 10%
to bring forgiveness on off-center hits.
Stabilizer technology is a hybrid frame construction using a
stiff carbon fiber in the yoke area for improved torsional
stability at ball impact to make precise shots.
FSI (Frame-String Interaction) Technology
FSI Technology provides more feel and control.
New Woofer system brings more feel with each strike of
Tighter string pattern in sweetspot area
Higher sweetspot positioned where you hit the ball
Enhanced for 2018 with FSI Power - diamond shaped
grommet holes to permit more, but better controlled, string
SMAC Vibration Dampening
SMAC is a special "Visco Elastic" material integrated
into the carbon fiber structure of the racquet to greatly
reduce vibration and shock.
The Chomarat company in France and Tunisia makes a special
tightly woven range of materials called C-Ply. Babolat
commissioned a special version of C-Ply for a very dense and
stiff bridge in the 2019 Pure Aeros.