Nadal: Rafael Nadal uses the Babolat Pure Aero racquet to power his way through tournaments. Off the shelf, this racquet costs $230.
Also to know is, what is Nadal’s new racquet?
But what is this version of Rafa’s new racquet? Rafa’s new racquet is still his Babolat Aero Pro Drive Original from 2005, although he has tweaked the weight and customization over the years. His racquet has loads of lead tape at 12 o’clock for a swing weight that few club players would be able to use effectively.
Thereof, does Nadal use a dampener?
Babolat Custom Dampener
The dampener of choice for Rafael Nadal to match his racquet is the Babolat Custom Damp.
How heavy is Rafa Nadal’s racket?
|Head Size||100 in²|
|Strung Weight||343 grams|
|Balance||33.5cm (3pts HL)|
|String Pattern||16 x 19|
Federer, for what it’s worth, is using a racket that weighs in north of 12.5 ounces — far too heavy for the average club-level player or even high-level junior for that matter.
He likes the equipment for several reasons – it works perfectly for the heavy topspin with which he plays, and the power generated is exceptional. Nadal has ‘a big interaction’ with the Babolat team as they work together on the tool which is the most important part of a player’s equipment kit.