My review of the Aeropro Control (luxilon alu/wilson nxt)

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by subtleskeptics, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. subtleskeptics

    subtleskeptics Rookie

    Aug 26, 2004
    I recently got a hold of two of these sticks and hit with them for 2 days. First of all, the changes from the Pure Control are: 98 sq. inch instead of 97 sq. inch head, a very very thin throat, 6 holes in the throat instead of 8, the whole new design of the shaft with the added "aero technology", and the new tension range of 55-62 pounds instead of 50-55. The first thing I noticed was that the racket cut through the air really well and had a nice swingweight. The width of the shaft looks really awkward when you look straight at looks really large and very different from the circular-shaft of the previous model. Aside from the looks, I really expected it to feel like the pure control, but I was surprised at the great difference in feel. There is a great increase in stability and solidness. Gone is the springy feel of my old pure control. Also, all my shots had a little more power and pop to them, the pop probably due to the new tension range(it was strung at 61).

    The new aeropro feels like it has a more even balance, unlike its headlight predecessor. I think the best way to describe this racket is....a heavier, control oriented Pure DRIVE with a 98 sq. inch headsize. I really enjoy hitting with it and just swinging it around. If you're a fan of the babolat team line or the i. prestige midplus, you'll love this racket.
  2. monologuist

    monologuist Hall of Fame

    Sep 28, 2004
    this is pretty similar to my initial impressions of the Aeropro Control + which you'll find in my new review in the racquets section. I've never played the Pure Control or PC + , but I was surprised by the fact that the Aeropro control felt stiffer and more powerful than the Drive version. THe stringbed also felt firmer for some reason. anyway, I liked it a lot, and look forward to further playtesting.

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