Longtime Aero user and Tennis Warehouse Europe playtester Valerie added, "The Pure Aero helped me get more spin on my groundstrokes, which I usually hit pretty flat. I could get my balls deeper in the court and really push my opponent behind the baseline.
Compared to the last AeroPro Drive, the Pure Aero offered me a tad more plow through. I liked this racquet even more when I was transitioning from defense to offense because I found such easy access to depth and pace. The Pure Aero still felt very maneuverable, so I was easily able to generate spin and find great angles."
As with serving, the Pure Aero Plus 2019's extra reach was a highlight on returns. According to Troy, this racquet boosted his return percentage. He commented, "The extended length enabled me to get a lot of returns back in play. Anytime I was stretched out, this Pure Aero Plus 2019 helped me generate easy depth and muster an effective shot.
The Pure Aero VS is slightly lighter than the Babolat Aero Storm (11.1 oz strung vs. 11.4 oz strung), and it did feel a little unstable at times. This was most noticeable when I hit outside the sweetspot and could feel the racquet twisting slightly in my hands." Mark found the new Babolat Pure Aero VS to be very stable under most circumstances. He said, "My mid-court volley was solid, and that is where I can sometimes get a flutter of instability (none with this stick, though).
Sebastian - "The Pure Aero Plus provides a somewhat softer feel and is even more powerful and spin-friendly than the Babolat Aero Pro Drive Plus, but it has less control. Maneuverability is about the same for both racquets, but I feel that powerful and hard-hitting players will benefit the most from the extra length."
This Pure Aero VS didn't feel quite as powerful as the regular version of the racquet, but it was more than adequate." While Brittany thought the Pure Aero's specs were more than adequate for serving, she was also looking for a little more power at times. She said, “The Pure Aero VS excelled at slice and kick serves.