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Racquets Technologies

 



Zylon 360 Technology
Zylon 360 is a high performance material, developed by Toyobo of Japan. Its light weight and high tensile strength contributes enhanced strength and stability, while retaining maneuverability.


Carbon Xtrem
* Layers of carbon braided on 3 different angles on the head of the racquet provide maximum strength and durability.
* Design offers 40% more resistance to torque providing optimized hitting performance.
* Unique carbon layering system maximizes the performance of the frame over a long period of time.

 


Nano Strength Technology
* Nanocarbon fibers reinforce key areas of the racquet.
* Nanocarbon fibers provide 20% more resistance to torque compared to traditional carbon.
* NS technology offers players more power and stability without sacrificing comfort.

 


Cortex System
* The C.D.S. (Cortex Dampening System) is the first technology that filters and dampens the vibrations that interfere with feel, enhancing the feel of the ball.
* Reduces harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feel that some players require.
* Filters and dampens vibrations for the player looking for maximum comfort.

 


Smart Grip
* The first racquet handle ergonomically shaped for maximum contact between the entire palm and the grip.
* A more natural grip of the racquet provides greater comfort.
* Increases power with less effort.
* More grip contact provides better control.

 


Xtra Sweetspot Technology
* Technical materials in a highly innovative design.Located on opposite sides of the frame, XS combines High Tech Pebax with a unique design that significantly enlarges the sweetspot.
* Great tolerance.
* Greater power.

 


Y Technology
* The Y Line racquets utilize a unique design based on a Dual Structure construction. This exclusive construction connects the yoke and the head in the racquet?s key zones. Both elements of the racquet are linked by oversized arms, the Side Drivers, specifically engineered to optimize power and precision.
* Babolat Y Series racquets also make use of Bi-Material Construction, in which two complementary graphite structures located in key areas of the racquet enhance performance. Crystal Graphite in the head of the frame adds crystalline particles to the graphite structure for more resistance to torque at impact for ultimate precision. A High Modulus Graphite yoke possesses stiffness twice that of standard graphite for enhanced power.

 


Aero Modular Technology
* Aerodynamic design creates a faster swing!.
* Varying beam profiles accommodate individual player?s swings and offer excellent control.
* Faster swing provides increased power.

 


Aerobeam
The world's most aerodynamic racquet + 15% air penetration thanks to the aerobeam technology.
 


Dual Woofer
With the latest Woofer design patented by Babolat, The Dual Woofer is designed to ensure optimum comfort for light racquets with oversized heads. Dual Woofer contains 68 "vibration dampeners" located all around the head. Two materials have been combined for their complementary functions:

1. Rigid material: ensures the strings' perfect skid upon impact with the ball.

2. Flexible material: captures vibrations before they propagate into the frame.

Advantages
Five times more shock-absorbing than a traditional bumper grommet! From now on, racquets with oversized heads are both powerful and comfortable. Dual Woofer will provide unparalleled comfort and excellent feel.



Carbon Nanotube
Five times more rigid than current carbon racquets molecular organization, as pure as that of a diamond, makes it the ideal material to use between the sweetspot and the handle.
High driving properties.

Advantages
Enhanced performance for the stabilizers between the sweetspot and handle thanks to this real concentration of power and purity. More power and feeling in real time.


Woofer Technology
The First Dynamic System Which Makes The Frame And The Strings Interact When Striking The Ball

A tennis racket is a frame with strings. The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. 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 the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball.

Pulley Function
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. The strings are interactive. This increases sweetspot size, improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing much of the shock produced during ball impact.

Piston Function
Increase in the Trampoline Effect: The piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact, delivering 10% extra power and ensuring that the strings retain their energy for a longer time.

Shock Absorption
The pistons act like a suspension system to dampen unwanted vibration.



 

 



Aerogel 4D
4D stands for 4 directional braiding. it is constructed sing four braided fibres of super light S-glass fiber wrapped in an aluminum ally sheath.
The fibres are aligned at 0, 90, 22 and -22 degree orientations which enables stresses to be supported in multi directions whereas standard carbon sheets are only oriented in one direction. This means that one layer of 4D material has the equivalent properties to four layers of standard carbon laid up at different orientations. Consequently 4D material is four times more effective than standard carbon. Furthermore, by using one layer, 4D is also softer and less bulky than 4 layers of carbon.
At 5 and 7 o"clock the multi-directional properties of the 4D braided cloth help stabilize the torsional twist at key points of the racquet.
At 3 and 9 o"clock one layer of 4D braided cloth provides the torsional stability previously only achievable with several layers of carbon fibre. As a result of only one layer being used instead of several this softer material also provides superb touch and feel at ball contact.


Aerogel
Dunlop AEROGEL racquets incorporate the world?s lightest solid, which has a strength of up to 4,000 times its own weight. The three-dimensional nanometer-sized molecular network delivers an unmatched strength to weight ratio for enhanced stiffness and increased power.
Dunlop?s AEROGEL technology delivers enhanced stiffness and increased power without increasing weight. This combined with M-FIL across the hitting zone to ?soften? ball impact means that AEROGEL frames deliver the perfect balance between power and control.



Hot Melt
Dunlop's revolutionary "Hot Melt" graphite manufacturing process uses a unique, heat-active, thermoplastic liquid wich produces a graphite skin that is layered over the whole racquet frame. When this is cookled, it cures to create intense fibre strenght and stiffness. The resultant is immensely strong, durable and responsive - producing 30% more "Heat Refined Power" than standard graphite racquets. Hot Melt Technology is used in the following Dunlop racquets: 200G, 200G XL, 300G, 300G OS, 400G, 600G, 700G.


I-Zone
The revolutionary new Impact Zone (I-Zone) is designed to produce more flex within zone of the raqcuet head. This is achieved by making strategic incisions into the side of the racquet head which reduces the beam width at several key points. This generates more flex, allowing the ball to sit on the strings a fraction longer during impact, enabling playersto generate more spin and control. I-ZONE Technology is used in the following Dunlop racquets: I-Zone 4
 


Isis Handle
Dunlop's ISIS Handle System dampens vibration, up to 30% of shock impact, for exceptional comfort and feel. ISIS Handle Technology is used in the following Dunlop racquets: 300G, 400G, 700G, 900G, Lady G, Super Revelation, Quadro.


 

 



Flexpoint
Flexpoint racquets feature two precisely-engineered control holes in the racquet's head. This creates a new point of flex, which cups the ball and improves control without losing power. The patented HEAD Flexpoint technology breaks the rules of traditional racquet design by not making racquets stiffer, but by engineering them to flex in a new and revolutionary way.

With a conventional racquet, the ball strikes the racquet at 90 degrees, but due to the racquet flexing it leaves the racquet at a different angle. A Flexpoint racquet is designed to cup the ball by flexing at the Flexpoints. The cupping effect reduces the angle at which the ball leaves the strings and promotes more accurate hitting. Flexpoint technology increases the dwell time and ball pocketing due to its cupping effect which increases feel and provides a larger sweetspot.

Flexpoints are made up of two complimentary features and are located at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions on the racquet head. Each Flexpoint features an engineered dimple to create flexibility by reducing the beam width by a maximum of 25%. Each Flexpoint also features a hole in the center of the dimple which reduces sectional stiffness by 50%.



Liquidmetal
Developed by the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), LiquidMetal? alloy provides 29% more power than Titanium. Just as its name implies, LiquidMetal? alloy is different from conventional materials because of its liquid (or "amorphous") atomic structure. This means that LiquidMetal? alloy does not deform on impact, resulting in ultimate energy return.

Head places LiquidMetal? at four strategic areas of the racquet's head, integrated in the main layer of the frame's construction. This allows all of the energy from ball impact to be used for a power return - so what a player puts into his or her swing is exactly what they get out. The result is what Head calls Pure Energy. Perfect Power™



Integrated String Dampener (ISD)
Affixed to the grommets at the base of the head, the (ISD) absorbs string vibration. Now even the most powerful racquet is easy on the arm and completely comfortable, no matter what style of play.


Totalsweetspot Construction
Total Sweetspot Construction increases torsional stability in the racquet head and extends the sweetspot throughout the entire racquet head, resulting in ultimate control.


Intellifiber

Feature
Intellifiber is a new fiber created from piezoelectric material. Extraordinarily different from conventional materials, this fiber (according to Head) transforms the mechanical energy from ball impact into an electrical response that stiffens the racquet for ultimate power. Intellifibers are integrated on both sides of the throat area. An electrical impulse actively changes the shape of the fibers - in less than a millisecond - at ball impact.

Benefit
According to Head, in less than the first millisecond of ball impact, Intellifibers stiffen and reduce bending in the throat area for unmatched power in current racquet design. Unlike mechanical energy, electrical energy does not create vibrations. Therefore, 20% of the vibrations are immediately eliminated upon ball impact for optimum comfort.



 

 



O-Port
By replacing traditional pin-sized string holes with revolutionary giant O-Ports, a super aerodynamic frame has been created with a more responsive stringbed. This increases the sweet spot by 54%, creating a Sweet Zone, which means you hit your best shots … more often. What’s truly impressive is that the Prince engineers are able to do this all without enlarging the racquet head, increasing its length, or adding weight!