The Aero line is known for its easy power, its topspin potential and its ubiquity at all levels, so it wouldn't be a stretch to suggest that the Aero family has played a large role in the transformation of the modern baseline game. Spearheaded by Rafael Nadal, the Aero movement created a class of aggressive baseline tennis that has taken the tennis world by storm. The newest addition to this family, the updated Pure Aero, was the perfect candidate for one of our global playtests, and it easily lived up to its reputation. Although it carries the same moniker as its predecessor, there have been some subtle improvements to the Pure Aero, including a classy new cosmetic. This update features a slightly lower RA stiffness rating of 67, and with a relocation of the Cortex dampening system to 9 and 3 o'clock, it offers a more comfortable and controlled response than the previous generation. But fear not longtime Aero users, this comfort didn't come at the cost of the effortless spin and power diehard fans have come to expect from this line. In fact, whether our testers were bashing groundstrokes or cracking serves, this version is still a lively weapon for players of all levels. That's the beauty of this line; it doesn't matter if you're an aspiring beginner or a skilled expert, the benefits of the Pure Aero transcend playing ability and appeal to anyone looking to add a little Rafa to their game.