The Volkl AeroLite is a remarkable departure from the other Volkl models of this time. This model appears to be an answer to the burgeoning introduction of “wide body” racquets from other brands.
The AeroLite continues with some Volkl performance and comfort designs such as the Big Grommet system and multi-component grip systems. The AreoLite does, however, feature a variable beam ranging from 1.03 (26.16mm) at the tip to .860 (21.84mm) at the throat and 1.125 (28.57mm) at the top of the grip.
The Big Grommet system increases the effective hitting area from 101.5 square inches (654.6 square cm) to 109.3 square inches (705.2 square cm). Brilliant!
I believe this model was the precursor to the very, very popular Volkl Classic racquet!
|Racquet Model||Volkl AeroLite|
|Reference Tension||Not Strung|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||66|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||46|
|Head Area, sq cm||654.6|
|Head Area, sq in||101.5|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.18|
|Cross String Grid||10.00|
|Average Cross String Spacing||0.526|
|Average Main String Spacing||0.449|
|Dynamic Tension, KP, ERT||Not Strung|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||Not Strung|
|First Moment, Nm||0.781|
|Swing Weight, Gram||306|
|Swing Weight, Ounce||10.79|
|Swing Weight Calculated||331.4|
|Power, RDC||Not Strung|
|Control, RDC||Not Strung|
|Maneuverability, RDC ||Not Strung|
|Head Weight, Percent||47.7|
|Center of Percussion||21.1|
|Dwell Time, Ms||Not Strung|
|Effective Stiffness||Not Strung|
|K, lb/in||Not Strung|