Dunlop Tennis Aerogel 4D 5 Hundred Lite
The Dunlop Tennis Aerogel 4D 5 Hundred Lite is perfect for players looking for a lightweight racquet that provides a great blend of power, maneuverability, and feel. To complement the raw power of Aerogel, which delivers enhanced stiffness and increased power without increasing weight, Dunlop has strategically inserted 4D braided touchpoints around the frame adding up to 33% more stability and control. Hit it as hard as you want and paint the lines!
4D stands for four directional braiding. It is constructed using four braided fibers of superlight S-glass fiber wrapped in an aluminum alloy sheath. The fibers are alighted 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 layed 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 fiber. As a result of only one layer being used instead of several this softer material also provided superb touch and feel at ball contact.
- Head size: 100 square inches
- Length: 27"
- Weight: 11.3 oz. (strung)
- Composition: Aerogel/4D Braided