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I want to ask about the Asics tennis racquets that you reviewed and recommended in the spring racquet guide, published in the May 2012 issue of the magazine. I have looked for them, but they do not seem to exist three months after you listed them. I would assume that listing them should be tantamount to being able to buy them. Could you tell me if this racquet does exist? What is the status? Thank you.—Bill Allen
In recent months, I’ve received many inquiries like yours, Bill, about the availability of the three Asics racquets—the 109, 116, and 125—that appeared in the May issue. As you may recall, the three racquets feature unique head shapes and atypically long main strings, which are meant to expand the sweet spot for more power and forgiveness.
The racquets do indeed exist. But the truth of the matter is that, due to unforeseen circumstances, they're currently not able to be sold. However, according to one source, prospects are looking good that the racquets may be released for purchase this upcoming fall.