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TENNIS.com Review
By TENNIS.com on December 07, 2009

In case the name of this racquet throws you, here’s the scoop: “Boris Becker” is a new brand at Völkl. The six-time Grand Slam champ has been a co-owner of the racquet company since he retired in 1999. The BB 11, which is descended from the Völkl 10 family, is a racquet that Becker himself could use, as it has all the hallmarks of a bonafide player frame. In order to hit penetrating shots, you need aggressive, technically sound strokes that put the ball in the center of the sweet spot. It has a dense, 18x20 string pattern, which aids in control but is not as helpful for spin production. (If you want to put more action on the ball, there’s a lighter version with a 16x19 pattern.) At more than 12 ounces, the BB 11 is plenty heavy, and the addition of DNX, a strong carbon-fiber material, to more parts of the head and throat than past versions, gives the racquet good stability. Combine that sturdiness with a head-light balance and it’s easy to see why playtesters who like to volley trusted the BB 11 at net.

Specifications

Released on December 07, 2009



  • Price:
    $200.00
  • Length:
    27.0 in
  • Head size:
    98.0 sq in
  • Strung weight:
    12.2 oz
  • Strung balance:
    4/5 in. head light
  • Swing weight:
    Unknown
  • String pattern:
    Unknown
  • Flexibility:
    Flexible
  • Suitable NTRP:
    4.5 - 7
  • Beam width:
    Unknown

General information

    No manufacturer description available yet.

Short summary

    A control-oriented, highly flexible racquet for advanced tournament players.

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