By Justin diFeliciantonio on April 26, 2013
The Gamma RZR 95 comprises a series of aerodynamic designs. According to the company, the RZR’s unique profile—which includes a flush bumper, angled throat, tapered bridge beam and recessed grommet strip—decreases the 95’s drag through the air, allowing for more racquet-head speed and greater maneuverability.
How It Tested
The RZR 95 is a welcome entry to what has lately become, in a market full of grinders’ sticks, a dwindling category: the very head-light player’s frame. With some heft, a thin beam and a sweet spot located more toward the throat than the tip, the 95 is more adept sticking volleys and knifing slice backhands than playing power-baseline tennis. “This stick feels sharp, precise and maneuverable around the net,” said a 4.0 playtester. “It’s very precise on approach shots; it’s low powered so you can take a full cut and the ball doesn’t sail.” If there was a drawback to the RZR, playtesters said, it was the stick’s relative lack of forgiveness: Some with Western groundstrokes reported that—while spin generation was ample, due to the stick’s open string pattern and fast feel—they received little help on off-center hits at the string bed’s tip.
Best in the hands of accomplished all-courters or serve-and-volleyers, especially doubles players and flatter hitters with Eastern and/or Continental grips.
Developed for the all court player, the RZR 95 offers tremendous potential for spin on ground strokes and serves. High maneuverability and touch at the net, as well as pop from the baseline prove why this racquet is an excellent choice for all court playe