When the ball sat up in their strike zones, play testers said the Extreme OS offered an ample sweet spot and sufficient power to drive the ball to their intended targets. The racquet made its mark at the baseline, however at net it was not nearly as maneuverable—particularly on stab and reflex volleys—as the 100-squre inch YouTek IG Extreme MP.
Likes: This is a lighter, more powerful and more forgiving version of the YouTek IG Extreme MP. It’s a spec made for a player who is accustomed to the oversize head or a doubles player who enjoys extra face space on the frame. You don’t need to launch your swing at Mach I speed to generate pace—the frame will provide the power.
Dislikes: Because the oversized head is not as maneuverable as the other frames in the Extreme family, this frame is more of a baseliner than a serve-and-volley stick. While twisting on contact was not an issue from the baseline, some testers felt challenged trying to turn the frame on reflex volleys.
Bottom Line: Ideally suited for a 3.5 up to a 5.0 senior-level player who prefers a larger head, this stick is built for those seeking a bit more power and comfort in the Extreme series. If you’ve been playing with an oversize frame and are looking to upgrade, this is