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TENNIS.com Review
By Justin diFeliciantonio on April 26, 2013

The Pitch
The Pacific Nexus, like the X Fast Pro, is constructed with BasaltX fibers, natural material that resist vibrations for greater comfort and feel. Additionally, the Nexus features the Air Damping System, a unique throat construction that, according to Pacific, diminishes vibrations even further for a unique, comfortable response on impact.

How It Tested
The Nexus has all the trappings of a game-improvement racquet that’s built for players with slow, short swings: It improves reach with nearly an inch of extra length, it’s well under nine ounces—making it one of the lightest racquets on the market today—and it sports an extra-large, mishit-curtailing head. Indeed, beginner playtesters hankering for oomph found success with the Nexus, which they said put enough mustard on their volleys, groundstrokes and serves to keep the ball from falling short. Unsurprisingly, given its low weight, some complained that the Nexus made a quirky noise on impact. (The noise could be muted by inserting a dampener.) Even so, playtesters didn’t find the racquet markedly unstable or uncomfortable. “The Nexus doesn’t have nearly enough heft for a player who accelerates through their swing,” says Bruce Levine. “That said, it’s not flimsy returning a slower ball.”

Bottom Line
Older beginners with short, punchy swings should wield this racquet with confidence.

Specifications

Released on April 26, 2013



  • Price:
    $240.00
  • Length:
    27.75 in
  • Head size:
    118.0 sq in
  • Strung weight:
    8.6 oz
  • Strung balance:
    8 pts. HH
  • Swing weight:
    301.0 oz
  • String pattern:
    16x20
  • Flexibility:
    Firm
  • Suitable NTRP:
    2 - 3
  • Beam width:
    25-27-26mm

  • Stroke style:
    Short swing
  • Play style:
    Unknown
  • Spin style:
    Unknown

General information

    No manufacturer description available yet.

Short summary

    For those looking for an exclusive and uniquely refined quality, Nexus is the ideal racket. Specifically designed to have the characteristics of ultra-light weight, greater overall length and oversized sweet spot. The logo on the PACIFIC racket Collection

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