Likes: This is a very good all-court racquet providing advanced players with control and comfort they crave. While there was no striking specific “wow factor” in any single aspect of the racquet’s play-test performance, the frame performed admirably in all areas and capably competes with the best all-court frames we’ve tested this season. It is a player’s frame providing extreme control and finesse enabling highly-skilled players to explore the entire shot spectrum.
Dislikes: A reliable and resilient racquet, there is no single head-spinning feature of this frame. This is a player’s stick so you must have a long, fluid swing to use it. If you own a short swing or lack the strength required to generate racquet-head speed, you’ll be outgunned playing with this frame.
Bottom Line: If you’re an advanced all-court player who does not need to rely on the racquet to generate power, we highly recommend you demo this frame. Given the fact it’s one of the heavier frames we’ve tested this season, this is an extremely smooth, stable racquet responsive from everywhere on the court. Flat-ball hitters will especially enjoy this frame. If your swing is short, you struggle to generate racquet-head speed or you have trouble finishing your stroke with heavier frames, this isn’t the stick for you. If you’re at least a 4.5 with sound all-court skills, take this racquet for a test run.