By Bill Gray and Bruce Levine on December 07, 2009
The first thing you’ll notice about the [K]obra Team.FX is the new Quad Shaft—large cutouts in the racquet’s throat. It’s designed to evenly distribute the frame’s weight between four shafts instead of the conventional two to make the racquet more stable. Playtesters found a very quiet and solid response from the racquet in addition to a nice level of power and overall playability. You have to work a little to put pace and spin on your shots, so you won’t be punished if you decide to let loose on the ball. And while control isn’t pinpoint, it’s far from a problem. All-courters who move forward to finish points at the net will like the relatively easy handling of the racquet to go along with its stability. The main drawback is that some playtesters said the frame was almost too good at filtering out feedback, giving it a slightly deadened feel.
Bottom Line: An ideal racquet for all-court tournament veterans or established juniors who don’t want a heavy, advanced frame.