I am a solid 3.5 player and this racquet gives me just the right amount of power and control. I have three of these now and still using the first one from over a year ago. Outstanding price and I love the way it feels and looks.
I tried this racquet out for the first time after noticing that the well-known shoe provider, Asics, made tennis racquets. This frame suits my game “To a T”. I enjoy playing with a 100 square inch stick that gives a lively response and stable comfort. While demoing this racquet, I managed to generate a nice bit of ball pace with the right mix of control. Up at the net, the balance of the racquet was adequate. It did take me a little time to get my serving down, but once I got the hang of that, I was satisfied. Came strung with a synthetic what felt around mid-tension. Worth taking out for a demo.
controlled power good spin large sweet spot
wanted to like this racquet because i love asics tennis shoes, but after a week long demo, was ultimately disappointed. this racquet can be compared to a stiffer, under powered babolat pure drive. demo came strung with a full bed gf wilson nxt but it still played exceedingly stiff and the hits felt "tinny" can't imagine how elbow unfriendly it would be strung with a co poly. also did not love the graphics and the bending zone throat design is unsettling. the finish was also below par, as the butt cap emblem fell off my brand new demo after 15 minutes of hitting. i believe asics needs to go back to the drawing board. i'm sticking with yonex.
It does have a lot of pop and you do feel in control. However I have used extra large head racquets for a number of years and this racquet is not as forgiving on those miss hits as the larger head racquets. That is only reason I would not buy. Buy if you are a 4 or above.
I liked the baseline pop with this racquet but it seemed a bit "light" at the net for hard volleys. Gave me lots of spin on my ground strokes and serving.
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