I recently graduated from college, playing at a D3 school and I’m looking to get back into tennis. I tested out this racquet a couple weeks ago and normally I don’t give reviews on products, but I felt that everybody should know about this racquet. First of all, it’s a shame that this frame will be going away soon because it has been amazing to play with. I’m going to take advantage and buy a few now while I can. This racquet suits me because I’m a fairly advanced player and this has a heavier weight with great feel. The 18x20 string pattern really added to the control and maneuverability of the frame. I could tell that I had to do most of the work, but I’m used to playing with heavier frames, so that was fine. This really gave me the extra pop I needed on my shots. Satisfied customer all around.
This is a Tecnifibre Pro Stock, sold as retail. It is going away sadly :( It is very tip light and needs lead in the hoop if you are an advanced player. The feel is unreal, the control is awesome, it is lower powered, so string a little lower (45-50 depending on string choice). This frame is a beast. Allow yourself a little time to adjust, and you will be king of the court. I now have a small army of these and the 16x19 pattern ones. Grab some grommets while you are at it, as this is the last frame you will ever need!! If you prefer more open patterns, get the other one. This frame is better than any modern frame on the market IMO, and as good as the classics (Prestige classic, old school prostaffs). It takes some skill to wield, but it's so worth it!!!
like feel and control for a person with a fast swing speed. still have to test a few strings to see what feels best. dislikes are the head is a bit too light for me, hope some lead tape will solve that issue but overall advanced players should notice a few more MPH when serving which was surprising. two thumbs up!!