I've been using a Babolat Pure Drive Roddick and needed a new racquet. The Burn looks like the perfect replacement.. It feels good on every shot for me and even seems to be more stable and have a bigger sweetspot than the Roddick. The power is more controllable as well. The Roddick was always a little stiff and the Burn feels more firm than stiff. I have Red Code strung at the bottom of the range.
I am a mid level player, somewhere around 3.0–3.5 that plays 2–3 times a week. I tried out the Burn 100 through the demo program. The biggest thing I noticed from this frame is the power. I demoed both the 100 & 100S. Compared to 100S, much better control on flatter shots, same very fast feel, good power, don’t have to work hard on the baseline. Obviously not as much spin than the S. It's a very firm feeling racquet that really provided me with good power from all over the court. It seemed like it the 100 played a little heavier than the labeled weight specification of 11.3 ounces. I did notice some bad vibrations on hits that did not connect within the sweet spot. That did lead to a little soreness within my wrist area. I was left wanting a tad more spin & that’s where the 100S came in. Would recommend someone who is going to purchase to string it with a soft poly or multifilament in the low 50’s.
I tried this racquet after a friend recommended it to me. I have been playing with the Wilson Juice 100 and I would say this is very comparable to that frame. I have seen many reviews that say the racquet is stiffer and a little heavier, which I would agree with. However, I felt like the racquet really allowed me to get more power on almost all of my shots. I will say that you should string this racquet with a softer string, because the polyester can make it feel even stiffer and possibly cause some arm pain as well. The biggest strength of this racquet has to be the power it gives. I felt like I was hitting my ground strokes harder with each session. It also gave some pop to my serve, especially my flat serve. One negative I would have to mention is the comfort of this frame isn’t quite what I expected. I did not get much feel out of the frame and the stability was slightly lacking, but I feel like a softer string would help with several of these issues. Overall I enjoyed trying this racquet but I would probably stick with the Juice. I’m a 35 year old 4.5 interclub player and I strung it with NXT at mid tension. Definitely worth the try.
This racket I would say is more for comfort. It felt really smooth and had some nice power to it. I really enjoyed using this. I would recommend this to all levels.
The Burn 100 produced easy groundstrokes and massive power for me out on the court. I can really boom the ball from the baseline with this frame. IG+笻ve noticed that I am able to get great depth on my shots with this frame. The biggest negative I took from the Burn 100 had to be the comfort and feel. I noticed a lack of stability on my off center hits. I would recommend a softer string like NXT with this racquet to negate some of the stiffness and feel issues.
A pure Drive clone without the feel. Great from the baseline but no feel as you move in to the net. Made for a new generation.
IG+笻m a man in my 50s and I play about twice a week. This racquet is stiff, so I would recommend softer strings to balance it out a little bit. My shots are flatter so IG+笻ve had to add more topspin to my stroke to adjust for the power the Burn brings. IG+笻d definitely recommend this racquet to anyone who wants to hit heavy baseline balls.
I am in the process of selecting a new racquet. This racquet is my favorite so far. My serves are crisper and my ground strokes are clean and efficient. My opponents asked me if I had been taking lessons because my play was so improved! I am a 4.0 club player, and I love this racquet.
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