This racquet reminds me a little of the Wilson Pro Staff 97. It is definitely geared towards a more advanced player. The interesting thing about this racquet is the isometric head size and how Yonex decided to make the sweet spot slightly off centered. With this stick, you have to do a lot of the work yourself, and the power doesn’t come easily. You’ll have to have a lot of momentum when swinging through ground strokes and serves. However, the thin beam of this one allows for more feel, which I definitely enjoyed. I’d recommend this to a more advanced player.
Modern player’s racquet. Very heavy frame. I am a 4.5 level player so I wanted to take it out for a demo. Solid stability and good flex allowing for great comfort. I had to produce my own power which isn’t a problem for my game. When connecting in the sweet spot of this racquet, shots manage excellent pace which is rather rewarding. I’d give this one a shot if you are a legit high level player.
This has been a great racquet, I have had it for 2 months after demoing and it has really been rock solid from the baseline and for volleys. I am a 4 to 4.5 and was looking for a stable racquet to handle pace and redirect it. I have it strung with Luxilon 4G soft at 54 lbs.
I am a 4.0 baseliner and currently use a Head Prestige Pro. These 2 racquets play very similar. The Yonex is a little better in terms of aero dynamics thanks to the narrow frame, but the Prestige is more stable and flexible. I liked the extra power I get from this. I use ALU Power and get the perfect balance. Great players racquet with a little extra power.
Tried this and the Wilson PS 97. While I liked both, this felt just more solid. Felt like I could plow through a little better. You need to be consistent though, off center shots are punished, as expected. I am a 5.0 player with a full ALU Power setup. I can rip and still keep in court. Good Pro Staff alternative.
Very demanding racquet, hard to get into place, but if you have the strength to put the racquet where it belongs, it hits a very heavy ball. Seriously, this is for powerful, big players, and it is not really suited for recreational players or older players. I developed am and wrist issues - seems stiffer than its rating.
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