Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pat Markey

Top 5 Hottest Tennis Racquets Now

The 5 Top-Selling New Racquets introduced in the last 12 months are as follows:

1.  Babolat Pure Drive GT 2012 MP -Babolat Pure Drive GT 2012 : The redesigned Babolat Pure Drive is perfect for the competitive player who likes to toe the line between power and control. As always, the Pure Drive is the choice of champions like Kim Clijsters and Li Na. Although this latest version's specs remain in line with the previous version, this Pure Drive features updated Cortex Technology. This updated technology helps filter out negative vibrations, leaving a more pure feel on every hit.  16 x 19 string pattern.

2. Wilson BLX Juice MP - Designed with power and spin in mind the Wilson Juice 100 BLX combines a maneuverable frame with a plush sweet spot and exceptional power The open string pattern and standard 100 square inch head size allow for exceptional ball bite for baseline players that like to dictate the action The moderate weight and head light balance allow you to whip the racquet through on ground strokes and maneuver it easily at net as well The Juice 100 BLX was made with aggressive players in mind and it fits that calling well the AmpliFeel system helps to increase the amount of feel by filtering out unwanted vibrations Whether you are an aggressive baseliner or a netrusher you will enjoy the power and spin that you can generate with this frame Our testing staff found the best results in the hands of our team that hits with greater amounts of topspin as our flatter hitters had a longer adjustment period.

3.   Babolat Pure Drive Lite 2012 MP - As an extension to the legendary Pure Drive line, the Babolat Pure Drive Lite was an almost immediate success. The latest version remains easy to handle thanks to its light weight. As used by Agnieszka Radwanska and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Although this latest version's specs remain in line with the previous version, this Pure Drive features updated Cortex Technology. This updated technology helps filter out negative vibrations, leaving a more pure feel on every hit.

 

4.  Wilson BLX Pro Staff 6.1 90 (MS) -  Fusing the past and the future the Wilson Pro Staff SixOne 90 BLX restores the Pro Staff name to the Roger Federer signature line while providing yet another technological advance in feel After the introduction of BLX Wilson found that players of all levels were still looking for more feel In response to this AmpliFeel was developed to assist the Basalt fibers within the frame in delivering a pure feel at impact The Pro Staff SixOne 90 BLX offers the ultimate in control to go along with the new found sensation The way AmpliFeel works is to replace some of the foam material of the handle pallet with graphite and basalt plates in order to transmit only preferred vibrational frequencies Complementing the small head size is a solid 12 ounce unstrung weight and a very head light balance to provide both stability and maneuverability for the allcourt player On court our testers found the same high level of control as the previous versions but with additional vibration dampening that was noticeable on offcenter hits The open string pattern helped create a good amount of spin from the back of the court while the firm flex provided some surprising power from the smaller head size.

5.  Wilson BLX Pro Staff 6.1 95 (MS) -

Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95 BLX : Wilson Tennis Racquets : No Cover Included. The Pro Staff Six.One 95 BLX is very similar to the racquet that tennis legend Roger Federer wields, except with a larger headsize and lighter weight. The Pro Staff Six.One 95 lives up to the rich heritage of the Pro Staff series.The Pro Staff series has a legacy of Grand Slam championships and has been cherished by some of the game's greatest icons, including Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, and Roger Federer. These updated Pro Staff models continue to feature the legendary braided graphite construction that provides the optimal blend of control and feel.

STRINGING:  Remember when stringing most babolat racquets, that when the main strings end at the top (head), sometimes that last main is the tie off hole.  Pull the the first Top cross string across and then you can tie off on the opposite side.
 
The "Hot New Racquets" (racquets that are introduced in the past 12 months)  (Source:  TIA /Sports Marketing Surveys).

Pat Markey

About Pat Markey -

Patrick Has been stringing rackets for over 25 years including at many professional events around the country including the US OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN. He brings a depth of knowledge and love for the industry.

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