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Dunlop Biomimetic S5.0 Lite

Maneuverability is the key word when describing Dunlop's lightweight update to the Biomimetic 500. Dunlop has woven Aeroskin CX technology to reduce wind drag with an aerodynamic head shape to create a smooth, easy feel through contact. Perfect contact is also made simpler with the added sweet spot of a tapered 22mm/25mm beam and a 100-square-inch head. Versatility is also key, with Dunlop adding extra mass in the head to allow developing players to achieve better depth and more experienced players easier access to power and spin.
  • Head size: 100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Weight (strung): 9.20 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 66
  • Balance: 6 pts head heavy
  • Cross Section: 22/25mm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Dunlop Synthetic
  • MSRP: $179


Babolat Aeropro Lite GT

The Babolat Aeropro franchise has long been popular with established players, and now the Lite GT taps into the developing player and junior market with a lighter weight and aerodynamic beam making for a smoother, easier swing. Tungsten strengthens the frame and reduces torque for greater precision, while Cortex vibration filters provide comfort andfeel. Although marketed at developing players, experienced players may choose this racquet and find the ultimate specs through customization.
  • Head size: 100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Weight (strung): 10.0 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 70
  • Balance: 14.00 in. head heavy
  • Cross Section: 23/26mm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Babolat Syntec
  • MSRP: $189


Wilson Four BLX

Wilson recognizes that greater access to spin and power is on every player's wish list. With its Hammer weighing system, the Four BLX has enough mass in its 105-square-inch head to help absorb low to medium pace while putting weight behind the ball to create powerful, penetrating shots. Weighing just 9.2 ounces, players whip through the ball on serve and react quickly at net. Utilizing a material called Basalt, the racquet provides comfort and durability while being environmentally friendly at the same time.
  • Head size: 105 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Weight (strung): 9.20 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 71
  • Balance: 14.40 in. head heavy
  • Cross Section: 25/24mm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Wilson Comfort Hybrid
  • MSRP: $210


Head YouTek Graphene Instinct REV

Ideal for the junior player or doubles enthusiasts, meet the all-new Instinct Rev utilizes Graphene, a strong and lightweight material designed to give optimal weight distribution for more powerful shots. The head-heavy weight distribution allows for deeper, more penetrating shots from the baseline, and the 100-square-inch head results in more control. Experienced players will find a faster swing speed coupled with the 16x19 string pattern leads to increased spin.
  • Head size: 100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Weight (strung): 10.30 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 60
  • Balance: 14 in. head heavy
  • Cross Section: 23/25/21mm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Head HydroSorb Pro
  • MSRP: $190



This article is from the May/June 2013 issue

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