Initially I felt the racket was a touch light for a 3U model – it was quick in the swing, and I was playing with the “slow” side. I like that, better aerodynamics are always welcome. The head comes through nicely and there is just enough to get a good feel on the string bed to send the shuttle on its way. There wasn’t much effort required to hit a good clear which is what we want from a racket like this.
Drop shots were really nice. The head was presented and through the shuttle nice and quick with a good amount of feel on the shot. Slices were good too although you need to add a little more force to make up for the even balance racket – that’s not a negative comment, but after using so many head heavy rackets, it’s one area that adjustments have to be made. The racket flows really well and reminds me of the Duora 10 in this respect.
Onto the smash. This is where I tend to like a bit of weight in the head. Power is there and with the right player, this racket will deliver really well. The feel is good and just enough weight in the head to know where it is moving. It’s quick, as I said earlier, so the quick stick smash plays so well.
Flat drives and pushes were so easy in terms of keeping the racket in position without fatigue setting in. The racket head can be adjusted so quickly to change direction.