Auraspeed 90S is the new top-of-the-range model. I’m sure it will be a huge success, possibly replacing Jetspeed 10 which will no doubt be withdrawn from the range in the next year. Many international players have already made the switch which is encouraging. It’s also a great replacement for Bravesword too although I’m sure there are too many diehard players that will continue using theirs until they break.
For a light-headed racket, this is surprisingly a great all-rounder. There’s superb racket head speed combined with a stable frame. Good power from the rear court together with excellent manoeuvrability deliver an all court game that is a pleasure to play with. Additionally, the racket looks great!
For those who still need a little extra weight, do not fear, there will be a heavier headed version in the 90K, due soon.
RRP on Auraspeed 90S is a whopping £220 but retailers are already discounting to around £175. Personally, I feel these prices are getting too high, but there again, I remember saying that years ago when I saw the first £100 racket. Of course, this is also due to the adverse trading conditions and exchange rates caused by the current situation in the UK. But, it’s still a hefty price increase compared to the cost of Bravesword 12 or Jetspeed 10 so it may be off-putting for players to switch.
In summary, Auraspeed 90S is a great racket, delivering a superb range of options for you. I thoroughly enjoyed testing this racket and gave serious consideration to using it ahead of my Thruster F. The downside is the price which will reflect in my score of 4.5 stars