Green takes a bit more effort to hit a length and, at times I almost lost track of where the head was. It hits pretty clean, easy to generate racket head speed but for me it lacked a punch.
Blue FB is considerably better. The heavier, stiffer, frame delivered more power combining the lovely head weight with a fast frame, albeit a touch slower than Green. Thumbs up here.
Drop shots on green were very sharp. There is still a feeling that the racket needs beefing up, however, drop shots were quick, sharp and encouraged more wristy type shorts which were fun.
The same can be said for Blue, but there’s an altogether more solid feeling on the stringbed which I preferred.
Onto the smash. Green delivered pretty well but almost feels a touch disappointing after hitting with blue. Maybe it’s an unfair comparison. Not surprising, Blue felt so much better, although being fair, compared to standard weight rackets so far, both have felt a touch thin or lacking.
Flat drives and pushes can be played all day. Green was lightning fast and certainly won the speed wars over blue. But, when I squeezed to generate a bit more power, Blue still won the points for me. We are getting into the territory where these rackets speak and open up. It’s good to find the speed a change in direction can be achieved with the smallest of movements. Smiley face time.