2012 Favorites: Wildcard

Here we are. Dec. 31 — and it’s time to get wild! Well, maybe not wild exactly, but today’s category is a wildcard. The playtesters got to choose anything they wanted for this category. The only limitation: It has to be something released in 2012. Anything goes. Here’s what they picked.

Head YOUTEK IG Extreme Pro 2.0

Andy: ”This and the Babolat AeroPro Drive 2013, were my two favorite racquets of 2012.  This provides lots of power, spin and forgiveness, but the feel is great as well.”

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2012 Favorites: Accessories

With only a couple of days left in 2012, we move along with our look back at the year’s best gear. Today we focus on accessories. That’s a wide ranging category that could include just about anything from headbands to vibration dampeners. If you missed them, we’ve already covered racquets, shoes, strings and apparel.


Head Sharapova Series Court Bag

Brittany: “I am considering a bag an accessory because it definitely accessorizes my outfit.  The Sharapova Series Court Bag is unique among tennis bags. The bag is very elegant looking with the cream base and gold logo. It features a bunch of features that are just as functional as they are fashionable. My favorite thing is the bag is still sporty looking.” Continue reading

2012 Favorites: Apparel

The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and we are counting down our favorite items of the past year. We have covered racquets, shoes and strings thus far. Today, we are focusing on apparel. Let’s see our playtesters’ favorites from this year.

tasc Women’s Fall Sideline 1/4 Zip Top

There are some items that just have to be felt to be fully understood, and anything by tasc would fall into that category. The fabric is lightweight and feels, well, down right fabulous. Pretty much, it goes like this. You try it, you love it. Three playtesters picked tasc as their favorite new apparel addition for 2012.

Karly: I’m going to give it to you straight. If you’ve never laid your hands on tasc clothing before, you have yet to experience what true softness really feels like! Nothing can compare to the softness of the organic material each item is made of. If I were to make a suggestion as to which item you should feel first, my favorite tasc piece is the Fall Sideline 1/4 Zip Top. It makes for the perfect layering piece for when the weather starts to drop. And I cannot reiterate enough how soft it is. Once you go tasc, you can’t go back!

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