Volkl Super G 4 racquet review

If the Volkl Super G 4 isn’t on your radar, it should be. This racquet is an absolute blast to play with. Tennis is fun. Tennis with the Super G 4 is really, really fun.

A few weeks back I was getting ready for a lunchtime hit (tough job, I know), and I wanted to hit with something different. I was coming off a not-so-hot hit the day before and searched the wall for something lighter and powerful than I typically play with (11-11.4 oz, headlight, swingweight 310-320, 16×19, standard length are my usual specs). I pulled down the Super G 4, glanced at the specs, grabbed a backup racquet just in case and headed off to play.

What happened next was smile inducing, rejuvenating and just what I needed. Here’s how this ridiculously fun racquet performs for me.

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One tank top, three outfits

Mixing and matching tennis

Raise your hand if you like to mix and match items in your wardrobe to turn one outfit into two, three or four. My hand is up, way up. I practice this with my tennis and workout gear, too. In that spirit, I thought it would be a fun exercise (pun intended?) to see how far I could take this concept with a tennis tank top.

To do this, I chose the new Nike Premier Maria Tank in the ivory color. I liked the feminine neckline, and let’s be honest, white — or off white in this case — is an easy candidate for tucking seamlessly into new ensembles.

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Asics Gel Solution Speed 2 vs. KSwiss Ultra Express

Best in lightweight tennis shoes

 

Once upon a time, my tennis shoes were for strictly tennis. How things change! Now while I still wear running shoes to run, my go-to shoes for gym workouts (primarily HIIT and Tabata routines) are made for the court.

Today I’m pitting two of my favorite lightweight tennis shoes, the Asics Gel Solution Speed 2 and the KSwiss Ultra Express, against each other for their cross training effectiveness. When it comes to training shoes, I look for something that is lightweight, comfortable, stable and colorful. Yes, cosmetics count and count for a lot.

Let’s break down the match-up.

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