Ahhh, ’tis the season for best of lists. We kicked off our wrap up season with the year’s best shoes. Today we pick our favorite racquets of 2014.
Taking a look at TW playtest team’s picks, this was a good year for Wilson and Yonex, particularly the EZONE Ai updates. Three playtesters are now playing with EZONE Ai racquets.
Jason made the switch to the Yonex Ezone Ai 100 this year, making it his No. 1 racquet for 2014. Brittany did as well.
Brittany: “After spending a year looking for my new racquet. I was finally able to end my search with the Yonex EZONE Ai 100. It has the perfect blend of control and power for my game. I love the Yonex feel and the sleek black/green cosmetics. It has a little less power than my two previous racquets, but this allowed me to take fuller, faster swings and receive more stability.
Get excited! One of the most popular and versatile racquet collections this sport has seen has just received an update! We have already given you guys a few sneak peeks of what the new Pure Drives look like, but here’s a first look on this update from someone who has hit a bit with these. And don’t worry, you won’t be waiting too long for these as they will be available to order in a few short weeks on December 2nd!
I must preface this blog and say I may have a slightly biased opinion since I have been using one form or another of the Pure Drive since 2001, so with that being said, I was insanely excited for this update! And I can say with confidence, if you love the Pure Drive series, you should enjoy this update!
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.