Price: New $
With a brand new cosmetic, this edition of the Black Ace will appeal to players looking for a serious midplus player's stick. The graphite frame offers excellent comfort with a flex rating of 58 (RA) and a healthy sweetspot in the 98 sq. in. head. Our TW playtesters enjoyed the comfortable feel from the stringbed, even when hitting outside the sweetspot. We found surprising pop from this control-oriented frame. Off full, fast swings we were able to tap into the Black Ace 98's power to generate good depth and penetrating shots. Slice came off the racquet with ease as well. Mobility was impressive, and our TW testers found good directional control and stick on volleys. Players with full, fast swings at the 4.5+ level looking for a classic feeling frame that offers excellent control and some power should spend some time on the court with this Black Ace 98.
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 331.69g|
|Balance: 4 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 19mm / 19mm / 19mm /|
|Composition: 100% Ultra-High Modulus Graphite|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
|Grip Type: ProKennex Synthetic|
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 10T 8H 10H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 55-68 pounds|
Head YOUTEK IG Radical Midplus
Offering a nice blend of control, feel and power, the YOUTEK Radical Midplus provides plenty of variety and performs from all areas of the court. Ideal for the 4.0+ player. Headsize: 98 square inches. String pattern: 18/20. Strung weight: 11.3 ounces.
Tecnifibre TFight 305 VO2 Max
With a new cosmetic for 2012, the 305 offers the control usually reserved for heavier player's racquets in a weight and balance that makes it attractive for all. Strung weight: 11.3-ounces. Standard length. Headsize: 95sq. in.