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Comments: I have had the 109 for 2 weeks now. It is a great tennis racquet for anyone at any ability level. I am 71,
played college tennis and have taught for nearly 50 years and coach high school tennis. I have an eastern forehand with a one
handed backhand. On groundies, I found greater depth on my shots immediately. Contrary to what I expected, I have no problem
generating top or slice off of either side. The greatest improvement I see is serving and receiving serve. More depth and spin on
serves, and cleaner returns to get to neutral. The net game is also much easier with this frame. Touch volleys are easier to
produce as well as reflex volleys. The overhead easy to place and the power is better then normal racquets. I have always used
player's racquets Pro Staffs, Head prestige (Dunlop fortes) and this frame is more of a players frame then the tennis gurus seem to
be giving it credit for.
From: Chris, 12/14
Comments: I just got my own and added a leather grip, a yonex overgrip, dampener and coin glued to the butt cap,
so the weight (strung) is 11.2oz and the balance 5HL, which is ideal. The strings are a multi hybrid, with Alpha Gut 2000 in the
mains and Babolat Xcel in the crosses (at 54/50 lbs). The racquet is real fun to play with -- good power, good control, great ball
pocketing. Serving and returns are its strengths, and the 2HBH is a real power stroke.
From: Charlie, 5/14
Comments: I've been hitting with a 109 demo all week and am really pleasantly surprised at the amount of control
it has. The easy power it provides is the 1st thing you will notice and "touch" drop shots are just the cherry on the sundae! I've
been impressed enough that I have ordered my own (due tomorrow), with a leather grip applied and a little additional tail
weighting it should make a nice daily use racquet.
From: Charlie, 5/14
Comments: I've been playing with the Prince Original Graphite OS for a long time. Now that I'm getting up there in
I can no longer swing it fast enough. So I purchased the Asics 109 hoping that the added maneuverability would breathe life into
game. Here is an example of how this racquet has changed my life. Last night I carried my doubles partner to our greatest victory
the season. We beat the best team in the league. I attribute it to the Asics 109, which gave me more power than I've had in years.
After the match, my partner quietly followed me out to the parking lot. As I was loading my bag into my trunk he tapped me on
shoulder. I turned around and he had his arms wide open. He smiled and said "Come here you." I walked into his arms hesitantly
he gave me a huge, extra long bear hug. Right before letting me go he whispered "thank you."
From: Paul, 3/13