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Comments: Demoed this racquet last weekend. Compared to the previous version, the string pattern is denser in
the middle, sweetspot is bigger, more comfortable, more forgiving with more pop, and more control when I flattened out my
shots. To me, the previous model has more spin potential and the slice is better than the new version. This 2.0 is definitely an
upgrade, but the Youtek IG versions seem to fit my game better.
Comments: Update to my review, after more than one month I would say this stick is more spin oriented. I am
having a bit of a hard time with down the line flat shot that dont need any spin. This racquet is for the modern game no question.
It can serve like mad, the slice and spin serves are awesome. There are times when I am playing against players that I can beat
with flat shots so I bring out the Dunlop Biomimetic 200. All that being said, I am only a 3.0, so take my words with a grain of salt.
Comments: It's a ripper of a stick if you have the right strokes (long) to access its spin, control, and stability! The
stick is very easy to swing, yet offers great plow through on groundies. Slice, kick and flat serves are also a breeze! With some gut
mains and Luxilon crosses, this stick rocks when leaded up to 12 ounces. This is a must have racquet for serious all-court players!
Comments: My thoughts are the same with Nik. I was using a smaller head size guy with the Dunlop 200 and PS 90
but it was just too hard to put enough spin and pace on the ball so I decided to buy this just from the TW review. Spot on - I have
never hit with so much easy spin and pace with control of course as now. Slice serves are a treat with this. I have it strung at 53
lbs with Prince Premiere Attack. It just makes everything easier on court. Some people do not like the round head shape but for
me it helps a ton with off center shots.
Comments: This racquet rocks! I'm a thin beam Wilson guy. PS85, N90, K90, Blx90, PS88, BlxPS90. I've been trying
to make the switch to a larger frame for years to no avail. I've gone thru Bab Apd, Head Prestige MP, Head Rad Pro, Dunlop 300
Tour, and numerous others. This current Extreme Pro plays like my BLXPS90 feel wise, control wise but with a lot more spin. It has
improved my 1 hand topspin backhand immensely. Extremely easy to play with, loads of spin off both sides, fun fun fun.
Definitely worth a test drive. TW review was dead on. This frame does everything well. Best larger frame I've ever hit with. Plays
very soft and is very maneuverable. Don't let the stiffness ranking and swing weight fool you.
Comments: Best racquet I've played with. Best combination of all attributes - power, control, easy access to spin
but can hit flat, good weight and balance, maneuverable, etc. Most of all, love the "feel" of the racquet. Does not feel as stiff as
its rating (70). It is rock solid, but doesn't feel "stiff." Has plenty of feel and touch. Excels on every shot, in my opinion. Anyone
in the market for a 'tweener racquet is missing out if they don't demo this stick. You won't be disappointed. Do not let the
stiffness number scare you. This racquet really is as good as the TW review rates it.
Comments: I took this stick for a ride, and immediately was ready to switch to this racquet. I come from the Babolat
PD Roddick Plus. I have to say that my Babolat helped big time in changing my grip to a more western grip thus developing a more
spin oriented game. Going back to a standard length took a little bit of adjustment, but it was worth it, timing is much easier now
with the Extreme pro. To me this is a players racquet with specs suited to the modern way of playing tennis. It's great on both
wings, generating lots of spin. You must have a long and fast swing to get the most out of it. Serves are solid and volleys are very
controllable. One thing I noticed when I started playing with this stick is that returns were very easy to control. I feel like I've been
looking for this racquet for a long time and finally have founded it. It's very versatile in the sense that you can also flatten your
strokes a little bit when needed. If you watch Gasquet play you'll understand what I mean. I hit a one handed BH and this racquet
allows me to add spin to my backhand. I've never tried the extreme line, so, to me it is hard to compare to previous versions, but
what I can tell you is that if you're looking for a topspin friendly stick with controllable power that is the weight of a players
racquet, you don't have to look any further.
Comments: Smaller head size (96-98) with a tighter string pattern (16x20) and I would immediately make the
switch. I'm still playing with the Juice Pro (too heavy)! Itīs a pity that the K Pro Tour isnīt available any more!
Comments: This stick is beyond any imagination. The more you swing the better it plays. The stability is insane.
The returns are so deep I get shocked every single time. Man, it can't get any better than this. Seriously. It's a sick stick. It's not
for anybody, so be sure you have a full stroke.
Comments: Words cannot express this racquet. If you haven't bought this racquet, I don't know your motive in life.
Comments: Just got the demo from TW. Absolutely beautiful racquet to play with. Extremely smooth and
maneuverable from the baseline and surprisingly solid and accurate at the net. Access to spin is effortless while slices remain well
controlled. Very powerful on the first serve and it kept my kicker bouncing high on the opposite side of the net. It does not feel
as heavy as an 11.8 ounce frame. Best racquet I've played with in a while.
Comments: This is a great racquet. It's very very stable, with big topspin and power. If you are hitting with heavy
topspin taking big swings, this is definitely your racquet. If you are not an advanced player, avoid it because of the high
swingweight. Touch shots are ok.
Comments: This is a great racquet, but the only thing it didn't seem to have was touch and feel.
Comments: This is the best racquet I have ever played with. A perfect balance between power, spin and control. I
have played with many different racquets, including the Babolat Aero Storm, Wilson BLX Juice and earlier versions of the Extreme
Pro, but this update is by far the best.
Comments: This is an amazing racquet. It's not as heavy as I thought, so that's good!
Comments: This is an amazing racquet, as it does every thing well. It has good power with incredible control. You
can hit the ball with topspin on the forehand and flat strokes on your backhand go deep. Serves are awesome. Drop volleys are
pinpoint. Angle shots are easy to play. The racquet reduces vibration too. Overall, it's a perfect stick for those who like 100 sq.
inch racquets. Try this, it's a real weapon.
Comments: Really nice touch and incredibly comfortable for a frame that has substantial power on tap. It can do
everything well, with the most notable shot being controllable lunge slices back with control when stretched out wide - other
powerful frames don't typically offer this ability. No weaknesses for a solid player.
Comments: I concur with the other commenters about how solid feeling the stick is. The balance is also just right
for me. For its 11.9oz weight right now it's pretty light in my hands. I don't know how they did it but they did it right. It's firm
but I don't feel any ill-feeling vibrations on my currently ailing arm. So not much complaints there right now. I don't serve aces
with my spin serves but with this racquet I had served three aces in one match alone. The racquet has brains! I have no issues at
all with this racquet.
Comments: I am a big guy at 6'4" who likes to hit hard and with heavy spin. I find this racquet suits my style of play
well, delivering more than enough power while allowing me the control to keep shots deep along the baseline. I found that spin
and power went hand in hand. The more I dialed up the power, the more I seemed to rip topspin. None of the racquets I've
demo'ed match this one when generating spin while attempting a big shot. The racquet does seem to lack a little on touch and
feel, but I found it was easy to develop an understanding of what this racquet could do and it gave me the confidence to attempt
difficult shots again and again. I really feel a kinship with this racquet, an innate understanding of it, and that it in turn
understands me, we both want the same thing: see tennis ball, crush tennis ball. This racquet seems to reward and encourage
hard hitting. Not only is it accurate, but the feel amplifies with solid contact.
Comments: The best racquet I have played with yet! I was using the Head Speed MP 18x20 315g and did not get
along with it. I did not need to break in my strings and the frame gives the perfect pop and forgiveness on all shots, but I did
notice if you shank it, it is going to go out. If you are looking for a racquet to help your game, order this one.
Comments: This racquet is amazing! I have been playing for the last year with the Wilson BLX Pro Tour (96 in head
and 18x20) which is a control-oriented racquet. I was hoping not to give up that control and add a little more spin and power, and
this racquet was the perfect choice! I can get those extreme angles on my forehand and my serve kicks above my opponents head
with ease. I figured keeping my flat serve in with this racquet would be a little harder than my previous racquet but I was
pleasantly surprised! The best thing about this racquet is the return, as I can get to everything and keep it in the court somehow
(it's like magic!). I would recommend this racquet to anyone who hits with a good amount of topspin and enjoys hitting those
beautifully angled forehands.
Comments: Update...I played it for an extra 3 hours, the flat serve came naturally. The speed of the serve is the
fastest I've seen from any of the aforementioned racquets I've used, and is quite consistent as well. The second topspin serve
proves to be very reliable. This is officially my weapon of choice, and I don't think I will be switching for a while.
Comments: This racquet exceeds its reputation. I've played with countless racquets, including the Head Liquidmetal
Radical, Prince Exo3 Rebel, Dunlop Max 200g, Wilson BLX Pro Open, and the new Babolat Pure Drive GT Roddick+, and all I can say
is "wow"! This racquet truly delivers in the groundstroke and volley department. The amount of topspin this racquet produces is
unhealthy for your opponent. It's also quite stable; I have yet to feel anything "hollow" from this racquet and almost every
forehand/backhand is likeable. It's definitely the most comfortable racquet I've played with, even with the 69 stiffness rating.
Volleys are one and done as the stability makes this a wall. The only department this racquet feels stunted (compared to its
positives) is the flat serve. Granted I've only played 2 hours, but the flat serves take some time to get used to. The slice and
topspin serves on the other hand make up for it. My slice serve was almost as fast as my flat one. Overall this racquet is a good
one and I would definitely demo it if you are a fan of stiff, 100 in. head size racquets. I came directly from an Exo3 Rebel, and felt
like I benefited from this change. I would buy this again.
Comments: Wow. That's all I can say after just a short 2 hour hit. Normally I would not venture anywhere near a
racquet this stiff. However, to hit with it, you would think it is softer and it feels arm friendly. For someone who is older and plays
mostly doubles now, the racquet is almost perfect. Not the holy grail, but dang close. Serves are pinpoint accurate, not huge but
they really pop and go where you want. Volleys are almost effortless. Super stable. The biggest thing I noticed was being able to
crack forehands back off of extreme topspin from my younger, western-gripped friends. I have a eastern forehand and those high
shots always caused me fits. That is what I call plow-through. A ball you cannot get your hips into. The backhand slice is better
than any racquet I have tried. I only have one gripe. Well, maybe two. First is driving sitters long. I pull that racquet way back on a
sitter and rip. If I don't keep it low it flies. So, maybe a bit overpowered for me, or maybe I could use a polyester hybrid setup.
Frankly, I don't blame the racquet so much. I should use a bit more topspin. Next is the HEAD grip shape. I prefer the shape of a
Wilson or the Speed series. Is it me, or is the Speed series the only HEAD grip that is different? I'm going to go to the Message
Board to ask about string setups for a flat eastern style.
Comments: I love this racquet. I played my first match with it yesterday (I won), and it is a very solid racquet in all
areas of the court. My serve had more kick then previous version's. The groundstrokes felt very solid, and the volleys felt
extremely crisp. I have used the last four models of this racquet, and this latest version is by far the best. The new grommet
system is a thing of beauty. Definitely my new weapon of choice.
Comments: I demo'ed this racquet for a week and I really liked it! It's as powerful as the new Pure Drive Roddick
2012, but also generates slightly more spin, which is a nice bonus. It hits very hard, so it requires a modern stroke with lots of
spin and a very closed face. The only minus I've found was the S-Grommets Technology. As it may increase the sweetspot, it also
takes a lot from the feel, creating a numbing feeling when you strike at the ball. Hard or soft, you kind of get the same response.
It's a little too muted for me, but it's a great vibration reducer. It feels a little like a Triad but much stiffer on contact. If you love
to generate all your power, this racquet is for certain too powerful for you. For those of us who needs that extra snap however,
you'll be very impressed with its natural spin and power. This stick is way stronger than Wilson's Juice 100, is more accurate but
has less feeling. For me its between this racquet's spin and the Pure Drive Roddick 2012's more natural feel. I'm probably going to
purchase one or the other. We'll see.
Comments: This is a good tennis racquet. I have been playing with the Dunlop 2Hundred Plus for
the last eight years. Since it's not made now, I have been looking for a replacement. This one
fits the bill. I even get a little more pop on the serve. I'm going to get a second one. I don't
have a power game since I'm 69 years old but I'm very steady.
Comments: I demo'ed several racquets, including the old version of this one, the Speed Pro, and some Babolat
racquets including the Roddick. This racquet improved my power and gave me the depth on the ball I needed from deep in the
court, especially on the backhand. I gained a lot of control and serving power form my old racquet, a Prince Senrgy DBS.
Compared to others I demo'ed this racquet was the best performer and my elbow and shoulder are not sore after playing with it. I
have a long fast swing and somtimes the ball does fly on me, but I am learning to be more patient and slow down a bit. In turn
my game has improved and I have been more competitive then ever and plan on playing more now.
Comments: This is an incredible racquet! It's much better then all the previous versions and I
think that it's because of the new grommet system!
Comments: I tried this one out from my friend who just got it. It's more
stable than the MP and just as easy to get around. It's still low powered and
very spin-friendly. Flat serves werent good, but spin serves were great though. The control is pretty good too (better than the
Comments: Indeed it does give a crazy amount of spin. I would recommend this racquet to
people who have a power game. However, if you hit topspin shots, it does
feel underpowered at times. Great at net with great comfort and feel for the ball.
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