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Mantis 300 Racquet Review

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Mantis 300 Scores
Comfort 75
Touch/Feel 80
Serves 78
Groundstrokes 78
Returns 79
Slice 80
Topspin 79
Volleys 80
Overall 79

Upsides

  • Control
  • Stability
  • Maneuverability

Downsides

  • Difficult to generate power

Summary

The Mantis 300 provides incredible comfort and spin from all areas of the court. Our playtesters enjoyed the control and pace production from the baseline, and it really allowed them to be comfortable from the moment they stepped on the court. Generating their own power was difficult for some, as the racquet was a little underpowered due to its light weight and low swingweight. This carried over to other areas of the court, particularly serve returns. Some of the team couldn't quite get what they wanted on the ball from this light racquet. On serves, most of our playtesters found it easy to hit spin and had great control,too. Volleying with the Mantis 300 was a clear favorite for all our testers, as they found enough stability to go along with the maneuverability. All in all, the Mantis 300 provided great control, and was spin-friendly and maneuverable from all areas of the court.

Groundstrokes - Score: 78

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The Mantis 300 really provided control from the baseline, and our playtesters felt confident hitting shots all over the court. Tiffani felt confident from the start. She said, "I felt pretty comfortable with the Mantis 300 after just a few minutes. I like to hit a little high on the stringbed, but I felt the Mantis 300 responded with better feel and more power lower in the stringbed. When I can, I like to take the ball early, and I really liked how fast the Mantis 300 came around and allowed me to hover around the baseline or even hang out just inside it. The power level was also good for my style of play. Because I could take the ball early I could be more a