New Wilson racquet reviews coming soon

Just a heads up that I’m due to receive several of the newer Wilson frames for review real soon. Apologies from here as I’ve lagged behind in doing racquet reviews and hope to do some catching up this year. As a side note, be aware that it’s not always easy for IART to get a [see more]

Wilson Pro Staff 97L Countervail

The Pro Staff 97L Countervail looks just like the one Federer uses, complete with the same cosmetics, laser engraving and chrome touches. However, this one is much lighter and more suited for the “mortal” user as opposed to the “super human” type like Federer. The Countervail version offers a material technology designed to reduce impact vibrations and muscle [see more]

Mantis 315 Performance Series

Mantis is a racquet brand that is better known in Europe and Asia than in the US. However, there has been some activity, and I received racquets to review. Please note that the logo on the strings is the Racquet Quest Demo logo…not the Mantis Logo. Mantis Site These, according to the US source, are new [see more]

Babolat Pure Strike VS Tour

According to Babolat, the new Pure Strike VS Tour is: THE SPEED MACHINE: A POWERFUL AND PRECISE RACKET TO ATTACK AND COUNTER-ATTACK. The new Pure Strike is for very strong striker players who like a heavy racquet and players who speed up the ball & need responsiveness to increase their precision. A square beam and [see more]

Donnay Pro One GT 16×19

The Pro One GT is the sister to the GT 18×20 with notable differences. First of all, the overall weight of the frame is much lighter at 10.19 oz compared to 11.11 on the 18×20 frame. This one is also stiffer at 59 compared to 50 for the 18×20 model. Swing weights of the two [see more]

Donnay Pro One GT 18×20

Think of the Donnay Pro One GT 18×20 as Donnay’s answer to the Babolat Pure Strike Tour only with a more maneuverable swing weight and a softer feel. Such close comparisons to note are as follows: Strung weight – Pro One GT=11.11 oz///strung weight Pure Strike Tour=12 oz Swing weight – Pro One GT=316///swing weight [see more]

Wilson Ultra PWS (retro)

It is not often one of these shows up for work,especially in this super condition! I am not going into a lot of detail but it is interesting to see the specs for this racquet and be able to compare them to the current version.  

Wilson Ultra 108

Unlike the Wilson Ultra 103S this racquet uses the standard ProStaff cross section that will appeal to those looking for a new performance racquet with out the “new” configuration or graphics. Not only is this racquet a contraian in terms of graphics it holds on to the well known 16 x 19 string pattern.  The [see more]

Wilson Ultra 103S

This racquet, the Wilson Ultra 103S, offers the “traditionalist” the classic ProStaff cross section geometry but incorporates the “S” (Explosive Spin!) spin friendly open string pattern.  Sort of like a Chevy Nova with 6.2 litre ZO6 power plant!  You have to look really closley to see why you are loosing to it! A close look [see more]

Donnay Formula Lite

With the Donnay Formula Lite the first comparison to draw is that of a lighter Babolat Pure Drive with of course, one noticeable difference, the Tricore™ technology in the Donnay. One of the four Xenecore™ technologies found in the Donnay line, Tricore™ gives this frame the solid feel that all Xenecore™ frames possess, that “feel” [see more]