Head Radical OS Limited Edition

If you have been making tennis racquets as long as Head you certainly have a few Twenty-Five Year Anniversary models just waiting to make a splash! Well, the latest Limited Edition Radical is the Radical OS Ltd.  This is a re-make of the Andre Agassi racquet and it appears to be true to the original [see more]

Wilson Blade 98 18×20 V6.0

The V6.0 Blade 98 18×20 offers a few changes to the original models. This one has the same silky matte finish and minimalist elegance found in the Pro Staff line and the base specs remain extremely close to the original model. So where’s the real difference? To start with, the stringing pattern tightens up to [see more]

Wilson Blade 98 V2.0

The Blade 98 16×19 has become somewhat of a staple and survivor in the Wilson line. So what’s changed with this version of the Blade? While the base model still boasts a 16×19 stringing pattern, Wilson has added Countervail technology, which, according to the company, “uses a special carbon layer to enhance the already impressive dampening [see more]

Wilson Burn 100LS V2.0

The newest V2.0 Burn 100 LS is ideal for players looking to add some spin to their game. Our model weighed in at 10.37 ounces strung, a very nice weight that is well in line with the intent of getting that extra spin you’re looking for. This updated version has a lower swingweight and is [see more]

Turn the Head Radical Pro into a Beast!

I am very happy to see players of every age returning to, or buying for the first time, racquets that have some weight!  Weight is your friend!  Any racquet can be “customized” to suit the needs of the player, of course. But what do you do if you already own a Head Radical Pro?  You simply add [see more]

Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro

Head is introducing their new Speed Series, and it is coming with some significant changes! The most obvious and dramatic is the move toward a minimalist “look.”  The graphics consist of black and white!  Gone are the days of multi-colored Speed racquets. As with many Head racquets, the graphics mimic the “SkiTip” angle as seen with [see more]

Wilson Burn 100 CV V2.0

I’ll admit that I’m going to be just a little bit biased on this review because this is my personal racquet of choice. I was previously using a 113 oversize Donnay frame that was quite comfortable but I just felt more comfortable with this Burn on my ground strokes. This updated version of the Burn [see more]

Wilson Ultra 110 V2.0

Rounding out the IART reviews of the Wilson Ultra line takes us to the Ultra 110 V2.0. What’s great about this oversize frame is that it’s nearly perfectly balanced at 13.58 in which is quite nice for an oversize frame like this Ultra. At 9.98 ounces strung and with that balance this racquet is quite maneuverable [see more]

Wilson Ultra 105S

Of the 6 Ultra frames from Wilson starting with the Ultra Tour and moving through 3 other base models with 100 square inch head sizes, we now we get into new territory with the 105S. This is a design that delivers additional potential for spin with a 16×15 stringing pattern and an added few extra [see more]

Is This Reel?

Yeah, I know what you are thinking…John can’t spell!  Well, you are partially right! The “reel” I am talking about is the one that most racquet strings come on for those that prefer that format.  More specifically I am talking about “bogus” string on reels!  We don’t buy anything from unknown or unverified suppliers, period.  But I recognize [see more]