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Racquet Selection Map 2012

Our exclusive Racquet Selection Map enables you to help your customers choose the perfect racquet for them quickly and easily, with the features and performance they want.

Our Racquet Selection Map presents the entire performance racquet universe on one grid that instantly locates each racquet compared to every other in terms of power, control, and maneuverability. Simply locate the specs of your customer’s current racquet on the map, then move outward in large or small increments in the direction of the customer’s primary preference — relatively more or less power, control or maneuverability. Once you’ve zoomed into an approximate location on the grid, you can narrow down the racquet’s feel attributes by choosing from length, size, and flex specs coded into the racquet number.

Next, look up the racquet(s) by number in the accompanying table. Note, though, that the table on these pages lists every new performance racquet that came out in the last 12 months. If the racquet you find on the grid is not in one of these charts, USRSA members will find it online at USRSA.com, where we have the complete list of every racquet that is currently on the market, both the newest and the older models.

Your customer will now have a handful of “choice-customized” demos. And you’ll have a satisfied customer.

Racquet Selection Map key

  1. Power/Control (columns). (formula = length index × headsize × flex × swingweight) ÷ 1000. Length index calculation: 27" = 1.0, 27.5" = 1.05; 28" = 1.1, etc.
  2. Maneuverability (rows). RDC (Babolat Racquet Diagnostic Center) swingweight units.
  3. Racquet ID. The number in the grid correlates to the accompanying racquet list.
  4. Headsize. Midsize and midplus (≤104 sq. in.) have no indicator. Oversize (105-117 sq. in.) = •. Superoversize (≥ 118 sq. in.) = :.
  5. Length. × = extended length. Standard length (27") racquets have no indicator.
  6. Flex (RDC). a = < 60; b = 60-64; c = 65-69; d = 70-74; e = > 74. The higher the number, the stiffer the racquet.
  7. Company. Coded by number and color. See accompanying racquet list on the following pages.
  8. Racquet Quadrants and the Center of the Racquet Universe. The center of the racquet universe is located at the intersection of the two red lines. Approximately half the racquets lie to the right and left, and half above and below these lines. The lines divide the racquet universe into four color-coded quadrants — clockwise from top left: (1) quick power, (2) quick control, (3) stable control, (4) stable power. These characterizations provide a general vocabulary for comparing racquets.
  9. Racquet Finder List. The racquet list accompanying the map identifies all the new racquets and gives additional information. For a complete list of all current frames on the map, go to USRSA.com (USRSA members only). The map provides specific (very narrow ranges, anyway) swingweight, flex and power statistics, and general size and length characteristics. The racquet list specifies the length and size and further specifies weight, balance, and price.

How To Use the Racquet Selection Map

  1. Ask questions. What are you looking for that your current racquet does not provide? What do you like most and least about your current racquet? What are the strengths and weaknesses of your game?
  2. Locate current racquet on map. If the racquet is not in the list, take measurements.
  3. Locating potential racquets. Depending on the answers to the above questions, draw an imaginary arrow (a wide or skinny one) from your present racquet in the desired direction for power and maneuverability.
  4. Narrowing the field. Shrink the choices using the length, headsize, and flex codes to match customer preferences.
  5. Selecting racquet demos. Once the choices are narrowed, locate the racquets by number in the racquet list.

New Racquets from April 2011 to March 2012

Babolat

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
7 AeroPro Drive Cortex GT Roland Garros 100 27 316 11.15 33.5 13.19 70 326 2282 $179
11 C Drive 102 102 27 282 9.95 35.9 14.13 69 310 2182 $189
12 C Drive 105 105 27 278 9.81 35.5 13.98 66 303 2100 $189
13 Drive Z Lite (S.C. Tech) 100 27 269 9.49 35.2 13.86 69 288 1987 $169
18 Pure Drive + Cortex GT (Dark Blue) 100 27.5 315 11.11 33.5 13.19 73 324 2483 $185
19 Pure Drive 107 Cortex + GT (Dark Blue) 107 27 296 10.44 33.8 13.31 68 299 2176 $185
20 Pure Drive Cortex GT (Dark Blue) 100 27 318 11.22 33.9 13.35 71 325 2308 $185
21 Pure Drive Lite Cortex + GT (Dark Blue) 100 27 297 10.48 33.4 13.15 70 303 2121 $185
22 Pure Drive Roddick + GT (Dark Blue) 100 27.5 330 11.64 33.3 13.11 73 337 2583 $189
23 Pure Drive Roddick GT (Dark Blue) 100 27 336 11.85 33 12.99 75 335 2513 $189

Bolt

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
30 Bolt 100 100 27 326 11.5 32.6 12.83 72 325 2340 $215
31 Bolt 98 98 27 343 12.1 34 13.39 74 362 2625 $215

Boris Becker

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
33 Delta Core London Tour 93 27 329 11.61 32.1 12.64 61 310 1759 $170
35 Delta Core NYC 100 27.25 321 11.32 33 12.99 67 311 2136 $180

Donnay

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
37 Formula no data available at print time $299
38 X Black 94 94 27 342 12.06 31.9 12.56 60 318 1794 $299
40 X Blue 94 94 27 339 11.96 32.35 12.74 64 320 1925 $299
41 X Blue 99 99 27 334 11.78 32 12.6 63 313 1952 $299
43 X Dual Gold 94 94 27 324 11.43 32.3 12.72 68 312 1994 $249
44 X Dual Gold 99 99 27 326 11.5 33 12.99 67 324 2149 $249
45 X Dual Platinum 94 94 27 340 11.99 32 12.6 66 312 1936 $249
46 X Dual Platinum 99 94 27 334 11.78 31.7 12.48 66 304 1886 $249
47 X Dual Silver 99 99 27 319 11.25 32.75 12.89 67 307 2036 $249
48 X Dual Silver Lite 99 99 27 299 10.55 33.35 13.13 68 298 2006 $249
54 XP Dual 102 102 27 308 10.86 32.8 12.91 64 307 2004 $249
55 XP Dual Lite 102 (Black) 102 27 288 10.16 33.5 13.19 65 294 1949 $249
56 XP Dual Lite 102 (White) 102 27 289 10.19 34.3 13.5 60 303 1854 $249

Dunlop

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
57 Biomimetic 100 90 27 326 11.5 32.2 12.68 64 307 1768 $199
61 Biomimetic 200 Tour 95 27 347 12.24 32.5 12.8 62 335 1973 $179
64 Biomimetic 400 100 27 313 11.04 33.1 13.03 71 313 2222 $169
65 Biomimetic 400 Lite 100 27 284 10.02 33.9 13.35 71 294 2087 $159
66 Biomimetic 400 Tour 100 27 327 11.53 31.7 12.48 71 307 2180 $179
72 Biomimetic 600 Tour 102 27 315 11.11 33 12.99 69 318 2238 $179
73 Biomimetic 700 110 27.25 272 9.59 34.5 13.58 67 294 2221 $179

Gamma

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
75 RZR 100 100 27 305 10.76 34 13.39 76 311 2364 $200
76 RZR 100T 100 27 333 11.75 33.9 13.35 76 342 2599 $200
77 RZR 110 110 27.25 290 10.23 36 14.17 68 318 2438 $220
78 RZR 98 98 27 319 11.25 32.5 12.8 66 341 2206 $180
79 RZR 98T 98 27 345 12.17 32.5 12.8 66 341 2206 $180

Head

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
85 Youtek IG Instinct MP 100 27 310 10.93 32.6 12.83 71 306 2173 $170
86 Youtek IG Instinct S 102 27 279 9.84 34.7 13.66 72 294 2159 $160
87 Youtek IG Prestige Mid (INNEGRA in throat) 93 27 343 12.1 32.2 12.68 67 315 1963 $200
88 Youtek IG Prestige MP (INNEGRA in throat) 98 27 342 12.06 32.1 12.64 66 314 2031 $200
89 Youtek IG Prestige Pro MP (INNEGRA in throat) 98 27 344 12.13 32.5 12.8 67 320 2101 $200
90 Youtek IG Prestige S 98 27 316 11.15 33 12.99 67 310 2035 $170
91 Youtek IG Radical MP (INNEGRA in throat) 98 27 322 11.36 33.7 13.27 64 330 2070 $190
92 Youtek IG Radical OS (INNEGRA in throat) 107 27 322 11.36 33 12.99 60 321 2061 $190
93 Youtek IG Radical Pro (INNEGRA in throat) 100 27 331 11.68 33 12.99 65 336 2184 $190
94 Youtek IG Radical S 100 27 293 10.34 33 12.99 67 284 1903 $170

Pacific

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
114 X Fast Pro 100 27 315 11.11 33.4 13.15 69 313 2160 $210

Prince

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
130 EXO3 Hornet 100 100 27 292 10.3 35 13.78 70 319 2233 $149
131 EXO3 Hornet 110 110 27 291 10.26 35 13.78 68 309 2311 $149
136 EXO3 Rebel 95 (Yellow/Black) 95 27 342 12.06 32.1 12.64 62 337 1985 $189
137 EXO3 Rebel 98 98 27 316 11.15 33 12.99 60 324 1905 $189
138 EXO3 Rebel Team 98 98 27 299 10.55 34.1 13.43 58 316 1796 $169
144 EXO3 Tour Team 100 (16×18) 100 27 303 10.69 34 13.39 66 324 2138 $189
145 EXO3 Warrior 100 100 27 315 11.11 33.1 13.03 68 323 2196 $189
146 EXO3 Warrior Team 100 27 300 10.58 35 13.78 69 328 2263 $189

Solinco

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
156 Tour 10 98 27 342 12.06 31.6 12.44 72 310 2187 $189
157 Tour 7 98 27 300 10.58 32.2 12.68 70 290 1989 $189
158 Tour 8 98 27 327 11.53 31 12.2 67 297 1950 $189

Tecnifibre

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
159 Rebound Pro (VO2 Max) 95 27 308 10.86 33 12.99 71 307 2071 $199
163 T Fight 325 VO2 Max 95 27 334 11.78 32 12.6 70 319 2121 $199

Volkl

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
178 Organix 5 100 27.13 274 9.67 34.5 13.58 68 291 2004 $190
181 Organix 8 (315g) 100 27 331 11.68 32.2 12.68 74 321 2375 $185
182 Organix 9 98 27 324 11.43 32.5 12.8 66 309 1999 $205
183 Organix V1 MP 102 27 294 10.37 33.5 13.19 64 296 1932 $220
184 Organix V1 OS 110 27.5 302 10.65 34 13.39 67 317 2453 $220
192 Team Blast 115 27.5 273 9.63 35.5 13.98 70 308 2603 $180
193 Team Speed 102 27 275 9.7 33 12.99 66 278 1871 $100
194 Team Tour 100 27 292 10.3 34.3 13.5 66 311 2053 $189

Wilson

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
213 BLX Envy 100 27 283 9.98 34 13.39 63 297 1871 $130
214 BLX Five 103 27.25 276 9.74 37 14.57 24 320 811 $260
215 BLX Juice 100 100 27 316 11.15 32.8 12.91 74 318 2353 $220
216 BLX Juice 108 108 27.25 294 10.37 34 13.39 73 317 2562 $220
217 BLX Juice Pro 96 27.25 334 11.78 32.25 12.7 66 332 2156 $220
218 BLX One 118 27.5 278 9.81 37 14.57 75 325 3020 $310
219 BLX Pro Limited 110 27.5 262 9.24 37 14.57 64 303 2240 $130
222 BLX Pro Staff Six One 100 100 27 302 10.65 32.75 12.89 67 295 1977 $230
223 BLX Pro Staff Six One 90 90 27 354 12.49 31.8 12.52 67 325 1960 $230
224 BLX Pro Staff Six One 95 95 27 331 11.68 31.8 12.52 65 302 1865 $230
225 BLX Six One Ninety Five (16×18) 95 27 349 12.31 31.5 12.4 68 334 2158 $210
226 BLX Six One Ninety Five (18×20) 95 27 343 12.1 32 12.6 68 329 2125 $210
227 BLX Six One Team (16×18) 95 27 299 10.55 33.9 13.35 66 312 1956 $210
232 BLX Tour 95 27 305 10.76 34 13.39 67 326 2075 $220
236 BLX Steam 100 100 27.25 312 11.01 33 12.99 68 319 2223 $220

Yonex

# Racquet Head Len. Wt. gm Wt. oz. Bal. cm Bal. in. Flex Swgwt. Power SRP
238 E Zone Xi 100 100 27 317 11.18 33 12.99 72 311 2239 $199
239 E Zone Xi 107 107 27 298 10.51 34.1 13.43 71 309 2347 $199
240 E Zone Xi 115 115 27.25 272 9.59 37 14.57 68 326 2613 $199
241 E Zone Xi 98 98 27 327 11.53 32.6 12.83 66 322 2083 $199
242 E Zone Xi Lite 100 27 297 10.48 33.9 13.35 70 305 2135 $199
243 V Core 100S 100 27 314 11.08 33.2 13.07 71 310 2201 $189
244 V Core 95D 95 27 336 11.85 32.1 12.64 67 328 2088 $189
245 V Core 98D 98 27 318 11.22 32.9 12.95 68 312 2079 $189
246 V Core Team 98 27 297 10.48 34.5 13.58 65 311 1981 $189

 


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