May 31, 2005

Picking The Right Racquet The First Time

I can only say - I have no idea. I have a low priced racquet and it has served me well.

The Right Racquet:
Looking to buy your first tennis racquet or want to replace your old one? From price to head size, balance to name brand, there are many things to consider.Racquets can cost anywhere from $20 to $250, depending on the name brand, style and the material its made from. Oak Saad, 27, tennis professional at Court One East, said beginners should start off with lower-priced racquets. As players get more comfortable with their style of play, they can get more choosy about their racquet.
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May 10, 2005

Review of the Volkl Catapult 8 V-Engine

The Germans do several things very well: they build amazing cars, their beer is ridiculous, and apparently, they build a pretty sweet frame. This must be why Boris Becker is a vested partner and Johnny Mac swears by them.

The Catapult 8 V-Engine is not a racquet for the touring pro who has enough muscle to generate plenty of power. But, for strong women and juniors looking for a head-light racquet...this is it. It feels extremely solid and almost heavy through the shot. This is due to great balance and comfort on impact. This frame has graphite springs at the 9 and 12 head positions that compress when the ball hits. This cushions the blow and trampolines for extra power. It is a great racquet for the long, fast swing. You will be pleasantly surprised at the depth and control on your groundies. Mikey likes!!! But BEWARE!!! If you are not a smooth swing, any hiccup in the stoke will drain the power out of your shot faster than a hole in your beer stein!!

Watch for future reviews on Volkl's new DNX Genetic Power!!! Ratings: (from 1 to 5 best)

Playability 4.5
Power 4.0
Control 4.5
Touch/Feel 4.0
Spin control 4.0
Overall 4.2

Review by Mike Wallace

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May 1, 2005

Head to Reduce Tennis Racquet Production in Austria and Czech Republic

April 22, 2005 -- Head Sport AG, a company owned by Vienna and New York listed Head N.V. (NYSE:HED) (VSX:HEAD), has decided to outsource 90% of its tennis racquet production from its European sites in Kennelbach, Austria and Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic to China.

Read the full press release here.

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