Reading through reviews of racquets here on BF involves a fair bit of time. Most of the reviews are fairly good but a huge dose of personal preference is involved. It got me wondering whether there was a recipe for a classic racquet. We all agree that Yonex have produced some excellent models - and some rubbish ones. It is not necessarily the top-line models that gain the most support here. People seem to be particularly fond of the CAB20, ISO 800 Tour, and the Ti-10. So what do these have that others don't? Yonex will often discontinue a line that is too successful shortly after releasing a new line. I can't get an ISO 800 for any money. This is no doubt because they realise that people continue to buy a favourite model for as long as it is avaliable rather than buy the 'latest' developments. So what makes a classic racquet? And, more importantly, what is the present day classic? I need new racquets and can't make up my mind. Mention of the MP88, MP99 and MP100 are banned from this thread.