Had a quick session with it the other night, can't quite explain it but it felt natural in my hands.
The smashes I could get out of this racquet I would rate as adequate. I couldn't quite unlock a harder hit but it wasn't weak at all. I had hoped it would have a tad more "oomph" but in other categories it performed very well.
Defensively it was very maneuverable for a bulky frame, and accuracy was good.
Timing was very good, no miss hits to report that evening.
I would say it's got a better "feel" than my XP70 (hollow-like)
Overall it's a very good doubles racquet!
BG65 @ 24x26 lbs
1 over grip
Total weight: 96g
it's not my ideal string but at 26 lbs, it wasn't too bad haha...
"Power - It does not have the smash power to finish the rally (like a VT80) but enough power to ensure the shot after the first smash will finish the rally. For an even balance racket the power is impressive as good as can be expected."
Racket review is always the same... depend on preference and ability to wield it...
Stringing is another preference... some like high tension and some prefer low tension..
Taking into consideration the rackets i used to own:
heavy head- N90/N90II/AT900T/AT900P/VTZF/VT80/NRZP..
balance head - Gosen shiden/duoforce/Arc10/Arc 11/N50/ N50II/ARC z-slash...
light head - NR700/NR800/NS9900/Gosen 6000pro/Gosen Ouji
if you classified Duoforce under the class of balance... I still prefer Shiden due to his attacking attribute/design/quality... Duoforce is not a bad racket, it is more of a user-friendly racket which it will fare well in every department. just that i feel that this racket is " jack of all trades but master of none". the only surprise of this racket to me is that it looks head heavy but very agile when using it. Not bad for adidas as a new comer! maybe the 2nd gen from them will be better!
been like 2months or so now still Love the racket It really is fantastic. my net drops on return of service in doubles has gone to **** however but im not to concerned, as its an easily substituted shot. good stuff