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    Default Babolat Satelite 6.5 Blast/Power/Essential/Lite - REVIEWS

    As I'm an ambassador for the brand this year, I have many of their rackets to test, I will post comprehensive reviews about their rackets, trying to stay neutral. First up is the Satelite 6.5 Lite.


    Babolat Satelite 6.5 Lite

    PRODUCT SPECS

    Weight - 84g
    Flex - Medium
    Length - 675mm
    Balance point - 280mm

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    RACKET TECHNOLOGY

    Slim T - 11% drag reduction at the T-joint.

    Shaft 6.5 - The ultra thin shaft slices through the air better than ever for faster, more powerful hitting.

    MetriFlex Shaft - A revolutionary shaft with different levels of flexibility depending on the angle to maximize power while maintaining optimum precision.

    20x21 Stringing Pattern - 8% more spin and -30% less time when stringing a racket as one string per grommet.

    ON COURT

    The one I received was factory strung with iFeel 0.70 string (this is standard in UK, it may vary in other countries or the racket may come unstrung). I also used Yonex AS30's during testing. Please bare this in mind when reading this review.

    I love head light rackets and play with them most of the time. I was very eager to test this racket as it was so slim and light. It felt lighter than the 84g weight and felt really nice. Clears were easy to perform, the racket flies through the air with minimal drag and therefore you can get a nice whip and connection on the shuttlecock. Initially I found the timing to be an issue as this racket was fast but I was able to adjust quite quickly after a few hits.

    Smashing was good, this does lack power compared to the head heavy rackets but it makes a bit up for it by having a fast swing speed. The feel was nice on hitting the shuttlecock and it seems to fly off the racket pretty accurately.

    Drops were a joy, perhaps as its one of my strong points with a head light racket, I just loved how tight the drops fell and all quite close to each other. I was very impressed with the racket in this department.

    Drives were effortless, its really fast around the mid-court and allows you to quickly change racket face and control the shuttlecock how you want to. I was impressed with its quickness and how agile this racket it. Being light, its easy to manoeuvre.

    Netplay was where this racket excels the most. Its a joy to play with and performs all the shots with ease.

    VERDICT

    Attack 7/10
    Defense 10/10
    Feel/Control 10/10
    Design 6/10

    Overall an excellent defensive racket, brilliant for even doubles and even mixed doubles. Can lack power though and looks average.

    (Disclaimer: the above review is my opinion, I've tried to remain impartial and have stated any factors like strings and shuttlecocks used, please take this with a pinch of salt and remember we all play differently, the above is intended as a guide only, thanks)

    Kindest regards,

    -Ajay-

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    Satelite 6.5 Blast Review to come.. Reserved.

    PRODUCT SPECS

    Weight - 89g
    Flex - Stiff
    Length - 675mm
    Balance point - Head Heavy

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    Satelite 6.5 Power review to come.. Reserved.

    PRODUCT SPECS

    Weight - 87g
    Flex - Medium
    Length - 675mm
    Balance point - Even Balanced

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    Satelite 6.5 Essential Review to come.. Reserved.

    PRODUCT SPECS

    Weight - 85g
    Flex - Flexible
    Length - 675mm
    Balance point - Even Balanced

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    are you located in sg?

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    I'm in the UK as stated in my location under my name

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    waiting Satelite 6.5 Blast

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    Thanks for all the reviews Ajay, really appreciate them.

    I had a question about the frame.

    Am I seeing the space between the grommets are somewhat sunken into the frame to allow for a more aerodynamic profile?

    Not sure if it's just my eyes playing tricks on me.

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    Yes that's right, from about halfway in the frame, the grommets are sunk into the frame, this is a very slim profile racket, I'm not sure if this makes it weaker in clashes etc (I don't want to test that out, lol). It does look nice though and definitely helps it be more aerodynamic. It can be strung to 27lbs so I assume the frame is pretty strong. I've not restrung it yet as the factory strings are pretty nice and I am testing it more.

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    The essential caught my attention. Also the X-Feel essential.
    I am looking forward to your review about those two Mr. Ajay

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