Babolat Satelite 6.5 Blast PRODUCT SPECS Weight - 89g Flex - Stiff Length - 675mm Balance point - 295mm (Head Heavy) Composition - High modulus graphite Stringing pattern - 20/21 Recommended tension - 8-12kg/18-27lbs PHOTOS DSC_2255 by InvincibleAjay posted Jul 31, 2017 at 1:11 PM # DSC_2256 by InvincibleAjay posted Jul 31, 2017 at 1:11 PM 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 Babolat 1 feather shuttercocks during testing. Please bare this in mind when reading this review. More of a paintjob than an improvement over the 2015 model. I consider this a racket for the hard smasher but it lacks alot in defense and also overall gameplay. Smashing is where this racket really excels in. It should with the head weight it packs. Being a thin profile racket, it seems to fly through the air fast and hence aids to the smash. Drops were quite easy to perform once I adjusted to the weight/speed of the racket and I was able to add slice and reverse slice with minimal issues. The weight in the racket head makes this possible. Drives were okay, its much slower mid-court compared to the Power/Essential, switching positions was difficult from forehand to backhand. Netplay was terrible. Noticeably slower as expected for a head heavy racket but just felt cumbersome to use. Moving it around the front takes a lot of effort, I felt the racket holding me back. VERDICT Attack 9/10 Defense 4/10 Feel/Control 7/10 Design 9/10 Overall I was disappointed with this racket. It just feels too head heavy and because of that the movement and defense is terrible. The look of the racket is pretty good those, red, white and black looks pretty cool. I think this is an attacking racket but nothing else. (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- Quote of the Day The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.