Grays - Powerflow Elite
Published: 14 Nov 2006 - 20:19 by BizarreCo
Updated: 13 Dec 2009 - 09:10
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When I first read the specs on this racket I knew that it was the one for me. Having used Gray's rackets before, I knew that the quality of the rackets would be great, but it was always the price that was holding me back.
I managed to get hold of a racket to trial and immediately fell in love with it. Having been an avid user of Dunlops for the past 5 years, I had no difficulty with the balanced weight and head size (which are the same as Dunlop Hot Melt Pro rackets), and the overall weight of the racket is 5g lighter.
For the past year I have been using a Dunlop ICE Tour racket which has a fair amount of flex when striking the ball and an overall head-light feel to it. The Gray's racket, in contrast, has a stiff feel to it with an even balance. I found that getting power with this racket came effortlessly (compared to the ICE Tour), and even my girlfriend commented on how well it seemed to strike the ball (she's been playing for 18 months, I've been playing for 19 years!).
Overall, if I had to describe this racket and the way that it plays, I would say:
- Even Balance
- Stiff feel during striking
- Overall light racket (135g)
- Factory fitted strings are high quaility (Titanium finish, Gray's branding)
- Overall quality is extremely high
- 3 piece bumper guard (top and 2 sides)
- Carbon LOC construction (kind of like a carbon weave - similar to eSquash James Willstrop mª racket)
- Full cover case (with shoulder strap)
I would definitely recommend this racket to anyone, but would certainly tell them to try it out before they buy as they are pretty expensive compared to some other makes on the market. Remember the old saying "You get what you pay for", and with this racket you get an absolute gem!
For those wondering, I'm 6ft tall, wide shoulders and lots of power in my game when needed. My preferred playing style is slow and tight and I tend to play touch over power. This racket provides the perfect balance of power and touch for my game when strung at approximately 25lbs tension (factory fitted strings are probably around 25-27lbs at an estimate).
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