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Good and (maybe I'm) Bad.
on 29 November 2011
I've played most of my squash with Wilson Hyper Hammer raquets (or similar). But as the price of my usual raquet had risen considerably it prompted me to look around for an alternate. The Dunlop had excellent reviews.
On the positive side the raquet is light and very agile, it's very easy to whip through the wrist. The downside is that I struggled terribly to play with it in my first two games, constantly striking the ball into the ground. I've been using the raquet for several months now and I still get the occasional down hit, and it's not uncommon for a shot to feel quite flat. Perhaps this raquet has a smaller sweet spot than the Wilsons.
I wouldn't say this was a good raquet for power play. While I can strike the ball fairly hard, it seems less so than with the heavier Wilson and also less accurately (which often decreases power in itself).
I'm happy enough to continue playing with the raquet, it's not so bad that I feel the need to bin it. But I live in hope of being able to figure it out, if I don't manage to do that before it needs replacing then I will not be buying this model again.
It's a hard raquet to give a star rating too. If you can get along with it then I don't doubt that it would be an easy five star as the weigh and agility is great. But if like me, you find a lack of sweet pot and accuracy then it's going to be hard to like. 3 out of 5.