It's been awhile hasn't it? Well, work has been a blast but it sure takes a hellava lot of time. I've been trying to get back into the rhythm of things, and so far the singles and doubles sessions have been pretty regular.
Took some getting used to at first, especially when my comeback racket was the Yonex Z-Force II... A smaller frame and really stiff shaft kind of made the welcome back a little more punishing than it should be.
So I decided to cut myself some slack and took up one of my all-time favorites, the Victor Bravesword 10. Things turned around almost immediately. While the shaft still remained stiff, the larger head frame and faster swing allowed me to get more time into preparing for the shot, which in turn added to pulling off better shots.
That set off a chain reaction of racket clearing on the forums. I figured since I didn't have much use for that many rackets, they're better off going to new owners who hopefully will use them more than I will.
In the blink of an eye, 50 rackets dwindled down to a mere 15. While some of these are collectors' rackets which will probably see very little court time, what's left are actually my go-tos.
When things are in a pinch, or if I need that little more sense of control on the court, I know I have the right rackets to use.
Here are a few of them, for your reading pleasure.
Victor Bravesword 10
Yonex ArcSabre 11 TH
Yonex ArcSabre 10 PG
Carlton Fireblade FX8
While the phenomenon that is the ZFII has yet to make this list, I've been dying to tryout the 3U LCW version.
Let's hope that more time on the court will lend to a better incentive to acquire the racket.