Boris Becker V1 with DNX: Shock-absorbing midsize racquet (9.5 inches wide) named after the Wimbledon champ. Likes: Fine all-around power and control, and vibration absorption. Sensor Plus EVA (blown rubber) in the shaft absorbs shock, lessens fatigue and may help reduce the incidence of tennis elbow. Sleeves of stiff, pure DNX graphite positioned on the sides of the head and into the handle-throat juncture may add to its stable feel. Weight: 285 grams/10 ounces unstrung. Dislikes: The shock absorption yields a hit ball with dull thunk. Price: $240. (866) 554-7872; BorisBecker.com.
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