Marcos Baghdatis signature racket among the 'hottest' around
Cyprus tennis star Marcos Baghdatis’ signature tennis racket frame, the new PACIFIC BXT 'X Force Pro 1' was listed among the top four hottest racquets in 2016 by Tennis.com – a global tennis website.
“The X Force Pro 1 is a versatile, arm-friendly, all-court performer that balances a plush, almost old-school feel with just a hint of modern crispness,” read a Tennis.com statement.
“Fast swings can result in ample power on serves and ground strokes, but the aggression derived from this frame is best produced with variety and specialty shots, such as low penetrating slices, rolling angles and devilish droppers.”
According to one tester, “the PACIFIC is a precise pitching wedge in a market full of drivers.”
Tennis.com continued to state that “while it felt great when finding the tiny sweet spot—to some it played more like a 93 to 95 square inch head—the soft flex did sap the strength of shots contacted off-centre. This was a particular problem when defending an opponent’s barrage of heavy strokes.”
As a tester noted, “if I couldn’t get on top early in a rally—preferably off the serve or return—I was regularly in trouble.”
Tennis.com concluded in their assessment of the 2016 Dubai Tennis Championship runner’s up racket saying: “The X Force Pro 1 definitely requires plenty of game, but the frame’s supple touch and ability to exploit the front of the court in offensive ways make it a good option for skilled attacking players, or high-level doubles specialists that bring their own power.”
Source: Tennis.com, PACIFIC