Originally Posted by Murray Mound
I completely I agree. I thought the same thing....but I was wrong.
I never would even try a racquet over 98. So for kicks I tried all four models. The 133 was absolutely incredible for volleys.....unbelievable.
However I play with the 100 because the 133 was just too powerful for my ground strokes and serves. But for volleys and return of serves.....OMG! Best stick in those departments known to man! It defys logic.
I have both the ES116 and the ES100 and I think the 116 is a better and more versatile racket. I think I can do anything with the 116. I originally started this thread to gain some insight on the 100 and after reading a few posts about it I ordered one. But I can say now the 116 is a superior racket for what I use it for: doubles. And for those people that don't think the 116 is a topspin stick, I kick fairly dead balls on groundstrokes 6 feet in the air routinely. The 100 is good too, but not that good. I have the 133 on order now too and I can't wait for that baby. For those that think the ES116 is a granny stick, I'm 6'3" and 225 lbs. and I spend about 4-6 hours in the gym every week lifting weights to try to compensate for being 51 years old. I'm stronger that most of the people I play, and the Vortex helps me make up for my lack of speed.