Donnay Formula 100 Hexacore

Good frame if you're ok with the beam width. Very comfortable and stable, with surprisingly good touch and feel. Groundstrokes are fairly similar to a pure drive, but with less free power and a little bit more control. Serves are fine but definitely have less pop than a pure drive. Slices are reliable and can be pretty nasty thanks to the stability and forgiving head size. My favorite thing to do with the frame when it was my main was to slice up to the net and hit an angled volley away.
 

RoarTT

Semi-Pro
Good frame if you're ok with the beam width. Very comfortable and stable, with surprisingly good touch and feel. Groundstrokes are fairly similar to a pure drive, but with less free power and a little bit more control. Serves are fine but definitely have less pop than a pure drive. Slices are reliable and can be pretty nasty thanks to the stability and forgiving head size. My favorite thing to do with the frame when it was my main was to slice up to the net and hit an angled volley away.
Thank you! What made you move away from it?=)
 
After a few months of playing with it I realized that as my game was evolving my taste in racquets was too, and that thicker-beamed tweener style frames weren’t really spurring that evolution along. I’ve currently weaned myself over to a used pair of TC95’s, but I still keep my formula hexacore in my bag. It’s good to loan out to people in need of a racquet because of how easy it is to use, while having a nice balance of other traits.


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RoarTT

Semi-Pro
After a few months of playing with it I realized that as my game was evolving my taste in racquets was too, and that thicker-beamed tweener style frames weren’t really spurring that evolution along. I’ve currently weaned myself over to a used pair of TC95’s, but I still keep my formula hexacore in my bag. It’s good to loan out to people in need of a racquet because of how easy it is to use, while having a nice balance of other traits.


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I see;)
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
I received my $1 demo a couple of days ago. Donnay emailed me that they’d sent their new Formula 100 design, now called Formula International, which is supposed to be the same racquet. Very attractive shiny all-black color. It was strung with Donnay co-poly.

A reviewer said the racquet reminded him of the Clash- flexy yet stable, a unique feel. Since I prefer heavier racquets on the stiff side, I was curious about this Donnay.

I only hit groundies with it. It did remind me of the Clash with its different feel. It’s about a half ounce lighter unstrung than the Clash, so I felt it cut through the air more easily. Control, comfort, and stability were all good. Spin was easily obtainable. It had sufficient juice for me, but I wasn’t going to mash balls like I would with a PD or Aero. Best part: no arm or shoulder soreness.

I can’t get over how light it feels just holding it, but in play it’s substantial.
 

Aus_Hacker

New User
I strung up my other HexaCore Formula 100 Soft with a fb of Volkl Cyclone Tour 16 Red at 48lbs, using the 10% pre-stretch function.

Hit with it yesterday afternoon for about 2 hrs. Played some doubles then just some singles ground strokes after.

Tension was better for my game, definitely gave me the control I was looking for over the Head Lynx @ 45lbs. I’ve got to say, I wasn’t really sure how the Donnay would work out, but from a singles perspective my regular hitting partner said he noticed the difference in spin and power. The best part - no soreness in my arms!

Big props to Donnay on this stick. I was almost considering taking up their Black Friday BOGO offer on the Pro Ones as well, but I’d just gotten down to 7 racquets...


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DJ-

Hall of Fame
The unibody 2020 model in the best version yet .. seems that way. They should have left it glossy though !
 

A_Instead

Legend
I like the feel of these...Just like the blade 104 v7.. After the initial hit...and the thought that's way different.. and weird ...then it feels great...others seem/feel like rigid planks after using these soft rackets...and they are not undered powered if strung correctly..
 
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