Sounds like you consider the Blade, 252 and DR98 as all very good? I appreciate you describing each individually, but how do they stack up against one another? In what ways do each outshine one another? I've hit the Blade and DR98, and am curious how the 252 stacks up as regards power, spin, control, serve, volleys, groundies (that seems like a long list but you know what i mean!). Likewise against the X Force Pro 98 if you've played that. Any thoughts?Initial impressions are as follows:
Vcore g : too throat heavy... I prefer my racquets more weighted towards tip and handle this made it nearly impossible to serve with and needed lead to make it work.
Blade: love it. feel is almost pro stock with comfy bend Byt not overly flexy. Kind of reminds me like old ti radical and pt57e had a baby. Can feel too control oriented if strung tight
252: best feel I ever felt. Feel I can drop shot 20ft behind baseline. Too underpowered stock and sweet spot too low in the stock stringbed. For my game I needed 2.5gr if lead at 12 to make it come alive. Still feel little underpowered sometime but that actually helps me since I tend to overhit
Dr98: Felt like modern version of 252 like orig apd and pro no 1 had a baby. To this date the most accurate racquet I have ever used for serve. More spin than blade and 252 combined. I have to hit with it more to see how it plays under pressure