THE TECH A new "cortex active system" between its head and handle promises to dampen vibration but deliver more information to your hand.

ON THE COURT "The ball just jumps off this racquet," says Leach. "The new changes add stiffness but control. There's a learning curve. If you haven't used a new racquet for a while, playing with this will be like stepping into a Ferrari."

BEST FOR Advanced players looking for more power. [$190; babolat.com]