THE TECH The 400 Tour's tapered beams are designed to cut drag for quick strikes. It's the most head-light racquet in our test – meaning its weight is balanced toward the handle for quick maneuvering.

ON THE COURT "This isn't forgiving enough for most weekend players," says Leach. "But when you hit its sweet spot, you can make magic. It has power and feel."

BEST FOR The extremely competitive. [$210;]