The one stat that catches your eye when glancing down this Volkl's numbers is its weight. With an unstrung mass of 320g, which means it’s the heaviest advanced racket we tested this year, the Super G10 Mid 320 packs quite a punch.

Once Elliot and Adam had got used to the slightly unusual head shape the biggest selling point was this frame's control, however.

With a small 96-square-inch head size you better be seeing the ball well to consistently find the sweetspot but when you do the control is second to none.

The heavy frame and small sweetspot then meant our testers thought this really was for the genuinely advanced players, and those who aren’t looking for extra power. “I wouldn't buy this unless I was competing regularly,” said Adam.

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