Gear

Head Flexpoint Radical OS ($200)

Tennis racket

Wouldn't you know it? The things you look for in a tennis racket—control and power—play against each other. The two were locked up at deuce until Andre Agassi helped develop Head's Flexpoint Radical OS. Dimples on this 10.4-ounce graphite frame at three and nine o'clock cause it to flex slightly, cupping the ball in the sweet spot for a fraction of a millisecond longer than rackets with less give. This micro-eternity lets you stay with the ball long enough to nail that dreamy line shot. But a wet noodle it's not: A superstrong metal alloy infused in the graphite cuts down on energy absorption, helping you smash your volleys. Just don't watch for the flex—that's indiscernible. Eye on the ball, people!

Head Flexpoint Radical OS

Head Flexpoint Radical OS

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.
Contribute to Outside
Lead Photo: Nigel Cox
More Gear