The last few years I have been playing with the Salming Forza (both the blue and the pink to keep things exciting). Recently Salming has produced a few variations of their racquets to provide even more options to suit every squash player out there from recreational club to professional (or wanna be professional dreamers like me)!
I am now playing with the Salming Forza Pro which has a sharp black, yellow and white design (quite snazzy looking – and yes, that is important).
That said, the main difference between the Forza and the new Forza Pro is about 4 grams (doesn’t seem like much, but it does make a difference). With that little extra weight providing additional speed and snap through the ball. It has a crisp, clean hit right off the hop making the swing feel free and smooth.
The teardrop shape style of the racquet provides a “deliciously large” sweet spot generating quite a bit of effortless power. The head of the racquet is slightly heavier, but the balance is still even enough that it doesn’t affect the maneuverability. It is light enough to still be aggressive, volley and attack.
Last but not least is touch. The handle is slightly squared instead of round which fits naturally in the hand . I find this helps me soften my usual “death grip” on the racquet. In other words, it helps me soften up my hands which gives better touch and feel in the short game.
Overall, I feel that the Forza Pro is like a enchanted wand in my hand. All I need now is the magic to wield it with skill.
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Brantford Movati Athletic