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Racket review: Mantis Tour 315


Originally published on: 21/05/12 00:00

Name: Mantis Tour 315
Suitable for: Advanced (top club, county and professional) players
RRP: £130
Head size:
Unstrung weight: 315g
Length: 27 inches
String pattern: 18×20
Balance: 31cm
Beam: 20mm

Hold off on the technical jargon – what will it do for my game?
The heavier of Mantis’ two advanced offerings by 10 grammes, the Tour 315 also has a denser string pattern than its sister model (used by brand Ambassador Greg Rusedski) which adds a little more control to the powerful strokes it truly encourages with its weighty follow through. Like other rackets we’ve tried from this new brand, the elegant frame has wonderful feel on those dinky shots but is particularly complementary to a big, rangy hitter. It’s fairly heavy through the air and not the easiest to maneuver at the net but don’t let that put you off if your volleys are up to scratch – this is a great-feeling and very effective racket in the hands of a technically proficient player.

Go on then, give us the technical bit
Other than the racket specs, Mantis hasn’t divulged too much about the technology that goes into their range but rest assured the Premium Graphite used to construct the Tour 315 makes for a fine product. One, in fact, that impeccably matches the brand philosophy of ‘providing exceptional quality products at vastly superior prices.’

In English?
It's all about quality over bells and whistles, so the brand might say. 

Where can I find out more?, or read Rusedki’s thoughts on the brand below.

Rusedski on Mantis
“I’m excited to be an ambassador. It’s great to give the brand advice on players, advice on the technology, the strings, the overgrips and the rackets and test out the new products. They are doing strings and grips as well so I’ll be testing all the products, giving my input on them and then also looking at players who possibly will use the brand in the future as well.”


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