Updated with a slightly softer feel for 2023, the FX 500 is ideal for aggressive players looking to load the ball with pace and spin. At 11.3 ounces strung, this racquet is not only suitable for intermediate players, it should also tempt the more advanced ball striker who wants a speedy option. Compared to the FX 500 Tour, this racquet has a slightly larger head and thicker beam. As a result it has a tad more power, but it still packs enough precision for ambitious targeting. For 2023 the FX 500 gets a more flexible beam, giving it a softer, more arm-friendly response than the previous generation. Dunlop has also tweaked the grommet system to help the string bed return greater energy to the ball (think power). As with the previous generation, the FX 500 benefits from Sonic Core w/Infinergy, which is added to the upper hoop to soften the feel of impact. Additional features include a Power Boost Frame Geometry which combines a speedy aerodynamic profile with a wider throat for stability. Ultimately, the FX 500 is a very formidable modern player’s racquet, offering a great blend of speed, spin and power. The softer feel for 2023 is a very nice bonus.