With the Percept 97D, Yonex adds another chapter to its most classic player’s racquet (the VCORE PRO 97D). Featuring a control oriented 97in² head and a dense 18×20 string pattern, the Percept 97D gives intermediate and advanced players the ability to hit an extremely accurate ball. It also packs a flexible 21mm beam, giving it phenomenal ball feedback. Although it has a near 12 ounce static weight, this racquet’s head light balance keeps it fast enough for whipping up spin or reacting quickly in the front court. Notable features include an elongated shaft to enhance pocketing, flexibility and control, along with a stiffer racquet face for extra stability and power. To help with comfort, Yonex adds a Servo Filter, which utilizes a thin elastic layer in the shaft to filter out harsh vibrations. Similar to its predecessor, this racquet’s graphite layup is enhanced by 2G-NAMD Flex Force, a material technology that enables the frame to flex optimally upon impact. Ultimately, with some incremental updates to the frame geometry and feel, the Percept 97D continues to be an obvious option for players who want maximum control and feel.