Introducing Head’s MXG 3, a comfortably crisp racquet that combines easy targeting with impressive levels of power and spin. In addition to being perfectly weighted for intermediates, this stick should work well for the more experienced club player who needs a light and speedy option. Head builds this stick with MXG Technology, which combines the power and dampening of Graphene Touch with a Magnesium infused throat bridge. By keeping the upper hoop more stable at impact, this unique throat bridge creates a more predictable launch angle off the string bed (think control). It also accommodates longer, free moving main strings (think power and comfort). From the baseline the MXG 3 not only feels comfortably firm and accurate, but it offers near effortless access to pace. The combination of maneuverability and power will enable you to switch quickly from defense to offense, and the grippy 16×18 string pattern provides enough spin potential to hit balls that drop hard and jump off the court. At net this racquet moves fast, making it great on reaction volleys. There’s also enough pop to finish points decisively. Although the MXG 3 doesn’t have the stability of a 12+ ounce player’s racquet, most intermediates will likely appreciate not having the unwanted bulk. Finally, the combination of speed, power and spin should definitely translate into some aggressive serving. Intermediate players looking for speed, spin and power should add this to their demo list.