And it weighs only 9oz, which lends immensely to its maneuverability, in that it is very fast and can quickly be positioned while volleying. Its signature component is Babolat’s Side Drivers technology, which delivers a stiffer construction by connecting the yoke and head—thereby resulting in optimized power and precision. Note also that the Smart Kit hosts a bi-material construction with high modulus graphite for the yoke (greater power) and crystal graphite for the head (torque resistance). Included also is a Cellular Grommet System with fully integrated 360-degree positioning, which creates a more consistent and balanced energy absorption at ball impact. Overall, the Babolat Y 118 is recommended for beginner players with slow swing speeds, who desire an optimal level of power from even swing.