Everyone loves an underdog, especially one loaded with promise and talent. The Mantis frames are fearlessly entering the US market and boldly challenging the established players by offering frames that produce slammin' on-court results with better feel and at a competitive price. What's not to like about that?
The MANTIS 285, like all MANTIS frames, offers stunning cosmetics. A sleek, polished and bold color scheme stands out on the court, but it's not just another pretty face in the crowd. It is a lighter weight mid-plus juggernaut that offers plenty of performance for players who seek lighter weight, easy to maneuver frames. For those into customization, it offers a solid base with many options for optimizing your game.
Don't let the lighter weight of this stick fool you. The balance provides ample mass to keep you from getting knocked around on court while providing a surprisingly solid feel. The MANTIS 285 is nimble at the net and offers easy access to spin for those with fast swing speeds.
The MANTIS 285 is geared to meet and exceed the expectations of intermediate players who are looking for a blend of power and control in a lighter weight package. Being nimble on serve and solid at net this stick has the very real potential of causing involuntary salivation among doubles specialists.
SPECS (Strung and measured with our Babolat RDC)
Head Size: 100 sqi
Color: Black body with red and white accents
Strung Weight: 10.7 oz (11.0 w/ overgrip)
Strung Balance: 3 Points HL
Strung Swing Wt: 310
String Pattern: 16x19
Stiffness (RDC): 66
Beam Width: 22.5/25/23mm