At beginner level you need a flexible blade that is easy to handle and gives a good ball contact also at low impact shots. When your level increases - depending on your style of play - you might need a blade that supports the increased power in your game.

The Columbia racket is perfect for a wide range of players. It can handle the power of most players well, and isn't so stiff that the low impact shots are too difficult. Only for beginners and players with a purely defensive style it is really too stiff.