The badminton racquet's combination of consistent string tension, extra repulsion power and great stability make it an important weapon in any training player's arsenal. The Adidas Barricade 2 tennis racket is a lighter and more flexible racket. The wider string pattern of 16 x 19 provides a more comfortable racket for tournament players. The Adidas Barricade 2 racket introduced the Integrated Energy System (IES). The IES provides energy where it's needed most: in the middle of the racket where the ball is hit. This racket is equipped with special carbon fibre at strategic points on the frame that add stiffness to the racket and provide more power and control. In addition to the IES, this model also features adiGrip which creates a greater vibration dampening and a softer touch.