Racket from the ADIPOWER WOMAN range of the prestigious Adidas brand in its version 1.8. It is the top-of-the-range woman Edition for the year 2018 and the weapon chosen by Martita Ortega for this season. Composed of 3k carbon fiber in its structure and aluminized carbon fiber on the face. It counts with a core of EVA SOFT gum, a low density gum. It has a round shape and a rough surface.
When you pick up you get the feeling of a very lightweight and manageable racket. The swing is clearly directed towards the handle. By placing tungsten or lead tapes in the upper part it is possible to put a slightly higher swing for those who prefer.
The play is a racket with a soft touch fruit of the soft gum that composes it. It has a very controlled and constant hit from the back of the field. Features a large sweet spot. Power is not something that is in its DNA as you would expect.
ON THE NET:
The stroke is consistent and comes out with good depth. The trays and volleys come out with fluidity, yet lack some power in the smash.
AT THE BACK OF THE COURT:
The control is exceptional in the defensive phase such as the version ADIPOWER CTRL 1.8. It has an average output and is very manageable. It will help you a lot in the defensive stage no doubt.
The weight tested was 360gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has an average sound and a medium timbre. Safety cord: The safety cord is simple and without easy adjustment.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a very solid and well built racket which leads to wanting that can have a long lifespan.
- Excellent defensive game
- Extremely manageable
- Good output
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Some lack of power
In conclusion, this is a racket very well achieved for the women’s circuit or for someone who has preference for light and manageable rackets, with a lot of control and comfort. It has a soft hit and medium output. In the defensive phase will help you a lot and in the net does not compromise. It could have more power at the time to make the smash, but it is something that is not in its DNA, you have other options of the brand for this purpose.
The rough face will help you a lot at the time of making slices, trays and viboras. I didn’t feel any vibration in my arm. The finishes are spectacular as well as the visual graphic. It is an above average quality racket, which in my opinion serves right-wing players who excel in control and like confort. A very manageable racket wich will fit to any level of player. An excellent option without a shadow of a doubt at an inviting price.