Racket from the SUPERNOVA range CTRL of the prestigious Adidas brand in its version 1.8. It’s the middle-high-end control issue for the year 2018. Composed of carbon fiber and aluminized fiberglass. It has a core of gum EVA SOFT ENERGY, a low density gum. It has a round shape and a smooth surface with matt finish.
By picking up you get the feeling of a balanced racket and well finished with a sober look. The swing is directed towards the handle. By placing tungsten or lead tapes in the upper part it is possible to place a swing a little higher for those who prefer. If you want to lower the swing a little more just put the tapes under the overgrips.
In play is a racket with a medium-soft touch and quite comfortable. Its got a comfortable stroke. Features a large sweet spot. In terms of power it gets a little behind the top-of-the-line versions that rely on additional rigidity and power.
In the net:
Easy stroke at the net but you should be careful with the medium-high output. Volleys and trays come out deep, sometimes too much when the stroke is not well finished. In the smash it is well noted that this is not a power racket.
Back of the COURT:
The control is very good in the defensive stage, and will help you in difficult moments. It has a medium-high output and is very manageable. Lobs come out easily but be careful not to go to the glass.
The weight tested was 368gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a high sound and a medium-high timbre.
Safety cord: The safety cord is simple, which leaves something to be desired.
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.
- Good output
- Good sweet spot
- Good quality/price ratio
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Lack power
In conclusion, this is a racket with a comfortable and easy touch, suited to players from beginner level to mid-high. It has a stroke of medium-soft hardness and medium-high output. In the defensive phase will help you in situations of tightening. It has a medium-high output, which means it will benefit you in more demanding defensive situations but you will have to be careful on the net and lobs to the depth does not exceed the maximum limit.
I didn’t feel practically vibration in my arm. The finishes are very good and the look sober and well achieved. It is a quality racket, which in my opinion serves right-wing players or who are starting and yet without a definite position, who want a solid and easy racket.
A racket that helps in the learning process by its handling, comfort and good ball output. Good choice of Adidas for all levels at a below average price.