Asics C1 Range control racket in its feminine version. A brand that had a strong bet on tennis and padel shoes but that is also entering intense in the racket area. Made up of 100% carbon and a core of EVA HARD. It has a round shape and a textured surface.
When you first wield it you get the feeling of a very well finished, lightweight and manageable racket. The swing is directed towards the handle. By placing the overgrips you will get an even lower swing which may lead you to want to raise it so that you get more power, therefore you can put lead or tungsten stripes on top of the racket under the protector.
This racket has a hard touch, either by its core, or by the carbon fibers that make up its plan by transmitting it an extra stiffness. Its got a really tough but very controlled stroke. Features a large sweet spot. In terms of power even with this racket format is not bad at all, but it still cant compare to rackets of more offensive formats. In the net is very precise, but it is convenient to complete the technical movement correctly so that the depth is the desired. Control is exceptional for a racket with such hard touch. It has a very reduced output, the smallest one I have ever found in round rackets and is quite manageable. The lobs will be shorter which avoids the glass but runs the risk of being dangerously short if poorly executed. In the net it lacks some power.
The weight tested was 365gr.
The surface is textured which will help in the execution of slices.
In sound terms is a racket that has an average sound and with a timbre that tend to be acute.
The safety cord is simple but quite comfortable, yet the adjustable one is always better in my opinion. For a racket of this price in my opinion the adjustable cord is a must have.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid and well-built racket which means it can have a long lifespan when well estimated.
- Excellent control
- Wide Sweet spot
- Quite manageable
- High price
- Safety cord without adjustment
- Excessive hardness
In conclusion, this is a racket for high-level players who opt for a more controlled game. It has a very hard hit and very low output. In the defensive phase will allow you to control the ball well, but since you have virtually no output you will need to perform the strokes in a complete and technically correct way so that they are not short. In the net despite the accuracy is not the ideal racket to bring the ball back or draw by 3. I felt some vibrations in the arm by the hardness and rigidity that the racket presents. The finishes are very good and the look is very attractive. The male version racket has a reddish paint instead of pink, but the characteristics are exactly the same. It is a high quality racket, which in my opinion serves right-wing players who like low-output rackets and some power commitment for this type of models. It’s a very manageable racket suited to players, in my opinion, that have the correct technique. I wouldn’t recommend much to anyone suffering from elbow problems for its hard touch and some vibration. A brand to take seriously into account for the coming years.