ASICS control racket for 2018 in its “STANDARD” version. Composed of carbon and fiberglass and a core of EVA gum. It has a round shape and a rough surface with glossy finish.
By picking up you get the feeling of a manageable and well-finished racket such as the “SOFT” version. The swing is centered, a little above the usual for rackets of this format. By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards the handle. If you cannot put more than 1 overgrip the option is also for placing tungsten tapes under the Overgrip (s) to lower the paddle balance. On the contrary if you want to add more power, place the ribbons on the top of the racket below or above the protector. This is a pretty viable option for when you like a lot of all the other features of a racket, less of your swing.
In game is a racket with a medium touch to tender for soft. It counts with a precise and easy hit. The output is average, below the “SOFT” version. It features a large, online sweet spot with round rackets. In terms of power, it still lacks a lot, but it complies relatively well. By having the balance centered, it allows an extra power in the finishing zone.
In the net:
In the net trays and volleys come out with ease, continues to count with medium output, so watch the glass. Being a manageable racket allows you to react quickly. Your ample sweet spot makes it very permissive if you do not perform a proper technique.
Back of the court:
Control is quite positive from the back of the court, its average output, will help you a lot in those balls harder to return, not so much as the version “SOFT” but on the other side the lobs come out more controlled and with less propensity to go to the glass in case of incorrect technique or excessive force.
The weight tested was 374gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium sound and with a medium timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable with a very discreet and innovative rubber system.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid racket, very well built and robust that will not break very easily. Well-esteemed will last a long time in my opinion.
- Large Sweet Spot
- Adjustable cord System
- Lack power
In conclusion, this is a racket for middle level players until advanced who want an easy racket that allows to evolve technically or prosper in the defensive phase of the game and still have a little power in the net. Just do not recommend for anyone who is starting with the price, agreeing with a high-end racket. It has a medium-soft hit and an average output.
It’s a racket with a lot of control. Handling is not the best I’ve seen in a round racket due to its centered swing, but it’s what allows extra power on the net. In the defensive phase, it will help a lot, not so much as the “SOFT” version, but close. The average output in my opinion allows for greater control over lobs and deeper strokes. In the net you can obtain a reasonable power. Volleys and trays come out deep and easy. You can do with some extra effort, draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back. The rugged face also helps in the intended effects.
The visual part is attractive and homogeneous across the ASICS line. I still think that something is missing that allows it to stand out more at this level.
I felt some vibration in my arm. A little more than the SOFT version no doubt.
It serves mainly right-wing players, who like a racket that helps them especially in the defensive stage. I just don’t advise who’s starting because of the high-end racket price. If you’re looking for an easy-to-control racket, this racket might be ideal for you. Good games!