Top-of-the-range racket of one of the latest brands to produce paddle paddles, the well-known brand of sneakers and Asics sports equipment. It is the hard edition of the Asics brand speed power line for the year 2018 and the weapon chosen by Pablo Lima. Composed of carbon and fiberglass and a core of hard EVA gum. It has a tear shape and a smooth surface with matt finish.
When you pick up you get the feeling of a lightweight and manageable racket despite its format. The swing is directed slightly towards the head but does not notice much. By placing three or more grips and with the help of tungsten or lead tape it is possible to put a lower swing.
The feeling is of a racket with a medium touch, a solid hit and easy to handle. Presents a medium-short sweet spot. In terms of power impresses. In the net the ball comes out with a good power and well directed. Control is good for a more aggressive format racket. It has little output, but while being quite manageable, it works well at the defensive level too.
The weight tested was 363gr.
After placement of the additional grips, the swing lowers a little more which makes it even more comfortable.
The surface is rough. In sound terms it is a racket that makes you listen very well when you hit the sweet spot.
The safety cord is adjustable with a simple and innovative system.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a pretty solid and well built racket which leads to wanting that can have a long lifespan.
- Good power/control ratio
- High quality materials
- Adjustable safety cord
- Excessive price
In conclusion, this is an aggressive racket but that also does not behave badly in the defensive phase. It has a stroke of medium hardness and low output. It will help in the defensive phase for its manageability and transmit very good sensations in the net. I felt some vibration because of its hardness. The finishes are very good as well as the visual graphic that is quite sober. It is an exceptional quality racket, which in my opinion serves more aggressive and left-wing players. A well-managed racket that denotes the evolution of ASICS. You’re not going to be defrauded.