Racket of the line “REVENGE”, of the BABOLAT brand, recognized for its tennis articles, in its CARBON version of 2019. Consisting of a fully carbon structure and a BLACK EVA gum core. It has a tear shape. It has a rough surface with bright finish. One of the differences for its predecessor is asymmetric drilling.
Taking it for the first time is the sensation of a light and balanced racket, with a bold look, like the rest of the brand’s rackets. The balance is centered, tending to the fist, in line with its hybrid shape.
By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards the handle. If you fail to place more than 1 overgrip the option also falls for putting the included weights to lower the paddle balance. On the contrary if you still want to add more power, put the weights included at the top of the racket at the spot indicated on the protector. This is a very viable option for when you like a lot of all the other features of a paddle, less the swing.
In game it is a racket with a medium-hard touch. The sweet spot is quite wide for the format, coming to impress. When it comes to power, it’s pretty good, not a cannon, but you won’t miss it. There’s a short exit. It is a racket with a very comfortable touch, more than expected.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out with fluidity, precision and aggressiveness. The rugged face helps in the intended effects. The handling is more than enough and allows you to react quickly, and the generous sweet spot also helps. In the smash, you will feel quite comfortable.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Control from the back of the court impresses for a hybrid racket. The output is short and this helps to control the intensity you want to put on the ball, which, for example, in the lobs helps enough to avoid the glass easily. The sweet spot and above-average handling make it very easy for you to play. For defensive lobs and strokes not to get short, it is advisable to have a proper technique and a complete blow.
The tested weight was 365gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a high sonority and with a medium timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable which is always best in our opinion.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Excellent control/power ratio
- Sweet spot
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Short exit (for those who do not like)
In conclusion, this is a very well balanced racket, which will please those who like to have all the weapons at their disposal. Only sin, for those who do not appreciate, the exit that is in fact short. It is a racket that serves in our opinion players from both sides.
It has a medium-hard blow. The sweet spot is quite wide. In the defensive phase the control is impressive for the format. The centered swing and ample sweet spot help a lot in all phases of the game. A racket much more comfortable than you’d expect.
On the net, you’ll only miss it, that extra exit, to defend those fast-reacting balls. Volleys and trays come out accurate and aggressive with the correct technique. It can be achieved without great effort (for experienced players), draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is well achieved in line with the previous model remains quite bold.
The tact is medium-hard but comfortable, yet not totally exempt from some vibration. The centered balance, tending to the fist, helps to spare the tendon.
A racket that will not disappoint anyone. Very acceptable Price, with a top quality finish on the part of BABOLAT.