Racket of the line “VIPER”, of the BABOLATbrand, recognized brand of Tennis articles, in its CARBON version of 2019. The weapon chosen by Juan Lebrón, a powerful world top player and partner of Paquito Navarro this season. Consisting of a full carbon structure and a BLACK EVA gum core. It has a diamond shape. It has a rough surface with glossy finish. One of the differences for its predecessor is asymmetric drilling.
Picking her up for the first time is the sensation of an imposing and visually daring racket. The balance is directed to the head, in line with its diamond shape and this is notorious immediately.
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, tending more to the hard in our opinion. The sweet spot is reasonable, in line with a diamond racket and consequently quite technical. In terms of power, Juan Lebrón will not be able to complain because its perfect. It has a mid-short output. It Is a racket with a hard touch, which will be more of the taste of aggressive players without a doubt.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out with great aggressiveness. The rugged face helps in the intended effects. The handling is not in fact the best due to the format, but is what is expected of a racket “cannon”. In The smash will help you with the hammer effect and increase the power of your stroke.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Back of the court control is reasonable. The output tends to short but remains sufficient for a player with good technique. The sweet spot and reduced handling make it a very technical racket, but experienced players and lovers of this type of racket will have no reason to complain because it is in line with rackets of this kind. Aggressive wall outputs come out with enough power to “pierce” your opponent. For defensive lobs and blows not to get short, a correct technique is required in order to reach sweet spot and a proper and timely preparation.
The weight tested was 372gr.
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 appears to be a solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Excellent power
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Sweet spot
In conclusion, this is a clearly power racket and for aggressive and technically evolved players. In the net you will feel very well without a shadow of a doubt. It’s a racket that serves in our opinion offensive left wing players.
It has a blow tending clearly to hard. The sweet spot is reduced in line with the format. In the defensive phase, control leaves something to be desired, but it wasn’t created for that. With good technique it is overable. The high swing and short sweet spot also don’t help back there. A tough and powerful racket, its the best quality. In the net, nothing to say, impresses and much at the power level. Volleys and trays come out deep and potent without difficulty. You can effortlessly (for seasoned players), draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is well achieved in line with the previous model remains quite bold.
The tact is hard is acceptable at the level of comfort yet not totally exempt from some vibration but nothing significant. The high swing however may weigh after some games.
A racket that will bring an increase in power to your game and great pleasure at the time of the smash. Very acceptable price, with a top quality finish on the part of BABOLAT. Good Games!