Black Crown racket of the Python 5.0 line. Composed of carbon, fiberglass and a core of BLACK EVA gum. It has a round shape and a smooth surface with mate finish.
The first impression is a balanced racket but something heavy and unmanageable. The swing is located in the center, slightly shifted to the head of the racket or that is strange in a round shape. By placing three or more grips it is possible to lower the balance.
The feeling is of a racket with medium hardness and with a very solid hit but with some inconsistency if a correct technique is not apllied. Features a large sweet spot. With good technique the placement of ball is possible. The power is quite interesting for a round racket without being extraordinary. In the net, due to its medium-hard touch allows a solid volley and well directed, applying a refined technique. In the tray is not very permissive but it allows a very interesting power when the stroke is done perfectly. It has little output, so it is dependent on the experience and strength of the user especially when in defensive position.
The weight tested was 370gr which proved to be a slightly excessive weight, especially if you need 3 or more grips and protector.
The surface is smooth, with mate finish.
The sound is medium and something muffled.
The safety cord is not adjustable which makes it more difficult to reach the most comfortable position.
I personally prefer the adjustable cord, but tastes are not discussed. 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 for round racket
- High quality materials
- Something heavy
- Non-adjustable cord
In conclusion, it seems to me a sturdy racket but sometwhat heavy. With a dry hit and low output is indicated for players with refined technique who can actually use their full potential. It does not help much in the defensive stage for less experienced players. It does not transmit large vibrations to the arm but as the weight is directed slightly to the head, it ends up tiring a little bit the arm after a while. The finishes are very good and the look is very attractive. It is one that will be best taken advantage of by experienced players and in my opinion that they are based on a defensive game but that need additional power, preferably for a right-wing player with more aggression than normal. A great racket, well made, but quite technical.