The Spider line racket, the BLACK CROWN brand, in its version of 2018. Composed of an EVA gum-coated carbon frame and a plane consisting of 3 fiberglass covers and 1 glass fiber cover 3k aluminized. It counts with a core of EVA gum, a medium density gum. It has a diamond shape. It has a rough surface with a glossy finish.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a balanced and potent racket. The swing is directed towards the head but does not feel immediately when picking up. By placing the overgrips, you will be able to optimize the balance in the direction of 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 play it is a racket with an medium touch, almost would say soft, which contradicts my initial thinking that it would be hard by the gum and composition of the face. It turned out to be a pretty comfortable racket, I think by the vibration absorption system and the inclusion of gum EVA in its structure. It features an average sweet spot, slightly superior to traditional diamond models. In terms of power is in the line of aggressive models but it is not a “cannon”. It has a reasonable handling, OK, for the weight distribution of the racket. There’s an average exit.
In the net:
In the net, it does not allow to react as quickly as a round, but it is quite well in this field. It has an average output, for those who like it is positive because it is above what normally encounter in power rackets. You will be able to achieve good depth without problem and the output is not excessive so that you cannot control the ball easily. In the smash allows with relative ease to obtain to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back, but it is appropriate to place the weight of the body properly.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court is quite reasonable, the output and above-average handling in these formats allows for a quick reaction to the most complicated balls. The sweet spot is reduced and placed in the upper part of the racket, but the unusual format allows it to be a little larger than usual in diamond rackets. Lobs and defensive strokes come out easy and without any major problems.
The weight tested was 363gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a high sounding and with a medium timbre.
The safety cord is simple and does not allow easy adjustment.
Durability: In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid and well built and robust racket that will not break very easily. Well-esteemed will last a long time in my opinion.
- Good power/control ratio
- Sweet spot above the normal for this type of format
- Could be more manageable
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
In conclusion, this is a racket indicated for high-level players up to advanced, who want a comfortable racket and with a good commitment to power and control. On the net is more than enough in terms of power and at the back of the court it does not compromise. It could be more manageable but it’s slightly better than traditional models. It has a medium hardness stroke and an average output.
It is a racket that in the defensive stage, by its output and sweet spot slightly larger for this format, will help you not to compromise. In the smash, with technique you will be able to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back without difficulty.
The rugged face helps with the effects and slices.
The visual part is attractive in my opinion. I didn’t feel practically vibration in my arm. The absorption system and presence of gum EVA in the structure contribute favorably to the comfort of the racket.
It serves, in my opinion, typical left-wing players or aggressive right-handed players who want something that does not compromise on a defensive, comfortable and still allows to “kill” in the net. A very interesting racket from Black Crown with a lot of technology incorporated at a competitive price.