Racket of the line “CARBON ATTK” by the ADIDAS brand, in its version 1.8. Composed of 3k carbon fiber and a core of EVA HIGH MEMORY gum, a medium density gum. It has a diamond shape. It has a smooth surface with glossy finish on the face and mate in the remaining structure.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a powerful, sturdy racket and somewhat of a heavy head. The balance is directed towards the head and is noted more than in the ADIPOWER ATTK 1.8. By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards 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 its swing. In the case of this offensive DNA racket it makes no sense to put weight on the grips or lower your swing.
In play is a racket with a medium touch. Features a small and high placed sweet spot in lines with rackets of this format. In terms of power is there all and at your disposal to shoot and “scare” your opponents. There’s an average output.
In the net:
In the net, everything will come out with a lot of power and depth without much effort. However, it is desirable to compensate for any lack of handling by virtue of its high balance.
Back of the court:
The control from the back of the court is acceptable for a power racket. The above average output in this type of rackets will help you. You will notice the lack of handling, but it is normal for those who opt for this type of format. The lobs come out deep with a complete and technically correct stroke and preferably when reaching sweet spot.
The weight tested was 361gr.
The surface is smooth with glossy finish on the face and mate in the remainder of the structure.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium-high loudness and with a medium-high timbre.
The safety cord is simple and does not allow easy adjustment.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid racket, very well built and robust that will not break very easily. Well-esteemed will last a long time in my opinion.
- Excellent power
- Above average output for this format
- Very well achieved Visual
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Low handling
In conclusion, this is a racket suitable for aggressive middle-level players until advanced who look for maximum power in their game with a very traditional touch of a fully carbon structure and with some output. It has a medium hardness stroke and an average output.
It is a racket that will give you much pleasure in the net. In the defensive phase, if you can get around the issue of handling, it complies and the average output will help you. Volleys and trays come out with constant depth and precision in a technically correct stroke. In the smash will shine when hitting the sweet spot and you can draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back in a consistent and easy way.
The visual part is very attractive in my opinion. I felt some vibration in the arm but not much, its high swing may eventually also bring some discomfort after some time of play. It serves, in my opinion, high-level left-wing players who make the aggressive and net game aggressive their main weapon. A good choice of a power racket no doubt in terms of quality/price. Good games!