Racket of the OEIRAS line, of the CARTRI brand, designed with the collaboration of Portuguese player Miguel Oliveira who acts in the WPT. Composed by the XTREME system in its structure and face, an innovative and lightweight disposition for carbon fibers. It has a HCT core, a hybrid system that has two coats of EVA gum and an interior of polyethylene. It has a round shape and handle slightly larger than the normality of the paddles. It has a smooth surface with matt finish.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a balanced and manageable racket. The swing is directed towards the handle but tends to the center. By placing the overgrips, you will be able to further optimize the balance 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 this type of racket if you put more weight would only be in the head in my opinion.
In-game is a racket with a medium-soft touch. It features a wide sweet spot at the level of the largest I have ever encountered in round rackets. In terms of power is slightly above the traditional round model, but does not impress because it remains a control racket. It has an average output, which sometimes seems to me to tend to short in stronger strokes and to tend to high in weaker strokes. I believe it is tied to the HCT core, which seems to me that it adapts to different game situations.
In the net: In the, it allows you to react quickly to all balls. Surprisingly you will get good depth even in the strokes where you print less strength and good accuracy in more aggressive volleys and trays. Smash will be very dependent on your technique and strength and body weight that you can put on the ball. Not being the ideal racket in this hit you will be able to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back by doing a technically correct stroke and with some additional effort on your part.
Back of the court:
Controlo from the back of the court impresses, the average output will help you when you need it most and your ample sweet spot will make life easier for you in moments of tightening. Lobs and defensive strokes come out with good depth.
The weight tested was 369gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a louder sound that I tested and with a high timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable and very comfortable. 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. Pros:
- Adapts to the various phases of the game
- Good control and Accuracy
- Adjustable cord
- Some power is missing
In conclusion, this is a racket indicated for high-level players until advanced, who want a racket first of control but that suits and fulfills in all phases of the game. In the net you will appreciate the accuracy and good depth in all kinds of strokes despite the lack of power.
The output is good and adaptive, helping you in situations of tightening where you can not finish the punch correctly and allowing control in the most aggressive strokes. It has a medium-soft stroke. In the smash, with very good technique and strength will be able to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back, but has better options in this area in concrete. The tray and volleys come out deep and accurately.
The visual part is mostly sober is interesting but it could be more appealing in my opinion. I felt some vibration in the arm, the typical and necessary rigidity of a racket directed and designed primarily for a professional player. It serves, in my opinion, mostly right-wing players who want a racket that allows for a controlled game but that meets reasonably well in all other phases of the game.
To highlight the innovative warranty confirmation system through QR Code that is printed on the racket itself. A racket with very interesting technology at a reasonable price. Good games!