Racket of the line “BAZUKA”, from DROP SHOT brand. Composed of a double-tubular carbon structure, a carbon face and an innovative thermo-plastic composite , CURV 360 and a high density EVA PRO gum core. It has an oversize diamond shape. It has a smooth surface with matt finish.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a very robust and potent racket. The grip in a more square format will be quite pleasing to some players, but others may not like it.
The swing is directed towards the head and this makes you feel right away. 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 of your swing.
In play is a racket with a touch of medium hardness and with a sense of elasticity. It features a sweet spot above the normal for rackets of this type due to its oversize format. In terms of power is quite well served. There’s an average output.
In the net:
In the net trays and volleys come out deep and potent. The lack of handling requires the redoubled attention to the reflexes in the volleys. In smash, it is potent and will not have great problems in achieving good ball speed.
Back of the court:
Back of the court control is acceptable. The sweet spot above the average helps, however the high balance and consequent reduced handling are factors that impair this point. The strokes come out with a reasonable depth due to their average output. Lobs also come out usually deep with a correct technique.
The weight tested was 372gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium sound and with a low timbre.
The safety cord is simple and does not allow easy adjustment.
In terms of durability, it seems to be an extremely solid racket, very well built and robust. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Sweet spot above average for the format
- Lack handling
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
In conclusion, this is a racket that excels at the embedded technology as it is the brand’s habit. It has a very robust feeling, and the absence of space in the heart of the racket further stresses this point.
In my opinion it’s a racket that serves left-wing players. Recommended only for middle-high level players who know how to take advantage of the most technical features of the racket. It has a stroke that tends clearly to hard and an average output. The EVA high density PRO gum core transmits you a slightly out of the ordinary elasticity. It is a racket with a pretty wide sweet spot for the format.
In the defensive phase will experience some difficulties, however the average output will help a little to minimize this sensation. Handling is reduced. In the net will feel much better, would not say as if it had a “bazooka” in the hands, but close. Volleys and trays come out deep and potent. You can easily, draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is in my opinion very well achieved. The bright red of the symbol and the silvery details on a matt black carbon background is a winning combination. A very attractive racket indeed.
The hard tact gives the sensation of some vibration but it does not seem to convey with ease to the arm due to its closed heart. The high swing is also felt after some time inside the field. Players with good preparation will not have bigger problems however.
A different racket and with good dose of technology on the part of the DROP SHOT. Good games!