Range Pro Racket from the Dunlop brand. Made up of 100% carbon and a core of gum EVA PRO TOUCH BLACK. It has an oversize hybrid shape and a smooth surface with mate finish.
When you first pick it up you get the feeling of a well-finished and solid racket and feeling very similar to “Action”. The swing is directed slightly towards the head. By placing the overgrips, I recommend 2 minimum, you will be able to optimize the balance in the direction of the handle. You can additionally put lead or tungsten ribbons on the handle under the overgrips to lower a little bit further.
In play is a racket with an average touch but, perhaps by its more balanced format, more soft than the “Action”. The structure in carbon in the 3k braided system, conveys enough stability and additional rigidity to the racket. It has a comfortable and constant blow. Presents a medium-high sweet spot. I think the oversize hybrid model contributes to increasing the optimal impact point. In terms of power is a little behind the model “Action” but not bad at all. It has a medium-short output, seems to have a little more than the “Action”, again contribution of the more balanced model in my opinion. In the net the trays come out smoothly and controlled without great surprises. You may want to finish the stroke well so you won’t be surprised by some extra output. The control is pretty good. At the back of the court the lobs, come out controlled and with good depth without difficulty. Unlike the gravity and Galaxy models, this one has a more traditional touch, fruit of its fully carbon structure.
The weight tested was 360gr.
The surface is smooth with mate finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a medium-high sound and with an acute timbre.
The safety cord is simple. As I’ve always said, I always prefer the adjustable cord. In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid and well-built racket which leads to wanting that can have a long lifespan when well estimated.
- Good control and handling
- Good value for money
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Some power is missing
In conclusion, this is a racket for middle-high or even advanced players who want a racket with control and handling while still having some power. It has a medium-soft hit and medium-short output. In the defensive phase it helps by its oversize hybrid shape that slightly increases the sweet spot and its balanced balance. On the net is safe and constant in the tray and volley. In the smash, for those who like to play agressivly seems to lack that extra power. With the right technique you can get by with some effort to draw by 3, by 4 or bring the ball back. I felt some vibration in my arm but not much. I think the fully interwoven carbon structure gives it additional rigidity, but VIBROPODS technology helps to minimize that effect. The finishes are good, the look is sober and discreet with the black and blue. It is a high quality racket without a doubt, which in my opinion serves right-wing players who like handling, some compromise of power and with a good sweet spot and the “traditional” touch of carbon. It can be used by people with elbow problems, but I advise to increase the number of overgrips. A good choice in terms of quality/price.