Top-of-the-range racket from the Galaxy line, from the Dunlop brand. Another of the big bets of the brand for 2018 and the weapon chosen by Ramiro Moyano for this season. Composed of carbon and Aerographene, a super lightweight and elastic material that transmits rigidity but at the same time a very sharp lightly to the racket. It has a core of EVA PRO TOUCH gum, a medium density gum. It has an oversize hybrid shape (between round and tear) and an abrasive surface that covers the entire face of the racket.
When you pick it up for the first time, you get the feeling of a very well-finished, lightweight racket like gravity. The swing is slightly directed towards the head, but it is something that is not immediately noticed, the feeling is very similar to gravity. By placing the overgrips, 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 download a little bit further, which in this format does not seem necessary.
In play is a racket with a medium touch to tend very slightly to the soft. The new Dunlop system, TRI-MAX, seems to be docked to the racket stability and greater handling of it. The carbon structure with the addition of Aerographene, conveys a lot of stability and a sense of lightness. It´s got a solid, very controlled stroke. It features a medium sweet spot, slightly larger than gravity. In terms of power does not impress but also does not disappoint. It loses some of this power due to the abrasive face, but that same face helps when making trays, a good slice or spin. The control is pretty good from the back of the court. It has a slightly higher output than gravity in my opinion. In defensive stage, the lobs, when well executed technically, come out controlled. I felt some lack some sensitivity at the time of impact with the ball in my opinion, but not as much as in gravity.
The weight tested was 363gr.
The surface is abrasive with mate finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a low sound and with a medium timbre and something muffled.
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
- Light and no vibrations
- Abrasive Face
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Slight lack of sensitivity in the ball
In conclusion, this is a racket for mid-level and advanced players wich want a racket with good control and manageable but still maintain a good power. It has an medium hardness stroke tending to soft and with medium-short output. In the defensive stage is quite good for being quite manageable, lightweight and by having a little more output than gravity. On the net is accurate in the tray and has reasonable power in the smash, but it will depend on our technique and strength. With the correct technique it is possible to draw by 3, by 4 or bring the ball back but gravity in this area is a few points above. I felt no vibration in my arm, or any strain on my tendons too even after some playing time. The finishes are very good and the visual is very attractive with fluorescent green. It is a high quality racket, which in my opinion serves players on both sides who like rackets with a lot of control and handling and with a good commitment to power. Advisable to the ones who have elbow problems. An interesting choice and a strong Dunlop bet for this season.