High-end Dunlop racket of Gravity line. One of the biggest bets of the brand for 2018 and the weapon chosen by Juani Mieres for this season. Composed of carbon and Aerographene, a super lightweight and elastic material that transmits rigidity but at the same time a sense of lightness to the racket. It has a core of EVA PRO TOUCH, a medium density gum. It has an oversize hybrid shape and an abrasive surface that covers the entire face of the racket.
When you first pick it up for the first time you get the feeling of a very well finished and lightweight racket. The swing is directed towards the head, but it is something that is not noticed immediately, perhaps by the feeling of lightness that the racket has. By placing the overgrips, I recommend 3 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 a medium touch. 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, controlled hit. It features a sweet medium spot, short if we take into account other formats, but interesting for this kind of offensive rackets. I think the oversize hybrid model contributes to increasing the optimal impact point. In terms of power impresses especially in the smash. 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 reasonable of field background. By being a more manageable racket than usual for these formats, help in the defensive stage. It has a short output tending to medium, also a little more than is usually in this offensive format. At the back of the court the lobs, when well executed technically, come out controlled. I felt some lack of sensitivity at the time of impact with the ball in my opinion, perhaps because they are new materials, the touch lacks some habituation.
The weight tested was 366gr.
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.
- Excellent commitment between power and handling
- Light and no vibrations
- Abrasive Face
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Lack of sensitivity in the ball
In conclusion, this is a racket for advanced level players who want to add power to their game without compromising too much handling and comfort. It has a stroke of medium hardness and with short output to tend to the average. In the defensive phase does not compromise because it is very manageable and lightweight. In the net is precise in the tray and has excellent power in the smash, yet lacks some habituation to the specific touch of the racket. With the right technique you can easily draw by 3, 4 or bring the ball back. I felt no vibration in my arm, and no over strain on the tendons after some playing time. The finishes are very good and the visual is very attractive with fluorescent yellow. It is a high quality racket, which in my opinion serves left-wing players who like rackets with good power and who do not compromise the defensive game too much. It is a racket that surprised to be quite manageable for this type of format. We advise it to those who have elbow problems and do not want to abdicate an aggressive game. An interesting choice and a strong Dunlop bet for this season.