Racket from the pro range of the mythic line inferno, this year’s Inferno Graphene, from the Dunlop brand. Composed of carbon, graphene and a core of POWERFLEX gum, a gum consisting of the Infinergy material developed by BASF, an extremely elastic material. It has an oversize hybrid shape (between diamond and tear) and a smooth surface with matt finish.
When you first pick it up, you get the feeling of a well-finished and bold-looking racket. The swing is directed towards the head and this feels immediately. 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 tending to hard, yet comfortable because the core in this material seems to actually add elasticity and absorption of the impact caused by the ball. The carbon structure conveys a lot of stability and rigidity, and the graphene also gives you an extra hardness. It has a relatively dry but comfortable blow. Presents a medium-short sweet spot. I think the oversize hybrid model contributes to the increase of the optimal impact point, but it still tends to shot. In terms of power is pretty good, making the smash a very nice and pleasurable stroke. It has an average output tending to short. In the net the trays reach good depth. The control is not its strong point due to the reduced sweet spot and swing of the racket. At the back of the court the lobs, are done with relative ease. It could be a little more manageable, but you can counter this point with grips and lead or tungsten ribbons on the handle.
The weight tested was 367gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a high sound and with a medium timbre to tend to the acute.
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. Pros:
- Excellent power
- Comfortable hit
- Bold Visual
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Sweet spot something short
In conclusion, this is a racket for middle-advanced players who are based on an aggressive game but looking for a comfortable touch and still some output. It has a stroke of medium hardness and medium-short output. In the defensive phase, you feel some lack of handling. In the net has a controlled power in the tray, volley and smash. You can easily draw by 3, and especially by 4 or bring the ball back. I felt no vibration in the arm but by the high swing of the racket after some time slightly fatigues the arm. The TRIBAR system helps stabilize the racket which gives you the extra control it needs. The finishes are good, the look is quite attractive and bold. It is a high quality racket, which in my opinion serves left-wing players who like rackets with controlled power and a comfortable hit. It can be used by people with elbow problems, but I strongly advise to put lead or tungsten tape on the handle or at least several overgrips. A fantastic choice of Dunlop in terms of quality/price. [Yasr_multiset setid = 0]