Racket of the line CONTROL, of GLOBO PADEL, a Portuguese brand that is now launching in the world of Padel. Consisting entirely of carbon fiber in its structure and 3K carbon fiber on the face. It has a core of EVA UK 30, a medium density gum. It has a round shape and a rough surface with glossy finish.
Taking it for the first time you get the sensation of a racket visually well achieved and very manageable and lightweight. The swing is clearly directed towards the handle.
By placing the overgrips, you will be able to optimise the balance in the direction of 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 this specific case, you can add weight to the head if you think you need a little more power.
In play is a racket with a touch of medium hardness. The sweet spot is quite wide. In terms of potency, it is clear that it is not its best attribute, which would be expected given the format and balance. Handling is great, allowing for a very rapid reaction. It has a short output tending to medium, which means that it serves those players who like a racket less reactive and where is the player to define practically completely the ball output depending on the force applied.
In the net:
In the net it is a very easy racket due to its ample sweet spot and excellent handling. The tray is easy to control, the excellent handling helps to perform the hit correctly, however if you want more depth you will need to put the correct intensity in the stroke. Smash can be tricky to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back to less experienced players, but players with good arm and technically evolved, will succeed with relative success.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court is very good due to the large sweet spot and very good handling. It lacks a bit of output to be the perfect weapon, but it is important to note that there are players who prefer little or no exit on a padel racket. Lobs and defensive blows, when reaching the sweet spot and with enough strength come out with good depth, but being a racket with an output tending to short there must be attention and put the necessary force.
The tested weight was 369gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has an average sound and with an equally average timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable and quite comfortable.
In terms of durability, it appears to be a robust and well-estimated racket that will have a normal duration.
- Excellent sweet spot
- Very manageable
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Lack power
- Output something short (may be a positive point for some players)
In conclusion, this is a control racket, directed to right-handed players primarily. Those who like a racket with little output and huge sweet spot will have on the GLOBE PADEL LINE CONTROL, an interesting choice. It is an easy racket, and would say indicated for all levels given its good handling, however, players with more experience and technically more evolved took more advantage of the good attributes of it.
It has an short output , tending to medium and a medium hardness touch. It is a racket that in the defensive phase will help you to react very quickly and catch balls that seem impossible given the great sweet spot. It lacks output to help you even more and become a wall back there. In the net volleys and trays come out with ease, but the depth will be defined largely by the force and technique applied. In the smash you will feel a little more difficulty despite being able to draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back, by putting the correct force in the hit that should have technically correct. The 3D roughness, embedded in the cover, helps in the desired effects.
The visual part is very well achieved, the logo is very interesting and the colors well chosen.
I felt a slight vibration in my arm. Its low balance, however, helps a lot not to strain the tendons too much.
It serves, in my opinion, right-wing, technically evolved players who want an easy-to-control racket.
A well thought-out and evolved racket that surprises you for being a brand that now starts your journey.