Racquet of the “LYNX” line, from the KELME brand, in its version of 2018. Composed exclusively of fiberglass and a high-density FOAM gum core. It has a round shape. It has a smooth surface with matt finish.
By picking her up for the first time you get the feel of a lightweight and interesting looking racket. The balance is centered, tending towards the handle. When you place the overgrips, you will be able to optimize the balance towards the handle. If you can not put more than 1 overgrip the option is also to place tungsten strips under the overgrip (s) to lower the racket swing. On the contrary, if you still want to add more power, place the tapes on top of the racket underneath or over the protector. This is a fairly viable option for when you really like all the other features of a racket, less its swing. The ideal is to experiment until you find the ideal balance for yourself and your style of play.
In game is a racket with a very soft touch. The FOAM gum and fiberglass structure give it a somewhat “flaccid” feel. It has a very wide sweet spot. In terms of power is not at all the ideal racket, leaves much to be desired. It has a medium output to tend to short by the too soft touch it presents. In the net trays and volleys come out well controlled but need to put on strength and finish the stroke in a correct way to reach the desired depth. The plus point is that they will hardly go to the glass. The control on the back of the court is quite good, it is an easy racket. It has good handling. Lobs are well directed but require extra strenght not to be left short.
The weight tested was 357gr.
The surface is smooth with matte finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a low sonority and a medium-low tone.
The safety cord is simple and does not allow for easy adjustment.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid racquet but for power players it may not have the desired durability.
- Good control
- Wide sweet Spot
- Lack of power
- Non-adjustable safety cord
- Touch something flabby
In conclusion, this is a racket designed for players who are starting or mid-level. It has a very soft stroke and a medium-short output. It is a very permissive and comfortable racket. In the defensive phase will not have big problems, although it requires strength not to let the balls short. In the net the control continues to be good but it lacks power clearly. You will be able to make accurate volleys and trays, but it requires effort to reach good depth. In smash it takes a lot of extra effort to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back. The visual part seems very well done and will not go unnoticed in court. I felt no vibration in my arm. Its FOAM gum is quite comfortable. It serves, in my opinion, players starting from both sides who want an easy, permissive and comfortable racket or right-level players who enjoy a soft touch that will not hurt the arm. A good option from KELME to lower levels. Good games!