Racquet of the line “TIGER”, from KELME. Composed of carbon and an EVA HARD gum core. It has a diamond shape. It has a rough surface with a glossy finish.
By picking her up for the first time you get the feel of a well-made racket, “potent” but heavy. The balance is high and it shows immediately. When you place the overgrips, you will be able to slightly 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 racquet, less your swing. In this type of racket is not worth my opinion to lower the balance, but add, if you need, more weight to the head so you can add more power and who knows “break the glass.”
In game is a racket with a medium-hard touch. It features a reduced and high sweet spot as is normal in these formats. In terms of power it is a real cannon. It has a surprisingly good output for such a medium-hard touch. In the net trays and volleys come out very deep and very potent, but due to the poor handling it requires a little effort and care in the technique so that you are not surprised with balls to the glass or side. Control on the back of the court is sufficient for those with a strong arm and a very sharp technique. It could be more manageable but it is the price to pay to have all this power in hand. Lobs come out well preferably when reaching the sweet spot.
The weight tested was 369gr.
The surface is finished with a rough and glossy varnish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has an average sound and an average tone.
The safety cord is simple and does not allow for easy adjustment.
In terms of durability, it appears to be a solid and well-built racket that will last long enough when well estimated.
- Extreme Power
- Good output
- Poor handling
- Small sweet spot
- Non-adjustable safety cord
In conclusion, this is a racket designed for aggressive, advanced level players who always look for that extra power in their game. It has a medium-hard stroke and a medium bounce. It is a racket that impresses by the power that can be printed to the ball and by maintaining a good exit. In the defensive phase, if you have a good physical preparation and an accurate technique, it complies. On the net you will be able to destroy the balls and intimidate your opponents. You will be able to make volleys and trays with great depth and power. In the smash just notice to be careful and not make a hole in the glass. You will, with good arm to handle it, draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back. The visual part is very attractive in my opinion. I did not feel much vibration in the arm, but its swing is felt in the tendons after a game. It serves, in my opinion, advanced and left-level players who excel at aggression in the net game. Not recommended for anyone with elbow problems. An excellent KELME power option. Good games!