Black Ultimate Edition from KOMBAT, is the racket designed by irreverent top WPT player Uri Botello. Composed of a 100% carbon structure, 3K carbon covers and a Black Eva gum core. It has a diamond shape. It has a smooth surface with matt finish.
When you first pick her up, you get the feeling of a well-finished, powerful racket. The swing is clearly up, but does not have an excessive weight on the head, relative to other rackets of the same format.
By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards the handle. If you fail to place more than 1 overgrip the option also falls for putting the included weights to lower the paddle balance. On the contrary if you still want to add more power, put the weights included at the top of the racket at the spot indicated on the protector. This is a very viable option for when you like a lot of all the other features of a paddle, less the swing.
At stake is a racket with a touch of medium hardness to tend slightly for soft, quite comfortable despite being dry and carbon stiffness. It features a reduced and climbed sweet spot, normal for the format. In terms of power, it’s very well served. The medium density black EVA core allows you extra power while maintaining acceptable control. However, you feel some vibration in your elbow, but nothing from another world.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys are blows that come out with a lot of fluidity and simplicity, and handling is not bad for a diamond racket, as it has a surprising sense of lightness. In the smash you will have all the power you need and more and it will be a blow. You will be able with some ease, with the correct technique, to bring the ball back or draw for 3 and 4.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Control from the back of the court is not bad, however, given the reduced sweet spot becomes a more complicated racket for those who are starting., possible to control. The short output requires a correctly finished knock so as not to be short or in the net. Handling is surprisingly positive and helps to counter the reduced sweet spot. Lobs may be short if you don’t reach the sweet spot.
The tested weight was 365gr.
The surface is smooth with matte finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium-high sonority and with a medium timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable, which is always preferable.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Sweet Spot Reduced
In conclusion, this is a very well achieved racket, at an extremely competitive price, as is kombat’s habit. It is a technical racket and suitable for high level players. A racket, primarily, for left-wing players in our opinion.
It has a medium hardness blow, with a dry and controlled touch. The sweet spot is reduced and up. In the defensive phase, the short output and reduced sweet spot will not help, however the maneuverability is quite positive for the format, which contrasts, in some part, the negative factors. In the net you will feel very comfortable in the most aggressive blows. Volleys and trays come out easily and, given the shorter output, it becomes easier to avoid glass. You can get it effortlessly, draw for 3, 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is sober and interesting.
The tact is comfortable but feels some vibration on the arm and the high swing, weighs on the elbow after some playing time, so a good physical preparation is recommended.
A very interesting racket on the part of KOMBAT, at an unbeatable price.