PRO-range racket from the well-known Varlion brand, in the LW CARBON 6 QUATTRO version. It is the edition that comes to replace the LW 6. Composed 100% carbon and a hypersoft EVA gum core. The full carbon face is impregnated by an epoxy resin and covered by a layer of titanium dioxide. It also has a system of anti-vibration that is placed in the holes in a customized way, what allows change, vibration, balance and feeling of the racket. It has a round shape and a smooth surface with glossy finish
When you pick up, you get the feeling of a compact, well-designed racket. The balance is directed to the handle but is not immediately noted by the factory protector that varlion places. 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 its swing.
In play is a racket with a medium touch tending to hard but comfortable. It has a controlled and easy stroke from the back of the court. It features a large sweet spot in lines with previous editions. In terms of power it is noted that it lacks some.
In the net the hit comes out fairly accurate and easy. The control is very good in the defensive phase without a shadow of a doubt. It has an average output and despite some sensation of weight on the head due to the protector, it remains quite manageable. It will help you a lot in the defensive phase and in the net it does not compromise even with the lack of power.
In the net:
In the net it becomes an easy racket and its good rigidity and balance allows a solid and somewhat permissive stroke. It has an average output, which gives it a little more depth, but attention to the glass. In the smash allows, however with some difficulty draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back.
Back of the court:
Back of the court control is excellent, the average output helps in the most complicated balls and has a very acceptable handling. The sweet spot is quite wide and in line with these round shapes. Lobs and defensive strokes come out deep and normally controlled.
The tested weight was 360gr.
The surface is smooth with glossy finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium-low sonority and with a medium-low timbre.
The safety cord is simple and does not allow easy adjustment.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid and well built and robust racket that will not break very easily. Well estimated will last a long time in my opinion.
- Excellent control
- Comfortable Touch
- Customizable anti-vibration system
- Lack power
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
In conclusion, this is a racket for predominantly defensive players and who press for control. It has a medium hardness stroke tending slightly to hard and a medium output. In the defensive phase you will feel very well for its exit, handling and comfort in the stroke, however in the net lacks power. In the smash, with technique you will be able to draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back with some difficulty. The trays and volleys come out accurate.
The visual part is quite interesting and demonstrates quality and design work.
I felt some vibration in the arm by the hardness and swing of the racket, especially without the overgrips, but rather less than in the previous version, probably due to the inclusion of the vibration system placed in the holes.
It serves, in my opinion, mostly conservative right-wing players who excel in control and precision. It could also serve beginners for its easy stroke, yet the price is not indicated to those who are starting.
A quality and technologically advanced racket from Varlion. The price is something high. Good games!