Racket of the “Gladius” line, from LX PLANET brand, in its aramid version. Composed of a 100% structure in aramid carbon (bi-directional carbon net). It has a core composed of high density white EVA gum. It has a brand’s own shape LX1AVS, which resembles a oversize diamond mold mixed with round. It has a rough surface with matt finish.
Picking it up for the first time you get the feeling of a balanced racket, different from the usual and well-finished. The balance tends towards the head but one does not feel it immediately, which conveys the sensation of lightness.
By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards 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 its swing.
In game is a racket with a medium-soft touch , comfortable and dry. It features a very wide sweet spot for an aggressive format, due to the different format of the usual i believe. In terms of power is quite well. It has a mid-short output.
In the net:
In the net trays and volleys come out with plenty of fluidity and controlled depth. It has a very nice handling for its aggressive shape. In the smash will have no power problems.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court impresses for a racket of this format. The sweet spot above average and comfort in the stroke provide very good sensations at this stage of the game. The output tends to short, so it requires a well-finished blow to reach the desired depth. Lobs come out with ease, yet the depth will depend on you.
The tested weight was 368gr.
The surface is rough with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium-low sonority and with a medium timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable.
In terms of durability, it appears to be a solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Maneuverability/Power ratio
- Sweet spot wide for format
- Output tending to short (may be positive for some)
In conclusion, this is a rather surprising racket. The out of the usual mold allows you a very interesting balance in the offensive and defensive phases of the game. The first blow immediately conveyed me a sense of fantastic comfort. In my opinion it is a racket that serves players from both sides. It has a medium-soft stroke. The sweet spot is wide for the format. In the defensive phase the control is quite good. The wide sweet spot helps you return tricky balls.
In the net will feel pretty good, the power is enough. Volleys and fluid and potent trays. You can it with relative ease, draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back. The rough face will help you a lot in the desired slices and effects.
The visual part, with the combination of fluorescent green and black is quite attractive. The medium-soft hardness tact proved to be quite comfortable as i did not feel practically vibration in the arm. Comfort seems to me already a brand image.
A racket that surprises by the positive by the LX Padel. Good games!