Racket of the line “Lobera”, LX PLANET brand, in its version 4.1 HIGH FN. Comprising a 100% structure in aramid carbon (bi-directional carbon network). It has a core composed of high density white EVA gum. It has a well pronounced diamond shape with the reference LXM32H. It has a rough surface with glossy finish.
Picking her up for the first time gets the feeling of a sturdy, well-finished racket and “heavy”. The balance tends towards the head and that’s notorious.
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 very viable option for when you like a lot of all the other features of a paddle, less the swing.
In play is a racket with a touch of medium hardness. It features a short sweet spot, in line with rackets of this format. In terms of power it has to spare. It has an average output tending to short.
In the net:
In the net is undoubtedly the natural habitat of Lobera 4.1. It has a handling conditioned by the shape and high balance. In the smash just a warning not to pierce any opponent or glass.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court is acceptable. The sweet spot is short but the touch is comfortable and has some output to help you in the defensive phase. The output tends to short, but it is enough to help in the more complicated strokes where it is not possible to properly finish the movement. Lobs need a good termination and to hit the sweet spot.
The tested weight was 370gr.
The surface is rough with glossy 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 appears to be a solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Excellent power
- Good finishes
- Lacks handling
In conclusion, this is a racket in line with its version of 2018 but more comfortable and with more output and power. The pure diamond mold will help you a lot in the offensive phase. In my opinion is a racket that serves clearly left-side players who enjoy applying power and closing points. It has an average hardness stroke. The sweet spot is short but acceptable to the format. In the defensive phase the control is OK for a diamond racket, but will never reach a hybrid or round model. There’s some output that will help you with the faster balls. In the net you will feel very well, the power is spectacular. Volleys and fluid and potent trays. You can pretty easily, 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 yellow and black is quite well achieved. The touch of medium hardness proved comfortable, and did not feel practically vibration in the arm, but is not completely exempt. The balance begins to weigh for those who do not have good physical preparation after some games.
Another quality racket on the part of the LX Padel. Good games!