Racket of the line “Valkyria”, from LX PLANETbrand, in its HIGH EVOLUTION version. Comprising a 100% structure in aramid carbon (bi-directional carbon network). It has a core composed of soft EVA gum high resistance. It has a brand’s own format the LX/J23H, which resembles a oversize round mold. It has a smooth surface with a glossy finish.
When taking it for the first time, you get the feeling of a light and manageable racket, despite the balance tending towards the head, I think that the fruit of the factory protector in polypropylene. 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 its swing.
In play is a racket with a touch tending to soft and quite comfortable. It features a pretty ample sweet spot. In terms of power surprises by the positive. There’s an average output.
In the net:
In the net trays and volleys come out potent and with plenty of depth which requires some attention to the glass and the technique. It has a very good handling regardless of the balance. In the smash will have no power problems.
Back of the court:
Controlo from the back of the court is pretty good. The ample sweet spot and average output help a lot in the defensive phase. The balance despite tending to the head does not feel practically. You’re going to feel like you have a traditionally round racket in your hands. Lobs come out deep. Watch the glass.
The weight tested was 365gr.
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 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
In conclusion, this is a rather surprising racket by the positive such as Gladius. The mold out of the usual allows you a very interesting balance in the offensive and defensive phases of the game. The high balance is not felt in the defensive phase and helps a lot in the net in terms of power. In my opinion is a racket that serves players on both sides, but perhaps slightly more suitable for right players. It has a soft stroke.
The sweet spot is wide. In the defensive phase the control is very good. In the net you will have good sensations in all strokes. You just have to have some attention to the glass given the average output. You can with some ease, draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is interesting and does not go unnoticed. I didn’t feel practically vibrating on my arm. Comfort remains a brand image.
A comfortable racket that will certainly please the majority. Good games!