The “luxury” line racket of the NOX brand in its L4 control version. Composed of 3k carbon and a core of gum EVA HRS core +, a medium-high density gum. It has a round shape. It has a rough surface with matt finish.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a well-finished and manageable racket. The swing is directed towards the handle and this is noted.
By placing the overgrips, you will be able to optimize the swing still towards the handle. The protection on the head helps to sway a little, to gain some power that the racket clearly needs. 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 the case of this racket I only see the chance to put weight on the head if you want more power.
In play is a racket with a medium touch. It features a pretty ample sweet spot. In terms of power it lacks much, but it makes up for its exceptional handling and control. It has a medium-short exit.
In the net: In the net, which is not its “natural habitat”, being manageable allows to easily arm the tray and volley. However, you need a very thorough blow in both cases to achieve the necessary depth. In the smash, it does not easily get the necessary aggression and will have to put enough body weight to be able to draw by 3 and bring the ball back.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court is fantastic, the output is not high and allows the control of the ball in exquisite shape. The sweet spot and swing makes it a racket easy and undemanding. Lobs and defensive strokes come out easy but if the correct force is not applied, they will be short.
The weight tested was 368gr.
The surface is rough with matt finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a loud sound and a 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-esteemed will last a long time in my opinion.
- Sweet spot Wide
- Exceptional control
- Lacks power
- Short output
In conclusion, this is a racket suitable for players of all levels, who want a racket 100% focused on control, permissive and manageable. It counts with exceptional control, good manusebilidade and very generous sweet spot. It lacks clearly power. It has a medium hardness stroke and a medium-short output. It is a racket that in the defensive stage will allow you to put the ball wherever you want with great precision. In the smash, with a strong arm and correct body positioning technique you will be able to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back but with difficulty.
The visual part is pretty good, the orange goes well with the blue in my opinion.
I felt no vibration in my arm, and it seemed quite comfortable but due to its completely carbon structure and consequent rigidity it could transmit slight vibration.
Its swing contributes to not overexerting the elbow and shoulder tendons.
It serves, in my opinion, right-wing players who make the control and placement of the ball their strengths. Very good option also for beginners by being an easy racket.
An excellent NOX control option for those players aiming to pass at least 100 balls per point to the opponent field. Good games!