NOX Brand ML 10 “luxury” line racket in its L4 power version. It is the “weapon” chosen by the irreverent top world player Miguel Lamperti for the 2018 season. Composed of a carbon structure and carbon 12K in the face. It counts with a core of gum EVA HR3, a medium-high density gum. It has a diamond shape. It has a smooth surface with matt finish.
When you take it for the first time, you get the feeling of a well-finished, powerful racket. The balance is directed towards the head and this is noticed immediately. By placing the overgrips, you will be able to optimize 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 of your swing.
In play it is a racket with a medium touch. Presents a sweet spot something reduced but OK for rackets of this format. In terms of power is pretty good. It loses some handling by force of its format. There’s an average exit.
In the net:
In the net, it impresses by the ease of adding power to your game. It has an average output to tend slightly to high, something not very usual for rackets of this format. This makes it easy to reach enough depth but also needs a well-finished blow to avoid hitting the glass. In the smash allows you to easily get a 3-by-4 draw and bring the ball back.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court is reasonable, the output somewhat high for this format allows to return balls of high difficulty grade. It’s a bit of a lack of handling, but you can’t have it all. Sweet spot is reduced. Lobs and defensive strokes come out easy due to the exit but you may want to hit the sweet spot that is placed high.
The weight tested was 366gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a medium sound and with an equally medium 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.
- Good power
- Above average output for this format
- Weak handling
- Sweet Spot Reduced
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
In conclusion, this is a racket indicated for mid-level players until advanced, who want a racket with enough power, and with good output. It has a very good net game in terms of aggression. It could actually be more manageable. It has a medium hardness stroke and an average output to tend slightly to high.
In the defensive phase it is a racket that will complicate you by its less manageable format, but it will help you because of its good output.
In the smash, with technique you will be able to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back without difficulty. The visual part is attractive, the red goes well with the black.
I felt some vibration and weight in the tendons. Its balance sheet and rigid structure lead me to believe that good physical preparation is essential for handling this racket.
It serves, in my opinion, primarily left-wing players who make aggressive and profound strengths. Good choice of NOX power for that player who wants to break the glass and still go for all balls in the defensive phase. Good games!