Racket of the range “GIRO 24K” of the brand Quilloqué?, in the new 2.0 version, of 2020. Composed of 24K carbon covers, carbon and kevlar structure and a core composed of EVA PRO gum. It has a oversize tear format. It has a smooth surface with matt finish. The introduction of this new more powerful gum, from kevlar and asymmetric drilling, are the most prominent news, compared to the previous version.
When you take the racket for the first time, you get the feel of a manageable racket, with quality finishes. The balance is centered, tendering to the handle, just like the previous 24K GIRO version.
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 gameit is a racket with a soft touch, tending to medium, stiffer than the previous version, by introducing the new gum, and kevlar into the structure, which brings you an extra power. It features a fairly wide sweet spot, in line with the previous version fruit of its oversize format that gives you an extra sweet spot compared to rackets 100% tear shape. In terms of power, it’s a few points above the previous version. It has a short output, to tend to average, in our opinion, slightly below the previous version, in result of the extra rigidity.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out with good control and depth. The smash is easy to perform, given the low swing of the racket, and the extra power helps when drawing by 3 and 4.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Control from the back of the court remains very good, despite the slight decrease in output. The sweet spot remains very wide and helps in the more complicated balls as well as good handling allows you to react quickly and reach the tightest balls. Lobs come out in good depth, but it is advisable to finish the hit correctly and reach the sweet spot.
The weight tested was 362gr.
The surface is smooth with matte finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has an average sound and a medium timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable. In my opinion my favorite model, simple and effective.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a very solid, very well built and robust racket that will not break very easily. Well estimated will last a long time in my opinion.
- Excellent power/control ratio
- Wide sweet spot
- Adjustable cord System
- Output may be something short for some players
In conclusion, this is a racket that surprises, because it can still be an evolution of the original 24K GIRO, with more power, maintaining the same control and balance. In my opinion it is a racket that serves players on both sides, powerful enough even for a left-wing player. It is a quality and high-end racket, suitable for high-level players in our opinion, although it can serve those who are starting.
It has a soft blow, tendering to medium and a generally short output. It’s a racket with a fantastic power/control ratio. Defensively, it remains very good, only with slightly less output.
On the net, the extra power will help you be more aggressive. Volleys and trays are easy to perform given good handling and come out quite accurately. You can do without great difficulty, draw for 3, 4 and bring the ball back with a correct technique.
The visual part is is very well achieved and the gold conveys class and quality.
I did not feel practically vibration in the arm, however the extra power, also port an extra stiffness, which is notorious. The swing to tend to the wrist helps to spare the elbow.
Excellent evolution of an already fantastic racket.