Pro 2 line racket, from the emerging QUILLOQUE? brand, in its version of 2018. Composed entirely of carbon and a core of gum Blak EVA Soft, a medium-low density gum. It has a tear shape. It has a rough surface with Matt finish.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a racket that is surprises by good handling regarding the shape. The balance is quite centered, and in this format you would expect it a little higher.
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 its swing.
In play it is a racket with a medium touch tending slightly to soft in my opinion. The touch pleased me personally for being quite constant and comfortable. It features a reasonable sweet spot and well in line with tear-shaped rackets. In terms of power is well served, it does not have as much as a pure diamond format but has a great commitment. It has a short output.
In the net:
In the net its spectacular, because besides allowing to print a good power, its good handling allows to react quickly and its constant touch allows you to control the direction of the ball very well. It has a short output, which I personally like in this kind of rackets, but I repeat, it’s a personal taste. With this kind of output it means you control the depth, so it takes a little more effort achieve it but will be easier to avoid the glass. In the smash allows with relative ease to get draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back. The rough face will help with the desired effects.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court is quite reasonable, its short output will leave the intensity, depth and placement totally in your hands but good handling above the average in these formats allows a rapid reaction in the more complicated balls.
The sweet spot is reduced compared to a round model, but is quite acceptable and is almost centered. Lobs and defensive strokes come out well and without problems of greater always and when apply the correct force and technique.
The weight tested was 366gr.
The surface is rough with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium sonority and medium-high 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.
- Excellent power/control ratio
- Touch quite balanced and comfortable
- Good handling
- Safety Cord not adjustable
In conclusion, this is a racket indicated for players of medium-high level until advanced, who want a balanced racket and with excellent commitment between power and control, something with a very constant touch and that allows the player to decide completly he intends to do.
In the net has more than enough power and at the back of the court is also quite well despite the short output, mainly because it is very manageable. It has a medium hardness hit and a short exit. It is a racket that in the defensive phase will require you to put a certain technique and intensity for the ball not to get short but does not compromise minimally at the level of reaction speed.
In the smash, with technique you will be able to draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back without difficulty. The tray and volleys come out with good intensity and its rugged face allows to apply the slice well, reducing the bounce.
The visual part is quite interesting and the colors conjugate well.
I didn’t feel much vibration in my arm, but I don’t think it’s completely exempt from the rigidity of its integral carbon structure. It serves, in my opinion, mostly left-wing players or aggressive right-wing players who want something that allows them to do very well on the net without compromising at the back of the court.
A racket that surprised me very much from a brand I did not know but which I was very pleased to get to know. The quality/price ratio is very good in my opinion. Good games!