Racket of the line Pro 3, of the quilloqué? brand, in its blue version. Composed entirely of carbon and a core of Black soft EVA gum, a medium-low density gum. It has a tear shape. It has a rough surface with matt finish.
By taking it for the first time, you get the feeling of a racket that just like its predecessor surprises by its handling despite the format. The balance is centered, which can be considered low for this format. By placing the overgrips, you will be able to optimise 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 is a racket with a medium touch tending to soft. The touch is dry and comfortable. It features a reasonable sweet spot, in line with teardrop-shaped rackets. In terms of power it doesn’t lack any, just a few points below a diamond-shaped racket, but more than enough. There’s a short output.
In the net:
In the net is where this racket will bring you more pleasure, because besides allowing to print a good power, its good handling allows also react quickly. It has a short output, which I personally like in this type of rackets because it avoids with much ease the glass. You can accurately control the direction and depth of the stroke with a correct technique. In the smash allows you to easily draw out by 3, 4 and bring the ball back. The rough face, will help a lot in the intended effects.
Back of the court:
Back of the court control is reasonable, with the short output leaving the intensity, depth and placement fully in your hands, which means that a technically correct hit is necessary to achieve the desired depth. The good handling above average in these formats enables a quick reaction to the most complicated balls and compensates for the lack of output. The sweet spot is reduced comparatively a round model, but is quite acceptable and is almost centered. Lobs and defensive strokes come out well and with no major problems ever and when you apply the right force and technique.
The tested weight was 370gr.
The surface is rough with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has an average sound and a medium-high timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable which is always preferable in my opinion.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid and 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
- Touch quite balanced and comfortable
- Short output (can be a positive point for some)
In conclusion, this is a suitable racket for mid-high to advanced players, who want a more power-oriented racket but with excellent control commitment. It has a dry and comfortable touch that allows you to fully control the stroke. In the net the sensation is great and the power more than enough. At the back of the court is also quite well despite the short outpur, mainly because it is quite manageable.
It has a medium hardness stroke and a short output. It is a racket that in a defensive phase, despite needing a technically correct blow given its output, compensates for its good handling.
In the smash, with technique you will be able to draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back without any difficulty. The trays and volleys come out precise and its rough face allows you to apply the slice well, reducing the bounce.
The visual part is the PRO 3 version is in my fantastic opinion with a combination of colors very well achieved. I didn’t feel practically vibrating on my arm.
The centered balance also helps mitigate the problem of excessive tendon exertion. It serves, in my opinion, mostly left-wing players or aggressive right-wing players who want something that allows them to do very well in the net without compromising on back of the court.