Racket of the line Pro 3, of the quilloqué? brand, in its black version. Composed entirely of carbon and a core of Blak soft EVA gum, a medium-low density gum. It has a 6k carbon cover. It has a tear shape. It has a smooth surface with matt finish.
When taking it for the first time, you get the feeling of a racket, which, like the PRO 3 AZUL, is surprising by the 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 game is a racket with a medium-hard touch. The touch continues to be comfortable despite the additional stiffness compared to the PRO 3 AZUL. It features a reasonable sweet spot, in line with teardrop-shaped rackets. In terms of power you will not miss it, just a few points below a diamond-shaped racket, but more than enough. I’d say slightly above the PRO 3 blue but not much. It has a short output tending slightly to average.
In the net:
In the net, as in the blue version, you will feel very good, because in addition to allowing to print a good power, its good handling also allows to react quickly. It has a medium-short exit, which gives you a little more depth. You can still accurately control the direction and depth of the punch with a proper technique. In the smash allows you to easily draw out by 3, 4 and bring the ball back. What is lost in terms of aid in the effects, gains in depth.
Back of the court:
Control from back of the court is good, the output is slightly above the PRO 3 blue, however, depth and placement remain fully in your hands, which means that a technically correct hit is necessary to achieve the depth desired. Good above-average handling in these formats enables a quick reaction to the most complicated balls. The sweet spot is reduced comparing to 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 367gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium-high sonority and with 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 comfortable touch, a little more than in the PRO 3 AZUL, which allows the player to fully control the stroke. In the net The sensation is fantastic and the power more than enough. At the back of the court is also quite good, mainly because it is very manageable. It has a medium-hard hardness stroke and a short output tending slightly to average. It is a racket that in a defensive phase, despite needing a technically correct stroke 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 tray and volleys come out precise and its rough face allows you to apply the slice well, reducing the bounce.
The visual part is in my opinion fantastic, more sober than the PRO 3 AZUL, but equally well achieved.
I didn’t feel practically vibrating on my arm. Maybe a little more than the PRO 3 Blue version for its additional stiffness. 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 the back of the court.
A fantastic racket in line with its “sister” PRO 3 AZUL. The quality/price ratio is very good in my opinion. Good games!