“SUPERCROSS” line racket, from the ROYAL PADEL brand, one of the pioneer and oldest brands, with regard to the manufacture of paddle rackets, in its 2020 version. Composed of a fiberglass structure and carbon fiber reinforcement, face in aluminized fiberglass, impregnated with epoxy resigna and titanium dioxide. It has a foam core (ultra-soft polyethylene). It has a tear shape, not too aggressive. It has a smooth surface and matt finish.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a manageable racket and quality finishes. The swing is centered, and we feel a very light racket.
By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards the handle. If you fail to place more than 1 overgrip the option also falls for putting the included weights to lower the paddle balance. On the contrary if you still want to add more power, put the weights included at the top of the racket at the spot indicated on 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.
At stake is a racket with a medium-soft touch. Very comfortable given the composition of its core in FOAM (ultra soft polyethylene). The sweet spot is quite positive for the format. In terms of power, it does not impress, but it was also not built for it. It has a medium output, combined with a comfortable touch, allowing you to feel the ball well.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out naturally, given the good handling for the format. It allows an improvement of the technique, but at the same time, has a good aggressiveness index when necessary. In the smash, it is not the best racket on the market but, with some effort and the correct technique draw by 3, by 4 or bring the ball back.
BACK OF THE COURT:
The control in the defensive zone is very interesting, it is a very permissive racket that helps at this stage of the game and in the transition to attack. The medium output, good sweet spot and positive handling helps camouflage some technical errors. The lobs come out fluidly and with natural depth.
The weight tested was 368gr.
The surface is smooth with matte finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a medium-high sound and with a medium-high timbre.
The safety cord is simple, something that always leaves something to be desired in our opinion, because the adjustment allows extra comfort.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a very solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Good control
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Some power is missing
In conclusion, this is a very comfortable racket (branded imgem) and an impressive ease of use. A racket suitable for those who have elbow problems, due to its anti-vibration system and FOAM core (ultra soft polyethylene) and that serves mostly players from initiation to a medium-high level. It perfectly serves players from both sides.
The handling and lightness, coupled with a generous sweet spot for the tear format, help a player evolve technically and allowing for greater fluidity of play, camouflage some errors.
It has a medium-soft stroke, but quite comfortable. In the defensive phase the control is positive, and the average output is also an extra help on the tighter balls. In the net, it remains permissive, and even without the complete technique, you will be able to reach a good depth of punch. You can, with the right technique, and a good dose of power printed by the player, draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is bold, with the black and fluorescent orange allied to an irreverent mold, is quite well achieved.
The ultra-soft polyethylene core helps to limit vibrations, which become virtually non-existent. Highly recommended for players with elbow problems or recovering from injury.
An excellent option for those who want an “all terrain” racket, easy and comfortable.