Racket of the new line “TITANIA MOON”, renowned Spanish brand, STARVIE, in its 2020 version. Composed of a 100% carbon fiber structure. Face completely in fiberglass. It has a soft EVA gum core. It has a round shape. It has a rough surface, embossed in a unique design for this racket.
When you pick it up for the first time, you get the feeling of a light racket. The swing is clearly directed to the wrist.
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.
In game is a racket with a soft touch and very comfortable. The sweet spot is quite wide.
Handling is exceptional. In terms of power, it’s clearly its least good point, but you can’t say it’s bad at all.
IN THE NET:
In the net, good handling and output make it a very permissive and easy racket. The high output can result in excessive depth and reach the glass, so attention must be paid to the technique and force that is placed on the blow. Trays and volleys come naturally deep and are easy to run.
In the smash, it is in fact necessary a correct technique and good physical ability, to be able to draw by 3, for 4 or bring the ball back. The rough face helps in performing the desired effects.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Control in the defensive zone, it’s fantastic. The high output, ample sweet spot and good handleability are the right “ingredients” to turn it into a ball return machine. Attention must be paid to the glass in the execution of lobs.
The weight tested was 369gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a medium sound and with a medium-high timbre.
The safety cord is simple, does not allow adjustment, but the material is quite comfortable.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a very solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Sweet Spot
- Output (for those who like high output)
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Low power
In conclusion, this is one of the easiest and most comfortable rackets we have tested.It’s a racket that serves virtually the full spectrum of players, from beginners to pros who press for control. It is best suited for players on the right, but does not imply that more conservative left-wing players do not choose it.
The visual part, is bold, with a different design, despite keeping the star of the brand.
In terms of vibration, it is practically non-existent, very comfortable and suitable for those suffering from elbow problems. A model that’s hard not to like.