Racket of the line “TRITON“, of the renowned Spanish brand, STARVIE. Composed of a 100% carbon structure. Carbon face in full. It has a soft EVA gum core. It has a tear shape. It has a rough surface, made directly in the cast of the racket, starvie brand image.
When you pick it up for the first time, you get the feel of a racket with excellent finishes and robust. The swing tends to the head, but does not sit too much, fruit of the counter-weight-shaped Starvie logo present at the heart of the 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.
In play is a racket with a medium touch. It feels stiffness of the carbon, which covers the racket in full. It is not, however, an uncomfortable racket, its soft gum, slightly counters the natural rigidity of carbon and provides comfort. The sweet spot is located in the upper area of the racket, which helps in power, but makes it a technical racket as you would expect.
The handIng is OK for the format, never being spectacular. In terms of power, it is very well, the swing to tend to head, high sweet spot and rigidity of the materials allow a power well above the average. There’s an average output.
IN THE NET:
In the net, you will feel quite good with this racket, with trays and volleys deep and weighty naturally. The maneuverability, slightly below normal, requires increased attention and good reflexes. In the smash, you won’t have any problems, and you can draw for 3, for 4 or bring the ball back and achieve an excellent ball speed when you hit the sweet spot correctly. The rough face helps in performing the desired effects.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Control in the defensive zone is, as expected, a little more complicated. Being a technical racket, the player should have a reasonable level, to take full advantage of it.
The output, average, allows to counterbalance the previous points and helps in the more complicated balls. The handling, reasonable in view of the format, does not compromise, especially for experienced players. The lobs, with a complete blow and when reaching the sweet spot come out with fluidity and good depth.
The tested weight was 365gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a medium sound and with an equally medium 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 Reduced
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
In conclusion, this is a racket that imposes respect when entering the field, without a doubt. It is a technical racket, powerful and serving mostly left-wing players, preferably medium-high level.
The visual part, is one of the very positive factors in our opinion.
In terms of vibration, it feels some, due to the natural stiffness of the carbon, but it is not at all an uncomfortable racket. Good physical preparation is advisable, given the shape of the racket.
A very interesting and powerful model on the part of Starvie!