Racket of the line “VANGUARD” of the brand DROP SHOT. Composed of a double tubular carbon structure, a 3k carbon face and an innovative thermo-plastic composite, CURV 360 and a high density EVA PRO gum core. It has a round shape. It has a smooth surface with matt finish.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a balanced racket and the rugged characteristic of the brand. The grip in a more square format will be quite pleasing to some players, but others may not like it. The swing is directed towards the handle, feeling the balance of the Racket. By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards 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 of your swing.
In play it is a racket with a medium hardness touch tending to hard. Features an OK sweet spot, slightly short for the format. In terms of power it lacks enough but not bad for the format. There’s an average exit.
In the net:
In the net trays and volleys come out precise but watch the glass. It has excellent handling due to its balance, so it allows rapid rapid reaction in the VOLLEY. No smash will shine but with good physical preparation you’ll get the power you need.
Back of the court:
Back of the court control is very good. The sweet spot could be a little bigger but its low balance and good output make the DROP SHOT VANGUARD a good defensive choice without a doubt. Lobs usually come out deep with no major problem.
The weight tested was 365gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium sound and with a medium timbre.
The safety cord is simple and does not allow easy adjustment.
In terms of durability, it seems to be an extremely solid racket, very well built and robust. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance. The CURV 360 system, referred to above, will contribute to the long duration of the Racket.
- Sweet spot something short
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
- Some power is missing
In conclusion, this is a balanced racket, comfortable and fairly easy for any level of play. In my opinion it is a racket that serves primarily a right-wing player. Recommended for mid-level players up high. Just not recommended for beginners for its high-end price, but if you want tos spend a little more right from the start it is an excellent option that allows you to learn and evolve.
It has a medium hardness stroke tending to hard. The sweet spot is OK, it could be bigger. In the defensive phase the control is very good, the average output and good handling help you to become an authentic wall. In the net you will miss some power, but it will not completely disappoint. Volleys and trays come out placed and deep. You can with some effort, draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is in my opinion is simple. It could be improved in my opinion. The tact although hard is very comfortable, did not feel vibration in the arm, I think by its vibration system incorporated in the heart of the Racket. The low swing will also save you the tendon strain.
One more quality racket on the part of DROP SHOT and with plenty of technology. Good games!