Racquet of the line “KING COBRA”, of the brand VIBOR-A, already with a lot of tradition in the padel, in its version 2019. Composed of a dual tubular structure in kevlar, carbon and graphene faces and a core EVA core soft gum. It has a diamond shape. It has a rough surface and glossy finish, a novelty in the face of previous matt versions.
When you pick it up for the first time, you get the feel of a sturdy, imposing racket with finishing quality. The swing is clearly tending to the head.
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 it is a racket with a medium-hard touch, harder than its predecessor. The sweet spot remains a positive point in King Cobra, given the diamond format. When it comes to power, nothing to say, after getting used to maneuverability, you will be able to extract impressive power with this racket. It has an average output, also a few points above its previous version.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out with enough aggression and depth naturally. The rough face also helps in the lifted or cut blows. Handling is not the best, given diamond format, yet the above average sweet spot will help counterbalance this point. In the smash is where you will take more advantage of this racket, so you will not have much difficulty, with the correct technique, to draw for 3, for 4 or bring the ball back.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Control from the back of the court is reasonable, not compromising, for experienced players, it is clearly felt the aggressive shape, in the handling of the racket. The average output helps at the most complicated heights as well as the sweet spot, which is interesting for the format. Lobs, as long as the sweet spot is reached, they come out with a lot of depth.
The tested weight was 365gr.
The surface is rough with glossy finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has an average sound and a medium timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable, which in our opinion is always more favorable.
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 sweet spot for format
- Excellent power
- Adjustable Safety Cord
In conclusion, the new edition of vibor-a’s state-of-the-art racket continues to excel at quality. With some differences from the previous version, such as greater output and hardness, remains a valid option for players who want a more offensive style of play. It serves mainly left-wing players.
It has a medium-hard blow. The sweet spot is very positive for the format. In a defensive phase, control is reasonable. Those who are starting will feel the natural difficulty of a very technical racket, however for experienced players and accustomed to the format, there will be no problem.
The swing is high and the maneuverability is reduced, however, the wide sweet spot and the middle output, compensate and help defend. In the net, you will have all the power at your disposal, and the volleys and trays come out with a lot of aggressiveness and aggressive depth naturally. It is achieved, effortlessly (for experienced players), draw by 3, for 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is in line with the remaining versions, a little more sober, but with a touch of brightness that was not present previously.
It is not the most friendly racket of the elbow, with the medium-hard stroke and the high swing, as such a good physical preparation is recommended.
Vibor’s top-of-the-range racket continues its path.