Racket of the range “COPPER HEAD” of the prestigious Spanish brand Vibor-A, in its version liquid 2018. Composed of carbon and Kevlar and a SOFT EVA gum core. It has a diamond shape. It has a rough surface with Matt finish.
By picking her up for the first time, you get the feeling of an imposing and visually stunning racket. The balance is directed to the head and it is felt but just as the KING COBRA is not excessive.
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 its swing.
In play is a racket with a medium touch tending slightly to soft, I think the Kevlar gives you an additional stiffness and hardness. It features a fairly reasonable and surprising sweet spot for the format such as the KING COBRA. In terms of power impresses a lot. It has an average output tending to high.
In the net:
In the net trays and volleys come out precise, powerful and with great pleasure in the strokes. There will be no problem in this chapter with this racket.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court, such as the KING COBRA, is surprisingly positive given the not excessively high balance that this mold presents. The above average sweet spot for this format and good output will also help. It will never be as manageable as a round shape, but does not compromise. It is in any way a technical racket that needs a hit performed correctly in the sweet spot of the racket so the ball does not get short and at the mercy of the opponent. Lobs leave with the depth as long as it hits the sweet spot.
The tested weight was 375gr.
The surface is rough with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium-high sonority and with a high timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable as is the Vibor-A brand habit.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid racket, very well built and robust. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Good power/control ratio
- Not too high balance
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Sweet spot continues to be reduced face to other molds
In conclusion, this is a very well designed racket with excellent materials with some similarity to KING COBRA one of the top-of-the-range versions of the brand, with more output however. In my opinion is a racket that mainly serves players left. It is a technical racket and recommended only for mid-to high-level players in my opinion. It has a medium hardness stroke tending to soft and an average output tending to high. It is a racket with excellent power and a reasonable sweet spot for the diamond shape.
In the defensive phase despite the format, its not excessively high swing, reasonable sweet spot and good output allows a mid-high level player to have no major problems. In the net it is spectacular and can get a lot of power without great effort, what you loose in the defensive phase you gain undoubtedly in power. Volleys and trays come out potent, deep and with a sense of pleasure. Attention to the excesses leading to the glass. You can pretty easily, draw by 3, 4 and bring the ball back. The rugged face helps in the intended effects.
The visual part is in my opinion is spectacular. A racket that won’t leave anyone indifferent in my opinion. The fluorescent orange with the typical design of the Vibor-A is very good indeed.
I felt some vibration in the arm given the rigidity that Kevlar provides, but little. The swing to the head also makes some dent after an intense game, yet players with good preparation will have no bigger problems.
A racket for lovers of net game and power, but with fairly reasonable compromise in defense. An easy-to-enjoy racket. Good games!