Racquet of the line “YARARA”, vibor-a, renowned brand padel, in its version EDITION 2019. Composed of a carbon and kevlar structure, carbon face, fiberglass and graphene and a soft EVA gum core. It has a tear shape. It has a rough surface and matte finish.
When you first pick it up, you get the feeling of a very well finished racket, transappearing quality of the materials used. The swing is centered, slightly 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 is a racket with a medium-hard touch. Hardness is present, however it is less harsh than its predecessor. The sweet spot is quite wide, especially for a racket of this format. When it comes to power, your touch to tend to hard, and shape, help you in this sense. There’s a short exit.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out with a lot of poison and aggressiveness. The rough face also helps in the lifted or cut blows. The maneuverability is not fantastic, but also does not compromise, and the broad sweet spot helps a lot, in the tightest moments. In the smash, you will feel an extra help, from the hardness of this racket, and 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 fantastic if we take into account a racket of a hybrid format. The exit is short, however, despite not helping in the most tightening knocks, it helps to put the ball exactly where it wants and be more comfortable in running lobs, without fear of reaching the glass. The wide sweet spot compensates for the slight lack of handling.
The weight tested was 364gr.
The surface is rough with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a loud sound and with a loud timbre, already brand image.
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.
- Fantastic sweet spot for the format
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Short output (can be a positive point for some)
In conclusion, this is a very evolved racket, with high quality materials. It is a hybrid option, facing a more aggressive game, but with excellent defensive commitment. It serves players from both sides.
It has a medium-hard blow. The sweet spot is one of the biggest we’ve ever seen in this format. In the defensive phase control is quite positive. The swing is not ideal for this stage of the game and the short output may not please everyone, however, the wide sweet spot and the very controlled touch, clearly compensate for the least good points. It is not the most comfortable racket on the market, but it is superior to its predecessor at this point. In the net, you won’t strictly miss anything with this racket. Volleys and trays come out aggressive and with the desired depth desired by the player. It is achieved, effortlessly (for experienced players), draw by 3, for 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is very well achieved, in line with what has already accustomed us to the brand.
Medium-hard tact, and stiffness do not make this racket theoretically the most friendly of the elbow, yet it felt practically no vibration. The balance can weigh after some playing time, for which good physical preparation is recommended.
An impressive racket, for its almost perfect versatility. The price is high, however in agreement with the quality of finishing.