Racket of the new line “Lethal”, of the brand VIBOR-A, renowned brand of the international padel, in its version ATTACK 2020. Composed of a 6K carbon tubular structure, carbon faces 24k soft EVA black gum. It has a diamond shape. It has a smooth surface and glossy finish. To enhance the anti-vibration system incorporated into the racket structure and a reinforced heart.
When you take it for the first time you get the feeling of a well-finished and imposing racket. The swing tends to the head, but not too much, as is already customary in this diamond format of the brand.
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 racket, less the swing.
At stake is a racket with a medium touch, which sometimes even looks soft, given the built-in anti-vibration system. The sweet spot of this format, reminds the KING COBRA and is one of the widest we have found in diamond shaped rackets. When it comes to power, it’s very well served and will never be a trouble spot on this racket. It has a medium ball output, tending slightly to high.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out with enough aggressiveness and depth. Handling will never be ideal, but this format that we have already checked on other rackets, is one of the best when it comes to this point, as well as the sweet spot that is above average, although it’s up. In the smash and the most aggressive shots in the net is where you will get the most out of this racket, so you won’t have much difficulty, with the right 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, it does not compromise, for experienced players, and although the handling and sweet spot are generous to an aggressive format, it is still a technical racket. The average output helps in the more complicated balls, as well as the sweet spot, which is interesting for the format. Lobs, as long as the sweet spot is reached, come out with enough depth, sometimes even too much given the output.
The weight tested was 368gr.
The surface is smooth with glossy finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a medium-low sound and with a medium-low timbre, slightly different from the norm of the high-sounding mark.
The safety cord is simple and not adjustable, one of the few points that disappoints in this racket, as we were waiting for the tradiconal vibor-a system of comfortable fit.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a very solid and robust racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Good sweet spot for format
- Good power
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
In conclusion, this new range of VIBOR-A, leaves very good impressions, especially with regard to comfort. Keeping the typical “poison” of the brand, this aggressive version becomes a viable option for those who give more importance to comfort, but want an equally aggressive racket. It serves mainly left-wing players.
It has a medium blow. The sweet spot is 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 not feel problems, and the volleys and trays come out with enough aggressiveness and depth with naturalness. The exit makes it a more permissive racket, but pay attention to the glass. It is achieved, effortlessly (for experienced players), draw by 3, for 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is with a very attractive design, with the shades of the carbon mesh in metallic blue and black, a very bright finish and the typical image of the snake of the brand.
For the elbow, it is an excellent option, given the brand’s focus on reducing the vibrations of this racket as much as possible. Despite this, the diamond shape, always weighs a little more on the arm than the others and after some time of play can make itself felt.
A fantastic racket from Vibor-a, which if it has no liquidity problem, is an excellent option for players from medium-high level.