Racket of the line “YARARA EDITION”, from VIBOR-A, a brand, already with enough tradition in the padel, in its black series 1K version of 2020. Composed of a 6K carbon tubular structure, 1K carbon faces and a soft BLACK EVA gum core. It has a tear shape. It has a smooth surface and glossy finish.
When you first pick it up, you get the feel of a visually well-managed racket with good finishes. The swing tends slightly 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.
At stake is a racket with a medium-hard touch , slightly softer than its predecessor, in our opinion. The sweet spot is interesting for the largima format. In terms of power, its hardness and stiffness provide extra points in this chapter. It has a short output tending slightly to medium, which makes it a more technical and less permissive racket.
IN THE NET:
In the net trays and volleys come out accurately and aggressively. Its handling has improved, slightly compared to the previous version, allowing it to react faster. In the smash, you will have no problems, you can reach an above average ball speed with this racket and with the right technique and good physical preparation you will be able to draw by 3, by 4 or bring the ball back easily.
BACK OF THE COURT:
Control from the back of the court is quite good, the output is short and this, although it does not help the tighter balls, allows to completely define the blow and combined with improved handling, makes it an interesting racket for those who do not like too much exit. Be ware of lobs, which require a correct and complete technique so as not to be short.
The weight tested was 372gr.
The surface is smooth with glossy finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a loud sound and with a loud timbre.
The safety cord is simple, something that surprised us by the negative, in the face of the adjustable cord, present in previous versions of the brand.
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 compromise between power and control
- Safety Cord Not adjustable
In conclusion, the new version of the YARARA EDITION retains much of its core features such as stiffness and power. Handling is improved and slightly softer than the previous version. It is a racket that serves players from both sides, high level, by the technical racket that is, but fits better with aggressive players, who want a solution with more commitment to control than a diamond model.
It has a medium-hard blow. The sweet spot is positive for the format. In the defensive phase the control is reasonable, however one cannot expect a sufficient exit to help him “automatically” in the most complicated balls. The balance is slightly more centered, which improves its handling. On the grid, there’s a lot of power at your disposal. You can, with the right technique, draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back easily.
The visual part is quite sober, in line with the various new top models of the brand, betting on black with touches of gold and red.
You will feel some vibration in the elbow given the stiffness of the 1K carbon. It is recommended a good physical preparation so that you can use this demanding racket.
For those who like an aggressive racket with good rigidity, the YARARA EDITION will not disappoint.