Bourne Summum Carbon Black
Varlion professional level padel racket with diamond shape, focused on players who need a further touch more of power than control.
It’s made of a bidirectional carbon fiber tubular and a high hardness Hypersoft foam core, laminated with a carbon fiber fabric and fiberglass. Its heart is also reinforced with carbon fiber fabric.
All materials are impregnated in Varlion's exclusive VAR-FLEX epoxy resin, for maximum elasticity and strength, and coated with a layer of titanium dioxide.
Summum technology rackets are a new concept of padel racket where all its characteristics have been optimized to the maximum. The main ones are the next:
- A longer handle than usual, to provide the player with a more comfortable and professional grip, thus avoiding having to put the overgrip over it, and also to facilitate grip for players who use both hands.
- 1 cm longer hitting surface.
- A gradual drilling pattern that goes from 68 to 76 holes, optimized to improve and expand the sweet spot of the racket.
- A larger and higher rough texture on relief to achieve better effects, specially on topspin shots. This texture is made with the racket’s own epoxy resin, not with 3D stickers, which does not suffer any type of wear.
- And the Wings Diffuser technology at the heart, with an aerodynamically improved diffuser, which gives the racket more maneuverability and precision.
The LW Summum padel racket also includes an adhesive injected bumper, called Hexagon bumper, which is produced using a low hardness TPU injection mold, to absorb shocks and chafing. It is fixed on the frame by means of an adhesive material without the need to drill the frame and thus avoiding having to weaken it for its fixing. Being perfectly adhered to the frame, it also acts as an anti vibrator.
And finally, it is worth highlighting the Handlesafety technology, a new safety system for the handle. Normally, in all rackets the rope comes out from a centered hole which is attached to the handle frame by means of a pin, rivets, nails, etc. However, with this system, the rope goes through the two walls of the handle and comes out on both sides of the tip, thus giving 100% safety and comfort to the grip.
Bourne, Hexagon frame, Wings Difusrr and Adhesive Bumper are utility models registered in the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, and therefore exclusively owned and used by Varlion.
Hexagonal frame whose shape provides greater rigidity and resistance to the racket, thanks to the creation of a rib in the frame, which has a straight part (edge) and a chamfered part (chamfer).
Rough texture with a hexagonal shape on the racket plane, which increases the effect of the ball when contacting with the surface in topspin or cut shots.
Summum technology is based on the sum of four great innovations launched in 2018, which give rise to the most complete and highest level racket of the collection:
Longer grip. The grip is 14.50 cm long (the usual ones are between 11 and 12.50 cm), providing the player with more space to handle, especially for tennis players or players who use both hands.
Wings Diffuser. Diffuser designed under the silhouette of an airplane wing profile, to which we have also added a turbulator, used in the wings of airplanes and the spoilers of F1 cars to obtain a better control of air flow. The result is a 27% improvement in the speed, precision and control of the air passage compared to the previous Diffuser.
Greater hitting surface. The hitting area is 1.5 cm wider compared to the other racket, so you will gain much more control and responsiveness in your game. This expansion is also achieved thanks to the fact that we have drilled the entire surface of the racket, with a functional drilling design that increases the number of holes in total from 68 to 76.
Increased height and surface in rough texture. The rough texture of the plane (Hexatex and Slice technologies) is higher and wider, so you can further increase the effect on the ball. In addition, thanks to its greater surface area, you can now achieve impossible shots even if the ball lands further from the center of the racket.
The environmental temperature directly influences the behavior of a padel racket, altering its hardness and flexibility. This situation causes changes and instability in our game.
To solve this problem, the higher ranges models have been manufactured in duplicate (a "W" version of Winter, and another "S" version of Summer), with enough technical differences in the construction of its core to play with one version or another depending on the ambient temperature:
At high temperatures the materials soften, especially the foam or EVA of the core, thus changing the rackets performance. Therefore, the rackets with the red thermometer or the letter "S" incorporate materials with a lower elasticity and hardness, so the behavior of the racket will be ideal with temperatures from 25ºC / 77ºF.
At low temperatures, just the opposite occurs: the core hardens and gains control, but it loses noticeably flexibility, so to obtain a good behavior you should choose the racket with the blue thermometer or the letter "W", recommended for playing with lower temperatures at 25ºC / 77º F, since they incorporate materials with greater mechanical elasticity.
Technology developed with the aim of directing the air flow in the only "treatable" area of the racket where the air passes through, its heart. The advantages of this technology are:
Increased player speed on both quick hits and smash.
Greater hitting regularity by making the trajectory more constant, thanks to the zero influence of the turbulences that conventional rackets normally have in the heart area.
Greater number of blows with more control, also thanks to the reduction of said turbulence.
Its design is inspired by the diffuser that included the Formula 1 Brawn GP team for the first time on the rear and bottom of the car.
7 RHOMBUS CARBON FABRIC
12K carbon fiber fabric in a rhomboid shape, to a greater flexibility in the core.
New adhesive bumper designed exclusively for models with Hexagon frame. In its previous version, this it weighed 21gr. However, thanks to the new design it has been possible to reduce its weight by half, and now it only weights 10gr.
It has been designed and produced through an injection mold in a low hardness PTU to absorb shocks and chafing.
It is fixed on the racket frame by means of an adhesive material without the need to drill into the frame and thus avoiding having to weaken it for its fixing. Consequently, possible vibrations of the bumper are eliminated and we achieve a total twinning between the racket frame and the lower surface of the bumper.
Technology patented and registered in the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office extensible to other countries.
Drilling technology that consists of using 3 different drilling sizes, making them smaller in the central area (10 mm in diameter), medium in the middle area up to close to the frame (11.5 mm) and large in the perimeter area or closer to the frame (13 mm). With this perforation, we compensate the excessive flexibility of the center of the racket with the low flexibility of the area of the core that joins the frame, thus allowing greater homogeneity to blows and increasing the resistance of the core.
Soft foam core with spectacular measures of hardness and rebound, which gives a very balanced control and power to the racket, to play at low temperatures or up to 25ºC.
|Type of game||Between control and power|
|Type of core||Medium touch|
|Heart construction||With difusor|
|Rough texture in the surface||Yes, HEXATEX texture. Very noticeable and embedded in the racket mold|
|Cover||Yes, Begins cover included|
|Weight||From 340 to 365 gr.|