Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0
The Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0 offers you a perfect mix of power and control. This racket from the very popular Blackstorm series by Dunlop has an extra-large blade with a surface area of no less than 510 cm2. The big blade means that also the sweet spot (= the ideal place to hit the ball) is very spacious, making the racket particularly forgiving: you can control the ball even if you hit it outside the hitting zone. Because the frame of the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0 is made of 'high modulus' graphite, vibrations caused by the impact of the ball are better absorbed. The racket maintains very solid during a shot, giving you an excellent feel.
The frame of the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0 weighs 140 grams and has a head heavy balance. Because the most weight is in the top of the racket, you can easily generate a lot of acceleration. The Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0 allows you to hit the ball hard effortlessly. The high balance point also ensures that you can easily control your stroke. The disadvantage of a high balance point is that the racket is slightly less agile than the other models of the Blackstorm series with a head light balance. In addition to strength, the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0 offers enough precision. Due to the conventional shape of the frame with a bridge the racket is compact and the openings between the strings are relatively small: the 16 x 19 string pattern provides extra control for accurate shots.
The Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0 features the latest technologies such as Power Grommets, 4D Braided and ACS. At two carefully chosen places in the frame, the openings where the strings come out are larger. This means that the string bed can move up and down in the striking zone and the ball gets extra acceleration. To increase the stability of the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0, Dunlop has reinforced the neck of the racket. Forces acting on the racket are better absorbed by the impact of the ball and the racket head maintains stable during a shot. At the 3 and 9-hour positions in the racket sheet, 4D Braided material has been added to reduce unwanted vibrations. These carbon fibres woven into four directions give you control and precision.
If you are looking for a racket that performs well in all areas, choose the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0. As a nice detail, the racket comes with a dampener that has the shape of a squash ball. There is also a full-size cover included in which you can safely store the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 4.0. This cover has a handy shoulder strap with which you can comfortably carry the racket.