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LW Prisma Airflow 2023

Varlion LW Prisma Airflow 2023

8.4

Based on 3 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Advanced right-side players to control points with precise chiquitas, strong volleys
Pros
  • Excellent control
  • Good maneuverability
  • Strong spin
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Flimsy plastic heart

Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
7.3
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

9.0
Sweet spot
The zone of the racket face where the highest percent of force is applied to the ball.

9.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

8.5
Soft
Touch refers to the hardness or softness of the racket.

Hard
Smooth
The application of a rough surface on a padel racket's face in order to assist the player in generating spin on their shots.

Rough

Specifications

Suggested Price

€335

Weight (g)
363
Shape
Round
Surface
12K Carbon fiber
Core
Medium-Hard EVA
Released
2023

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Advanced right-side players to control points with precise chiquitas, strong volleys
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Score
Overall
8.4
Power
7.3
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.5
Overall
8.1
Power
8.3
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
7.5
Overall
8.6
Power
8.3
Control
10.0
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
9.5
Overall
8.4
Power
8.2
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.6

How Does the Varlion LW Prisma Airflow 2023 perform?

Varlion’s LW, or Lethal Weapon, is the round-shaped racket of the brand’s premium Prisma Airflow line. This racket suits advanced control-oriented players who excel at getting to the net with perfectly-placed chiquitas and lobs before pummeling their opponents with deep volleys.
This line boasts numerous features, but here are a few highlights:
- Slice roughness: 3D rough surface for spin generation
- Summer and Winter versions
- Summum design: 14.5 cm long handle, 1 cm longer racket face
- Airflow design: large holes along the edge of the frame for aerodynamics
- Prisma frame: pyramid-shaped edge along the frame to minimize wall contact
While some technology described in padel racket marketing can be of questionable help, reviewers found most of these features useful, from the "SLICE" roughness to the long racket handle. Professional players competing in different environments will find the Summer and Winter versions useful for playing in different temperatures - Summer is recommended for temperatures above 25 degrees and has denser foam to make up for the softening of foam that occurs in heat.
While this racket is targeted for professional players, advanced intermediate players interested in Varlion’s Prisma Airflow line will find this easier to play with than, for example, Mike Yanguas’s Bourne Summum Prisma Airflow racket, which is the same racket in a diamond shape.
Note: the snapshot review below is regarding the 2022 model, which is very similar - the main difference is the lack of Airflow, which softened the 2023 version.

Our test of the Varlion LW Prisma Airflow 2023

Expert Reviews of the Varlion LW Prisma Airflow 2023

8.8
MerPadel

Best for intermediate or advanced players looking for a hard control racket

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8.6
Padelzoom

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7.8
Dani 13

With its long handle and hard touch, this racket is great in the aerial game.

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Varlion

LW Prisma Airflow 2023

Advanced right-side players to control points with precise chiquitas, strong volleys
8.4

rating based on 3 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium-Hard
Core
Medium-Hard EVA
Shape
Round
Release Year
January 1, 2023
Surface
12K Carbon fiber
MSRP
€
335