Our verdict and review for the Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black after testing the racket is that it is a very good racket for the all-round player. The large hitting surface, which is also extended by 1cm, helps both beginners up to just above average to play a stable game.
The fiberglass surface gives you soft and fine strokes while the racket’s construction is stiffer and more durable of carbon fiber.
Varlion’s new padel rackets are not only really aesthetically pleasing, they also have a really good quality. The price level is neither the lowest nor the highest compared to competitors.
We have tested the racket!
Mikael på Elitepadel har testat Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022. I den här videon kan du se när vi provspelar och recenserar racket.
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Our opinion after testing the Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022:
Content of the review
Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022 characteristics
Below we go through the Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black and the characteristics of the racket. In addition to the features, the racket is aesthetically beautiful with fine lines and nice coloring.
|Brand||Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022|
|Game Level||Medium – Advanced|
|Weight||g (+/-10) 345-370 g|
The frame is extra durable with 100% carbon fiber and a medium-hard core covered by double layers of fiberglass. A racket that has better durability and protection for mis-hits and impacts against different surfaces.
The balance is of medium height, so it can provide good support in both offensive and defensive play. It makes it easier to shoot up low balls with power and if the player has good knowledge of the game and good arm strength, it can be sufficient to give high balls both considerable power and speed.
Round shaped racket that has a larger sweet spot, both thanks to the racket shape but also because the hitting surface is 1 cm longer.
Hard or soft?
A medium-hard racket with a medium-hard core, a fibreglass hitting surface and a 100% carbon fibre frame. It is softer in terms of the round racket shape and is stronger in defensive play where a slightly softer racket is needed.
What level of player is the Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022 suitable for?
In order to take advantage of all the features of this racket, more experience of the game is required. Players who are at an intermediate or advanced level, as they have had time to practice several techniques in the game and have certainly had time to test different rackets and know their own strengths and weaknesses in the game.
Is the racket best suited for offensive or defensive play?
The racket’s characteristics are mainly to create control and balance in the game, so it becomes stronger in defensive play. A softer racket for a softer game, for example when you need to get the low balls up.
Information about the Varlion brand
The brand Varlion was founded in Argentina in 1993 and two years later their first racket model was released. It was more simply designed than the models they started producing at their factory in Spain, as more unique techniques were then used for the racket.
Among their unique techniques is that their rackets are cast in a mould and the holes are created during the manufacturing process. The holes come in different sizes and are placed further out towards the frame. Some models have only round holes, while some have more unique holes on the outside.
They are larger as the shape is more rectangular. This was designed to give less air resistance to the racket, making it easier to swing in the air. Which in turn also makes it more relieving on the wrist.
Read more about the Varlion padel racket and our other reviews.
Compare racket with other models
|Comparison of Varlion rackets||Shape||Balance||Game level||Weight|
|Varlion Canon Difusor Carbon Black 2022||Diamond||High||Advanced||350-375g|
|Varlion Avant Difusor Carbon Black 2022||Drop||Medium||Intermediate||350-370g|
|Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022||Round||Low||Beginner||350-370g|
|Varlion Bourne Summum Carbon Black||Hybrid (Drop/Diamond)||Medium/High||Intermediate - Advanced||345-370g|
|Varlion Bourne Prisma Summum W||Hybrid (Drop/Diamond)||Medium||Intermediate||345-365g|
|Varlion Maxima Summum Prisma W 2022||Hybrid (Drop/Round)||Medium||Intermediate - Advanced||345-365g|
|Read more about all Varlion padel rackets.|
Advantages of Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022
A two cm longer hitting area, a cm longer handle and a larger sweetspot are probably the main advantages of this racket. As it will be easier to gain control in the game and also to grasp a two-handed grip. The technology of their holes also creates more balance in the game and a bit easier to swing the racket.
The racket will be extra durable as the frame is made of 100% carbon fiber and in order for the model not to be too stiff, the hitting surface is made of fiberglass.
May require extra strength and power from the player, as you want to use more power in your strokes. As in strong offensive play such as smashes.
Our review of the Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022
Mikael Rohana from Elitepadel has tested the Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black 2022 and gives the following review and rating:
“A top-of-the-range Varlion series that will incorporate the best technologies and materials available. When I tested the Varlion LW Summum Carbon Black, I experienced a very good feel and that the racket generated really good speed without compromising on control. The rounded shape and low balance make the racket primarily a bit more defensively oriented, making it well suited to the more advanced player looking for a lot of control“.