Bourne Prisma Carbon 2, 2022, is a new racket from Varlion with an “oversized” diamond shape and which has a lot of focus on power. The racket includes a lot of power and extremely wonderful feeling!
Bourne Prisma Carbon 2, as the name reveals, has been equipped with Varlion’s unique PRISMA frame. The PRISMA frame provides better aerodynamics and cuts through the air so that you can get a faster swing with 10% reduced air resistance, while the outer edge of the frame is reduced by 90% and is only a few millimeters wide so you have the smallest possible contact area go in the glass as you dig deep for the balls. All this means better maneuverability of the racket and greater acceleration capacity at hits.
On the other hand, we have reinforced its most delicate tip (head) with a self-adhesive bumper that adapts perfectly to its shape, Prisma bumper. This covers not only the frame but also its connection to the plane of the racket.
The racket has a hybrid shape between drip and diamond as well as a medium balance to give you the greatest possible sweetspot and power in the racket, which can be compared to an oversized diamond shape. Bourne is a model born in 2018 from the merger between Cañon (diamond shape created in 1995) and Avant (tear shape created in 2009). As a result, we achieved a drop-shaped racket, designed for players who seek control in their game without losing power.
To make this even more generous, Varlion uses its Gradual Holes technology, which means that the holes on the impact surface are drilled in different sizes. The holes are made larger the closer to the frame they come to compensate for the stiffness from the frame and create a more homogeneous feeling over the entire face.
CORE & SURFACE
The racket’s core is medium hard and gives a good bounce on the ball but can also withstand when you press extra hard. On the surface, Varlion has in an exclusive collaboration with Italy’s largest manufacturer of carbon fiber used a 3K carbon fiber that is used in well-known brands such as Ferrari. The carbon fiber maintains a higher standard than usual and also provides more performance.
When it comes to applying effects to the hits, it presents a rough texture in the plane called Slice, which has been designed and developed with a series of curved lines that make the ball stick more. As these contours are cast into the surface, the structure will never disappear.
Unique to Varlion’s rackets is also the way the seat belt is attached to the handle itself instead of to the knob. This means that the seat belt is more or less impossible to tear.
If you are instead looking for a racket with a little more control, we recommend LWC 8 Prisma Pansy or LWC 8 Prisma.The racket protector is shipped seperate from the racket. Super easy to attach at home.