The Varlion Bourne Summum Prisma is the successor to the immensely popular Bourne Summum Prisma that Mike Yanguas played with in 2021, now with a new and exclusive look to match the actual characteristics of the racket. The Bourne Summum Prisma encompasses enormous power potential and a solid feel throughout the racket. Just like in the other Summum models, the response between ball hit and handle is completely unbeatable.
Thanks to its hybrid shape between drop and diamond, with high balance, Bourne has a large and generous sweetspot that can be compared to an oversized diamond shape. Bourne is a model born in 2018 from the fusion 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.
The PRISMA frame provides better aerodynamics and cuts through the air to give you a faster swing with 10% less drag, while the outermost edge of the frame is reduced by 90% and is only a few millimeters wide so you have the smallest possible contact area that can go in the glass when you dig deep for the balls. All this means better maneuverability of the racket and greater acceleration capacity on hits.
On the other hand, we have reinforced its most fragile point (the head) with an 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.
Bourne Summum Prisma also has the unique Summum shape, which means that the handle is 2 cm longer than usual and that the hitting surface is 1 cm longer than usual. This means that you can more easily hit a two-handed backhand and get a greater leverage effect in the shots and can generate more power.
GRADUAL HOLE TECH
To make this even more generous, Varlion uses its Gradual Holes technology, which means that the holes on the hitting surface are drilled in different sizes. The holes are made larger the closer they get to the frame to compensate for the stiffness from the frame and create a more homogeneous feel across the entire hitting surface.
CORE & SURFACE
The core is Varlion’s Winter core and is a softer core that provides a good bounce and is adapted for games below 25 degrees. On the surface, Varlion, in an exclusive collaboration with Italy’s largest manufacturer of carbon fiber, has used a 12K carbon fiber that is used, among other things, by well-known brands such as Ferrari. The carbon fiber gives a very good exit on the ball without being too stiff and is late in the actual color seen in the picture instead of being painted. This gives a better feel from the carbon fiber. The direction of the carbon fiber is also twisted 45 degrees to create a 3D effect which means that more carbon fibers are used with each stroke and you can use the racket’s material to the max.
When it comes to applying effects to the hits, it features a coarse in-plane texture called Slice, which has been designed and developed with a series of curved lines that make the ball stick more. As these contours are molded into the surface, the structure will never disappear.
Unique to Varlion rackets is also the way the safety strap is attached to the handle itself instead of the knob. This means that the safety belt is more or less impossible to tear off.
This model is 100% handmade in Spain and Varlion’s own factories. If you are instead looking for a racket with more all-round properties, we recommend that you check out the Maxima Summum Prisma. Should you want even more control, we recommend the LW Summum Prisma.The racket protector is shipped seperate from the racket. Super easy to attach at home.