Important properties padel racket
Choosing a racket can be confusing, but if you understand the differences
materials, weight, shape, hardness and game type, you can choose the right one
racket for your needs.
The shape of a padel racket can take on different shapes, namely round, diamond and drop. The shape of the blade determines where the sweet spot of the racket is located. This largely determines the playing style of a racket. In short we can make the blade in 3 types:
Both novice and advanced players can get along well with round padel rackets. A round racket is ideal for beginners because the weight is low, which makes it
racket light and manoeuvrable. It generally has less power than
the other two forms. The sweetspot is large, so you can't exactly hit it
center of the blade to hit the ball properly. The rackets bid
excellent control, but you will have to provide more power from yourself.
Teardrop-shaped racket has the weight mainly in the middle of the racket, which means that it has a good balance between power and control. Many players who have been playing padel for a while choose this as the next step after a beginners racket. Many advanced players also play with a drop-shaped racket
that's why we see it as a suitable shape for experienced to advanced players.
A diamond-shaped racket has the weight mainly in the top. Because of the high
balance of this racket shape, you get more power in your shots and you can do more
generate power during the game. Like in a smash where the player has more
can exert force. The sweet spot of the racket is smaller and located
higher in the sheet. This shape is generally more suitable for advanced players.
The hardness of the racket can also vary. In general, the harder the racket, the more control you have. Softer rackets, on the other hand, offer more power. The hardness is determined by the type of foam used in the core of the racket.
The weight of the racket plays a major role in maneuverability and control.
A lighter racket is more manoeuvrable but gives less power. A heavier racket
gives more power but is less manoeuvrable. The difference in weight may vary
from 330 to 385 grams, which can make a significant difference to your gameplay.
Orbit Padel has been supplying the coolest rackets in the Netherlands for years. All rackets are developed with professionals and padel players for the best result. Our team therefore has all the knowledge to advise you when purchasing a padel racket.