The paddle is a rising value. As a sport and as an industry, it is going through a period of broad growth thanks to the internationalization of the sector and the incorporation of hundreds of thousands of players around the globe. A great mass of players who have at least one thing in common: unconditional love for the paddle tennis racket.
And it is that if it exists an object of worship, collection and consumption in the world of paddle tennis that is the shovel. Perhaps because it is the one with the highest added value, the most attractive or the one that is most renewed by the investment of the brands, the truth is that the paddle tennis racket is the most demanded and consumed product by paddle tennis fans – leaving consumables aside. like the ball – they see in it, even, the essential element for improvement.
Control paddles, versatility or power, carbon or fiberglass, soft or hard rubber or a mixture of acetates are some of the characteristics that make up this wide spectrum of possibilities offered by the market in the face of a demand that does not stop growing and that it is becoming more and more demanding.
And, today, in The Sleepyhead We are going to review 5 models of pure offensive cut in force this 2021 and that, in addition, will allow you to enjoy, and a lot, of the power, becoming a benchmark on the slopes.
Talk about Adidas Padel It is, without a doubt, doing it from one of the firms with the highest sustained growth in recent years and it is precisely because of its modernization in the sector that more and more users are consuming its products.
Within his bet for this 2021 highlights a birth that has come to break all power schemes. The Adidas Metalbone 2021 It is the shovel that leads the offensive rank in Adidas and it does it with a defendant power format, high balance and a novel system called Weight & Balance that allows, from the heart, to customize the distribution of weights -with up to 12 grams-.
A model that arrives with manufacture in Carbon Aluminized 18K in the faces, Eva Soft rubber Performance indoors, technology Orthogonal Structure and some hallmarks of the brand such as Smart Holes Curve or the honeycomb-shaped roughness called Spin Blade.
A model that flags the number one of the World Padel Tour, Ale Galán, and that shines for its transgressive and sporty aesthetics where the gray and black tones contrast with the red lines that give character to this shovel and that is located above 320 euros.
An Adidas Metalbone 2021 intended for those players who are looking for a wide ball exit, who has a clear dominance and precision in hitting and who are looking for fast, powerful and offensive shots close to the net.
Bullpadel Vertex 2021
If there is a brand linked to the world of paddle tennis, that is Bullpadel. The Spanish firm is, without a doubt, the clear benchmark in the sector with constant growth in the last decade that has managed to place it, for many, in the most relevant position.
Of its wide collection of products – shovels, textiles, bags, footwear, collectibles, etc – there is one that stands out and far above the rest. The best-selling padel racket year after year and that is, without a doubt, a safe value for hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
The Bullpadel Vertex 03 2021 is the edition of the Vertex saga for this year. The flagship shovel of the Madrid firm remains faithful to its origin with a classic diamond format, high balance towards the tip of the blade and an intermediate and very characteristic touch.
A blade made entirely of carbon and that has an outer core in XT Carbon 12K, an inner core of Multieva and assets as coveted as Custom Weight, the Hesacore or the roughness in the form of a sand bath Top Spin.
For this 2021 the great incorporation is the Air React Channel, an improvement that we already talked about in La Dormilona and that increases ball output and hitting precision, improving performance and efficiency and that already looks Maxi sanchez in the circuit World Padel Tour.
A shovel located almost at 275 euros and that it is aimed at advanced level players and especially those who start from the backhand and that does wonders for players who already have a polished technique, who control the direction of the hit and who seek high performance in attack.
Babolat Viper Technical
To speak of Viper is to speak of Lebrón. Number one of World Padel Tour, the Spanish Juan Lebron, has engraved his name in the nomenclature of the most emblematic saga of the tennis firm and for several years he has managed to make his shovel one of the most sold.
A Babolat Technical Viper that has been renewed in 2021 and has done so with a new hybrid diamond format, a new heart and a manufacture in 12K carbon and Black Eva rubber that make this model a padel racket with a medium-hard touch and a measured output.
A Viper that evolves into a shovel even more powerful and aimed at technical players, very technical, that they are able to move with ease their high balance and dry touch, but that will bring out the best in the offensive and hitting player.
Located at 250 euros, has technological advances such as Vibrasorb, to reduce vibrations, and a more aggressive aesthetic where red and yellow stand out over the final carbon composition.
Drop Shot Legend 2.0
Drop Shot is at the controls of R&D in World Padel Tour. And it is for something. The research and development of its products is, perhaps, the greatest hallmark of this Spanish firm that already has several emblematic models in its catalog.
One of the ones that has grown the most in recent years is Drop Shot Legend 2.0, a shovel that already has its third edition on the market and that after the Conqueror sagas -which signs Juan Martin Diaz– and Explorer Pro -coins Lucas Campagnolo– it has become a super sales oriented, clearly, to the power.
A model with an oversize format, medium balance and a high, very high ball output, thanks to careful manufacturing in 24K Rectangle Carbon, TeXtreme and Eva Pro rubber that work in unison to give this padel racket a great hitting feeling and excellent performance and that will give players looking for sharp shots and an extra offensiveness extra playability.
A Drop Shot Legend 2.0 that also incorporates the Curv system -material that improves power and durability-, 3D Face roughness or Smart Holes System and that is finished with an elegant and distinguished aesthetic thanks to the ‘Iridescent Look’ that makes the logo color vary according to the light on their faces. Everything, with a price below 200 euros.
StarVie Triton Pro
It was the great novelty of 2019 from the Spanish firm StarVie and, to this day, continues to lead the power range of the Alcalá de Henares brand thanks, in part, to professional players such as promising talent Javi garrido.
A StarVie Triton Pro that features diamond format, high balance, but well balanced thanks to the Star Balance, and 100% carbon manufacturing -faces of 3K- and an inner core of medium density Eva rubber.
Aimed at technical and precise players who already handle most strokes with ease, it is a shovel that will improve their performance in hits such as volley, layup or shot thanks to its ease of movement and the joint work of the inner core and faces.
With a high price that exceeds 300 euros, This StarVie Triton Pro sports a careful 100% Made in Spain manufacturing and assets such as an extra grip – it adds 1 centimeter in length -, rough flat or a transgressive and sporty aesthetic.