Adidas Padel 2021 → Complete Guide [Facts & Updates]

Presentation of all models and what is new for this year!

The Adidas 2021 padel rackets have arrived. We recognize some models from the previous year, but there are also several completely new models.

In Adidas’ new collection for 2021, there is something for all players, regardless of level and style of play. To find the right racket, we guide you through all the models of the year and go through the differences from last year. We also take a closer look at the different materials and technologies Adidas uses in its padel rackets.

For those who do not want to read the entire guide, we have compiled a summary of the most important news for 2021.

Adidas Metalbone

Adidas Metalbone is an entirely new series for 2021, based on last year’s model AdiPower SOFT. The series contains several exciting news. With the help of included weights that Adidas calls Weight & Balance System, it is possible to adjust weight and balance by up to 12 grams.

For the first time, Adidas is implementing the Octogonal Structure technology, a reinforcement in the upper part of the frame to make it more rigid and responsive. For each racket sold, Adidas plants 3 m² of forest according to the Green Padel concept.

The Adidas Metalbone consists of three models; Adidas Metalbone, Adidas Metalbone CTRL, and Adidas Metalbone Youth.


Adidas Metalbone 2021

This is the long-awaited sequel to AdiPower SOFT, which will be played by WPT star Ale Galán from Spain.

It’s a racket for the attacking player who prioritizes power. It has a diamond shape, high balance, and a sweet spot located in the face’s upper part.

The racket has a low weight of 345-360 g, which can be modified with the included weights. It comes with two red weights that weigh 1 gram each and four metallic colored weights that weigh 2.5 grams each. With all the weights mounted, the rack weighs about 360 grams and has a medium to high balance.

The surface is made of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber, and the core consists of EVA Soft Performance, just like last year.

New for this year is the Octogonal Structure, a carbon fiber reinforcement that makes the upper part of the racket extra stiff. It should help generate a higher swing speed and better response in hard shots.

Another news for 2021 is that Adidas has abandoned the rough structure on the surface and instead uses a sandpaper-like structure.

Adidas Metalbone 2021

Adidas Metalbone CTRL 2021

This is a more easy-to-play version of the Adidas Metalbone, a brand new model for 2021.

This is a racket for the player who prioritizes control. It has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the middle of the face.

The racket, just like Metalbone, has a low weight of 345-360 g that can be modified with the included weights. It comes with two red weights that weigh 1 gram each and four metallic colored weights that weigh 2.5 grams each. With all the weights mounted, the racket weighs about 360 grams and has a low to medium balance.

The surface is made of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber, and the core consists of EVA Soft Performance.

This version also uses Octogonal Structure to generate more power in hard shots.

The surface has a sandpaper-like structure for better effect.

Is this the sequel to the Adidas AdiPower CTRL? No. AdiPower CTRL remains in the range. The difference between the two models is that Metalbone CTRL has a harder surface and a softer core. Metalbone CTRL offers more feel and speed with looser shots, while AdiPower CTRL offers more response and power in harder shots.

Adidas Metalbone CTRL 2021


Adidas AdiPower

Adidas AdiPower uses 2021 the same technologies that have made the series so successful so far.

What characterizes AdiPower is the Dual eXoskelton, a frame construction that provides improved rigidity and power. The series also uses Spin Blade, a rough pattern.

The Adidas AdiPower series consists of three models; Adidas AdiPower 3.0, Adidas AdiPower CTRL 3.0, and Adidas AdiPower LIGHT 3.0.


Adidas AdiPower 3.0 2021

The most powerful racket in the AdiPower series. Used by the experienced WPT player Seba Nerone.

AdiPower 3.0 has the same specification and uses the same technologies as last year. What is new is the design.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes power. The racket has a diamond shape, high balance, and a sweet spot located in the face’s upper part.

It weighs 360-375 g and has a hard core consisting of Eva High Memory. The frame is made of carbon fiber with Dual eXoskeleton technology, and the impact surface consists of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber.

AdiPower 3.0 is a racket for the advanced player with good technique who wants a stiff racket with a lot of power.

Adidas AdiPower 3.0 2021

Adidas AdiPower CTRL 3.0 2021

The most popular racket in the entire Adidas collection. A bestseller with the signature of WPT player Álex Ruiz.

AdiPower CTRL 3.0 has the same specification and uses the same technologies as last year. What is new is the design.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot that is located in the center of the face.

It weighs 360-375 g and has a hard core consisting of Eva High Memory. The frame is made of carbon fiber with Dual eXoskeleton technology, and the impact surface consists of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber.

AdiPower CTRL 3.0 is a racket for players of intermediate level and above who are looking for a racket with good control and good attacking qualities.


Adidas AdiPower CTRL 3.0 2021

Adidas AdiPower LIGHT 3.0 2021

The lightest racket in the AdiPower series. A popular model among both women and men. It has the signature of WPT player Martita Ortega.

AdiPower LIGHT 3.0 has the same specification and uses the same technologies as last year. What is new is the design.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control and comfort. The racket has a round shape, low to medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the hitting surface center.

It weighs only 345-360 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Energy. The frame is made of carbon fiber with Dual eXoskeleton technology, and the impact surface consists of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber.

AdiPower LIGHT 3.0 is an easy-to-play racket suitable for both beginners, intermediate players, and advanced players. It offers good comfort and is ideal for players who want to avoid injuries such as tennis elbow.


Adidas AdiPower LIGHT 3.0 2021

Adidas AdiPower Lite

The Adidas AdiPower Lite is a brand new series for 2021. It has been developed as a more easy-to-play alternative to the AdiPower series. The models use Dual eXoskeleton just like the AdiPower to optimize stiffness and power.

The difference from AdiPower is that AdiPower Lite uses fiberglass on the surface and has a softer core for increased playability and comfort.

The Adidas AdiPower Lite series consists of three models; Adidas AdiPower Lite, Adidas AdiPower CTRL Lite, and Adidas AdiPower Woman Lite.


Adidas AdiPower Lite 2021

AdiPower Lite is a new model for 2021. A more easy-to-play and forgiving version of powerful AdiPower 3.0.

It is a racket for the player who prioritizes power but wants to maintain adequate comfort. The racket has a diamond shape, high balance, and a sweet spot located in the face’s upper part.

The racket weighs 360-375 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. The frame uses Dual eXoskeleton for rigidity and maximum response. The difference from AdiPower is that both the frame and the face are made of fiberglass for higher playability and comfort.

AdiPower Lite has a sandpaper-like surface for better effect.

For players who like the power of AdiPower 3.0 but feel that it is too hard and challenging to play, 2021 has a good alternative.


Adidas AdiPower Lite 2021

Adidas AdiPower CTRL Lite 2021

AdiPower CTRL Lite is a new model for 2021. A more easy-to-play and forgiving version of the best-selling AdiPower CTRL 3.0.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control and comfort. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center of the face.

The racket weighs 360-375 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. The frame uses Dual eXoskeleton for rigidity and maximum response. The difference from AdiPower is that both the frame and the face are made of fiberglass for higher playability and comfort.

AdiPower CTRL Lite has a sandpaper-like surface for better effect.

For players who like AdiPower CTRL 3.0 but feel that it is too hard and challenging to play, 2021 has a good alternative.


Adidas AdiPower CTRL Lite 2021

Adidas AdiPower Woman Lite 2021

AdiPower CTRL Woman Lite is a new model for 2021. A lighter racket for women and men who want maximum manageability.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control and comfort. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center.

The racket weighs only 345-360 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. The frame uses Dual eXoskeleton for rigidity and maximum response. The difference from AdiPower is that both the frame and the face are made of fiberglass for higher playability and comfort.

AdiPower Woman Lite has a sandpaper-like surface for better effect.

This racket is suitable for players of all levels who want a comfortable racket and minimize the risk of injuries such as tennis elbow.


Adidas AdiPower Woman Lite 2021

Adidas Essnova

The Adidas Essnova series is designed for intermediate and advanced-level players. In 2021, the series has become smaller and consists of only two models. The rackets have received an updated design and improvements in the materials.

The hallmark of Essnova is a carbon fiber construction combined with a softer core. It provides the right balance between power and comfort.

Essnova uses eXoskelton technology for improved rigidity and power. The rackets also have Spin Blade, but unlike AdiPower, which has a rough pattern, Essnova has a sandpaper-like surface.

The Adidas Essnova series consists of two models; Adidas Essnova Carbon 3.0 and Adidas Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.0.


Adidas Essnova Carbon 3.0 2021

This is a popular model in a new design and with a slightly stiffer feel than last year.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes power and speed. The racket has a diamond shape, high balance, and a sweet spot that is located in the upper part of the face.

The racket weighs 360-375 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. The frame is made of carbon fiber with eXoskeleton technology. New for 2021 is that the surface has been updated from 3K to 6K carbon fiber, contributing to a stiffer feel and more power.


Adidas Essnova Carbon 3.0 2021

Adidas Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.0 2021

Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.0 is a more easy-to-play control-oriented version of Essnova Carbon 3.0. Comes in 2021 with a new design and with a slightly stiffer feel than before.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center.

The racket weighs 360-375 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. The frame is made of carbon fiber with eXoskeleton technology. New for 2021 is that the impact surface has been updated from 3K to 6K carbon fiber, contributing to a stiffer feel.


Adidas Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.0 2021

Adidas RX-Line

The Adidas RX-Line is an entirely new series developed for beginners and intermediate players. It replaces last year’s models V7, V70 Light, and V700.

This series uses cheaper materials and is lower in price than the Adidas premium series.

The Adidas RX-Line consists of three models; Adidas RX30, Adidas RX20 Light, and Adidas RX10.


Adidas RX30 2021

The Adidas RX30 is an entirely new model for 2021 that replaces the V700 model from 2020. The RX30 is aimed at beginners and intermediate players.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center.

The racket weighs 360-375 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. Both the frame and the hitting surface are made of fiberglass for maximum playability and comfort.

In the racket neck, Adidas has implemented the Structural Power technology, a reinforcement that improves the racket’s stability and durability.


Adidas RX30 2021

Adidas RX20 Light 2021

The Adidas RX20 Light is an entirely new model for 2021 that replaces the V70 Light model from 2020. The RX20 Light is aimed at beginners and intermediate players who want a lighter racket.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center.

The racket weighs only 345-360 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. Both the frame and the hitting surface are made of fiberglass for maximum playability and comfort.

In the racket neck, Adidas has implemented the Structural Power technology, a reinforcement that improves the racket’s stability and durability.


Adidas RX20 Light 2021

Adidas RX10 2021

The Adidas RX20 Light is an entirely new model for 2021 that replaces the V7 model from 2020. The RX10 is aimed at beginners who want an affordable racket.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center.

The racket weighs 360-375 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. Both the frame and the hitting surface are made of fiberglass for maximum playability and comfort.

Adidas RX10 2021

Adidas Discovery

Adidas Discovery is the simplest and cheapest series in the entire collection. It is aimed at beginners who only play on occasion.

The Adidas Discovery consists of three models; Adidas Drive 3.0, Adidas Match 3.0, and Adidas Match Light 3.0.


#Greenpadel

Adidas #Greenpadel is exciting news for 2021. It is a padel racket produced from sustainable materials. It’s not only good for the player but also the planet.

The racket consists of Flax Fiber (natural fiber) which is 100% recyclable. For every racket sold, Adidas plants 3 m² of a forest.

Adidas #Greenpadel today consists of only one model, but hopefully, we will see more soon.


Adidas #Greenpadel 2021

Adidas #Greenpadel is an entirely new model for 2021.

It is a racket for the player that prioritizes control. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center.

The racket weighs 360-375 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. The frame is made of carbon fiber, and the impact surface consists of Flax Fiber (natural fiber) for maximum playability and comfort.


Adidas #Greenpadel 2021

Youth & Junior

Adidas Youth & Junior are models developed for the younger players. They are junior-adapted versions of Ale Galán’s and Martita Ortega’s rackets.

To increase playability, softer materials are used than in the adult models.

Adidas Youth & Junior consists of two models; Adidas Metalbone Youth and Adidas AdiPower Junior.


Adidas Metalbone Youth 2021

Adidas Metalbone Youth is a brand new model for 2021. It is a junior-adapted replica of Ale Gala’s signature racket Adidas Metalbone.

It is a racket for juniors who prioritize power. The rack has a diamond shape, high balance, and a sweet spot located in the face’s upper part.

The racket weighs only 330-345 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. Both the frame and the hitting surface are made of fiberglass for better playability and comfort.

Octogonal Structure, a carbon fiber reinforcement, is located in the racket’s upper part. This makes the top of the racket extra stiff and helps generate power.

Adidas Metalbone Youth 2021

Adidas AdiPower Junior 2021

The popular Adidas AdiPower Junior is back with a new design for 2021. The model is a junior-adapted replica of Martita Ortega’s racket Adidas AdiPower LIGHT 3.0.

It is a racket for juniors who prioritize control. The racket has a round shape, medium balance, and a sweet spot located in the center.

The racket weighs only 310-330 g and has a soft core consisting of Eva Soft Performance. Both the frame and the hitting surface are made of fiberglass for better playability and comfort.

The eXoskeleton technology is used as part of increased rigidity and durability.

The Adidas AdiPower Junior is a quality racket for children and juniors who want to develop their game to maybe one day compete in the WPT, just like Martita Ortega.




Adidas AdiPower Junior 2021

Adidas padel rackets 2021 – Materials & technologies

The Adidas 2021 padel racket uses several different materials and technologies. Here we present these in more detail.

Adidas padelracket 2021 – Surface materials

The choice of material in the hitting surface dramatically affects the properties of the racket. A more rigid surface means more power and less comfort. Adidas uses six different types of fibers to create more or less flexibility in its various models. We go through all types ranked from hardest to softest.

Carbon Aluminized 2 to 1 – Aluminum reinforced carbon fiber woven for maximum hardness
Carbon Aluminized 24K – Aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber with 24,000 threads per cm²
Carbon Aluminized 15K – Aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber with 15,000 threads per cm²
Carbon 6K – Carbon fiber with 6,000 threads per cm²
Flax Fiber – Natural fiber. New for 2021.
Glass Fiber – Fiberglass

Adidas padel rackets 2021 – Core materials

One of the most important factors for how a racket is experienced is the core. A more rigid core with a higher density provides more recoil and power, while a softer core with a lower density offers better comfort and helps with looser shots. Below we present the different types of cores that Adidas uses in its models, from the hardest to the softest.

EVA High Memory – Hard core for maximum power. Suitable for players with good technique.
EVA Soft Energy – Medium-hard core that combines power and comfort.
EVA Soft Performance – Soft core that prioritizes comfort and speed for in looser shots.

To achieve the right overall feel, Adidas combines different cores with different surfaces. A racket with a core of EVA Soft Performance can, for example, be strengthened with a hard surface to add more power. Therefore, it is essential to look at a racket’s total composition and not stare blindly at an individual material.

Adidas padel rackets 2021 other technologies

Adidas has developed several different technologies to improve the capabilities of its rackets.

Adidas padel racket 2021 – Summary of the most important news

The new Metalbone series must probably be seen as the most significant news for 2021. We have got two new models; Ale Galáns Metalbone for players who prioritize power and Metalbone CTRL for control-oriented players. Both models weigh less in their basic design, and with the help of weights, the player can adjust the weight and balance himself.

The AdiPower series uses the same materials and technologies as 2020. However, they have a new design for 2021. These models are a success, so why change.

AdiPower Lite is an entirely new series for 2021. It consists of three models for players who want a more easy-to-play alternative to AdiPower. The difference is that AdiPower Lite uses fiberglass in the face and has a softer core for increased playability and comfort.

The Essnova series has been slimmed down to two models and has received minor updates. One of the differences is that the impact surface now consists of 6K carbon fiber instead of 3K, which gives a stiffer feel and more power.

RX-Line is an entirely new series that is developed for beginners and intermediate players. Replaces last year’s models V7, V70 Light, and V700.

Greenpadel is exciting news for 2021. It is a padel racket produced from sustainable materials. It is a racket that is not only good for the player but also the planet. The racket consists of Flax Fiber (natural fiber) which is 100% recyclable. So far, there is only one model, but we will hopefully see more soon.

The series for children and young people Youth & Junior has an entirely new Metalbone Youth model, a smaller replica of Ale Galán’s Metalbone. AdiPower Junior has got new colors in 2021.

Adidas uses mostly the same materials and technologies as in 2020. The big news is their Weight & Balance, which is in the Metalbone series and allows the player to adjust weight and balance himself.