Metalbone CTRL is an innovative racket with a lot of control. It delivers excellent results in the defensive game and the volleys. It is responsive in the attack but is lacking weight in the overhead shots. We have published an updated review of the 2022 version here and a complete guide to the 2022 Babolat collection.
Weight: 355-375 g
The racket has a diamond shape, high balance, and a sweet spot located above the center of the racket head.
Veron Technical has a core made of Black EVA and the surface is made of the new material Carbon Flex. It combines carbon fiber for explosivity with glass fiber to make it easier to generate speed.
The frame consists of carbon fiber and Babolat has implemented 3D-Spin on the surface to help generate effect when needed. The new Vibrasorb system reduces vibrations and the risk of injuries.
Like previous models, the Veron Technical uses HPS-technology. The placement of the drilled holes is adjusted according to the racket shape to provide a better grip.
Veron Technical looks practically identical to the Viper Air, sharing the same shape and design. We like the matte finish and the color combination.
A great feature is the longer grip, perfect for players using two-handed backhands. Our test racket weighs about 370 grams with two overgrips and the balance measured 270 mm.
Babolat Veron Technical 2021 in the defense
After trying the other two Veron rackets the comparison to Viper is the same. Veron Technical offers a softer feel thanks to the glass fiber components, making it playable for a larger amount of players.
It’s still a demanding racket to play with, requiring good technique. The defensive game is somewhat less challenging with the Veron due to the slightly bigger sweet spot.
Babolat Veron Technical 2021 in the attack
Veron Technical shines in the attacking play. It’s responsive in volleys and bandejas and a great weapon for players looking for winners. The softer touch makes will help less experienced players to generate power.
Babolat Veron Technical 2021 playability & comfort
Playability and comfort are important factors when choosing a padel racket. Beginners and intermediate-level players generally benefit from a racket with good playability. A comfortable racket reduces the risk of injuries.
Like the Viper Technical, it doesn’t offer any surprises, delivering more or less what is expected from this type of racket. It’s all about explosivity and power. It’s not a racket for beginners, as it requires accurate hits to deliver the best results.
If you are looking to add power to your game and have some previous padel experience, the Veron Technical is worth trying.