Bullpadel Vertex Control 2019
Bullpadel Vertex Control 2019 is a more easy-to-play variant of Vertex 2. It is based on the same fine technology but offers better control in exchange for less power.
The racket has a diamond shape, high balance, and a relatively large sweet spot.
The impact surface is made of Xtend Carbon 12K which has 12,000 carbon fibers per cm², which means a denser material than its predecessor. This gives better response and power without reducing control.
New on this year’s Bullpadel Vertex 2 is that it comes pre-assembled with the immensely popular grip Hesacore. This new ergonomic grip makes the handgrip better on the racket, resulting in less strain on the hand, wrist, and forearm. Also, fewer vibrations reduce the risk of tennis elbow.
Another addition this year is the possibility of attaching weights (Custom Weights) to the frame and the grip. It is possible to mount up to 3 weights x 3 grams on the frame to make the racket more top-heavy and thus generate more power. If you want increased control, you can easily mount weight of 5 or 10 grams in the grip.
The impact surface has a special texture similar to sandpaper, which helps to generate spin.
Bullpadel Vertex Control 2019 first impressions
The Vertex Control is a quality product and the color combination is great.
After a short while on the padel court, it’s clear that this racket is easy to maneuver. It offers a great feel in the characteristic Bullpadel-way.
Bullpadel Vertex Control 2019 on the padel court
With its round shape and low balance, the Vertex Control offers great control and precision.
As you would expect for a control-oriented racket, it doesn’t generate a lot of power for volleys, bandejas, and smashes. Players who can create their own power won’t have any problems with this.
With the new weight system Custom Weights it is possible to make Vertex Control more top-heavy to help generate more power. Even with 2 x 3 grams in the frame cover, the difference is big.
Bullpadel Vertex Control 2019 overall impression
Bullpadel Vertex Control is one of the best control-oriented alternatives available for at the moment. It has great in-game characteristics, Hesacore-grip, and the possibility to add weights.
However, we don’t see purpose with the sandpaper-like surface that is supposed to help generate spin. The texture is to fine and wears off easily. Other brands have found better, more permanent solutions to this.