Buyer’s Guide: Best Padel Rackets 2019
Are you buying a new padel racket, also called paddle tennis racket? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll be listing the top 5 best padel rackets 2019.
We will be presenting the best padel rackets regardless of playing style. It includes rackets that offer great control, a lot of power or a combination of both. Among our top picks, you will find padel rackets from Adidas, Bullpadel, Nox, StarVie, and Head.
Price is not taking into account, so you won’t find cheap padel rackets, but the best ones. Are you looking for a cheap padel racket? Then stay tuned, as we’ll soon be releasing our buying guide Top 5 Best Budget Padel Rackets 2019.
Adidas AdiPower Control 1.9 – Best choice for control
Recommended retail price: 340€
World Padel Tour player Alex Ruiz from Spain has Adidas AdiPower CTRL 1.9 as his signature racket.
The racket has a round shape, medium balance and a large sweet spot located in the center. The surface has a rough texture helping the player to create shots with spin and effect.
AdiPower CTRL 1.9 is forgiving and easy to play. It feels really good both in defensive and attacking play. Being a racket aimed primarily at control players, it generates surprisingly good power also in smashes and bandejas.
In our opinion, this is one of the best control rackets on the market. Perfect for all-round players, but also great for attacking players looking for more control in their game.
Read the full review of Adidas AdiPower CTRL 1.9
Bullpadel Vertex 2 – Best overall choice
Recommended retail price: 260€
Number one player on the World Padel Tour, Maxi Sanchez, has Bullpadel Vertex 2 2019 as his signature racket.
The racket has a diamond shape, high balance and a relatively large sweet spot located slightly above the center of the racket head. The surface has a sandpaper-like structure that helps the player to generate spin on the balls.
Vertex 2 feels good in attacking play, generating great power in volleys and smashes. In the defensive play, the racket is almost as impressive and despite the diamond shape, it is relatively forgiving.
High-quality materials, great characteristics, Hesacore grip, and the ability to adjust the weight, make this model the most complete padel racket of the year. The perfect choice for intermediate or advanced players looking for both speed and control.
Read the full review of Bullpadel Vertex 2
Nox ML10 Luxury L.5 Titanium – Best choice for attacking play
Recommended retail price: 290€
Nox ML10 Luxury L.5 Titanium was developed together with World Padel Tour star Miguel Lamperti.
The racket has a diamond shape, high balance and a sweet spot located in the upper part of the racket head. The surface has a textured structure that helps to generate spin on the ball.
The ML10 Luxury L.5 Titanium feels great in the attacking play, bandejas, volleys and smashes. It offers good control in the defensive game as long as you have the right technique.
In our opinion, this padel racket is one of the best options for attacking players out there. Recommended.
Read the full review of Nox ML10 Luxury L.5 Titanium
Head Graphene 360 Alpha Pro – Best choice for all-round play
Recommended retail price: 280€
Head Graphene 360 Alpha Pro is the racket choice of world’s number one player on World Padel Tour, Sanyo Gutierrez’s.
The racket has a teardrop shape, medium balance and a sweet spot that is located slightly above the center of the racket head.
Graphene 360 Alpha Pro offers good control in the defensive game and great power in volleys and smashes. The softer core excellently absorbs vibrations.
With a great balance between power and control as well as being forgiving, this is one of the best all-round padel rackets of the year. Suitable for all kinds of players, whether you have a style of play focused on control, attack or a combination of both.
Read the full review of Head Graphene 360 Alpha Pro
StarVie Raptor Pro – Best newcomer
Recommended retail price: 300€
StarVie Raptor Pro is the World Padel Tour player Franco Stupaczuk’s racket choice. Made in Spain for the highest quality.
The racket has a round shape, medium balance and a relatively large sweet spot located in the center. The surface has a star-patterned structure which helps generate more spin on the ball.
Raptor Pro delivers great control and precision as well as power in the attacking play. It feels especially good at the net, playing shots like volleys and smashes.
This is one of the more interesting newcomers of our year with its great quality build, great in-game characteristics, and beautiful design. An excellent choice for intermediate and advanced players looking for a good balance between power and control.
Read the full review of StarVie Raptor Pro
Summary best padel rackets 2019
We have now presented five of our favorite padel rackets of 2019.
The top list includes Adidas AdiPower CTRL 1.9 for players wanting control as well as Nox ML10 Luxury L.5 Titanium for attacking players.
Bullpadel Vertex 2, Head Graphene 360 Alpha Pro and StarVie Raptor Pro are all excellent options for players looking for a good balance between control and power.
All models are absolute top rackets that will help you take your game to the next level. The choice of model depends on your playing style and your personal preferences. Which racket would best suit you?