We no longer present the brand BULLPADEL, Spanish brand that is currently making a lot of noise not its topicality and its active collaboration with the Monte Carlo Padel Master, the signature of the world No. 3, Paquito Navarro and his new paddle racket: the HACK.

Recall that Bullpadel holds in its ranks another famous player: Maxi Sanchez who plays with the famous Vertex. A racket that has been one of the best selling snowshoes in Spain. A bestseller that has been renewed this year with the Vertex 2.

Let's take a look at the characteristics of these 2 rackets, as well as their differences.

The Vertex 2: A racket that will hurt

The new weapon of Maxi Sanchez will be the Vertex 2. A padel racket that remains in the tradition of the first generation Vertex with some changes or changes:

  • On the design side, it has nothing to do withfirst version was orange with blue. The Vertex 2 is fluorescent yellow with blue. A trendy look. The racket will not leave indifferent. But we, we love so we will not make the fine mouths. Finally, even the logo part has been repositioned / remodeled. You will find all the information of the racket on the edge of the racket.
  • The other difference is it's more about the shape of the racket, even if the base is the same as the first version : the framework 2017 is thinner or lighter from the center / heart of the racket which has the effect of slightly reducing the weight at the head of the racket. Finally, it is in theory, since in fact, we always find it strong in mind with a clearly defined offensive program. The heart of the racket is on the other hand harder, which increases the rigidity of the racket.
  • One of the strengths of the racket is its "NERVE" system which makes the racket more tolerant when it is decentered. A true strength of the racket thanks to its system. NERVE technology increases the lateral rigidity of the racket, making the racquet more forgiving.
  • Bullpadel also relies on its Vibradrive technology, which absorbs vibrations during ball strikes. On this, not much to say because indeed when playing with the racket, there is an impression of sharpness.
  • One of the specificities of the racket is its metal plate that can surprise at the start. But it is ultra-light and provides an extra touch of power especially on smashes. As protection, METALSHIELD technology is effective, even if it does not protect on the sides, which is a bit of a shame.
  • As far as communication is concerned, the logos are simplified giving a clean and clear appearance. On the blade side, you can read all the information.
  • The racket case is perfect. It's high end.  This year, the exterior is nylon and the interior is in thermal mode to protect the racket temperature.

To conclude:

Weight: 370-380 gr.
Profile: 38 mm.
Shape of the sieve: Diamond.
Balance: High.
Outside frame: XT-Carbon
Inside frame: 100% carbono
Foam: Black Eva.
Protection: Aluminum protection

The Hack: A new bestseller

Paquito Navarro's racket is obviously an attacker's racket with its diamond shape a weight well heading. Paquito Navarro even explains that it is for him the most beautiful racket with which he could play so far. Obviously, Paquito is a Bullpadel player so take a step back, but it is quite rare that a player is positioned at this point.

The enormous originality of the Hack is its 3D design. A search by Bullpadel that succeeds a nice coup in the technological world. Until then the 3D was not necessarily used. We see that BULLPADEL starts there. We will see if this new technology is so effective and will last over time.

However, on the part of the eraser used by Bullpadel, it's classic with its BLACK Eva that allows players to have a maximum of comfort during the game.

The Hack takes the technologies used in the 2 vertex with the use of a CARBON XT outer core that offers higher racket responsiveness.

To absorb vibrations caused by impact with the ball, the HACK uses the VIBRADRIVE technology. Throughout the handle, a piece of high density rubber prevents vibrations from reaching the arm, preventing possible injury.

The METASHIELD protects the pala, even if there again, one finds the same defect as on the Vertex to know that the protection is not on the whole of the slice and one knows well that the bobos intervene especially at the borders. Its composition is made of abrasion resistant aluminum alloy.

The thong is still nice at bullpadel which allows to obtain a good comfort of game e

The house or case that goes with the racket is perfect. Nothing to say as much about the design part as the quality part since the racket is protected from temperature fluctuations in particular.

Weight: 370-380 gr.
Profile: 38 mm.
Shape of the sieve: Diamond.
Balance: High.
Outside frame: XT-Carbon
Inside frame: 100% carbono
Foam: Black Eva.
Protection: Aluminum protection

Common points :
Both Hack and Vertex are snowshoes for attackers. The balance of rackets is in the lead, and they both remain rigid, even if the sensations are nevertheless not the same. The shape is also about the same. It can be said that BULLPADEL attacks the rays of the attackers. With a recessed Gaby Reca who represented round rackets at Bullpadel, it seems that BULLPADEL put all the blame on the offensive players.

Conclusion:

2 rackets of very high quality which will find takers and who will certainly be bestseller. Nevertheless, one wonders if these two rackets do not encroach a little on the same target.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.