Black Crown continues the momentum of its Python 5 by proposing this time a softer, lighter, the Python 5 Soft. Eh yes ! For those who thought that the Python was too stiff, the sorf may be able to find grace with your eyes ...

A brand is full development

Black Crown is a mark 100% padel. Top Padel players play with Black Crown as Tito Allemandi (top 10 worldwide), Marta Marrero (currently World No. 1) or Uri Botello (top 20).


As the name suggests, the Python 5.0 Soft is softer than its twin sister. It is very similar and yet, Black Crown clearly wanted to offer with the soft a more flexible racket for the less advanced players.

A well-fashioned racquet

Well it's rather a surprise because BlackCrown has accustomed us to unique colors. Well this time it's a unique color too ... J Yes, we do not change a habit that wins. But the small difference is that the color speaks for the racket with this soft blue, rather beautiful besides. We're getting a lot closer to the classic 5.0 Python. So at that level, Black Crown really stayed in the continuity.


Difficult to judge a paddle racket generally at this level, because we know that paddle rackets are rather fragile. However to us that the racket turns to white at the level of the "frame" or its crown. But, as long as the features do not move, it's not that bad.

To highlight the crown used an intense and striking blue border, which is also used to highlight the word SOFT on the template, print screen frame ... This, plus his sister differentiate 5.0, give it a touch athletic.

On the technical part ...

The handle is round and of medium size. For large hands, an over-influenza may be needed.

The balance of the racket is in the center of the pala. Logic, given the program of this racket. Indeed, it's a racquet focused on control. Obviously, there will be variations of sensations depending on the weight of the racket that you validate.

3 possible choice: 355 gr, 465 gr, 375 gr.

Also note that its softness concerns all the sieve. It means that the racket will be rather tolerant if you decenter the impact of the ball. This is a difference with the 5.0 Python which is clearly more demanding.

In short, if you want comfort, you fell well with this racket. This racket caters to all types of players, although it can be reasonably estimated that this racket will satisfy many paddle players at the racket of serenity and touch.

On the fly, the racket is agile. It is more malleable, but precise than a Python 5.0. Its lightness and sweetness are the prices to pay.

With a good ball exit and a very good handling, the Python 5.0 soft will undoubtedly make emulators

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.