With the development of padel, the number of articles abound on the subject of racket choice. It happens that we can read a bit of everything and its opposite, so we will try to disentangle the true from the false.
One of the most persistent prejudices is that which explains that round rackets are reserved for defenders and that diamond-shaped racquets are made for attackers.
Therefore, it is the right players who should have a round racquet while the left players should be confined to diamond type racquets.
To go back to basics a bit, we often hear that the round racquet is made for defenders, that it is a low power racquet, and provides control.
But what makes the power of a racket? Its shape ? His moss? The materials that make up its faces? His weight ? Definitely a bit of it all...
The technical developments of recent years, and in particular the arrival of carbon fiber, have changed the situation. Indeed, it is a material that allows to have a more stable, more rigid (more or less depending on the fiber used), and more powerful racquet.
Today it is possible to have a powerful round shaped racquet. If the foam is not too soft, the weight is there and there is carbon fiber in the frame, we can very well have a racquet that is both round and aggressive!
If we look at the professional players of the World Padel Tour (WPT), we see that Miguel Lamperti has played for years with his famous ML10 Pro Cup. Before setting his sights on the ML 10 Bahia, in the shape of a drop of water, this left-wing player has made thousands of winning smashes with his round Pro Cup!
And Miguelito is not the only one! His partner Arturo Coello, a very strong left-handed striker plays with the Head Gamma pro, a round shaped pala. The best French smasher, Jérémy Scatena, is also a follower of round palas. He has set his sights on the Varlion LW, a racquet which despite its shape does not lack power! Indeed, some players say that they manage more easily to make the ball speed up when the pala does not have too much weight in mind. If we could summarize: do not rely too much on prejudices but more on your feelings!
Alexis Dutour is passionate about padel. With his training in communication and marketing, he puts his skills at the service of padel to offer us articles that are always very interesting.