Joffrey Gilant, hardware specialist at Esprit Padel Shop, presents high-end pala models by explaining what type of game they can correspond to. He specifies in the preamble that just because they are high-end rackets does not mean they are suitable for everyone.

Bullpadel Vertex 04 2024 Comfort by Martin Di Nenno

Martin Di Nenno, despite his status as a right-wing player, plays with a diamond-shaped pala. The presence of fiberglass on the faces of its racket not only allows for greater tolerance but also ball release. A hybrid model for experienced players who want to try out a diamond shape without the transition being too difficult.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 219,90 euros.

Bullpadel Vertex 04 2024 Comfort Martin Di Nenno

Head Extreme Pro by Arturo Coello

Arturo Coello's weapon is distinguished by its head weight which makes it an overpowering model. If you are a good player who has no elbow or arm problems, the Head Extreme Pro can make you a formidable attacker. Its rigid foam combined with its diamond shape make it a powerful and precise pala, at the expense of a certain playing comfort.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 204,90 euros.

Head Extreme Pro 2024 Arturo Coello

Wilson Bela Pro V2

The “Boss” racket is characterized by its rigidity and its very centered sweet spot. It is a power-oriented pala that perfectly absorbs the speed of the ball to maintain satisfactory precision. The Wilson Bela Pro V2 is not for just anyone, especially if you need flexibility to keep control of your shots.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 339,90 euros.

Wilson Bela Pro V2 Fernando Belasteguin

Bullpadel Hack 03 2024 by Paquito Navarro

Paquito Navarro's pala is one of the most powerful on the market. This 2024 edition model stands out for its much greater playing comfort than in previous years. We still remain on a difficult racket to master which requires experience and a hint of madness, like Paquito!

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 289,90 euros.

Bullpadel Hack 03 2024 Paquito Navarro

Siux Electra ST2 by Franco Stupaczuk

The racket used by Franco Stupaczuk in 2023 is one of the only models used by a professional player that is not geared towards power. It is a versatile pala aimed at control and playing comfort with a well-distributed weight. There Siux Electra ST2 may be suitable for right-handed players who will still not lack punch thanks to comfortable foam.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 209.90 euros.

Siux Electra ST2 Franco Stupaczuk

Babolat Technical Viper 2024 by Juan LeBron

La babolat Technical Viper 2024 is perhaps the most powerful racket on the market. It has a racquet weight oriented at the head which makes it an unwieldy pala with a reduced tolerance zone. Its rigid foam will allow you to achieve maximum power in your shots, only if you are able to handle it like El Lobo.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 379,90 euros.

Babolat technical viper 2024 lebron

Adidas Metalbone 3.3 HRD by Ale Galan

The Ale Galan racket is an excellent combo of power thanks to its rigid foam and control thanks to its weight well distributed towards the center. The Adidas Metalbone 3.3 HRD, however, lacks versatility and will require good gaming skills to tame it.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 299,90 Euros

Nox AT10 Genius 18K 2024 by Agustin Tapia

The new Mozart de Catamarca weapon is a jewel of versatility thanks to its balanced weight, its explosive foam and its composition which absorbs vibrations well. The Nox AT10 Genius 18K 2024 is certainly the only model on this list that can be adopted by intermediate and expert level players as its maneuverability makes it accessible.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 289,90 euros.

Nox AT10 Genius 18K Agustin Tapia

Bullpadel Vertex by Juan Tello

Juan Tello's pala is clearly designed for powerful players who don't mind losing a little maneuverability. The foam of the Bullpadel Vertex 04 2024 adapts perfectly to all your shots, whether you play with strength or control, making it attractive to experienced players looking to improve their playing style.

Spirit Prize Padel Shop: 299,90 euros.

Bullpadel Vertex 04 2024 Juan Tello

Bottom line: don’t rush!

As Joffrey Gilant d’Esprit explains Padel Shop, these models are used by professional players who are able to compensate for the lack of tolerance of these rackets by their mastery of the discipline. They are able to adopt these expert palas because that is what they are, experts.

So a little advice if you are a beginner: maybe wait until you gain a little playing experience before jumping on the racket of your favorite player!

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!