Racket of the line “HACK”, of the Bullpadel brand, in its version 2019. It is the “weapon” of the irreverent world top player WPT Paquito Navarro for the 2019 season. Consisting of a carbon tubular structure, an 18k carbon face, and a BLACK EVA gum core. It also has an aluminium protector. It has a diamond shape, a smooth surface with matt finish. The protection is prepared to incorporate weights (included in the pack) to customize the weight of the racket, whether on the handle or head. Also mention an anti-vibration system placed in the heart of the racket.
Taking it for the first time you get the sensation of a visually imposing racket with excellent finishes. The balance is directed to the head, in line with its diamond shape.
By placing the overgrips, you will be able to slightly optimise the swing towards the handle. If you fail to place more than 1 overgrip the option also falls for putting the included weights to lower the paddle balance. On the contrary if you still want to add more power, put the weights included at the top of the racket at the spot indicated on the protector. This is a very viable option for when you like a lot of all the other features of a racket, less the swing.
In-game is a racket with a touch of medium-soft hardness. Softer than the 2019 version in our opinion. It features a reduced sweet spot, making it a very technical racket. In terms of power, it is very well served, although it is not the diamond racket with the most power in the market. It has an average output, slightly above the previous year’s version. It is a comfortable racket, as it is already brand mark.
In the net:
In the net trays and volleys come out deep and with good power. It has reduced handling, especially with the original configuration (it can change to more powerful or more manageable, yet being a racket clearly of power we do not see great advantage in changing its balance). In the smash will have no problems, because the hammer effect of the diamond format would help you a lot.
Back of the court:
Control from the back of the court could be better, despite having a good output, the reduced sweet spot makes it a very technical racket and needs a lot of concentration in the stroke. More experienced players will not yet have any problem in our opinion. The average output helps in returning complicated balls. Lobs come out fluid, but watch out for the sweet spot so the stroke doesn’t come out short.
The weight tested was 372gr.
The surface is smooth with matt finish.
In sound terms is a racket that has a medium-low sonority and with a medium timbre.
The safety cord is adjustable which is always better in our opinion.
In terms of durability, it appears to be a solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Customizing the balance Sheet
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Reduced Sweet Spot
In conclusion, this is a high quality racket, suitable for experienced players, fruit of its format and sweet spot. It is a racket that serves in our opinion players left. It has a medium-soft stroke of hardness. The sweet spot is greatly reduced.
In the defensive phase the control could be somewhat better, the average output yet helps you in tight situations. The high swing of a diamond racket and reduced sweet spot make the defensive phase difficult for less experienced players. It remains a comfortable racket, just like the rest of the brand, and in this particular case the anti-vibration system helps a lot. The net is undoubtedly its place of choice. Volleys and trays come out deep and powerful with an impressive ease. You can without any effort (for experienced players), draw by 3, by 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is bold and well achieved. The medium-soft hardness touch is comfortable, and I have not felt practically vibration in the arm, which leads to the belief that the anti-vibration system of Bullpadel works correctly. The high swing however may weigh after some games.
A fairly well-achieved racket for an offensive game. Good games!