Bullpadel’s “VERTEX” racket, a renowned brand with tradition in the world of padel, which equips, among others, world-top players Paquito Navarro and Maxi Sanchez. Composed of a fully carbon structure, 12K carbon face and medium density black EVA gum core. It also has, as usual, with a built-in aluminum protector. It has a round shape. It has a rough surface and matte finish.
When you first pick it up, you get the feel of a manageable, light and well-built racket, with attention to detail. The swing clearly tends towards the handle and this feels immediately.
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 paddle, less the swing.
At stake is a racket with a medium and comfortable touch. The sweet spot is quite generous, in line with the round shape. When it comes to power, of course it’s a long way away, and you’d be waiting for a pretty much-turn to the control. There’s a short exit.
ON THE NETWORK:
In the network trays and volleys become easy, given the excellent maneuverability. Allows you to react quickly and perform all movements quite quickly. The short output helps to avoid glass, however requires a higher input from the player when you want greater depth. The rough face helps a lot to cut and lift the ball, and the blows are more appropriate to this racket than to properly try to print power. In the smash is where you will feel the greatest lack of power, and you will always have an increased difficulty, even with the correct technique, to draw for 3, for 4 or bring the ball back.
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COURT:
At the bottom of the court, due to the format and consequent, good sweet spot and maneuverability, you will feel quite comfortable, either to defend, or to put the ball in the right place. The short exit, despite allowing you to control the intensity in all the strokes, will not give you that extra help in the tightest balls. In the lobs, it is important to print enough force and apply the correct technique so that they do not stay short. The sweet spot is quite generous and the excellent handling.
The weight tested was 369gr.
The surface is rough with matt finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has a low sound and with a timbre, equally, low, rather the brand image of the bullpadel where the rackets seem to have built-in silencer.
The safety cord is adjustable, which in our opinion is always more favorable.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a very solid racket. Well cared for, it can last a long time with good performance.
- Excellent maneumability
- Good sweet spot
- Adjustable Safety Cord
- Short output (can be a positive point for some)
- Lack power
In conclusion, this Bullpadel Vertex Control, juz to the name, being in fact a purely controlling racket, given its characteristics, including short output, or allows to define the blow completely. In our opinion it serves right-wing players, who press for accuracy and control over power.
It has an average hardness bump. The sweet spot is wide, in line with what is expected round racket. The balance is low, which makes it very manageable. In the defensive phase the control is very good, sinning (for some) only by the short output, which does not help in the tightest balls, but that allows to put the ball wherever and with the intensity you want. It’s a very comfortable racket.
In the net, it is not where this racket will shine, especially in terms of power, but compensates in the speed of execution and application of effects. Volleys and trays come out fluidly and with the desired depth by the player. It is achieved, but with a lot of effort (for experienced players) and correct technique, draw for 3, for 4 and bring the ball back.
The visual part is quite appealing, with strong and striking colors.
The tact is comfortable, and I didn’t feel vibration in the elbow. Low balance also helps prevent injury.
A good BULLPADEL option for right-wing players.