Racket of well known line Vertex Pro Line 2, in its 2018 version of the brand Bullpadel and the weapon chosen by Maxi Sánchez for this season. A brand that is definitely becoming a reference. Composed of carbon, an aluminium protector and a core of BLACK EVA. It has a diamond shape and a rough surface.
When you pick it up for the first time you get the feeling of a very well finished racket and somewhat manageable, even considering the diamond format. The balance is directed towards the head but it is not too noticeable. By placing the overgrips, if you like to put 3 or more, you will be able to optimize the balance in the direction of the handle. You can then put lead or tungsten ribbons on the handle under the overgrips if you see that it is necessary to lower it a little bit further.
The a racket has a medium touch. Its core of black Eva gum and the tight carbon mesh conveyed a rigidity superior to its previous version. The carbon structure with the addition of the factory aluminum protector also gives you additional rigidity. It has a very comfortable stroke despite the medium tact. Personally I found this version of 2018 more rigid but with a more comfortable touch where you can better feel the ball. It features a short sweet spot but quite acceptable for a diamond model. In terms of power has enough but it is not the rackets that most impress at this area. On the net is quite easy and accurate, especially when slicing or lifting the ball to draw by 3. The control is relatively good in the back of the court specially for those with a refined technique. It has a short output and is manageable for this type of format. At the back of the court the lobs are very balanced and will not let you down in the defensive stage. In the net it has good power and precision in the strokes.
The weight tested was 365gr.
The surface is rough with mate finish.
In sound terms it is a racket that has an average sound and with a medium timbre. You can hear more than your previous version of 2017.
The safety cord is adjustable and very comfortable.
In terms of durability, it seems to be a solid and well-built racket which leads to wanting that can have a long lifespan when well estimated.
- Good power
- Good quality/price ratio
- Adjustable cord
- Textured finish
- Slight lack of power for a diamond model
In conclusion, this is a racket for players already with some level that want a power racket but with some commitment to control and manageability. It has a medium touch that tends slightly to hard and with short output. Definitely more rigid than its previous version. In the defensive stage it behaves well and in a with a very balanced touch and output. On the net is accurate and has a fairly considerable power. With the correct technique you can easily draw by 3 or 4 or bring the ball back. I didn’t feel practically vibration in my arm. The finishes are very good and the look is very well achieved. It is an above average quality racket, which in my opinion serves left-wing players who like rackets with reduced output, a touch that tends do dry and good power. It is a manageable racket, suitable for players of all levels as it is an easy racket to get used to and quite comfortable despite its diamond format. An excellent choice indeed.