Maybe similar to you, I played tennis from a very young age, but when I discovered padel while in Spain, I knew I had found my true love.
While I love padel, finding unbiased reviews of rackets and other padel equipment has been challenging. Specs are convoluted at best and tricky marketing at worst. Reviewers often contradict themselves in the same sentence and evaluate rackets using terminology that doesn't translate to what I seek.
But how do you find a racket that fits your requirements? I would spend weeks checking review websites and youtube channels, translating them back and forth, to understand how a racket plays, and still I've had to return rackets because they turned out different from what I expected and what I needed.