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Best Adidas Padel Rackets 2023

Updated Nov 26, 2023

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Metalbone 3.2
Metalbone 3.2
Metalbone CTRL 3.2
Metalbone CTRL 3.2
Adipower CTRL 3.2
Adipower CTRL 3.2
Adipower Multiweight CTRL
Adipower Multiweight CTRL
Metalbone Carbon CTRL
Metalbone Carbon CTRL
Adipower Light 3.2
Adipower Light 3.2
Adipower Multiweight
Adipower Multiweight
Metalbone HRD+
Metalbone HRD+
Adipower Junior 3.2
Adipower Junior 3.2
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Best for
Intermediate players seeking power and control
Intermediate right-side players seeking a maneuverable, comfortable, round racket
Intermediate and advanced right-side players seeking control and a large sweet spot
Versatile players looking for a racket with balance and weight customization
Intermediate players seeking a comfortable easy to play with diamond-shaped racket
Defensive players looking for a light racket with a medium-soft touch
Attackers seeking a racket with weight and balance customization
Advanced players looking for max power and precision
Juniors looking to step their game up from a “kids” racket
Score
Overall
Power
8.8
Control
8.1
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
7.0
Overall
Power
7.5
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Overall
Power
8.1
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.1
Maneuverability
9.0
Overall
Power
7.8
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Overall
Power
7.8
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Overall
Power
6.2
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
9.0
Overall
Power
9.0
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Overall
Power
9.3
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Overall
Power
7.0
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.0
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Power rackets

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Versatile rackets

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Control rackets

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About Adidas Padel

Adidas is one of the top-selling padel racket brands with 26 rackets in their 2023 from the beginner level starting at €75 euros to rackets played by some top professionals for around €400.

Adidas X All For Padel relationship

Rackets sold under the Adidas brand are actually designed and manufactured by a company named, All For Padel, which is run out of Madrid. All For Padel is a licensee of the Adidas brand. All For Padel also produces other padel accessories, builds padel courts, and markets rackets and accessories for pickleball and beach tennis.

Adidas Green Padel

The production of padel rackets makes a substantial impact on the environment. Padel rackets are made out of petroleum-based products through industrial processes, which may have an impact on air and water quality and adverse impacts on the health of the workers.

Adidas Green Padel

Adidas Padel takes its impact on the environment very seriously. Of all the padel brands we’ve seen, Adidas is taking the most action toward mitigating their impact on the environment by planting trees and producing products, such as padel rackets and padel bags, with renewable materials. We applaud the efforts they are making in this regard.

Manufacturing

We were unable to find any information on Adidas’s padel racket manufacturing. We have reached out to them and will update this article if they respond.

Adidas Padel Team

Adidas Padel has invested significantly in sponsorships, and as a result, various top players play with Adidas Padel rackets.

The number one player for the past few years, Alejandro Galán, plays with the Metalbone HRD 3.2.

Marta Ortega, ranked no. 5 at the time of publication, plays with the Adipower Light 3.2.

Alex Ruiz, ranked no. 13 at the time of publication, plays with the Adipower Multiweight.

Technology

Weight and balance customization

Metalbone weight and balance customization system

The Metalbone weight and balance customization system is a series of 6 screws that total 12 grams that the player can screw in or out of the racket’s neck to customize the racket’s weight and balance according to his or her preferences.

Multiweight weight and balance customization system

The new Multiweight weight and balance customization system is the Adipower line’s weight and balance customization system, which is a series of screws that the player can screw into the sides and top of the racket frame to customize the racket’s weight and balance. Our reviews report that this system works more strongly than the Metalbone system and can alter the racket’s balance by 2 centimeters between 25 and 27 centimeters.

Cores

EVA High Memory is Adidas’s hardest, high-density ethyl-vinyl acetate foam designed to optimize power and control over comfort. It is used in the Metalbone HRD 3.2, the Adipower Multiweight, and the Adipower Multiweight CTRL.

EVA Soft Performance is a medium-soft density ethyl-vinyl acetate foam designed to optimize comfort and ball output over rigidity. It is used in the Metalbone 3.2 and the Metalbone CTRL 3.2.

Frame

The Octagonal Structure is Adidas’s trademarked racket shape design, which aims to increase the racket’s rigidity.

The Power Embossed Ridge is an exterior carbon ridge on the side of the frame design to increase the racket’s rigidity.

Roughness

The Spin Blade Octogonal is the Metalbone line’s small octagonal-shaped reliefs that provide a slight increase in spin.

Spin Blade Mold is the Adipower line’s small reliefs on the racket face which provide some increase in spin. Reviewers report that it is slightly stronger than the Metalbone’s Octagonal Spin Blade.

Additional Features of Adidas Padel Rackets

  • “Oversized Diamond” shapes: a shape that is in between a diamond and a teardrop, most of Adidas’s premium rackets are created in this form, excluding the CTRL versions, which are round-shaped.
  • Long, non-cinching straps: you can notice how Ale Galan is constantly tightening his wrist strap around his wrist.
  • Short, narrow handles (roughly 11 centimeters long), to which you will probably want to add at least one over grip.
  • 3M frame protectors, which can be used for protection and/or raising the balance, come with the premium models.
  • SmartHoles Curve is Adidas's arrangement of racket face holes designed to optimize spin on your shots.

People also ask

What is the difference between the Metalbone 3.2 and the Metalbone HRD 3.2?

The Metalbone 3.2 and the Metalbone HRD 3.2 are exactly the same compositions aside from the core, which is harder in the Metalbone HRD 3.2. As a result, the Metalbone HRD 3.2 has more power and a smaller sweet spot.

Which Metalbone racket is best for me?

  • Advanced players who prefer a hard touch and don’t mind a small sweet spot should consider the Metalbone HRD 3.2.
  • Intermediate and advanced players who prefer a medium touch should consider the Metalbone 3.2.
  • Control-oriented or right-side players should consider the Metalbone CTRL 3.2.

Which Adipower racket is best for me?

  • Power-oriented or left-side players seeking a racket with weight and balance customization and/or strong roughness should consider the Adipower Multiweight.
  • Control-oriented or right-side players seeking a racket with weight and balance customization should consider the Adipower Multiweight CTRL.
  • Control-oriented or right-side players who don’t need a racket with weight and balance customization should consider the Adipower CTRL 3.2.
  • Players seeking a lightweight racket should consider the Adipower Light 3.2.
  • Junior players should consider the Adipower Junior.

What is the significance of CTRL behind some racket names?

CTRL is short for “control” and is the monicker that Adidas, and several other brands, give to its round-shaped rackets. Round-shaped rackets have large sweet spots and are easy to maneuver while having less power than teardrop and diamond-shaped rackets.

What does Aluminized Carbon refer to?

Aluminized Carbon is the type of carbon fiber Adidas uses on the surface of many of their padel rackets. Aluminized carbon fiber is designed to give more rigidity and durability.

Adidas padel surfaces (Image courtesy of Adidas/All for Padel)

Where can I learn more about Adidas Padel?

The All for Padel website is the best place for authoritative information on Adidas Padel.

Where can I learn more about Adidas Padel’s environmental efforts?

More about Adidas Padel’s tree planting and use of renewable materials to manufacture their products can be found on the All for Padel website.

Is this post sponsored by Adidas?

No, we hope to help our visitors decide if an Adidas padel racket is good for them. We are reader supported and may receive commissions on purchases made through the links.

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