Stiga Axe 3

7.6

Based on 2 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Intermediate players seeking an ultra maneuverable control racket
Pros
  • Extremely agile
  • Good control
  • Great spin
Cons
  • Low power
  • Unstable
Stiga
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
5.5
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

8.0
Sweet spot
The zone of the racket face where the highest percent of force is applied to the ball.

8.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

9.5
Soft
Touch refers to the hardness or softness of the racket.

Hard
Smooth
The application of a rough surface on a padel racket's face in order to assist the player in generating spin on their shots.

Rough

Specifications

Suggested Price

€299

Weight (g)
360
Shape
Round
Surface
3K Carbon fiber
Core
Soft EVA
Released
2023

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How Does the Stiga Axe 3 perform?

Stiga created the next generation of the Axe, the Axe 3 in partnership with Daniel Dios, a padel coach trainer.
Marketed as a medium-high balance versatile racket, it actually has a very low balance which gives a lot of time while in the back of the court.
You'll be able to place your chiquitas wherever you like.
Note that its balance also reduces power in smashes and leads to instability when blocking hard shots.
It has a touch slightly harder than medium, in between an AT10 12K and an AT10 18K.
The sandpaper roughness is comfortable while supporting the racket with your nondominant hand and helps you keep your volleys low.
But, in general, at the front of the court, it takes a big swing to get the balls behind the service line.
Note that we have a 15% discount with PADELFYI15 and Stiga offers a 14 day trial period.

Our test of the Stiga Axe 3

Expert Reviews of the Stiga Axe 3

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Facu GV

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7.9
Timo (Padel.FYI)

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Stiga

Axe 3

Intermediate players seeking an ultra maneuverable control racket
7.6

rating based on 2 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium
Core
Soft EVA
Shape
Round
Release Year
July 1, 2023
Surface
3K Carbon fiber
MSRP
299