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Counter Veron

Babolat Counter Veron

8.1

Based on 3 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Intermediate players seeking a racket to help in the defense
Pros
  • Large sweet spot
  • Easy to play with
  • Versatile
Cons
  • Heavy, low maneuverability
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
7.3
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.

9.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

7.3
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

€240

Weight (g)
365
Shape
Round
Surface
Carbon fiber and fiberglass
Core
Medium EVA
Released
2023

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Best for
Intermediate players seeking a racket to help in the defense
Intermediate and advanced right-side players seeking control and a large sweet spot
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Score
Overall
8.1
Power
7.3
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
7.3
Overall
8.7
Power
8.1
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.5
Overall
8.5
Power
8.0
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
9.0

How Does the Babolat Counter Veron perform?

Babolat has three lines:
1. The Viper line for advanced players
2. The Veron line for intermediate players (this racket)
3. The Vertuo line for beginner players
Each line has three models for different playing styles:
1. The Technical for powerful attackers
2. The Air for fast attackers
3. The Counter for counterattackers and defenders (this racket)
2023’s Babolat Counter Veron is the French brand’s racket designed for intermediate counterattackers and defenders. This year’s model is the same as last year’s with a few minor changes (the following applies to the entire Veron line):
- The paint job
- The handle’s bulge is slightly higher
- The racket now has a strap interchange system
A hybrid round-shaped racket with a medium touch and a medium balance, this racket is designed for intermediate right-side players or players who win points with patience, intelligence, and counter-attacking. It is easy to play with aside from its weight and size, which make it hard to maneuver for untrained arms.
The Counter Veron has a medium touch and a wide sweet spot. Reviewers remark that it calms them on the court because the ball travels well off its surface no matter where it makes contact.
The wide surface and medium touch result in a very slight spring effect, which can result in minimal loss of control at high speeds at the net.
Babolat uses “Carbon Flex” across the Veron line for “dynamic power”. Carbon Flex is their name for a mix of carbon fiber and fiberglass that offers a compromise between power and comfort.
Due to the wide shape of the Counter Viper’s racket face, it is the softest and most tolerant of the Veron line. The face will absorb the ball on hard shots. This combined with the lack of weight in the head means that this racket is not designed for power.
The racket face’s wide shape amplifies the size of the sweet spot, but, it comes with a cost: maneuverability. This racket can feel slow and bulky. Consider seeking a low weight model to counteract.
I know why we see so many more red Babolats than we do yellows, but perhaps if more of us played with yellows, we could have longer rallies.

Our test of the Babolat Counter Veron

Expert Reviews of the Babolat Counter Veron

8.5
Padelzoom

The Counter Veron has the same shape as its almost hexagonal counterpart, the Counter Viper, is for those who seek control and an easy ball output.

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7.6
Hugo Cases

I like the sensations from this racket the most of the three Veron rackets, especially at lower speeds.

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8.1
Dani 13

Of Babolat’s rackets, this model suits the greatest group of players - it is versatile and can players at a lot of different players. It’s also less expensive than the Viper range.

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Babolat

Counter Veron

Intermediate players seeking a racket to help in the defense
8.1

rating based on 3 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium
Core
Medium EVA
Shape
Round
Release Year
January 1, 2023
Surface
Carbon fiber and fiberglass
MSRP
€
240