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Metalbone Carbon CTRL

Adidas Metalbone Carbon CTRL

7.7

Based on 3 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Early intermediate players seeking a medium touch and maneuverability
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Maneveruable
  • Good buy
Cons
  • Lacks power
  • Eats fast balls
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
7.2
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.

8.3
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

€260

Weight (g)
368
Shape
Round
Surface
6K Carbon fiber
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Released
2024

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Early intermediate players seeking a medium touch and maneuverability
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Score
Overall
7.7
Power
7.2
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.3
Overall
8.5
Power
8.0
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.7
Overall
8.7
Power
8.1
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.5
Overall
8.0
Power
7.1
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.8
Overall
7.9
Power
7.2
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.7

How Does the Adidas Metalbone Carbon CTRL perform?

Metalbone Line

The 2024 Metalbone line is composed of the 3 standard Metalbone rackets:
1. Metalbone HRD+: with a harder core 
2. Metalbone 3.3: the standard model with a soft core
3. Metalbone 3.3 CTRL: a round variant
It also includes the recent additions without the weight and balance system:
1. Metalbone Carbon 3.3: a softer variant 
2. Metalbone Carbon CTRL: a round variant of the above (this model)

The Metalbone Carbon CTRL

For intermediate players seeking a racket that excels across all areas of the court, the Adidas Metalbone Carbon CTRL offers a winning combination of power, precision, and maneuverability. With its medium hardness and responsive design, this racket delivers a performance that exceeds expectations and empowers players to dominate the game.

Controlled Performance

At low and medium speeds, the Metalbone Carbon CTRL stays in control, allowing players to execute shots with precision and accuracy. However, at faster speeds, the racket's reactive foam requires careful attention to avoid overshooting. This is the result of its reactive core. 

Responsive Spin Generation

One of the standout features of the Metalbone Carbon CTRL is its ability to generate spin with ease. All of our reviewers found it surprisingly easy to put spin on their shots, perhaps due to the racket's new version of Spin Blade and the hole pattern. However, note that missing the sweet spot can result in excessive vibrations, particularly during aerial play and blocks.

Maneuverability and Comfort

In terms of maneuverability, the Metalbone Carbon CTRL shines, offering effortless movement and agility on the court. Despite its weight, players report minimal strain on the arm, making it an ideal choice for extended matches and intense rallies. Additionally, its performance in volley duels at the net is praised for its speed and responsiveness.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Adidas Metalbone Carbon CTRL is a versatile and reliable choice for intermediate control players seeking a racket that delivers power, precision, and maneuverability in equal measure. While it may vibrate more than some players prefer and require careful attention to shot placement, its overall performance makes it a formidable weapon on the padel court. So why settle for anything less? Elevate your game with the Metalbone Carbon CTRL and experience the difference for yourself!

Our test of the Adidas Metalbone Carbon CTRL

Expert Reviews of the Adidas Metalbone Carbon CTRL

7.4
Padel Review

Suits intermediate right side players, or advanced left-side players. It vibrates a lot. Medium hardness.

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7.4
Dani 13

A good racket for intermediate versatile players seeking a racket for all around the court - more power than I expected. Very different from the Metalbone Carbon from 2023. Medium, dry hardness. Test model weighs 359g and balances at 26.2cm.

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8.3
Padelzoom

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Adidas

Metalbone Carbon CTRL

Early intermediate players seeking a medium touch and maneuverability
7.7

rating based on 3 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium-Soft
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Shape
Round
Release Year
January 1, 2024
Surface
6K Carbon fiber
MSRP
€
260