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Metalbone CTRL 3.2

Adidas Metalbone CTRL 3.2

8.3

Based on 4 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Intermediate right-side players seeking a maneuverable, comfortable, round racket
Pros
  • Large sweet spot
  • Great in the defense
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Cord is small and uncomfortable
  • Handle is too narrow
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
7.5
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.

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

8.4
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

€380

Weight (g)
353
Shape
Round
Surface
Aluminized carbon fiber
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Released
2023

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Score
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Control
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Sweet Spot
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Maneuverability
8.8

How Does the Adidas Metalbone CTRL 3.2 perform?

The Metalbone CTRL 3.2 is the same as the Metalbone 3.2 with a round shape, which gives it the same great handling while increasing the size of the sweet spot and bringing the balance slightly lower.
This also results in a lower power rating than the other Metalbone models, which are very high, so don't expect a weak racket by any means.
All of the Adidas Metalbone models have a relatively short and narrow handle at 12cm long and come with a small plastic tote bag.
Our reviewers found this year's Metalbones' Spin Blade roughness to deliver less spin than previous years'.

Our test of the Adidas Metalbone CTRL 3.2

Expert Reviews of the Adidas Metalbone CTRL 3.2

8.5
Padel Review

This is the round version of the Metalbone 3.2, which gives a larger sweet spot, which allows for a comfortable, easy playing style, but a loss of control and power. It suits right-side intermediate players. We find the grip and very small and uncomfortable.

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Adidas

Metalbone CTRL 3.2

Intermediate right-side players seeking a maneuverable, comfortable, round racket
8.3

rating based on 4 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Shape
Round
Release Year
January 1, 2023
Surface
Aluminized carbon fiber
MSRP
380