Padel Rackets
/
Starvie
/
Starvie

Metheora Dual

Metheora Dual
8.5
Overall Score
Padel.FYI Padel Racket Scorecard
Methodology
The racket's Overall Score is an average of the expert reviews's scores.
Best price
Check Price
from
169.95
Advanced control players seeking max control and a hard touch
Pros
  • Unbeatable control
  • Amazing maneuverability
  • Solid feel
Cons
  • Small sweet spot
  • Vibrations when you miss the sweet spot

Price Comparison

-
%
Europe
Promo Code: 
Padel FYI is reader-supported. Our affiliate links are the easiest way to show you appreciate our work.

Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
8.3
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

9.5
Sweet spot
The zone of the racket face where the highest percent of force is applied to the ball.

7.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

10.0
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)
350-380
Shape
Round
Surface
3K Carbon fiber
Core
Multi-EVA
Released
2023

Performance

Starvie released the new “Dual” core in 2023 with its only offering under the Metheora Warrior model.

Starvie has released little information about the technology, but judging from the way it plays and the visual cues, the external layer is lower density than the internal layer and the layers are similar in depth.

Note that the dual-density EVA core is not the only difference between this model and the conventional Metheora Warrior - this model also has an additional layer of 3K carbon fiber on the surface.

Note: 3K carbon fiber is the hardest commonly used in padel rackets.

This racket is hard. In fact, it’s the hardest round racket we’ve ever played with. It is noticeably harder than the Varlion LW Summum Prisma Airflow.

When you are on fire, you will place the ball into any 10 square centimeters of the court, when you miss the sweet spot, you will place the ball into any 10 square centimeters of the net.

It has very low ball output.

Despite its balance - our model measured 26.2 centimeters and 367 grams with one overgrip and a protector - the hardness gives it a surprising combination of power and maneuverability. When you contact the ball in the center of the sweet spot, BOOM!

We’ve always been major fans of Starvie’s approach and we heartily recommend this racket for those willing to tolerate its two major drawbacks:

  • Small sweet spot
  • A LOT of vibrations

One note on the vibrations, I’ve never felt any elbow pain from vibrations before playing with this racket. Be careful. When I missed the sweet spot, it felt like I was trying to hold onto cold, vibrating metal poles. I do not recommend this racket for those with a fear of vibrations.

Lastly, it has Starvie’s Full Plane Effect roughness of 2 milimeter reliefs in the shape of the Starvie star logo. Same as most Starvies. Good spin.

Reviewers note: the racket was tested in comparison with other control rackets - Bullpadel Ionic Control, Adipower CTRL 3.2 - at 25°C.

Padel.FYI On Court Test

Expert reviews

8.0

Guillermo MG

Best for advanced control players who don’t need a big sweet spot

Power
8.0

Really good if you’re able to contact the ball in the sweet spot. If not, you lose the racket’s power.

Control
9.0

Perfect at the net due to its high maneuverability. In the back, you have great control with the fast balls but for lobs and chiquitas you have to play always in the sweet spot.

Sweet spot
7.0

Not big, but it’s enough for advanced players.

Maneuverability
9.0

One of the best racket to block at the net and optimal for playing in the back if you are able to consistently contact the ball in the sweet spot.

8.9

Victor Zayas

Best for advanced players seeking optimum control and a medium-hard touch

Power
8.5

Great power for a medium-balanced racket.

Control
10.0

Amazing control due to its hard touch which, when you have time, gives you the ability to put the ball anywhere you’d like it.

Sweet spot
7.0

Centrally located, but small, and the ball dies when you make contact around the edge.

Maneuverability
10.0

Amazing maneuverability.

Compare table (Beta)

Use the table below to compare your existing racket with that one you're considering

This racket
Image
Pricing
Best for
Scorecard
Attributes
Metheora Dual
Advanced control players seeking max control and a hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Vertex 04 Comfort
Intermediate players seeking a soft touch for help in defense
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Vertex 04
Intermediate power players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Play Two
Versatile, control intermediate players seeking a medium-hard touch and spin
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
800
Intermediate and advanced control-oriented players seeking a medium-hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
700
Intermediate versatile players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
1000
Advanced attackers seeking a long handle
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Adipower 3.2
Strong, powerful attackers seeking a high, yet decent sweet spot
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Extreme Motion
Upper intermediate power players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Extreme Pro
Strong, advanced power players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Extreme One
Lightweight power players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Legend 4.0
Aggressive aerial players seeking a solid, round racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
X-Bass
Intermediate players seeking versatility with a medium touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Axe 3
Intermediate players seeking an ultra maneuverable control racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Wood Edition
Intermediate players seeking a comfortable versatile racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Metheora Dual
Advanced control players seeking max control and a hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Canyon Pro
Advanced players seeking a medium touch diamond
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
AT10 12K Luxury Genius Arena
Intermediate versatile players seeking a medium touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
SolarATTACK Momo
All levels of players seeking maneuverability, comfort, and control
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Gravity Elite
Beginner or intermediate players seeking a comfortable teardrop
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Bourne Summum Prisma Airflow
Advanced player with a fast, powerful aerial game
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
MS Pro
Intermediate or advanced players seeking power
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
LS Pro
Intermediate and up players seeking a medium-hard versatile racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Gravity Motion
Beginners or early intermediate players who want the extra power of a teardrop
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Zephyr UL
Beginners seeking a lightweight racket or juniors
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Gravity Pro
Intermediate players seeking a high balance medium touch teardrop
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Zephyr
Beginners and juniors seeking a lightweight racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Zephyr Pro
Beginner or intermediate players seeking a comfortable racket with a big sweet spot
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Delta Motion
Intermediate or advanced players seeking a maneuverable racket offering versatility
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Speed Motion
Players seeking a lightweight, agile racket that will help them in the defense
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Delta Elite
Players seeking a racket with easy power that isn’t too difficult to defend with
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Speed Elite
Intermediate players looking for a versatile medium balance racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Speed Pro X
Advanced players seeking a medium-hard powerful racket with a high balance
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Speed Pro
Intermediate players seeking a playable teardrop
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Vertex 03 Comfort
Intermediate or advanced players seeking a comfortable, playable diamond
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Ionic Control
Intermediate control or defense oriented players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Ionic Power
Intermediate players seeking power and comfort
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Hack 03 Comfort
Intermediate players seeking a high balance racket with a comfortable touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Elite
Versatile players seeking a medium-soft/medium touch lightweight teardrop
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Flow
Players seeking a lightweight diamond racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Axym
Intermediate players seeking a comfortable, versatile, lightweight racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Technical Viper Lebron
Advanced players seeking a very hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Technical Veron
Intermediate attackers seeking a medium touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Counter Veron
Intermediate players seeking a racket to help in the defense
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Technical Vertuo
Beginner power-oriented players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Air Vertuo
beginner players seeking maneuverability
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Counter Vertuo
Intermediate or beginner defense-oriented players
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Vertex 03 CTR
Intermediate and advanced players seeking max control
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Adipower Junior 3.2
Juniors looking to step their game up from a “kids” racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Equation World Padel Tour
Players looking for comfort and maneuverability
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
LW Prisma Airflow 2023
Advanced right-side players to control points with precise chiquitas, strong volleys
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Delta Force 18K
Players seeking maneuverability and control with a medium-hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
PR990 Precision Soft
Players seeking a comfortable, maneuverable round racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
PR990 Precision Hard
Intermediate or advanced right-side players seeking a hard, round best buy racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
PR990 Power Hard
Intermediate and advanced left-side attackers
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Vento 3.0
Players seeking true versatility, a racket to help with all aspects of their game
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
PR990 Power Soft
Intermediate versatile players seeking a comfortable best buy
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Trilogy Control Special Edition
Right-side players seeking a soft, comfortable racket that helps in defense
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
RP M27 R-Fury 2023
A tactical attacker seeking a medium-hard touch racket with a large sweet spot
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Ignis 3.0
Players seeking versatility and power with a medium-hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Terra
Control-oriented intermediate and up players seeking precision
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Metalbone Carbon CTRL
Intermediate players seeking a comfortable easy to play with diamond-shaped racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Adipower Multiweight
Attackers seeking a racket with weight and balance customization
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Adipower CTRL 3.2
Intermediate and advanced right-side players seeking control and a large sweet spot
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Adipower Light 3.2
Defensive players looking for a light racket with a medium-soft touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Adipower Multiweight CTRL
Versatile players looking for a racket with balance and weight customization
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Canyon Soft
Players seeking a comfortable, soft diamond
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
El Toro
Intermediate and advanced attackers
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Simon Vasquez Pro
Intermediate attackers with a strong aerial game
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Cayetano Rocafort Pro
Wide range of players seeking a beautiful, control racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Metalbone 3.2
Intermediate players seeking power and control
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Alpha Pro
Intermediate players seeking a versatile, control racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Metalbone CTRL 3.2
Intermediate right-side players seeking a maneuverable, comfortable, round racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Pitón 11 Soft
Beginner to advanced players looking for a versatile racket with medium touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Metalbone HRD+
Advanced players looking for max power and precision
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Basalto Osiris
Players seeking a medium touch, medium-high balance, and strong roughness for spin
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Aquila Space Pro
Players seeking a hard teardrop racket for control and power in their aerial game
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Panther Series Epic
Intermediate players seeking versatility
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Challenger No. 2
Beginner or intermediate players seeking a medium-hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Ultimate Pro+
Experienced attackers seeking power, maneuverability and weight customization
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Ultimate Tour
Intermediate point builders seeking versatility and agility
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Triton Pro
Physically strong, advanced players seeking a very powerful teardrop
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Titania Kepler Pro
Intermediate players seeking a round racket for precision around the court
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Raptor Evolution
Intermediate players seeking good power and a large sweet spot
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Metheora Warrior
A tactical right-side player seeking a large sweet spot, control, and strong spin
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Astrum Eris
Players of all levels seeking a versatile racket with a medium-soft touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Electra ST2
Players seeking a maneuverable racket with medium touch and medium balance
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Electra ST1
Intermediate players seeking a medium touch and good spin
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
RP 790 Whip Polyethylene
Players seeking a high quality comfortable, easy to use racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Bourne Summum Prisma
Advanced attackers seeking a luxury racket for nearly endless power and spin
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
PR990 Hybrid Hard
All levels of players seeking a versatile medium-hard touch racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
PR990 Hybrid Soft
All levels of players seeking a versatile medium touch racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Air Veron
Intermediate players seeking an agile racket for their aerial game
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Counter Viper
An intermediate or advanced right side player seeking medium touch a large sweet spot
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Air Viper
Advanced players seeking power, agility and strength in their aerial game
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Technical Viper
Advanced players seeking maximum power and a medium-hard touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Pampa
Intermediate and advanced players seeking versatility and power with a medium touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Tenebris 3.0
Players seeking a powerful best buy with a large sweet spot
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
MM2
All levels of players seeking a limited edition versatile, comfortable racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
AT10 18K Luxury Genius
Players seeking a versatile, medium-hard, maneuverable racket
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
ML10 Pro Cup Luxury
Intermediate players seeking versatility, maneuverability, control and a medium touch
Overall
Power
Control
Sweet Spot
Maneuverability
Hardness
Shape
Round
Roughness
Please select a racket
Vertex 04 Comfort
Intermediate players seeking a soft touch for help in defense
Overall
7.5
Power
7.5
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
7.7
Maneuverability
7.3
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Vertex 04
Intermediate power players
Overall
7.8
Power
8.0
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
7.7
Maneuverability
7.8
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Play Two
Versatile, control intermediate players seeking a medium-hard touch and spin
Overall
8.0
Power
7.5
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
6.5
Maneuverability
9.5
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
800
Intermediate and advanced control-oriented players seeking a medium-hard touch
Overall
8.4
Power
8.3
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
700
Intermediate versatile players
Overall
8.4
Power
8.8
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
1000
Advanced attackers seeking a long handle
Overall
7.8
Power
9.1
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
6.5
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Adipower 3.2
Strong, powerful attackers seeking a high, yet decent sweet spot
Overall
8.0
Power
10.0
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
7.5
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Extreme Motion
Upper intermediate power players
Overall
7.7
Power
8.3
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
7.5
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Extreme Pro
Strong, advanced power players
Overall
8.0
Power
9.0
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Extreme One
Lightweight power players
Overall
8.0
Power
6.6
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
7.9
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Legend 4.0
Aggressive aerial players seeking a solid, round racket
Overall
8.1
Power
8.3
Control
8.7
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
X-Bass
Intermediate players seeking versatility with a medium touch
Overall
8.3
Power
8.5
Control
8.7
Sweet Spot
8.2
Maneuverability
7.5
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Axe 3
Intermediate players seeking an ultra maneuverable control racket
Overall
7.4
Power
5.5
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
7.5
Maneuverability
10.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Wood Edition
Intermediate players seeking a comfortable versatile racket
Overall
8.1
Power
8.0
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.3
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Metheora Dual
Advanced control players seeking max control and a hard touch
Overall
8.5
Power
8.3
Control
9.5
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
10.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
Canyon Pro
Advanced players seeking a medium touch diamond
Overall
7.7
Power
8.5
Control
7.6
Sweet Spot
7.2
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
AT10 12K Luxury Genius Arena
Intermediate versatile players seeking a medium touch
Overall
8.6
Power
8.0
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
8.7
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
SolarATTACK Momo
All levels of players seeking maneuverability, comfort, and control
Overall
9.0
Power
7.8
Control
8.8
Sweet Spot
9.8
Maneuverability
10.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Gravity Elite
Beginner or intermediate players seeking a comfortable teardrop
Overall
8.0
Power
7.0
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Bourne Summum Prisma Airflow
Advanced player with a fast, powerful aerial game
Overall
8.2
Power
9.4
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
6.9
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
MS Pro
Intermediate or advanced players seeking power
Overall
8.5
Power
9.8
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
LS Pro
Intermediate and up players seeking a medium-hard versatile racket
Overall
8.5
Power
8.8
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Gravity Motion
Beginners or early intermediate players who want the extra power of a teardrop
Overall
8.0
Power
6.8
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Zephyr UL
Beginners seeking a lightweight racket or juniors
Overall
7.8
Power
5.5
Control
7.0
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
10.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Gravity Pro
Intermediate players seeking a high balance medium touch teardrop
Overall
8.0
Power
6.8
Control
8.8
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Zephyr
Beginners and juniors seeking a lightweight racket
Overall
7.9
Power
5.8
Control
7.3
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
9.8
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Zephyr Pro
Beginner or intermediate players seeking a comfortable racket with a big sweet spot
Overall
8.0
Power
6.3
Control
7.8
Sweet Spot
8.8
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Delta Motion
Intermediate or advanced players seeking a maneuverable racket offering versatility
Overall
8.5
Power
8.5
Control
8.8
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Speed Motion
Players seeking a lightweight, agile racket that will help them in the defense
Overall
8.5
Power
7.5
Control
8.8
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Delta Elite
Players seeking a racket with easy power that isn’t too difficult to defend with
Overall
8.0
Power
7.8
Control
7.3
Sweet Spot
8.8
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Speed Elite
Intermediate players looking for a versatile medium balance racket
Overall
7.9
Power
7.5
Control
7.3
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Speed Pro X
Advanced players seeking a medium-hard powerful racket with a high balance
Overall
8.3
Power
9.3
Control
8.9
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Speed Pro
Intermediate players seeking a playable teardrop
Overall
8.3
Power
8.5
Control
8.1
Sweet Spot
8.4
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Vertex 03 Comfort
Intermediate or advanced players seeking a comfortable, playable diamond
Overall
8.1
Power
7.5
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
8.2
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Ionic Control
Intermediate control or defense oriented players
Overall
7.9
Power
7.6
Control
8.7
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Ionic Power
Intermediate players seeking power and comfort
Overall
8.2
Power
9.3
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Hack 03 Comfort
Intermediate players seeking a high balance racket with a comfortable touch
Overall
8.0
Power
8.1
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
7.9
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Elite
Versatile players seeking a medium-soft/medium touch lightweight teardrop
Overall
8.3
Power
7.5
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Flow
Players seeking a lightweight diamond racket
Overall
8.4
Power
7.8
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Axym
Intermediate players seeking a comfortable, versatile, lightweight racket
Overall
8.1
Power
7.5
Control
7.8
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Technical Viper Lebron
Advanced players seeking a very hard touch
Overall
7.8
Power
8.6
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
6.6
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Technical Veron
Intermediate attackers seeking a medium touch
Overall
7.6
Power
8.3
Control
7.4
Sweet Spot
6.9
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Counter Veron
Intermediate players seeking a racket to help in the defense
Overall
8.1
Power
7.3
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
9.3
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Technical Vertuo
Beginner power-oriented players
Overall
8.1
Power
8.0
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Air Vertuo
beginner players seeking maneuverability
Overall
7.9
Power
7.3
Control
6.5
Sweet Spot
7.8
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Soft
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Counter Vertuo
Intermediate or beginner defense-oriented players
Overall
8.0
Power
6.3
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Vertex 03 CTR
Intermediate and advanced players seeking max control
Overall
8.6
Power
7.3
Control
9.2
Sweet Spot
8.8
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Adipower Junior 3.2
Juniors looking to step their game up from a “kids” racket
Overall
7.8
Power
7.0
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Equation World Padel Tour
Players looking for comfort and maneuverability
Overall
8.0
Power
6.6
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
LW Prisma Airflow 2023
Advanced right-side players to control points with precise chiquitas, strong volleys
Overall
8.7
Power
7.5
Control
9.3
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
Delta Force 18K
Players seeking maneuverability and control with a medium-hard touch
Overall
8.4
Power
7.4
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
PR990 Precision Soft
Players seeking a comfortable, maneuverable round racket
Overall
8.3
Power
7.2
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
8.7
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
PR990 Precision Hard
Intermediate or advanced right-side players seeking a hard, round best buy racket
Overall
8.2
Power
8.0
Control
8.8
Sweet Spot
8.2
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
PR990 Power Hard
Intermediate and advanced left-side attackers
Overall
7.5
Power
8.6
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
6.8
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Vento 3.0
Players seeking true versatility, a racket to help with all aspects of their game
Overall
8.6
Power
8.8
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
8.8
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
PR990 Power Soft
Intermediate versatile players seeking a comfortable best buy
Overall
7.4
Power
6.7
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
7.8
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Trilogy Control Special Edition
Right-side players seeking a soft, comfortable racket that helps in defense
Overall
8.4
Power
7.2
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
8.7
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
RP M27 R-Fury 2023
A tactical attacker seeking a medium-hard touch racket with a large sweet spot
Overall
8.0
Power
8.3
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
7.7
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
Ignis 3.0
Players seeking versatility and power with a medium-hard touch
Overall
8.5
Power
8.8
Control
8.7
Sweet Spot
8.2
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Terra
Control-oriented intermediate and up players seeking precision
Overall
8.7
Power
8.3
Control
9.5
Sweet Spot
9.3
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Metalbone Carbon CTRL
Intermediate players seeking a comfortable easy to play with diamond-shaped racket
Overall
8.1
Power
7.8
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Adipower Multiweight
Attackers seeking a racket with weight and balance customization
Overall
8.0
Power
9.0
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Adipower CTRL 3.2
Intermediate and advanced right-side players seeking control and a large sweet spot
Overall
8.6
Power
8.1
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.1
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Adipower Light 3.2
Defensive players looking for a light racket with a medium-soft touch
Overall
8.1
Power
6.2
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Adipower Multiweight CTRL
Versatile players looking for a racket with balance and weight customization
Overall
8.2
Power
7.8
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
Canyon Soft
Players seeking a comfortable, soft diamond
Overall
7.3
Power
7.3
Control
7.1
Sweet Spot
7.9
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
El Toro
Intermediate and advanced attackers
Overall
8.4
Power
9.2
Control
7.8
Sweet Spot
8.4
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Simon Vasquez Pro
Intermediate attackers with a strong aerial game
Overall
7.8
Power
8.5
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
7.6
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Cayetano Rocafort Pro
Wide range of players seeking a beautiful, control racket
Overall
7.6
Power
7.0
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
7.8
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Metalbone 3.2
Intermediate players seeking power and control
Overall
8.6
Power
8.8
Control
8.1
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Alpha Pro
Intermediate players seeking a versatile, control racket
Overall
8.1
Power
7.8
Control
8.6
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Metalbone CTRL 3.2
Intermediate right-side players seeking a maneuverable, comfortable, round racket
Overall
8.4
Power
7.5
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Pitón 11 Soft
Beginner to advanced players looking for a versatile racket with medium touch
Overall
8.6
Power
8.0
Control
8.9
Sweet Spot
8.8
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Metalbone HRD+
Advanced players looking for max power and precision
Overall
8.0
Power
9.3
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Basalto Osiris
Players seeking a medium touch, medium-high balance, and strong roughness for spin
Overall
8.3
Power
8.2
Control
7.3
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Aquila Space Pro
Players seeking a hard teardrop racket for control and power in their aerial game
Overall
8.3
Power
8.3
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
7.8
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Panther Series Epic
Intermediate players seeking versatility
Overall
8.1
Power
8.0
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
7.5
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Challenger No. 2
Beginner or intermediate players seeking a medium-hard touch
Overall
7.6
Power
7.5
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
7.5
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Ultimate Pro+
Experienced attackers seeking power, maneuverability and weight customization
Overall
8.1
Power
8.7
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
7.4
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Ultimate Tour
Intermediate point builders seeking versatility and agility
Overall
8.1
Power
8.3
Control
7.6
Sweet Spot
7.9
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Triton Pro
Physically strong, advanced players seeking a very powerful teardrop
Overall
6.9
Power
8.2
Control
7.2
Sweet Spot
6.2
Maneuverability
6.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
Titania Kepler Pro
Intermediate players seeking a round racket for precision around the court
Overall
8.2
Power
8.0
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.8
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Round
Roughness
Raptor Evolution
Intermediate players seeking good power and a large sweet spot
Overall
8.4
Power
8.3
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
8.4
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Metheora Warrior
A tactical right-side player seeking a large sweet spot, control, and strong spin
Overall
8.4
Power
7.8
Control
8.8
Sweet Spot
9.2
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Astrum Eris
Players of all levels seeking a versatile racket with a medium-soft touch
Overall
8.3
Power
8.2
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
8.7
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Electra ST2
Players seeking a maneuverable racket with medium touch and medium balance
Overall
7.7
Power
8.1
Control
7.9
Sweet Spot
7.1
Maneuverability
7.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Electra ST1
Intermediate players seeking a medium touch and good spin
Overall
8.0
Power
8.3
Control
8.4
Sweet Spot
6.9
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
RP 790 Whip Polyethylene
Players seeking a high quality comfortable, easy to use racket
Overall
8.6
Power
8.0
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
8.5
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Soft
Shape
Round
Roughness
Bourne Summum Prisma
Advanced attackers seeking a luxury racket for nearly endless power and spin
Overall
8.5
Power
9.1
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
8.3
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
PR990 Hybrid Hard
All levels of players seeking a versatile medium-hard touch racket
Overall
7.8
Power
8.0
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
7.7
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
PR990 Hybrid Soft
All levels of players seeking a versatile medium touch racket
Overall
7.9
Power
6.6
Control
8.4
Sweet Spot
8.1
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Air Veron
Intermediate players seeking an agile racket for their aerial game
Overall
8.0
Power
8.1
Control
7.8
Sweet Spot
7.4
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Counter Viper
An intermediate or advanced right side player seeking medium touch a large sweet spot
Overall
8.1
Power
7.8
Control
8.4
Sweet Spot
8.7
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Air Viper
Advanced players seeking power, agility and strength in their aerial game
Overall
7.9
Power
8.1
Control
7.5
Sweet Spot
7.1
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Hybrid
Roughness
Technical Viper
Advanced players seeking maximum power and a medium-hard touch
Overall
8.1
Power
9.1
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Pampa
Intermediate and advanced players seeking versatility and power with a medium touch
Overall
7.9
Power
8.2
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
7.1
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Diamond
Roughness
Tenebris 3.0
Players seeking a powerful best buy with a large sweet spot
Overall
8.9
Power
9.8
Control
8.5
Sweet Spot
9.5
Maneuverability
8.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
MM2
All levels of players seeking a limited edition versatile, comfortable racket
Overall
8.3
Power
7.4
Control
8.3
Sweet Spot
8.4
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-soft
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
AT10 18K Luxury Genius
Players seeking a versatile, medium-hard, maneuverable racket
Overall
8.5
Power
8.3
Control
8.4
Sweet Spot
8.4
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium-hard
Shape
Teardrop
Roughness
ML10 Pro Cup Luxury
Intermediate players seeking versatility, maneuverability, control and a medium touch
Overall
8.5
Power
8.9
Control
8.2
Sweet Spot
8.8
Maneuverability
9.0
Hardness
Medium
Shape
Round
Roughness
Please select a racket

Mentioned in these guides

No items found.
Get A Racket Suggestion
What's your level? 
What's your playing style?
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

How we review

Rubric

10
Amazing
send it out for three like it's raining
9.0
Great
very, very light, easy to maneuver
8.0
Good
good, central sweet spot
7.0
Satisfactory
lost control on fast balls
6.0
Below average
small sweet spot, and if you miss it....
5.0
Poor
340g, low balance, and soft...no power

Methodology

  • We read, watch, or listen to the expert review
  • We categorize perceived performance in the categories: power, control, sweet spot, and maneuverability
  • The racket's Overall Score is an average of its performance in each category according the expert reviews

Why trust us?

Padel FYI is the Metacritic for padel rackets. To help you find the best padel racket, I have cataloged 360 reviews of 106 of the most popular padel rackets to create the most comprehensive padel racket database.

We're also linking to deals from the most popular shops across the globe to help you find the best place to get your gear!

Read on

Does it make the cut?

Does it fit your playing style?

Ask me a question

Or DM me on Instagram @padel.fyi

Or email me at tim at padel dot fyi

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Hello and welcome!

I'm Timo, and I'm here to help you find the right padel racket. If you want help, let me know! If you find this page helpful, please use our affiliate links, e.g Padel Nuestro, Racketspecialisten, 10% OFF at PadelFreunde,

from
169.95
Best price
Compare