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Technical Viper Lebron

Babolat Technical Viper Lebron

7.9

Based on 7 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Advanced players seeking a very hard touch
Pros
  • Great control
  • Maneuverable
  • Good power
Cons
  • Vibrates a lot
  • Low ball output
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
8.6
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.

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

8.0
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)
365
Shape
Diamond
Surface
12K Carbon fiber
Core
Hard EVA
Released
2023

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How Does the Babolat Technical Viper Lebron perform?

The Babolat Technical Viper Lebron is a variation of the Technical Viper with two changes: a harder core and a slightly rougher surface.
This racket has surprised reviewers with how hard it is. "It's basically a block of wood," one reviewer opined. It is probably the hardest racket on the market. As a result, its sweet spot is smaller and its ball output is lower than the Technical Viper - a racket with a small sweet spot and a very hard touch.
The 2023 Technical Viper changed from Babolat's "X-EVA", two layers of hard EVA sandwiching one layer of soft EVA, to a single density of hard foam, purportedly at Juan Lebron’s request. This year's Technical Viper remains with X-EVA.
The face of the racket has an additional layer of roughness on a shiny varnish, whereas the Technical Viper has a matte surface.
This racket also offers Babolat’s new strap-changing system and two Lebron wolf logo straps, one in sky blue and the other in red. Some of our reviewers prefer it to Nox’s as it doesn’t have a knot that scratches the bottom of their palm during gameplay.
This racket offers power, control, and maneuverability to those who can manage its hardness, small sweet spot, and 27cm balance.
This racket is recommended for very advanced players only.

Our test of the Babolat Technical Viper Lebron

Expert Reviews of the Babolat Technical Viper Lebron

8.9
Padelzoom

This is the ideal padel racket for the most experienced players who love hard touch and are looking for maximum power in the shot and great control. It is difficult for us to name rackets with more power than this new Babolat, it is very easy to bring the ball in or take it out x3. It is not a recommended racket for players who are beginning or even have an intermediate level, since its hardness makes it necessary to make a great technical gestures for the ball to come out correctly. Further, its diamond shape reduces the sweet spot, penalizing you for any mishits.

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7.9
Dani 13

Recommended for advanced level players with great technique who appreciate a hard touch. I know a lot of players who have been disappointed with this racket because of it hurts their arm. But I must say that it is a cannon.

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8.0
Padel Review

“A racket that doesn’t forgive”, this racket is very hard.

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7.3
Fabio Ferro

Why to buy: you want a Technical Viper that is less maneuverable, more solid and has more control and spin.

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8.0
El Chini Consejo

Best for players with a very very advanced level with a great technique, a strong arm, no issues with vibrations, who are seeking a hard touch

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7.5
La Chiquita Padel

This is a racket that takes some time to get accustomed to because it has a reduced sweet spot and is very hard. In the defense, you need to have great technique. But this racket is perfect in explosive attacks as you can get a lot out of smashes and shots with spin.

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7.5
Mejora Tu Padel

Similar racket to last year’s with a new core - a single density of foam at the request of Lebron, which is very hard. One of the hardest rackets on the market, which makes it very demanding in the defense, but gives you a lot of power and precision.

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Babolat

Technical Viper Lebron

Advanced players seeking a very hard touch
7.9

rating based on 7 expert reviews

Hardness
Hard
Core
Hard EVA
Shape
Diamond
Release Year
January 1, 2023
Surface
12K Carbon fiber
MSRP
€
380