Drop Shot X-Bass

8.2

Based on 3 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Intermediate players seeking versatility with a medium touch
Pros
  • Stability
  • Good sweet spot
Cons
  • Hard to maneuver

Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
8.5
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

9.0
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.

7.5
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

€325

Weight (g)
370
Shape
Teardrop
Surface
18K Carbon fiber
Core
Medium EVA
Released
2023

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Score
Overall
8.2
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8.5
Control
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8.1
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8.3

How Does the Drop Shot X-Bass perform?

Dropshot’s X-Bass is a teardrop was slightly softened this year with the brand’s new EVA pro. Otherwise it is the same as previous year’s versions.
Note that some of our reviewers received models with high balances (28cm) that granted a lot of power and decreased maneuverability while others received models with medium balances (26cm) that were more versatile.
That gives me concern regarding the quality assurance practices at Drop Shot.

Our test of the Drop Shot X-Bass

Expert Reviews of the Drop Shot X-Bass

7.9
Padel Review

Best for high intermediate, advanced players who like to shoot bombs and have the strength and technique to do - its high balance. Dropshot’s EVA Pro is different this year (2023) - it is white (previously black) and softer than last year’s version.

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8.5
Dani 13

Very good for those looking for a medium touch diamond without too high of a balance with a long handle. I recommend it for those looking for control at high speeds. It’s a very versatile racket.

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8.3
Padelzoom

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Drop Shot

X-Bass

Intermediate players seeking versatility with a medium touch
8.2

rating based on 3 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium
Core
Medium EVA
Shape
Teardrop
Release Year
January 1, 2023
Surface
18K Carbon fiber
MSRP
325