Head Zephyr

7.8

Based on 3 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Beginners and juniors seeking a lightweight racket
Pros
  • Light weight
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • High balance for a beginner’s racket

Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
5.8
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

7.0
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.

9.8
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

€190

Weight (g)
345
Shape
Round
Surface
Fiberglass
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Released
2023

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Score
Overall
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Power
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Control
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Sweet Spot
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Maneuverability
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Overall
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Sweet Spot
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Control
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Sweet Spot
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Maneuverability
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Overall
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Power
6.3
Control
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Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.8

How Does the Head Zephyr perform?

Head’s Zephyr line is designed for beginner or intermediate players looking for easy to play with, soft, round rackets. All have low to medium balances and fiberglass faces.
The soft surfaces exhibit the trampoline effect on balls, so you get a large bounce to pass low-speed balls, and the racket face absorbs powerful shots.
The main difference between the models lies in their weight, which, in descending order, is: the Zephyr Pro at 365g, the Zephyr at 345g, and the Zephyr UL at 340g.
The Zephyr is very easy to maneuver and will feel fast at the expense of “solidity”. At only 5 grams more than the Zephyr UL, it plays almost exactly the same.

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Zephyr

Beginners and juniors seeking a lightweight racket
7.8

rating based on 3 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium-Soft
Core
Medium-Soft EVA
Shape
Round
Release Year
January 1, 2023
Surface
Fiberglass
MSRP
190