Padel Guide

How to choose an Osaka Padel Racket?

In every sport it is very important to play with equipment suited to your level and
needs. This will not only prevent fatigue injuries but will simultaneously improve
your performance and enjoyment on the court. Our experts give you their best
advice to choose the right Osaka padel racket for your needs!

Before talking about the technical aspects of a padel racket, we should
define the different levels of players and their primary requirements:

Casual players: As your technique starts to develop. You are best off with an
easy-to-play padel racket, which is relatively light, and offers enough control
to play with precision.

Intermediate players: Your playstyle is not yet fully defined.  You should look for
a versatile padel buit with higher grade materials that offers you a good mix of
power and accuracy.

Advanced players: Depending on your playstyle, you should look for
a padel racket with either maximum power or great accuracy.


A Padel Racket is like a recipe, where the ingredients are:

The shape, the weight, the foam, and the materials. These are the key factors you
should observe for choosing your ideal padel racket!

The Shape (2 main shapes)



Round Shape (Precision Frame Rackets) 

With a weight balance closer to the handle, round-shaped padel rackets are
very manoeuvrable. Their round sweet-spot is quite forgiving and located in the
middle of the head. These padel rackets provide excellent control, which is a great
asset for not only for casual but also highly skilled defensive padel players.
The downside of round padel rackets is their lack of power for smashes. 

If you are unsure of what shape you prefer, you can never go wrong with a
round padel racket.




Teardrop Shape (Power Frame Rackets)

Teardrop-shaped padel rackets have a center of balance between the middle
and the top of the racket, are versatile but have a focus on providing more
powerful shots into your arsenal. We have aimed to make them as
manoeuvrable as possible given the balance closer to the head.

They will suit intermediate and advanced players who prefer a more
aggressive playstyle.





The Weight

Most padel rackets for adult players weigh between 360g and 375g. This is
also a good weight range for players looking for a mix of power and control.

Below 370g, a padel racket is easier to move, better suited for reaction volleys
but less powerful. A lightweight padel racket will suit casual players, women
(340 to 370g) and kids between 5 and 10 years (280 to 340g).

Over 375g, a padel racket brings more power, but is also less maneuverable and
less control oriented. A heavy racket will be more efficient for the offensive game
but needs excellent physical skills.

In summary, the higher the weight, the higher the skill level required.




The Foam


In our higher range Power frames, we offer the choice between hard and soft
touch rackets.

Hard Touch rackets have a high-density foam inside.  These rackets are a bit
heavier, and they offer extra punch in your smashes. They are ideal for the
players that want ultimate power.


Soft Touch rackets have a medium-density foam inside.  These rackets are a
bit lighter, and they offer more stability and control.  They are ideal for players
that want superior precision.




The Materials


All our padel rackets are built from Japanese carbon fiber, high grade
fiberglass or a combination of the two which we refer to as composites.

Our beginner rackets are built from fiberglass, fiberglass is not as stiff as
carbon fiber making the rackets you build out of it easier to play with, it is also less
expensive which allows us to offer high quality rackets at entry level pricepoints.


Our intermediate level rackets are built out of a carbon/fiberglass composite.
  They are not quite as stiff as 100% carbon rackets but they will allow players that
are growing their technical capabilities to get more precision and power out of their
rackets.


Our advanced level rackets are built out of 100% carbon fibre.  They are the
lightest, and most demanding rackets we offer.  The best players will need to use all
their skills to get the most out of these rackets. 





Padel Racket Buying Guide



Player Type Kids Casual Players Intermediate Players Advanced off Advanced Bal Advanced Def
Needs Agility/Stability Agility/Stability Versitality Power Power/Stability Accuracy/Stability
Shape Round Round Round/Teardrop Teardrop Teardrop Round/Teardrop
Weight <300g 360g 360-370g 370g 370g 370g
Foam N/A N/A Soft/Hard Hard Soft Soft
Material FG FG Composite Carbon Carbon Carbon
Models Deshi Kids Deshi
Vision Precision
Vision Precision
Vision Power
Vision Pro Precision
Vision Pro Power Soft
Vision Pro Power Hard
Pro Tour Hard
Pro Tour Limited Hard
Pro Tour Limited Soft
Pro Tour Soft
Pro Tour Precision

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