Properties of materials on the surface and core of the padel racket

1. Surface

 The surface layer, the impact surface, is made of either carbon fiber or fiberglass. Carbon fiber is a harder material with better durability, while fiberglass gives a softer feeling when hitting the ball. Fiberglass on the surface layer is more common on beginner rackets at a lower price. Carbon fiber of different qualities is available in more advanced rackets. Several rackets for elite players are made of a carbon fiber called 3K,12Kor 18K. 3K has 3,000 bindings per square centimeter and 18K the equivalent of 18,000 bindings


2. Core

The material in the core is either a EVA which is available in different hardness or FOAM. EVA is the most common material in more advanced rackets and this material is available in different hardness and density.


3. The composition 

By combining different surface layers with different properties on the core, rackets can obtain varying properties even if the shape of the racket is the same.

A softer Padel racket is probably the best option when you are at the beginning of your Padel career, it provides a larger hitting surface and at the same time it helps to put more speed on the ball. The flexibility of the racket means that more speed is generated in the ball, which provides advantages both in the volleyball game and the more defensive game from the back of the court.

A softer racket also absorbs more vibrations, which makes it a good alternative for you who want to avoid injuries.


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