A padel racket can come in three different shapes. Round, diamond and teardrop shaped. The rackets we tested mainly have round and diamond shapes.
The rounded models have a larger impact surface. The balance in the racket is from the middle and down toward the handle. A rounded racket provides slightly less speed than the other shapes but more control.
A diamond-shaped racket suits players who want more power. The balance is higher, which means you get a lot of power in smashes but less control. The diamond shape is most suited to advanced players.
A teardrop-shaped racket is a mixture of the above shapes. A little less power than a diamond racket, but a slightly larger impact surface.