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Versatile padel rackets
We start by talking about versatile padel rackets. A versatile padel racket is one that can be used for both control and power. It is at an intermediate point between both types of padel rackets. With a versatile padel racket, what we will achieve is being a more complete and resourceful player both in defense and attack. If you are good at all shots, this type of padel racket will work great for you on the court.
Generally, a versatile padel racket is one that has a teardrop shape, also known by many players as "water drop" because that is the shape that these versatile padel rackets resemble.
All brands in the market have versatile rackets in their catalogs, so players can choose the one that suits them best. They come in all types, and you can find them for beginners, intermediate, or advanced players. Depending on the level, you will have different performance characteristics. If you opt for a low-priced versatile padel racket, it will give you a bit more control on the court. On the other hand, if you go for a premium versatile padel racket with a higher price, it will provide the stability needed to increase the power of your shots.
Rough versatile rackets
In this section, we will talk about rough versatile rackets. This type of padel racket will give us special and different sensations on the court compared to a non-rough racket. This is a matter of personal preference; some players may like rough padel rackets more, but it's a detail that most players are in love with.
Rough versatile rackets are those that offer excellent dynamics and balance in our shots, both in control and power. They work great for any type of player, regardless of their level, thanks to their intermediate balance.
The rough layer on versatile rackets can vary, as there are different types of roughness, such as sandpaper-like roughness, which is very effective with a sandy feel that grips the ball wonderfully at all times. This, combined with the teardrop shape of the racket, makes them complement each other perfectly, giving us more control due to the roughness and an extra power boost from the teardrop shape.
An example of a rough versatile racket is, for instance, the Nox AT10 Luxury Genius 18K alum 2024, the model used by Agustín Tapia.
Women's versatile rackets
Women's versatile rackets are the padel rackets that women use as they reach a good level of play through increased matches or training. A teardrop-shaped versatile racket usually has a bit more weight in the center of the racket, so if you already have an acceptable level of play, you won't have any problem adapting to it.
There are hundreds of women's versatile rackets, from cheap low-end to expensive professional-grade ones. Depending on your level, find the one that suits you best. One piece of advice we give is that if you are just starting to play, choose a low-end versatile racket to adapt to it and then switch to a better one.
Two examples of women's versatile rackets are the Vibora Naya Classic Edition or the Middle Moon Eclipse 7 Carbon Rough Light.
Soft rubber versatile rackets
An interesting option for players, male or female, when they want to transition from a round control racket to a more versatile and teardrop-shaped racket is to look for soft rubber versatile padel rackets. This type of rubber allows them greater control over the ball, and the transition will not be too abrupt at the beginning.
Soft rubber versatile rackets are ideal for controlling the pace of the game and also having a bit more ease in returning the ball from the back of the court.
If you are a player who wants control but is looking for a more offensive racket, then with a soft and teardrop-shaped model, you will achieve the game you need.