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Introducing VIBEPADEL's latest innovations in padel rackets: FLARE and TORCH.

FLARE: Opt for Flare if you prioritise control, forgiveness, and versatility on the court. Its low balance point and round shape make it suitable for players of all levels seeking enhanced manoeuvrability and comfort.

TORCH: Choose TORCH if you desire a powerful racket with precision and control. With its hybrid shape and middle balance point, TORCH delivers explosive shots and a focused sweet spot, ideal for experienced players looking to dominate the game.

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FAQs

What's the difference between Round, Tear Drop, Diamond, and Hybrid racket shapes?

Each padel racket shape serves a distinct purpose, catering to different playing styles and skill levels:

Round-shaped padel racket: Ideal for beginners and defensive players, round-shaped rackets offer a larger sweet spot, providing more control and forgiveness on shots. They make it easier to hit accurately from various positions, making them suitable for players still refining their technique. Experienced players who prioritize precision and consistency also appreciate the control offered by round-shaped rackets.

Diamond-shaped padel racket: Designed for attacking players with advanced technique, diamond-shaped rackets feature a smaller sweet spot positioned at the top of the racket head. While more challenging to master, hitting the ball with the sweet spot produces powerful shots, making diamond-shaped rackets perfect for aggressive play styles.

Teardrop-shaped padel racket: Offering a balance between power and control, teardrop-shaped rackets combine a larger sweet spot than diamond-shaped rackets with more power potential than round-shaped rackets. Versatile players who alternate between attacking and controlling play styles benefit from the all-around performance of teardrop-shaped rackets.

Hybrid padel racket: The newest addition to the padel racket lineup, hybrid rackets blend characteristics of teardrop and diamond shapes. With a focus on versatility and power, hybrid rackets suit technically skilled players seeking an all-round playing experience with a slight emphasis on attacking shots.

Why are padel rackets made of different types of carbon (3K, 12k, 18K) and Fiberglass?

Padel rackets utilize various carbon compositions and fiberglass to achieve specific performance characteristics:

  • Carbon Fibre: Different types of carbon fibers, such as 3K, 12K, and 18K, offer varying levels of stiffness, strength, and responsiveness. Rackets with higher modulus carbon fibers, like the TORCH from VIBEPADEL, provide increased power and responsiveness, making them suitable for aggressive players. In contrast, rackets with lower modulus carbon fibers prioritize control and comfort, making them ideal for beginners and defensive players.
  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass layers add durability and shock absorption to padel rackets, enhancing their overall performance and lifespan. Rackets with fiberglass reinforcement, like the FLARE from VIBEPADEL, offer improved stability and feel, reducing the risk of breakage during intense gameplay.

By combining different carbon compositions and fiberglass reinforcement, padel rackets can be tailored to suit a wide range of player preferences and playing styles, ensuring optimal performance on the court.

How long does a racket last before breaking?

The lifespan of a padel racket can vary depending on factors such as frequency of use, playing style, maintenance, and quality of materials. On average, a well-maintained racket can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years before showing signs of wear or potential breakage.

To prolong the lifespan of your racket, it's essential to:

  • Avoid hitting the ground or walls with excessive force.
  • Regularly inspect the racket for signs of damage, such as cracks or dents.
  • Keep the racket clean and dry after each use to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Replace worn-out grips and overgrips to maintain optimal grip and comfort.
  • Store the racket in a protective cover or case when not in use to prevent accidental damage.

By following these guidelines and practicing proper racket care, players can maximise the lifespan of their padel rackets and enjoy consistent performance on the court.

What padel racket features are important for beginners?

For beginners, padel rackets with the following features are essential for a comfortable and enjoyable playing experience:

  • Lightweight Construction: A lightweight racket, such as the FLARE from VIBEPADEL, is easier to maneuver and control, allowing beginners to focus on improving their technique without feeling fatigued.
  • Forgiving Core: Rackets with a forgiving core, like the VIBE EVA C-CORE in the FLARE, offer enhanced control and stability, minimizing mishits and providing a more consistent feel on impact.
  • Balanced Design: A balanced racket, with a low or middle balance point, ensures stability and control without sacrificing power. This allows beginners to develop their strokes with confidence and accuracy.
  • Durable Materials: Rackets constructed from durable materials, such as carbon fiber and fiberglass, offer long-lasting performance and resistance to wear and tear, making them ideal for players still refining their technique.

By selecting a racket with these beginner-friendly features, newcomers to the sport can enjoy a smoother learning curve and faster progression on the court.

Do I need to use an overgrip on a padel racket?

Using an overgrip on a padel racket is advised. While the original grip that comes with the racket offers some traction and comfort for players, most may prefer the additional benefits that an overgrip provides.

Benefits of using an overgrip, such as the Grip 'n' Rip Overgrip from VIBEPADEL, include:

  • Enhanced Grip: Overgrips offer superior tackiness and traction, ensuring a secure hold on the racket handle, even in sweaty conditions.
  • Comfort: Overgrips add a layer of cushioning and shock absorption, reducing fatigue and discomfort during extended play sessions.
VIBEPADEL emerged from a passion for padel and a vision to bridge the gap between mainstream tennis brands and exclusive padel elites. We're on a journey to transform this game into an inclusive, stylish movement combining performance with refined aesthetics

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Born in London, VIBEPADEL emerged from a passion for padel and a vision to bridge the gap between mainstream tennis brands and exclusive padel elites. We're on a journey to transform this game into an inclusive, stylish movement, combining performance with refined aesthetics.

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