The BEST Material For Your Padel Racket

What is the best material for your padel racket? 

There are two main materials for padel rackets, carbon, and fiberglass. These are used across all of the top brands. 

But which is the best for your game? When should you look for it? Is one better than the other?

The benefits of carbon

Is carbon the BEST material for your padel racket?

Carbon is used in a lot of padel rackets, in the frame and surface, and is usually very expensive. Below are the benefits of it. 

  • Durable
  • Strong
  • Harder
  • Powerful
The BEST Material For Your Padel Racket-
The adipower CTRL - uses Carbon

The benefits of fiberglass

Is fiberglass the BEST material for your padel racket?

Fiberglass is used in a lot of padel rackets, most commonly on the surface, and it is usually a better price, not as expensive as carbon. 

  • Soft
  • Comfy
  • Lighter
  • Not as expensive
The BEST Material For Your Padel Racket-
The Bullpadel Indiga - uses Fiber glass

So what is the difference?

So, fiberglass is used for lower end padel rackets, so they are less costly for consumers.

 They also have a nice soft feel, with high comfort. It is also fairly lightweight. 

This works perfectly as players who are just starting out will want these attributes in a padel racket. 

Carbon is used at higher end, more expensive padel rackets, and it is stronger, more powerful and helps with control as well. 

It is also harder and a bit heavier, that is why more advanced players will use it. 

What should you use?

For me personally, this is the material that players should use:

  • Beginner players – Fiberglass
  • Early Intermediate – Fiberglass
  • Late Intermediate – Carbon
  • Advanced – Carbon
  • Players with tennis elbow – Fiberglass
  • Players that need something light – Fiberglass
  • Players that value comfort – Fiberglass
  • Players that want a hard feel – Carbon
  • Players that want power – Carbon
  • Players that want something heavier – Carbon
  • Players that value high durability – Carbon
The BEST Material For Your Padel Racket.
The Bullpadel HACK CTRL - uses Carbon

There are exceptions...

With the years and investment in research and development, the top brands are always finding solutions and improvements to materials. 

For example, in general, carbon has a harder feel, however, Adidas have a range called the “essnova” which is specifically for people that want a soft feel, with carbon. 

Definitely worth checking out the essnova carbon.

Conclusion - The BEST Material For Your Padel Racket.

The best material for your padel racket depends on the type of player you are. If you are someone who values comfort and ease of use, then use fiber glass, alternatively, if you value high durability and strength, use carbon!

The BEST Material For Your Padel Racket – Ewan Ramsden