Skill level: Advanced/professional
The Bullpadel Vertex 03 2023 is a high-performance racket designed for advanced or professional players with good physical and technical preparation.
Playing style: Power
The diamond-shaped head and high-performance features make the Vertex 03 an innovative racket. The carbon composition and head-heavy balance provide maximum power at the moment of impact and optimise ball control.
This is the racket balance point, measured in millimetres from the bottom of the racket handle.
The larger the number (head-heavy balance), the more power and stability you'll get from the racket and the heavier it will feel (even if it's not a heavy racket). However, you'll have to give up some manoeuvrability. The smaller the number (grip biased or handle heavy), the easier the racket will be to handle, but the less power and stability you'll get.
Weight: 365 - 375 g.
Just like the balance point, the weight impacts a racket's swingweight and therefore its manoeuvrability, stability and ability to transfer energy to the ball (power). The heavier the racket, the more power you'll get, but the harder it will be to handle. Conversely, the lighter the racket, the easier it will be to handle, but the less powerful it will be.
External material: 12K XT-Carbon
The integrated Xtend Carbon from Bullpadel comes in three different weaves: 18K, 12K and 3K. The difference between them is the thickness of the fibres. Their resistance and weight vary and whichever you pick will also impact your playing style.
Internal material: MultiEVA
EVA foam comes in several densities: the higher the density, the harder it is. Hardness is one of the properties of this material, so it's easy to tweak the density for more power. The dual-density MultiEva foam is softer.
XTend Carbon 12K Technology
The XTend Carbon fibre from Bullpadel is characterised by the use of strips of carbon instead of threads. These strips are interwoven in two directions to increase both rigidity and durability. This material also reduces the racket weight by 20 to 30% compared to the most commonly used carbon fibre.
Carbon Tube technology
100% carbon fibres are integrated into the frame, woven in different directions to achieve a balance of power and control.
MultiEva foam consists of two densities. The outer layer is more compact and responsive to fast balls for maximum power off the racket. The inner layer has a lower density and is more responsive to slower balls for more control.
Top Spin technology
Rough surface finish for easier handling - it keeps the ball in contact with the racket for longer for more spin and better shots.
Assembly system in the racket handle into which high-density foam is inserted. This piece absorbs most vibrations, generally from off-centre shots.
Aluminium protector system. The result is a lighter racket with excellent resistance to impacts (the frame is protected). This protector is attached to the racket with a special adhesive (very thick) to prevent spaces.
Custom Weight Protector
The Custom Weight Protector is located in the MetalShield compartments. Up to three aluminium plates (3 g each + glue) can be attached to modify the racket's weight and balance to provide comfort, power and balance, depending on individual player's needs.