We analyze two of the models that are most successful among the Bullpadel public: the mythical Hack 03 by Paquito Navarro and the Vertex 03 22 , which this season you will see in the hands of Juan Tello and Fede Chingotto .
This season we have already seen the most advanced series of Bullpadel 2022 padel rackets , with models of incredible performance for the most demanding players, today it is the two best-selling rackets of the brand.
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Comparative Bullpadel Hack 03 2022 and Bullpadel Vertex 03 22
Both models are part of the Pro Line series . If we analyze their technologies, we see that practically all of them share them, with some exceptions, and that, once on the track, they respond differently due to their format, balance and also due to their construction .
At first glance we see that Paquito’s padel racket, the Hack 03 22, has been redesigned to make it more manageable , with a new heart design and a black aesthetic, silver logo and orange details.
Bullpadel Hack 03 2022
OFFER: €324.95 RRP: €324.95
- Shape: Diamond
- Game: Power
- Weight: 365-375
On the other hand, the Vertex 03 2022 maintains the characteristics that were so popular with its predecessor with a new finish that combines carbon with a gray and red logo in addition to the rest of the contrasting details.
Bullpadel Vertex 03 2022
OFFER: €324.95 RRP: €324.95
- Shape: Diamond
- Game: Versatile
- Weight: 365-375
Similarities and difference Vertex 03 and Hack 03
To begin with, both rackets, both the Hack 03 and the Vertex 03 , incorporate Custom Weight technology , a system applied to the aluminum protective and also to the fist cap that allows the weight and balance of the racket to be modified, if needed. raise or lower it depending on the needs of each athlete.
They also have Hesacore , a revolutionary grip that improves grip due to its hexagonal design, thus reducing the effort we make when gripping the racket and, therefore, the grip is more natural.
This, along with the vibraDrive technology built into the grip, provides a smooth, vibration-free hit for hours of play without discomfort.
They also have a safety rope with a bracelet , so it is very comfortable on the wrist.
Regarding the heart area, Paquito Navarro’s racket presents a new Adaptia heart design which improves its handling, stability and also the reaction when hitting the ball. The Vertex 03 maintains the Air Channel technology , small openings at the height of the heart that improve its aerodynamics and make it more stable, which prevents torsion and manages to widen the sweet spot of the racket quite a bit.
On the other hand , Paquito’s Hack 03 maintains its smooth finish on the faces, while Tello’s Vertex 03 maintains the sand-like roughness that players like so much, with which we have more contact on the ball and the effects are notably improved. . However, this type of sandy roughness tends to wear out over time and also with use.
To finish in the structure of both models, the Nerve channels are incorporated , some reinforcements integrated in the perimeter that give both padel racket greater rigidity and resistance to withstand accidental shocks or blows as well as avoiding twisting when hitting the ball.
Materials used in the core and faces
Regarding the type of core, multieva rubber has been used in both , that is, a rubber where the outer layers are more rigid while the inner layer is a little softer to better adapt to both fastballs and balls that They come slower. Thus, we try to maintain the best balance between power, control and comfort at all times.
On the surface we find 12k carbon fabric in the Vertex 03 . On the other hand, the Hack 03 incorporates 18k fabric , a type of carbon with more filaments.
The theory is that the higher k, the more flexible the padel racket is . So, if we base ourselves on this, the Hack would have to be more flexible, but we will analyze it in more detail later, because not only carbon has to be taken into account, but also the mould, rubber, etc… analyze it together.
If we analyze the Hack , it incorporates a tricarbon, that is, the carbon is braided in 3 directions, so we notice that it is more reactive when hitting the ball . Thus, the main difference between the two is found in the reaction of the ball.
Our impression is that by hitting the ball hard with the Hack, it comes out faster. The Vertex is just as powerful and helps you bring the ball . However, we noticed that when hitting the ball it stays a little longer, that is, it is more flexible and comfortable.
Format and balance: on-court performance
If we analyze its mold and balance, we can say that both padel racket are powerful. The new Hack 03 presents a hybrid mold , a combination of diamond and oversize, expanding and improving its sweet spot compared to previous versions but keeping the balance high, so it does not disappoint in power.
On the other hand, the Vertex 03 presents a diamond format with a medium-high balance , so it also works very well on top. However, it does not feel stubborn and generates a more flexible touch, so it improves the sensations we have when hitting.
Both the Vertex 03 and the Hack 03 are padel rackets created to provide power when hitting, the Hack 03 being more reactive in attack hits. With the Hack from the bottom we will have no problem defending since its sweet spot is generous.
However, we must bear in mind that it is higher, so when executing balloons we must be careful so that it does not go too long. Playing at the net, the Hack allows very simple volleys and blocks as well as being able to bring the ball with speed.
Regarding the Vertex, it works very well from the bottom of the court since in the hand it feels quite balanced. It offers good output on slow balls and it is easier to get the balloons out.
When it comes to going up to the net, it is very easy to execute volleys since it is very manageable and in spikes it shoots well but, sometimes, when it comes to printing more power, we notice that it is difficult for the ball to come out a little more since due to its construction it is not as reactive as the Hack.
Vertex 03 2022 VS Hack 03 22 Final Analysis
In short, these two rackets are ideal for offensive players , those who usually play in the backhand position and have an aggressive game . Thus, both models will help us to dominate the network, although it must be said that they do not neglect control either .
However, they are not rackets suitable for all audiences, so a certain technique is required to be able to squeeze them to the fullest.
So far our comparison with two of the best padel rackets on the market, we hope we have clarified the differences between the two to choose the one that best suits your style of play.