Today we make a comparison of the ones they like: we face the new Metalbone Master 2023 with its most similar model, the Metalbone 3.2 by Ale Galán.
With the start of the WPT MARBELLA, the exclusive models of the most iconic Adidas padel rackets arrive, such as the models by Ale Galán and Marta Ortega, models that they will wield in the 2023 edition of the Master.
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Review of the Adidas Metalbone 2023 padel rackets
Today we are facing the Metalbone Master edition and the Adidas Metalbone 3.2, 2 padel racket made with the same technologies and materials but that behave differently on the track.
If you want to know all the details, you can enjoy our video where each of its track tests is presented.
Analysis of the Adidas Metalbone
At first glance we can see how, starting with the design, the 2 padel racket are very different: the Metalbone 3.2 of Ale Galán combines its classic black color with shades of red and white with a glossy finish.
On the other hand, the Metalbone Master comes with its own limited edition case and presents cosmetics to differentiate itself in white, with blue details, in addition to carbon.
It is a padel racket that falls in love with the naked eye! And of which there are limited models because it is a special edition.
Adidas Metalbone 3.2 2023
- Shape: Diamond
- Game: Power
- Weight: 360-375
Features and similarities
Before we hit the track, we do a quick rundown of the technologies and features they share:
- We define both models as attack rackets, suitable for advanced or high level players.
- They are designed in an oversize diamond shape and with the weight towards the top.
- You can customize the weight and balance thanks to the Weight and Balance system, a system of 6 screws integrated into the heart area.
- According to the manufacturer, the approximate weight is 345 – 360 grams, although a variation of up to +12 grams can be achieved thanks to the screws.
- The planes have a rough honeycomb finish. If we look closely, we see that the pattern on the Master is a little smaller than the 3.2, so it offers more ball contact and allows you to put a little more spin.
- Eva soft permormance rubber core, the softest rubber used by Adidas and which is identified by its black cap.
The great advantages offered by the new Adidas models are found in their power. Very comfortable to attack and defend. Its main feature is its well-known weight adjustment that, thanks to interchangeable screws, can be adjusted to the personalized style of each player.
Its carbon construction as well as its rough layer make them medium-touch padel racket with a very good ball output, as well as the roughness in the planes makes it ideal to be able to add spin to our shots.
It is a very dynamic model that provides a shorter reaction time and allows a lot of stability with the heart of the bridge, as well as thanks to its soft plug it gives very good sensations in each shot that helps improve performance on the court.
Adidas Metalbone Master 2023
- Shape: Diamond
- Game: Power
- Weight: 360-375
Differences between the Metalbone 3.2 and the Metalbone Master 2023
After testing them on the track, we noticed that their feel is different. Although the same materials have been used, the Master seems harder to us. Whether due to how it has been assembled, the type of resin used, depends on various factors, but its sound and feel seem more similar to the Adidas Metalbone HRD 2023 than to the 3.2, so our impression is that the Master has more power.
After testing the Metalbone Master in defensive situations, we can say that it responds well, for an attack racket it is quite manageable and agile. Its sweet spot is good, obviously it is smaller than the one we find in a round padel racket but we notice that it does not penalize excessively when it comes to throwing lobs or returning off-center hits.
We were also surprised by his good ball output, although he has a medium to hard feel, he fires quite well so in general terms he offers a good response, allowing us to play from the back of the court with relative comfort.
Although it is not one of the hardest rackets on the market, we found that you can accelerate the ball with ease so you can hit vipers and layups with depth. In addition, it is a padel racket that allows greater leverage when making shots, with which we can give the ball more force to get it out.
We continue testing the Metalbone 3.2, a version with the same soft rubber as the Master but on the track it gives us a softer touch, so it seems to us a more comfortable racket. In our opinion, it has a slightly less powerful hit and focuses more on finding comfort, delivery and bounce of the ball.
At the bottom of the track, it transmits a very good feeling when it comes to defending, since we notice the sweet spot a little wider. He also has a lot of sweetness in the touch and helps us shoot well-directed lobs to win the net. We were also surprised by its ball output, as it has a softer touch, it fires very well and offers a greater bounce of the ball.
Close to the net does not disappoint either. Hitting with the proper technique you can play trays and snakes with speed. However, we noticed that in the shot it absorbs the ball a little more, so we miss a little more power to make it easier to get the ball x 3 or bring it to our field.
To conclude our test on the court and in a summary way, we recommend the Metalbone Master to those who are looking for a little more power in the hit , and the Metalbone 3.2 to players who are looking for a more comfortable racket with a softer touch.