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Elitepadel gives the Bullpadel Vertex 3 Control a high overall rating in our rating and review. The racket is well suited for those who play at an amateur level up to an advanced level. The round racket gives you good control, but at the same time the dense carbon surface provides good speed in your strokes.

We’ve also gathered reviews from two other online sources, both of which give the racket an average rating of 5.0 out of 5.0. At the bottom of the article you’ll find the reviews. Read more to get everything you need to know about the racket before you buy.

5 out of 5 | Collectively reviewed online:
4.8/5
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Bullpadel Vertex 03 Control characteristics

Bullpadel introduces the Vertex 03 Control, the updated version of the Vertex 02 Control, which comes with new technology and improved materials. This racket contains the key characteristic of the Vertex 02 Control, which focuses on total control on the court. This is none other than top Argentine player Fede Chingotto’s personal racket of choice, designed specifically for advanced level and competitive players.

Vertex Control 03 Control is aimed at the skilled player who bases his game primarily on control and precision in all positions, but who demands a racket that also delivers in offense. It is a racket that is designed to produce powerful yet accurate shots all over the court, both from the baseline and in front of the net.

One startling new feature the Vertex 03 Control comes with is undoubtedly the Custom Weight system, which allows each player to tailor the racket to their needs. This makes it an extremely versatile racket that can be easily modified to suit the opposition. For example, if you feel you need to attack with more explosiveness, you can easily increase the balance of your racket to get more leverage in the smash.

The design follows the same line that Bullpadel has accustomed us to – elegant but modern. The black background is lit up with the coral red logo, and the surface layer is the sandpaper-like Top Spin that has been used so that you always get the best grip on the ball and achieve really awesome spin and spin on sliced shots.

Specifications
Information about the racket
  • Brand: Bullpadel
  • Shape: Round
  • Balance: Low
  • Game type: Control
  • Player Performance Level: Advanced
  • Weight: 370 g (+/-10)
Micke at Elitepadel has tested the Bullpadel Vertex 03 CTRL and compared the characteristics of the racket with other Bullpadel padel rackets.
Micke at Elitepadel has tested the Bullpadel Vertex 03 CTRL and compared the characteristics of the racket with other Bullpadel padel rackets.

Material

The base of the Bullpadel Vertex 03 Control is the Carbon Tube frame construction of 100% carbon fiber, with Nerve technology throughout for maximum stability and durability. Air React Channel is an aerodynamic arch above the handle that contributes to a more explosive ball strike with more precision thanks to the racket making its way through the air faster. The four-piece transition between the racket’s head and the grip improves frame stability, ensuring the ball accelerates to its optimum and you can then place the ball exactly where you want it with maximum control.

ADAPTIA is the name of the core of Multi-EVA, which is a blend of materials with different densities. The outer layers closest to the racket’s hitting surfaces are harder, to provide a more explosive ball strike and razor-sharp precision. The middle layer, on the other hand, is softer to provide a more gentle ball strike and better comfort.

The hitting surface consists of XT Carbon 12k, which is an extremely dense carbon fiber fabric with 12,000 fibers per cm², ensuring a faster ball exit velocity. It is then topped with the Top Spin rough surface layer which provides awesome spin and a firm grip on the ball.

Custom Weight that allows you to easily adapt your racket to different types of opposition or situations. You can choose to complement your racket with 3 metal plates that each weigh 3 grams and can be strategically placed on the racket for the optimal weight and balance. There is also an interchangeable bottom plug, Grip Custom Weight, which can weigh either 5 or 10 grams.

Metalshield is a metal plate made of lightweight aluminum and complements the new Custom Weight system, at the same time as it protects your racket from scratches and impacts. They achieve maximum durability and stability even though it is a lighter racket.

Vibradrive is a kind of silicon-like material that runs along the entire grip and acts as a very effective vibration dampener, reducing the risk of injury.

Hesacore is an ergonomic grip that is included just like the previous season. A technical refinement that has been very warmly received by the players as it reduces the risk of injury in a very effective way.

Possible to adjust the weight of the racket

Custom Weight that allows you to easily adapt your racket to different types of resistance or situations. You can choose to complement your racket with 3 metal plates, each weighing 3 grams, and can be strategically placed on the racket for the optimal weight and balance. There is also an interchangeable bottom plug, Grip Custom Weight, which can weigh either 5 or 10 grams.

Metalshield is a metal plate made of lightweight aluminum and complements the new Custom Weight system, at the same time as it protects your racket from scratches and impacts. It realizes a lighter racket that still has maximum durability and stability.

Vibradrive is a kind of silicon-like material that runs along the entire grip and acts as a very effective vibration dampener, reducing the risk of injury.

Hesacore is an ergonomic grip that is included just like the previous season. A technical refinement that has been very warmly received by the players as it reduces the risk of injury in a very effective way.

Micke at Elitepadel testing the Bullpadel Vertex 03 CTRL

Balance

This is a racket with a low balance and a large sweetspot, which allows for a really nice ball feel at the moment of impact and control in every moment of play. However, this doesn’t mean, as many people think, that you won’t have access to a wide and effective range when it comes to attacking in front of the net.

The low balance makes it feel light in the hand and easy to maneuver in quick lateral movements, and the aerodynamic frame and hardness of the racket allows the power to be truly focused into the ball, resulting in a very fast exit velocity on the stroke. So you’ll also be able to decide key points with explosive smashes and dynamic volleys as often as you like.

Racket shape

The racket shape is unsurprisingly round, with a low balance that is the classic line for a racket that focuses primarily on control. It is designed to provide maximum precision for demanding players who want the highest possible performance from their racket. 

This round model can also boast a really hefty sweetspot, ensuring exquisite control from any angle. Round rackets are often recommended to beginners, as the racket shape itself is very comfortable and easy to play. Here, however, the shape has been combined with hard materials, which changes the characteristics and means that it requires a much more experienced player with better technique to handle it optimally. 

The very balance between the low center of gravity and the hard materials is what makes it more of an all-round racket than what we are used to when it comes to the round models.

Hard or soft?

The Vertex 03 Control is a racket that incorporates the very best materials and the latest technology in every detail. It’s classed as a hard racket – both the frame and the hitting surfaces are carbon fiber, and even the inner core of Multi-EVA is two layers of harder foam with a softer layer in the middle to absorb vibration and provide a more comfortable ball strike. The very fact that it’s a hard racket means it performs really well even in the attacking game, but it also places greater demands on the player’s technical skill.

What level of player is the Bullpadel Vertex 03 Control suitable for?

The Vertex 03 Control is designed for advanced level players and competitive players where only the best will do. Its rounded shape and low balance together with the latest technology make this a very comfortable and easy to play racket for the seasoned practitioner.

Players who tend to have problems with elbow or wrist injuries will really appreciate the Vibradrive, which ensures that the risk of injury is minimized by effectively dampening on virtually all vibrations that occur when hitting the ball.

Is the racket best suited for offense or defense?

Bullpadel describes this racket as a model aimed at advanced level/competitive players who need maximum precision. Having said that, it is certainly not a racket that renounces an effective offense style play, on the contrary, it puts surprising speed on the ball thanks to the new aerodynamic frame among other things.

It is a racket designed for the technically proficient player who focuses primarily on control and exquisite placement. When it comes to a lot of play from the baseline with elements of powerful attacks in front of the net, the Vertex 03 Control performs at its fullest potential.

Brief information about the brand

Bullpadel is a Spanish company founded in 1995. At the time, padel tennis was on the rise in Spain, and they saw great potential for improvement in the racket range available at the time.

Their original idea was to make rackets out of wood, but after much testing and experimentation, they decided to go with rubber, which at the time was becoming the most popular material in the industry. They contacted the top players to listen to their wishes and needs and then materialized these characteristics into rackets. 

This laid the foundations for its growing popularity; today Bullpadel has thousands of loyal users who eagerly await the new collection every year. WPT stars such as Maxi Sanchez, Paquito Navarro, and Alejandra Salazar are some of the brand’s most famous poster boys.

In 2005, the company took the step to start producing clothes and shoes, specially designed for playing padel. Innovative design and technology are their hallmarks, and they always go hand in hand with the constant evolution of the sport.

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Bullpadel Hack JrDiamondTop-heavy335-345 g
Bullpadel ShakeRoundLow360-370 g
Bullpadel Vertex 03DiamondTop-heavy365-375 g
Bullpadel Vertex 3 ComfortDiamondTop-heavy365-380 g
Bullpadel Vertex 03 CTRRoundLow365-375 g
Bullpadel Vertex 3 WomanDiamondTop-heavy365-380g
Bullpadel Vertex AvantDiamondTop-heavy365-380 g
Bullpadel Wing AvantDrop format/HybridNeutral365-380 g
Click here to read about all Bullpadel padel rackets.
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Benefits of Bullpadel Vertex 03 Control

If your main focus is on control, and you want a really powerful weapon to help you on the defense – then this is the racket for you. Comfortable, easy to handle, and with a steady ball strike thanks to the new technology and vibration dampening materials. 

The new Air React Channel system at the heart of the Vertex has completely changed the capabilities of this racket. The new system paves the way for greater speed and precision in strokes, which will not go unnoticed. 

A big plus is the Hesacore ergonomic grip, which was extremely appreciated last season and has therefore been included in this new updated model as well.

Plus / Minus
Summary of our review
  • Very good control
  • Hesacore grip included
  • Big sweet spot for even advanced players
  • Some may find the frame too rigid

Disadvantages

It’s a very complete racket where there is not much to complain about. Some players find that the frame in some positions is a little too stiff, that a little more flexibility would have been desirable. The ergonomic grip is a welcome addition for most, but if you’re one of those who frequently change grips during a match, you may find that your fingers sometimes end up a little out of place.

Bullpadel Vertex 3 Control online reviews and ratings

5/5

Below, we have collected online reviews for Bullpadel Vertex 3 Control online. 

  • 5 out of 5 by customer reviews at Tengo.se

Our review of the Bullpadel Vertex 3 CTRL

Bullpadel Vertex 3 Control is a very good option for those who want the best possible control on the padel court. This is a racket that suits advanced players despite its round shape.

You only need to feel the racket in your hand to understand the high quality you get by buying a Bullpadel Vertex 3 Control.

You also get with a Hesacore grip that is not only comfortable, they also help you against wear and tear in the elbow for example.

We think that this is a very good racket and that you should try it if you are looking for a racket with control yet stiffness that can also give you power in your strokes.

We have tested the racket!

Micke at Elitepadel has tested the racket. In this video you can see us test play and review the racket.

Bullpadel Vertex 3 Control

9.5

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