Our verdict and review for the Fila the bellator after testing the racket is that it is an awesome racket for the defensive player who is at a Medium – Advance level. This racket also has a Round shape which gives you more additional defensive qualities.
Fila’s new padel rackets are not only really aesthetically pleasing, they also have a really good quality. The price level is neither the lowest nor the highest compared to competitors.
Content of the review
Fila the bellator characteristics
Below we review the Fila the bellator and the racket’s features. In addition to the features, the racket is aesthetically beautiful with fine lines and nice coloring.
|Brand||Fila the bellator|
|Game Level||Medium – advanced|
|Weight||360 – 380 g|
This racket model from Fila has a lot of material in carbon fibre. The frame is reinforced in 100% carbon fiber, so it gives more durability and stiffness, and the hitting surface is in 12K carbon fiber. In addition, the racket has been given a medium-hard core.
The balance point is placed low, so it creates more balance and control for the player.
The round racket shape that this racket has been given also provides a larger sweetspot, and together creates more good chances to get full hits on the racket.
Hard or soft?
This all-purpose racket has both soft and hard characteristics. The 100% carbon fiber frame, 12K carbon fiber hitting surface and medium hard core create more stiffness to the racket making it a hard racket. On the other hand, the round racket shape and low balance make it a softer racket, and more advantages for defensive play. At the same time, it requires extra strength from the player in order to create proper speed in the balls and this can be difficult to handle at the high balls.
What level of player is the Fila the bellator suitable for?
This racket can provide good benefits to players of different levels, but with the rigid nature of the hitting surface and core, it is good if the player has gained more experience in the sport. As extra power may be needed from the player to create proper speed in the balls.
Is the racket best suited for offensive or defensive play?
It is an all-round racket with more advantages for a defensive game. The round racket shape, larger sweetspot and low balance are clear advantages for the defensive game. Although there are hard characteristics from the carbon reinforced frame, the 12K carbon fiber hitting surface and a medium hard core, in some positions on the padel court it may not be strong enough for an offensive game. More demands are placed on the player’s strength to create power and speed in the high balls.
Information about the DoPadel brand
Fila was founded in 1911 in northern Italy by the Fila brothers, who initially focused on creating clothing for Italians living in the Italian Alps. In the 1970s, their production began to focus on sportswear, including underwear for athletes. Some famous faces in their brand we can see among others Ingemar Stenmarck and Björn Borg.
It is a great brand, which is well known for their good quality and stylish design, among other things. Their production is aimed at several athletes and sportsmen. At present, we also find a range of clothing, shoes, rackets and other items aimed at the sport of padel.
Read more about the Fila padel racket and our other reviews.
Compare racket with other models
|Comparison of Fila rackets||Shape||Balance||Game type||Level of play||Weight|
|Fila the bellator 2022||Round||Low||All-round/defensive||Beginner - advanced||360 - 380 g|
|Fila the sigmum navy 2022||Drop shape||Low||All-round/offensive||Beginner - advanced||360 - 380 g|
|Fila the agilis navy 2022||Round||Low||Defensive||Beginner - advanced||360 - 370 g|
|Fila the inceptor 2022||Round||Low||Offensive||Beginner||360 - 380 g|
|Fila the leavis 2022||Drop shape||Medium||All-round/defensive||Beginner||360 - 380 g|
|Fila the velocitas 2022||Round||Low||Defensive||Beginner||340 - 360 g|
|Click here to read about all Fila padel rackets.|
Benefits of Fila the bellator
The round racket shape provides a larger sweet spot, which gives more chances for really good hits on the balls. The low balance point creates better balance and makes it easier to handle for those who don’t have much experience in the game.
The racket has been made more durable with 100% carbon fibre and combined with the hard hitting surface and medium hard core, it can create ball hits with real power.
Not a good racket for beginners, as the stiff characteristics make it more difficult to handle. Especially when combined with the low balance. It can be challenging to create proper power and speed in the balls, as it has a medium-hard core and the balance point is low.