The 3 materials used to produce padel rackets

Padel rackets use EVA Rubber for durability, control, and comfort, Carbon Fiber for lightweight, strong, and rigid outer layers, and fiberglass for quick reaction and lower-priced options.

padel rackets materials

Padel rackets are crafted using a combination of materials to achieve specific performance characteristics. Here are the key materials commonly used:

  1. EVA Rubber: This material is found inside the racket. It’s made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and provides durability, control, stability, and comfort. Different types of EVA rubber cater to various player levels:
    • High Memory EVA: For powerful shots (marked with a red cap).
    • EVA Soft Energy: Balancing power and control (blue cap).
    • EVA Soft Performance: Ideal for beginners (black cap).
  2. Carbon Fiber: Used in the outer layers, carbon fiber is lightweight, strong, and rigid. It’s excellent for power rackets. Adidas rackets incorporate various carbon fibers, including Carbon Aluminized 2 to 1, Carbon Aluminized 24k, Carbon Aluminized 15k, and Carbon 6k.
  3. Fiberglass: Softer and more flexible than carbon fiber, fiberglass allows the ball to react quickly after a shot. It’s a good option for lower-priced rackets.