Rough padel rackets, what are their characteristics?

There are many types of padel rackets, taking account of the shape, the hardness of the rubber or its texture on the surface. In this case, we are going to talk about the different finishes that we can find in the StarVie collection padel rackets, rackets manufactured with roughness directly from the mould or racket with texture on the decal.

Roughness on the StarVie surface, how does it affect your game?

One of the big differences with respect to other padel rackets is that at StarVie we work the roughness directly from the mould during its construction in our factory in Azuqueca de Henares (Guadalajara).

And how does this roughness affect your game? The greater the roughness, the greater the friction between the racket and the ball, which benefits the spin on the shot.

Therefore, this “spinning” effect provided by the roughness of the surface favours the execution of shots such as the viper, the volley or the “3-metre hit”, as a powerful movement is carried out and a lift and cut effect is given.

We must also take into account that the more roughness on the surface, the stiffer it will be and, therefore, the touch with the racket will also change, making it harder.

Rough padel rackets StarVie

What types of roughness are there in StarVie?

We call this technology Full Plane Effect and we can define it as the texture on the racket face surface with a relief of approximately 2mm which, in most of our models, has a star shape. We have four unique types of roughness designed exclusively for the  StarVie padel rackets   that we implement in five of our models and that we work with directly from the mould. These are the different roughnesses that vary depending on the size of the roughness:

Extreme Roughness: the Dronos racket is in this category, which has a smaller star Surface and therefore transfers more spin when hitting the ball. In addition, having a greater amount of relief makes the surface more rigid.

Medium Roughness: Metheora Warrior and Basalto Osiris also have roughness directly from the mould on the medium-sized star-shaped surface. In the same way, we can categorise the Tritón racket in this group, because its roughness is not star-shaped.

Roughness: the Raptor 2021 racket has a larger star-shaped roughness than in the previously mentioned models.

In addition, rackets such as the Aquila Space and the Titania Kepler also have roughness on the face, but in this case in the decal and not directly extracted from the mould. Although the relief effect is still present, they are the ones with the least hardness and relief, and we would characterise them as Lite Roughness.


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