Learn the Deadly Viper Padel Stroke
The viper or “vibora” is a smash stroke that carries more danger. After bouncing off two walls, the ball takes a “snake-like” path. This term originates from that trait. Due to its more aggressive nature, the snake is gaining popularity and leaving the “bandeja” behind. Here’s a quick guide on perfecting this venomous attack:
Motion is quite similar to throwing a ball. You hit the ball from your shoulders out to your opponent’s body, near your head. Use your wrist and apply some strong sidespin. Finish the move low, coming up to around the knee. Some players will finish near the left shoulder. Find your sweet spot and own this venomous move!
It’s like tossing a skipping stone into the water while you’re playing skipjack.
This shot will be difficult for you to handle when you first play Padel.
A strong stroke that you may begin training with after you reach an intermediate level of play.
“Assault Bandeja” is the term for the Víbora (Viper), characterized by a difference in style from the classic attack Bandeja. The ball should be brought down to your head height while you’re getting a lob. The ball bounces at a low angle and will nearly roll on the ground with tons of slices following the stroke.
Make sure you don’t overdo the backswing while doing a Vibora.
You’ll find it a lot harder to manage your slice-spin if your backswing is excessive. The key to playing well in such situations is to put the ball behind the back glass so you cannot swing it too far.