I love padel. I really do. In fact, I love it so much that I even have my own website where I review padel rackets. It’s called padel racketkiezen.nl (which means ‘padel racket choice’ in Dutch). Lasy year, I came across Rage Custom and their amazing ability to create custom padel rackets.I was beyond impressed–so much so that I decided to become a Rage Custom Ambassador!
Recently, the Brand Manager and I were discussing how to best use AI images. Apparently, an increasing number of people are learning about just how easy it is to create padel rackets this way. With very minimal effort you can generate amazing pictures with no limitations; this really caught my attention!
Why spend hours scrolling through photos of premade rackets when you could have your own, custom-made design in minutes? In this post, I’ll be sharing my story of how I created a padel racket with AI generated images and why buying a custom padel racket from Rage Custom is easier than you may think.
Introduction: what are AI images?
Artificial intelligence (AI) describes the ability of machines to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence, such as understanding natural language and recognizing patterns. In recent years, AI has made great strides, particularly in the area of multimodal learning – that is, learning from multiple modalities or sources. New methods for image-text contrastive learning and text-to-image synthesis have revolutionized research in this field and captured the public’s imagination.
One of the most impressive applications of AI is its ability to generate images from written descriptions, also known as “text-to-image” generators. These systems use a text prompt written in ordinary language and build an image from it. The resulting images are called AI images.
The process: How to create AI-generated images?
There are a lot of platforms online that offer tooling to generate AI images. These platforms allow you to easily create AI-generated images with just a few words. You need to enter a specific code word, text in your language, or a few concept related keywords. After that, the AI generator or the machine will combine the concepts and attributes to generate the final relevant results.
The AI-images generating machine employs two neural networks to produce images. The first neural network generates the image based on the user’s text input. And the second neural network uses reference photos to examine the created image. It generates a score to assess the correctness of the created image by contrasting the photos.
For instance, you may choose the appropriate output image size and format and enter a text description like “An astronaut riding a horse in a photorealistic manner.” When the “Generate” button is clicked, the Text-to-Image technology uses the text description to produce a realistic image.
The output would be entirely different and display a generated image of a pencil drawing if you changed it to “An astronaut riding a horse as a pencil sketch.” Even if the written prompts are identical, each produced instance is distinct.
So, you have to be specific while entering the key terms. Be specific and clear about your idea and key term synchronization to get accurate results.
Here’s how I created my unique custom padel racket with AI
It was finally time for me to order my padel racket. I had done a lot of research on the best AI images generators, and I knew that Jasper.ai could help me design amazing images for the perfect padel racket for my game. But first things first, I had to select the perfect racket shape and material.
Customizing my perfect padel racket
Do I think design is the most important part of a padel racket? Absolutely not! I love to play padel, but I like winning even more. I’m not just looking for a pretty face, I want the whole shebang. I love that with RageCustom you can totally customize your whole padel racket, from shape to weight and even the finishing.
You can’t win if you don’t have the right tools. Having said that, there is not just one perfect padel racket for everyone because everyone has different wants and needs. RageCustom understands this completely which is why they offer a vast amount of customization options.
Since I’m a right-field player, my focus is on control, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to play with an attacking attitude. I want to have the best of both worlds – power and control.
For my surface I chose 12K Carbon – Advanced. Although it may not be the cheapest option, I know that I can trust in its quality based on my previous experience. For the Inner Core I decided to go with an EVA Blend for Power & Touch. And since I love control and balance, I added even balance to the racket.A custom padel racket allows you to pick your desired weight, which is one of the reasons I adore them. Personally, I cannot have my racket’s weight surpass 370 grams or else I experience wrist pain. Because of this fact, 365 grams (12.9 oz) was the perfect weight for me.
I love to include some spin in my game and usually chose rackets with a rough surface. I was very happy to see that RageCustom has now also added the option to add a sandy feel, helping me to have a better grip and more spin in my game.
At this stage I want very confident that the racket I had just customized would help me improve my padel game, so it was time to start with the fun part: creating AI images!
Generate AI images to create unique designs
As I mentioned earlier, I generate AI images using Jasper.ai. While there are other image generation tools available, I felt that Jasper best understood my needs! Basically, at it’s core, AI image generator text-to-image converts. You input a text, such as, and “A pilot riding a donky in a photorealistic manner.” and it outputs an image of what you described.
I highly recommend looking at krea.ai. This website shows generated AI images with their input commands. It can help you creating better commands.
Padel is a sport that requires patience to succeed. You can’t just force a finish; you have to wait for the right opportunity. If you try to push too hard, you might take unnecessary risks. But if you wait too long, it will be too late. I took this aspect of the game and wanted my design to reflect it – being patient but also powerful because who doesn’t love smashing the ball out of court? And what better way to capture power than with the king of the jungle. We all know that the lion is considered the king of the jungle because no other animal is stupid enough to hunt the lion. But did you also know that lions tend to have more patience than other animals? They spend 20 hours a day just lying around and resting, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike.
It was time to take Jasper for a spin. I decided to go with a design of a lion on my custom padel racket. And not just any lion, but a very powerful and confident lion. Additionally, I chose colors black and yellow and I added them as input criteria. Furthermore, I did not want a photo realistic image, so I added cartoon as well.
Here’s what I did:
- Brainstormed ideas for padel racket design
- Created an account on Jasper.AI
- Generated AI images based on different input criteria
It took me about 5 minutes to find the perfect image! Here you can see results for my final query for AI Images results.
And my final picture below. I really do love the background, the colors and the geometry. |
Apply designs & finish up
The next step was to apply the design to my racket. This step is quite easy. RageCustom has a fantastic racket customizer with a ton of features. Even if you do not have your own (AI) image, you can import images directly from their library and add them on your racket.
They also have a very helpful video tutorial on how to use the Design tool.
A great feature of their design software is its ability to easily export your designs as both images and links. You can use these exports to show off your new work or ask feedback from friends and family.
After I had finalized my design, I placed my order and soon enough I received an email with a confirmation and an estimated delivery date.
I received a call from RageCustom the day after I placed my order. They wanted to review the design with me and had suggestions for improving it. They also said they could make the racket entirely in custom yellow, which would make the design look more integrated with the rest of the racket. I was pleasantly surprised when they took the time to review my design and provide feedback. I was in complete agreement with their proposed changes.
A few days after ordering my racket, I received an exciting email from Anton letting me know that it was ready to ship! They even included a beautiful image of the final result. Needless to say, I was 100% thrilled with how it turned out!
Playing with my wew padel racket
Although I am based in the Netherlands, I was surprised to find that my package arrived within 5 days. Best of all, there were no import taxes or fees! when I opened the box, my own custom padel racket with unique AI generated art greeted me. How amazing is that?
I decided to invite some friends over for a game of padel that evening. I didn’t mention my new racket, but as soon as I took it out of the bag, they started asking questions. Padel players love to talk about their rackets, so I explained the whole process and noticed that they were enthusiastic and even a bit jealous. Wilst playing, it quickly became clear that the racket felt very good in my hand. The weight and balance were perfect for me and I was able to generate a lot of power.
My friends were very impressed with not only the design of my racket, but also with the performance. We played for hours and I won most of the games. Thanks RageCustom!
I am really happy with my custom padel racket and I can recommend the process to anyone. If you are looking for a unique racket that will make you stand out on the court, then this is definitely the way to go. You can design your own or let an AI do it for you. ichever way you choose, you will end up with a racket that is truly one-of-a-kind and that will help you take your game to the next level. Thanks for reading!
Why I Love My Custom padel racket
It felt great to be playing with my own custom padel racket. I felt like a real pro and that feeling gave me some extra confidence in my play. I was happy each time I looked at the padel racket and felt like I was part of a community of people that take their sport seriously and love to have unique gear. Playing with my new racket also made me realize how important it is to have a racket that feels good in your hand and is suited to your individual playing style. With the right racket, you can take your game to the next level!