When playing pickleball, each player will need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Originally, paddles were made only from wood, however, today’s paddles have evolved dramatically and are primarily made of lightweight composite materials, including aluminum and graphite. Here we have some buying considerations that will help you figure out exactly what sort of paddle is right of your needs.
One of the most important factors for any pickleball paddle is the material. Since this is the aspect of the equipment that is actually making direct contact with the pickleball ball.
1. Wood: Wood has always been the standard baseline material for the pickleball paddle. We’ve traded the hefty materials for plywood. Plywood pickleball hands are as ubiquitous as their hardwood counterparts but they come in at a small fraction of the weight. There are other benefits as well though. They are also durable, reliable, and able to be used for many years without the need for replacement.
2. Polymer Plastics: Polymer paddles feature a mix of materials but whatever the makeup most units operate in common cause. The goal of the pickleball paddle is to be lightweight.
3. Graphite: Graphite is always there to take clunky old materials and make them a little bit better. Graphite paddles are lighter, quicker, and more responsive.
4. Composite: Composite is much like the polymer in that it features a mixture of materials. However, in this case, the blend is often of a higher quality. It might feature fiberglass, aluminum, graphite. Higher-end materials that are light, durable, and made to last a long time.
The core of the paddle is what will be responsible for the feel of the unit, as well as how the ball itself reacts. There are a few different core types.
1. Aluminum: Aluminum core paddles probably have the widest appeal out there. They are lightweight and very responsive producing this nice snappy feel that seems to have broad appeal. They also have the benefit of being hyper-tough and long-lasting.
2. Nomex: Untreated, Nomex is a lot like cardboard in a honeycombed state, lightweight and agile. Eventually, though, it hardens into something that is extremely tough. Nomex core paddles are hard, loud, and tough.
3. Polypropylene Core: They are typically the most quiet paddles on the market. Polymer core paddles tend to be the softest paddles and most flexible where the core compresses on when the ball impacts the paddle.
1.Edgeless: Edgeless paddles tend to have large sweet spots, loads of workability, and a nice, seamless design that many players appreciate.
2. Elongated Paddles: A longer more rectangular framing interface that gives you a little bit more reach out on the court.
3. Oversized: Oversized paddles are like regular-sized paddles, but bigger. The increased surface area means more forgiveness and a better chance of making solid contact with the ball while you play.
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