Both Prolite and Pickleball Central have been very helpful to our group. Prolite has provided multiple demo paddle for members to try, and Pickleball Central is now doing something similar. There is nothing that replaces actually trying a paddle before buying it, and we are fortunate to now have demo paddles and support from both companies. When you decide to purchase equipment, please support these companies as they have supported us. And remember that club members receive discounts from both companies!
RADICAL HEAD PICKLEBALL PADDLE by Diane Lambert
This is a great lightweight, well balanced paddle. It weighs 7.9 oz. which means it feels light in your hands. The slightly extended paddle (16 inches) gives the player a bit more reach for those balls hit just a bit farther to his/her right or left then preferred.
The handle is extremely comfortable with a tacky feel so it doesn’t feel loose in your hand. The paddle I used fit me perfectly with approximately 4 ¼ grip size. It immediately felt like part of my hand, soft and comfortable. There’s a really nice pop off the face with the carbon hitting surface, but a lot of control as well. Spin shots are easy to make and it doesn’t take much effort to hit a drive down the middle, good smashes as well as soft dinks. I felt extremely confident with this paddle the first time I used it due to the feel in my hand, control, pop off the face and a big sweet spot. I put my other paddle away and have started using this regularly. I would recommend this paddle to anyone who likes a lighter, slightly longer paddle with lots of pop and control. A big thank you to Pickleball Central for providing the demo paddles. This one is a winner, for sure.
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PRINCE RESPONSE PADDLE By Bruce Becker
The Prince Response paddle is a well-balanced composite paddle with 9/16” Polymer honeycomb Core. This light weight 7.7-ounce paddle delivers an exceptional combination of control and power through the unique rounded face shape. The sweet spot is noticeably larger and more consistent than any paddle I've tried. The soft and comfortable handle has a grip size of 4 ¼ and is long enough for those who need the two handed shot. Whether dinking across court or lobbing over your opponents at the kitchen line, this paddle gives the player great control. The larger sweet spot on this paddle helps to direct the placement of any shot which is a key part of the game. This paddle gives the player great control for the third shot drop shot. In a fast paced game, the paddle has incredible power and spin. The combined technology of Paddletek and Prince has resulted in paddles that would improve the skill level of most players. This review has introduced me to a paddle that I may not have tried in the past for various reasons. Since trying it, the paddle has now become the best paddle for my game. I would recommend the Prince Response paddle for those wanting more control and a larger sweet spot. Thanks to Pickleball Central for the opportunity to review the paddle and for providing demo paddles.
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