Some players like to drive every shot down their opponents’ gullet with power. Some like to have more control of where they place their shots with drop-shots into the non-volley zone or to where their opponents aren’t located.
Pickleball paddles come in a variety of shapes, are made from a variety of materials and come in different thicknesses and weights, all specifically designed to influence power and control performance.
Many of us aren’t familiar with the characteristics of these different parameters and appreciate a quick and easy way to compare the power and control levels of each paddle.
PICKLRZ recently deployed a power and control rating system for all the Paddletek, Gearbox and ONIX paddles it offers. The rating system piggybacks on the rating system used by Paddletek, which considers paddle core material and thickness, facing material, paddle weight and shape.
It’s a 10 point rating scale that allows you to drill down to the perfect paddle that suits how you play or how you want to play pickleball. The power and control ratings can be found above the product name and with the other ways to filter our pickleball paddle offerings, including core material, facing material, grip circumference, grip length, price, shape, weight, thickness and existence of an edge guard.
If you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, the filters are on the right side of the catalog page. If you’re using a mobile device, the filters are below the product listings in the catalog.