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Paddleball, Platform - Paddle - Beach Tennis Paddles
Paddle Weights range from about 11.8 oz. to 14 oz. A heavier paddle is more stable but less maneuverable, whereas a lighter paddle is less stable and more maneuverable. If you're unsure about what best suits your game or are new to the sport, pick a midrange weight paddle for a good compromise.
Paddle Core Density
Paddles typically come in low-density, mid-density or high-density. A high-density, also known as firm core, paddle provides more power. A low density, also known as soft core, paddle provides more control. A medium-density paddle is for a mix of power and control. A soft core paddle also provides more comfort and is a better choice for a player with tennis elbow.
Some Wilson paddles have Wilson's "Smart Density", a multi-layer core that has a firm layer of EVA in the center surrounded by a softer layer of EVA on the outside. On hard hits, the harder material in the core provides more power and on softer shots, the outer soft layer of foam provides extra control.
Pickleball Paddle Composition
Traditionally, paddles have been made from relatively rigid, non-compressible material. That is the traditional concept of a paddle and that is why the game is not played with a stringed racquet. Paddles that produce a trampoline effect or an effect similar to a stringed racquet are specifically disallowed. Common materials used are wood (cheaper paddles)and carbon fiber. The carbon fiber paddles usually have a honeycomb core made from a wafer board or aluminum.