POP Graphite Magik Pickleball Paddle by Brian Jensen

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POP Brian Jensen Graphite Magik Pickleball Paddle (Green)

The Performance One Paddle (POP) Graphite Magik Pickleball paddle is a mid-weight paddle from the POP family. The Magik launched in 2014 by Brian Jensen Designs, and utilizes carbon graphite surfaces attached to a lightweight, rigid PVC core, and wrapped with a concealed hybrid multifunctional edge. The Graphite Magik is designed for all levels of play with exceptional touch for net play and solid, deep power shots.

The handle on the Graphite Magik is wrapped with a Karakal PU Super grip.

Product Info

Model
Graphite Magik
Made in
Retail Price
$ 85.00

Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
8.5 ounces
Width
7.75 inches
Length
15.63 inches

Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle

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Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle (Red)

Onix Sports

The Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle is produced with a composite polymer honeycomb core with fiberglass facings, and a highly dense laminate face. The Phoenix Ultra II is a traditional shaped paddle, and has a low center of gravity and a larger playing surface.

The Paddletek Ultra II series was launched in December, 2013 with a patterned laminate face and printed logo to replace the original Ultra which was solid and had a sticker logo.

Product Info

Model
Phoenix Ultra II
Manufacturer
Made in
Retail Price
$ 95.00

Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
10.5 ounces
Width
7.88 inches
Length
15.75 inches
Decibel Rating

Paddletek Sweet Spot Ultra II Pickleball Paddle

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Paddletek Sweet Spot Ultra II Pickleball Paddle

Onix Sports

The Paddletek Sweet Spot Ultra II Pickleball Paddle is produced with a composite polymer honeycomb core with fiberglass facings, and a highly dense laminate face. The Sweet Spot is an innovative design created to remove any excess baggage from the premium surface of the paddle. Essentially, it is just the sweet spot of the paddle. The round shape provides a more uniform return just about anywhere the ball strikes. The shape also provides more pop (similar to the difference between a round trampoline and one that is rectangle). The design also moves the premium playing surface of the paddle further from the handle creating more power without adding weight.

The Paddletek Ultra II series was launched in December, 2013 with a patterned laminate face and printed logo to replace the original Ultra which was solid and had a sticker logo.

Product Info

Model
Sweet Spot Ultra II
Manufacturer
Made in
Retail Price
$ 95.00

Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
9.1 ounces
Width
7.88 inches
Length
15.75 inches
Decibel Rating

Onix Sports Attitude Pickleball Paddle

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Onix Sports Attitude Pickleball Paddle (Blue)

Onix Sports

The Composite Attitude Pickleball Paddle was designed by 3 time National Champion (USAPA Nationals), Steve Wong. The new Attitude paddle (2014) is produced with a high tech polymer core, and a composite face. It has excellent pop and is quieter than most other Onix Sports paddles. It is accepted for use in all pickleball communities and is also approved by the USAPA. Many players love the Attitude Pickleball Paddle for the slim "teardrop" shape and "touch" it provides at the net.

Product Info

Model
Attitude
Manufacturer
Made in
Retail Price
$ 70.00

Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
8.1 ounces
Width
7.5 inches
Length
15.5 inches

Onix Sports Ace-2 Wood Pickleball Paddle

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Ace-2 Wood Pickleball Paddle

Onix Sports

The Ace-2 Wood Pickleball Paddle from Onix Sports is great for beginner and intermediate players. Wood paddles are durable and perfect for players learning the game. The Ace-2 Paddle is a good choice for public pickleball programs in schools, community recreation centers, athletic clubs, and YMCA's.

The Ace-2 Pickleball Paddle is wrapped with a thin, black overgrip and comes with a wrist strap.

Product Info

Model
Ace-2
Manufacturer
Retail Price
$ 20.00

Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
9.25 ounces
Width
7 inches
Length
15.38 inches
Decibel Rating

Deflection Rating

DeflectionTraditionally, 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.

The following test is one measure of rigidity and compressibility of the paddle. See paragraph 2.E of the Official Rules for additional specifications.

Deflection Test for Rigidity and Compressibility

The test stand is used to measure deflection of the paddle surface when a known weight is applied. The paddle is supported on blocks five inches in length, separated by 5.5 inches measured at the interior surfaces. A dial indicator measures the deflection in thousandths of an inch.

The photo shows a paddle mounted on the test stand. A known downward weight is applied to the center of the paddle with a one-half inch steel rod.

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Decibel Rating

The popularity of Pickleball has been increasing at a rapid rate, and players are looking for new places to play in their local parks and recreation centers. Unfortunately outdoor play is not accepted by all, and courts close to residential neighborhoods have been areas of concern due to the "pop" sounds that many Pickleball paddles make when coming into contact with the wiffle ball.

PickleBall.net has conducted a Decibel Test on all of the Pickleball paddles we list, allowing us to show consumers which pickleball paddles produce the least amount of noise.

Decibel Test for Pickleball Paddle Noise

Each Pickleball paddle is tested outdoors in the same environment, with a decibel meter placed 15 feet away from the paddle. An outdoor Dura Fast 40 pickleball is used, and hit against each paddle 10 times replicating Pickleball play.

The number listed is the maximum dB rating recorded during the 10 hits. (lower dB rating = less noise)

This test was conducted in May 2013, on 47 paddles that were purchased from the distributors. Decibel ratings ranged from 79 dB (quietest) to 93 dB (loudest).

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