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The Sweet Spot Lite Pickleball Paddle (by Coach Mo)

The Sweet Spot (Lite) PickleBall Paddle by Coach Mo has a low profile edge-guard (also know as edgeless guard) which maximizes the hitting surface. This paddle was designed to increase the area on the paddle known as "the sweet spot". By also decreasing the distance between the grip and the center of the paddle, this allows players more control during all styles of play. This paddle combines both control and power, which is essential for both new and advanced players of the game.

Meets USAPA Pickleball Paddle Standards and is approved for Pickleball Tournament play.

Designed by Coach Mo, this PickleBall Paddle has a sweet spot closer to your hand that provides more consistency and accuracy when hitting the ball. Wider than most, this paddle gives you both power and excellent control. Richard Movsessian (Coach Mo) is a former Tennis Pro who now focuses on teaching PickleBall. If you're lucky, you'll receive his video with the paddle when ordering.

Pickleball Clinics DVD FREE-VIEW of Forehand Groundstroke

Product Info

Discontinued - Product No Longer Produced
Model
The Sweet Spot Lite
Made in
Retail Price
$ 90.00
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Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
7.8 ounces
Width
8.88 inches
Length
15 inches
Core Construction
Face Construction
Face Thickness
3/8"
Grip Manufacturer
Grip Length
4 inches
Grip Circumference
4.25 inches
Deflection Test (6.6 lb)
Deflection Test (11 lb)
Decibel Rating
Design Style

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After minimal usage a 9 month old paddle becomes useless as the edge glue let go. Not too happy with how poorly my paddle was constructed.
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Reviewed by Michael Myc August 27, 2013
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Sweet Spot Lite Pickleball Paddle (by Coach Mo)

After minimal usage a 9 month old paddle becomes useless as the edge glue let go. Not too happy with how poorly my paddle was constructed.

Pros & Cons

Pros
Light and feels good in hand
Cons
Edge of paddle becomes loose
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this aluminum core feels much better to me than the graphite construction paddle(s). the sound the ball makes when hitting the sweet spot is music to my ears.
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Reviewed by Jeff Snyder March 11, 2013
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this aluminum core feels much better to me than the graphite construction paddle(s). the sound the ball makes when hitting the sweet spot is music to my ears.

Pros & Cons

Pros
rimless paddle allows for more surface area for striking.
Cons
the larger surface head shortens the grip somewhat.
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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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