I used this paddle today on the pickleball court and it is as good as my other paddle. The grip is comfortable and it isn't too heavy. Overall, a good paddle to add to my bag.
I love to evaluate pickleball paddles as I love to play pickleball. I have a few items to share. The handle is very firm, ready for a big game. I love how light and fast the Carbon Fiber paddle is. The Sweet Spot (SS) is pretty good on this paddle which allows for some nice hits. The SS surface was textured which made it easy to control the ball movement. The paddle’s look and feel is a very cool one. You can sport this paddle everywhere. Wow, this paddle has such precise hitting ability and power to boot. It was sending the ball zooming back, right where I wanted them. There is a paddle cover for this paddle. Based on the value for the price, I felt the value was better than average.
this paddle is ~ 15-5/8" long & ~7-1/4" wide ... the blade thickness is ~ 10mm (~ 0.4") ... the handle is ~ 5" long & is ~ 4-3/16" in circumference ... weight is ~ 211g (7.44oz) with a balance point ~ 6-1/2" from the top side ... the paddle has a fairly soft feel and is pretty quiet (relative to some other paddles) - i would say it is more of a control paddle (vs. being a power paddle) and feels a bit head heavy when playing ... the paddle does not look, sound, or appear to have a carbon or carbon-like face (now common but only in MUCH more expensive paddles) ... i've attached a very unscientific scratch test of the paddle face - but regardless, in play, i would not call this a good spin paddle ... the paddle does come with a nice neoprene cover ... construction seems good with no obvious issues ... with a somewhat smaller-sized grip and somewhat lighter weight, i would say these would make a excellent beginner to intermediate paddle - particularly for someone with smaller hands like younger kids and/or women - or somewhat wanting a lighter paddle ... the relatively short handle will NOT be very friendly to those using a double-handed backhand ... all in all, considering the price, i'd certainly give it very good rating for those looking for an inexpensive, entry-level paddle that is both lighter than most and has a smaller grip than most.
SLNSport’s pickleball paddle is quite good. Grip is good with a lightweight feel. Swinging is easy and the shots seem to be consistent. It comes with a nice padded cover.Carbon fiber is a step up from beginner’s paddles. But I can find little evidence that carbon fiber is used to manufacture this paddle. One usually sees the fibers on the surface as unidirectional material or as woven material. This can be seen in more expensive paddles.After a few matches, I am satisfied this paddle will work for me. Not top rating due to the ambiguity with carbon fiber. Maybe my expectations for a $39 paddle were too high.
This paddle is very well built. The edges are reinforced and the surfaces are very durable. This paddle provides great rebound and control when hitting a ball. The hand grip has a good feel to it and makes it easy to hang onto the paddle. It is smooth, not bumpy and is very breathable.