WVPC Player Paddle Reviews
Player Paddle Reviews
We tried the mid-range Head Xtreme Elite paddle and at a weight of 7.8 oz. We found the play to be reliably solid and consistent with a nice, subtle crack sound on ground stroke hits. This is likely due to the honeycomb polypro core that Head calls optimized tubular construction (OTC). The face is fiberglass with a subtle stipple feel in the graphics. This may have added to our perception of better spin hits in our trials. At 16 inches long by 7.75 inches wide, this appears to be a large paddle, but its feel is modestly light weight. The best feature for our demo was the very comfortable, slightly longer grip (5.25 inches). Our play was for several hours and we felt no vibration and finished without wrist fatigue. The grip wrap and paddle rim is a quality that adds design continuity to the over-all paddle look. This should be a fine paddle for the range of players that seek solid play with a comfortable handling experience. George S,
If you have not yet had a chance to try out the new Head Xtreme Elite Composite Paddle, I suggest you do so. Whether you are happy with your paddle, or not, it doesn't hurt to try something different and you might be pleasantly surprised, I know that I was. I have played with this paddle quite a bit and really like it. It has good balance, a big sweet spot and a nice pop when striking the ball, without being too loud. The paddle as a little bit different shape than most and a quarter inch overlapping edge guard for protection, which I like. The grip is 4 1/4 inch circumference, wrapped with Softac, which gives a little cushion and just the right amount of tac as well as having a butt end to keep your hand from sliding off. This paddle may not deliver quite as much power to the ball, but it makes up for it in the control and softer touch. This paddle has a fiberglass face with a plymer honeycomb core, great graphics and, as our club president pointed out, you Seahawk fans will like the aqua green and blue colors. Give this paddle a try and see what you think and thank you to Pickleball Central for letting us try out this paddle. Dan B.
The elite pro graphite poly face 8.2 oz pickleball paddles has a nice size grip. The larger face offers a better sweet spot for me. This paddle is especially good for my net play. Shots that are normally out of my reach now work well, especially ground digs. This will be a good tournament paddle for me. Ruby H.