(as measured by USA Pickleball Association)
3 kg: no data 5 kg: no data
Range: 8.6 – 9.0 oz.
Style: thin black cushion grip
Face Finish: Matte
None, flush edge
Manufacturer: Frank Wu
paddles have a rigid paddle face. The USA Pickleball Association measures how
rigid a paddle face is by measuring the paddle face’s deflection.
Association tests paddles by putting a weight on the center of the paddle face
and measuring how much the paddle bends under the weight. This measurement is
the paddle’s deflection.
are tested with a force of 3kg (6.6 lb) and a force of 5 kg (11.0 lb) applied
to the center of the paddle face. Deflection is measured within a range of 1 to
4 thousandths of an inch (.001 inch).
which have a deflection greater than 5 thousandths of an inch at a test weight
of 3 kg may produce a trampoline effect and shall be subject to further testing
or placed on a list of paddles that do not meet specifications. (revised
1-28-12).” USAPA Paddle Material
Specifications, revised October 24, 2012.