Player : Jeremiah
Level : 4.5 +
Picking up the paddle, the paddle feels great in the hand. The weight is balanced directly on the sweet spot of the paddle. The paddle had a solid feel from the baseline and provided a consistent feel for baseline shots. At net, there is a muted feel for adding touch to your drops. The weight helped with off center shots as there isn't much paddle torque due to momentum created by the paddle. The circular grip provided a comfortable feel and the larger grip size is a welcomed feature for those with larger hands.
Overall, the paddle feels like it is designed for a high level player who wants consistent feel while softening their touch at net. The paddle makes dinking a breeze, while still providing enough momentum for harder putaway shots. The larger handle and heavier weight leans paddle toward a power player with quick hands that is looking for an added touch to their game.
Special Thanks to Pickleball Central for allowing us to play test the paddle. Its very different from any of the paddles I've tried so far.
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WhipperSnapper KLX-P Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 9.3 oz
Weight Range: 9.0 - 9.5 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (Medium)
Grip Style: Perforated cushion grip
Grip Manufacturer: Gamma Ultra Cushion
Grip Length: 4 7/8"
Paddle Length: 15 3/4"
Paddle Width: 7 7/8"
Paddle Face: Graphite/Kevlar
Core Material: Polymer
Edge Guard: 1/4" overlapping paddle face
Made in the USA