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CRUSH PowerSpin Paddle
CRUSH PowerSpin Composite, choose from three designs.


 
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Price $98.99


Product Code: PLCRSH


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CRUSH PowerSpin Composite Paddle by Pro-Lite

The CRUSH Paddle looks good enough to frame, but with its amazing performance, you'll be itching to use it on the courts as soon as possible! This composite paddle was designed to provide fantastic control with surprising power in its widebody design. With a flashy look and top quality materials, you’ll be putting away shots in no time.

The CRUSH PowerSpin Paddle has a light head which allows you to respond to any shot within seconds. The lightly textured face is broad enough to provide ample room for slicing and making use of the large sweet spot. Durable, SPINtac fiberglass panels make up the face and create an evenly responsive surface. The stylish graphics are paired with a contrasting, colored grip in a small size.

The CRUSH PowerSpin Paddle brings together the best finesse materials with the power to “CRUSH” at will!

Here's the review from Pickleball Central's 5.0 Rated In-House Teaching Pro:

"This is an awesome paddle! It's one of thsoe paddles that feels right as soon as you pick it up. Some paddles take some time to understand how it will react with certain types of shots, but this one I felt confident with immediately. It has a fantastic sweet spot, extending from the center of the face all the way out to the edge guard. In terms of playability, the paddle has great touch, and amazing ball control. It also allows you to generate a lot of power. While some paddles these days seem to be designed for either touch or power, this one is a great blend of both. I think this is perfect high-performance all around paddle for men, women, or athletic juniors. The grip is sized appropriate for women and juniors (at 4 1/8"), but you can easily add an overgrip to size it up for people with larger hands. Great value for money - a pro-player's paddle for under $100."
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:
  • An interview with ProLite President Neil Friedenberg about the new CRUSH PowerSpin

  • PBC: What type of player are you trying to serve with the CRUSH PowerSpin?

  • Neil: The CRUSH is geared toward a player who values relative proportion in the important aspects of their paddle - balance, power, touch, spin - versus dominance of a particular aspect. This one has plenty of all four.

  • PBC: What prompted you to develop the CRUSH Paddle?

  • Neil: The Magnum shape has been our most popular shape and top performer for many years. It's always been Nomex and graphite so we felt compelled to utilize popular materials such as polymer and fiberglass to appeal to a different style of player using this highly preferred shape.

  • PBC: There are over 100 models of paddles in the marketplace, what makes the CRUSH PowerSpin Paddle truly unique?

  • Neil: A couple of things. First, the new process for applying graphics to the face has allowed us to enhance ball spin capabilities without exceeding USAPA specs - we've named this new surface SPINtac(TM). Next, we opted to create three different designs incorporating stylish colored grips rather than different colors of the same design. All three skew toward a younger (mindset) player with a little bit of attitude included.

  • PBC: The visual design and colors of the new CRUSH models are striking. Are you trying to appeal to a specific type of player with the graphic design of the paddle?

  • Neil: ProLite recognized the homogenous look of paddles several years ago. Because of the large surface area we have to work with versus other sports like tennis and racquetball, we feel an obligation to create a way for players to express themselves - break out - stand out. It may not improve the performance of the equipment but maybe it lends a little something to the player ego. After all, we're playing a sport and athletes enjoy distinction. You'll notice that in all of our paddle graphics.

  • PBC: The CRUSH uses a similar shape as your extremely popular Magnum paddle. For players who are used to playing with the Magnum, what kind of differences would the players notice if they pick-up the CRUSH and use it?

  • Neil: Players will notice a difference. Because the CRUSH is made of 1/2 inch polymer core, it's thicker. It's also Green Zone approved for quiet communities where the Magnum's Nomex/graphite combination is not.

  • PBC: You've suggested that this paddle will appeal to players of all types, especially 3.5 and above players looking for a great paddle. We had our in-house Teaching Pro (Peter Hudachko - A top medal winning 5.0 men's player) hit with the paddle and he was really impressed with it's ball control and shot making power. As a teaching pro, he also felt like it would work great for all player types including athletic Juniors Players and Women seeking a higher-end paddle. Why do you think that is?

  • Neil: It has the Magnum's smaller grip size (which can always be over-wrapped to increase ), it's lightweight and edgy looking. And because of the balance I mentioned prior, it should help younger players develop a solid, well-rounded game. Those same characteristics are what we also hear women players say they are seeking in a paddle. Our graphic designers had women customers in mind when they created the holographic look of the Snow design, and they envisioned younger (or young at heart) players when designing the Skate and Surf designs.

  • PBC: You chose a polymer core with a fiberglass face. Is there anything about that combination of materials that you think a player should know about?

  • Neil: Polymer core is a quiet, strong, durable choice. It holds up and adds absorption contributing to touch. It made perfect sense. The new SPINtac fiberglass surface is cutting edge and to our knowledge, has not been used before on paddles. In combination, we think this creates a paddle with a truly unique blend of power, control, touch, and quiet.

  • PBC: Neil, thank you for taking the time to talk about your new paddle with us.


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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

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Excellent paddle for me August 14, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Milton, DE United States  
I love this paddle for both its spin and power. PickleballCentral was phenomenal to deal with. Fast shipping and wonderful customer service. When the first paddle came a bit overweight and with a larger grip than advertised, they immediately sent a replacement.

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Love this paddle August 14, 2017
Reviewer: Mike Brunelle from Rapid City, SD United States  
Have played with this paddle for 2 weeks and it performs better than any of my previous ones. It is a great balance of control, power and spin (and no "dead" spots) the grip is a little small, but for women should fit most and for men, just 1 layer of overwrap puts it in a nice comfort zone. I recommend this paddle to any level of player, though power players may want a little heavier choice. Also Pickleball Central is a great company, prompt, courteous, and efficient.

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CRUSH PowerSpin Paddle August 2, 2017
Reviewer: Eric from Laguna Woods, CA United States  
Provides more power than my Tempest Wave, but a little less control on dinks. It has more "pop" off the paddle. Putting spin on the ball is different also. If I go for max spin, it seems to be about the same as the Wave, but if I try for less spin it seems to produce more than the Wave. Which works well because opponents get spin when they aren’t expecting it. I prefer the Wave only when using a brand new Pure 2 or a Dura Fast ball. After the Pure 2s have a few games on them the Crush works best for me.

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Crush Paddle July 20, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Brazil, IN United States  
Love new Crush paddle. Helps with my arthritis in my wrist. A lot easier  on my joint.

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I love this paddle more each day July 18, 2017
Reviewer: Phyllis Paules from Mountville, PA United States  
The first day I used this paddle I wasn't sure I liked it.....it is so different from my previous composite.  I've now used my Crush 3 times and my playing seems to have improved immensely.  

The paddle is so light and easy to use.  The handle tape has a 'sticky' feel to it (although it is not sticky)....this helps to not twist as you hit.  Plus this paddle is beautiful; reminds me of the 1960's tie dye era

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