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Horizon Pickleball Paddle
The Horizon Pickleball Paddle features an elongated design for added power.


 
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Horizon Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek

Elongated paddles have been gaining popularity of late, and the Horizon Pickleball Paddle brings an extra dash of Paddletek quality into the mix. With an oblong sweet spot focused near the top of the face, you'll feel a marked improvement in power in addition to the fantastic reach this offers. This paddle has all the versatility needed to keep you prepared for long shots and take advantage of openings in the opposing team's defense.

The Horizon Pickleball Paddle is a lighter medium weight despite its size, weighing 7.3 or 7.4 oz. The handle is a decent length at 4-1/2" long, but makes it easy to place a finger against the face for extra support and control. The grip is a thick size for increased shock absorption and comfort. A bright and colorful design adds extra fun to the paddle's look.

The Horizon Pickleball Paddle allows for so many unexpected and powerful plays that you'll even end up surprising yourself!
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:
  • Club Player's Review of the Paddletek Horizon PolyCore Composite Paddle


  • Pickleball Central worked with The Space Coast Pickleball Club to conduct extensive field testing of the Horizon Pickleball Paddle from Paddletek. They had 4.5 rated tournament player Dan Reillo put the paddle through the paces in some very spirited play. Here is his review:

  • One might say that, at 17” (the peak length approved for tournaments by the USAPA), the Horizon paddle by Paddletek is the next big thing. The length of the paddle is not the "norm" in the market, but it is a favorable attribute as it assists with hard-to-reach balls. But that is the least of its benefits. The elongated head helps pickleballers have a more natural ground stroke without having to bend down as much. The perks on dinks and drop shots are similar. It allows the player to scoop the ball more naturally without having to do the dreadful short paddle deep squat to get under the ball. Some of the hardest shots to return are the balls hit close to one’s feet while on the approach to the net; the extra length of the paddle will allow the player to reach more of those shots before the ball bounces, thus getting rid of some of the "I should've let it bounce" statements. Similarly, it will do the same with hard-to-reach dinks. Pickleballers will also be able to return more shots before they bounce in the kitchen and turn more of the opponents’ dinks into hard volley shots. Essentially, it makes the kitchen a little bit smaller.

  • The Horizon's sweet spot is hard to miss, as it is elongated like the paddle. On easy-to-reach shots, players can hit the ball the same way they did with their shorter paddles. The broad sweet spot allows pickleballers to retain the same level of finesse and control of shorter paddles. The Horizon's elongated sweet spot retains the precision of shorter paddles and adds the power and reach of a longer paddle.

  • My Horizon sample was a very manageable weight of 7.4 oz. The handle is short for a larger strike zone and thick enough to absorb shock and provide control of the wrist. The honeycomb and texture of the paddle provided great control and placement of the ball.

  • In closing, I am a control player that prefers lighter paddles that provide soft and controlled shots. I thought I was going to hate this paddle, but I didn't. It did not take any control away from my game, which is the most important quality for me and it added some reach to my shots. I am truly impressed.

    Dan with his Horizon

    Using the Horizon to play a dink

    Hitting a fast volley with the Horizon

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review.

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Wife is happy with new paddle. May 29, 2018
Reviewer: from Cape Coral, FL United States  
Very good price and experience with pickleball Central!!

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Good Paddle & Nice Transaction May 28, 2018
Reviewer: Thomas Kline from Sun City Center, FL United States  
I was looking forward to receive this paddle in the mail.  Was a day late.....  I was tracking the delivery using the number sent.  I received it the next day, and used it in my class that day.  The paddle has great reach and love that.  The narrow profile is 1 inch less then my 1st paddle.  No Problem with that (well maybe couple times off the edge where other paddle might have returned the ball).  Good Price... and good game!!! Love the paddle and Pickleball Central dot Com.

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Not for Me May 21, 2018
Reviewer: Walter Cloudt from Richmond, VA United States  
Compared to my Gamma Voltage 2.0 the Horizon seemed heavier and the larger grip was not comfortable to me. Surface did not allow spinning the ball like the Gamma. Extended reach did not offset the negatives for me. Returned for credit. No confirmation of credit being issued as yet. USPS returned 5/16/2018. PICKLEBALLCENTRAL RESPONSE; Thank you for your clear and honest review of the Horizon paddle. It is true that not every paddle fits every paddle.  I did review the notes on your order. We did receive the paddle on 5/16 and issued a credit that day. It does take a few days for the credit to show up on your account.

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So far Very good May 21, 2018
Reviewer: Don Burger from Freedom, PA United States  
Delivery came faster than expected!
I was a very high level player, prior to a massive stroke. Was not able to walk for 3 years. for My former high speed, finesse game has now changed radically. Mobility is severely curtailed, so the extra reach has proved helpful. Having to rely on regaining the finesse game, this paddle is helping me regain accuracy. I used to use a Z5, as my primary. Still getting used to new paddle, but so far it plays very well for accuracy. As I get stronger and more judgement and "touch" returns, I think this paddle will play well, and perhaps elevate my game faster!

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March 16, 2018
Reviewer: B. Shipley  
Ordered on Friday. Delivered on Monday. Only used it a couple of weeks. Helps me go get the low and short balls. Nice for around the net and has power when needed.

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