Pickleball Paddles from Wilson
We are excited to have this huge international sporting goods company making paddles and expect Wilson Sports to put their resources and many years of technical expertise into developing breakthrough pickleball paddles. Wilson is the new kid on the pickleball block and in 2014 they introduced a new line of pickleball paddles. Wilson's current line of pickleball paddles includes:
Energy Wilson Graphite Pickleball Paddle – This is a classic graphite paddle with a honey comb interior. It has classic pickleball paddle dimensions and the traditional thick black edge guard firmly wrapped around graphite paddle face. A classy navy black and white decoration gives a polished look to this class act. There is a slight texture to the paddle face that may help with spin. Weighing in at just under eight ounces, the Energy is a great middle weight paddle. We'd recommend it for beginners because of its classic features and middle weight.
Surge Wilson Graphite Pickleball Paddle – This pickleball paddle is a graphite edgeless paddle with a honey comb interior. "Edgeless" means there is no black plastic guard around the paddle face. There is a definite advantage of not having an edge guard. An edge guard can interfere with shots near the corner of the paddle. Shots that hit the edge guard may fly out of control, not something you want in a pickleball game! However, the lack of an edge guard leaves the paddle unprotected and the biggest issue with this type design is damage to the edge. Note that not having an edge guard will impact the balance of the paddle; the handle will be the heaviest part of the paddle. The lack of an edge guard and the light weight graphite paddle face make the Surge the lightest of the Wilson Paddles. It weighs just 7.3 ounces and also has a small grip with just a four inch circumference. The decorative green and orange paddle face has a slight metallic sheen.
Tour BLX Wilson Graphite Pickleball Paddle – The top of the Wilson pickleball paddle line. Wilson promotes the BLX Technology as a revolutionary material called "Basalt Fiber Weave". Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be made into fine fibers and woven to create a composite material with incredible vibration resistance. Wilson argues that with basalt there is smoother feel and more signal in the hand. This paddle is a power paddle weighing in at 8.8 ounces by our classification a heavyweight paddle. The grip is a 4 1/8 middle sized grip that will work for most people. It has a black edge guard to protect the paddle and add extra pop. A very nice paddle.