Featuring a lightweight, Nomex core that has been used in a variety of high-tech and sporting-industry applications, these paddles are gaining popularity among serious pickleball players. Nomex is the original core first used in pickleball paddles and is still the leading core material today. This type of core begins as a cardboard-like material and is then dipped in resin. This resin creates an extremely durable material that is then laid in between the two faces, usually in a honeycomb pattern. Nomex cores have a good reputation and are well-liked, making them a favorite among countless players.