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Outbreak Pickleball Paddle
Outbreak Graphite Pickleball Paddle, graphite reinforced face and polymer core.

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Price $129.99

Product Code: STSOBRK


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Outbreak Pickleball Paddle

The Outbreak Pickleball Paddle is a wide body offering from Onix that provides exceptional accuracy thanks to its TeXtreme Technology. This special woven carbon fiber is found in other pro-level sports equipment such as tennis rackets and helps to improve sturdiness and power without increasing weight. This allows players to precisely place their shots without losing out on speed and comfort.

The Outbreak Pickleball Paddle has a 7.8 - 8.2 oz weight range which helps impart spin and power in each swing. It has a polymer core which will work to defuse impact while still offering a solid, reactive sweet spot. The design has a black background with Onix's logo in the center with a "faceted" mix of colors that create a crystalline look. The handle is 5" long and perfect for providing just enough reach while maintaining control over your movements.

The Outbreak Pickleball Paddle has all you need to create impressive precision in your game while also bolstering your defense.
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the Onix Outbreak Pickleball Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"The outbreak could be a great paddle for an intermediate player (3.0-4.0) to take their game to the next level, or a high level (4.5+ player) looking for a ball control paddle. As a soft-touch paddle with enhanced ball dwell time, the Outbreak offers enhanced ball control for placement on drops, lobs and dinks while still being substantial enough at 8 oz with a head forward balance to power the ball on drives. I like the oversize head and extra thick TeXtremeTM core combined with a wide weave graphite/carbon face because it seems to offer a fairly large sweet spot, a soft but solid feel, and enhanced vibration reduction. On first play it took some getting used to the feel of the paddle as there is less feedback feel from the ball but once accustomed to it I liked the quiet feel of the paddle on the ball. As a player who often leans toward a lighter paddle I found I was able to adapt to the play of the Outbreak and because it is not an overly long paddle I found I could still get around on the ball. I recommend this paddle for doubles players looking for enhanced touch/ball control and a softer feel. Like other thicker core paddles the grip is substantial and a bit boxy. Depending on your grip style and preference this may be a positive or negative but does offer quite a bit of feedback on paddle orientation in your hand which is nice. For me the grip size was slightly too large however I generally play with a smaller 4 1/8Ē-4 1/4Ē grip size. This would be easily converted to my size by replacing the grip with an overgrip. "
Jimmy, Product Manager (3.5 Player)

"The Outbreak is unlike any other paddle I've hit with. I prefer softer playing paddles like the Tempest Wave, Prince Spectrum, and the Engage Icon. The Outbreak fits nicely into this category of very high-end defensive (soft touch) paddles with an oversized wide face. I found that the paddle gave me the ability to control the ball in soft shot sequences (drops, dinks, and lobs), and I was able to block very effectively when someone powered a ball at me. You give up a bit of power in exchange for these attributes, so I'm recommending this paddle for people who are seeking a softer feeling (and sounding) paddle. The squared up grip was easy for me to keep registered in my hand. I love that Onix is continuing its history of innovation with this paddle!"
Peter, Head Instructor (5.0 Player)

"I am not going to lie, I was surprised by the paddle. I was told by a 5.0 player who had tried it that it was a soft paddle, great in the short game, but tough to put the ball away. Then I played with it and I found I adjusted to the softness quite quickly. It was great for blocks and dinks. And, on my serves and returns I was able to get the ball deep. With driving thirds, I was able to generate top spin, as I felt the ball held to the surface. Then came my first chance for a put away, and low and behold I won the point. I thought, they didnít know what they were talking about. Then I remembered, I am a 3.5 and playing against 3.5. In the end, I think it will be a paddle that anyone, 2.0-5.0, who really wants to focus on the short game will enjoy. A real nice addition to the Onix line up. I look forward to a few more games with the Outbreak.
John, Sales Director (3.5 Player)

Test Reviews of the Onix Outbreak Paddle from Central Ozark Club:

"The Onix Outbreak Paddle I tried was 8.2 oz which was over one ounce heavier than my usual paddle, so I wanted to test if I'd feel increase in power and the effects on control. I immediately noticed the greater thickness of the Outbreak's face, yet when I picked it up I felt only a slight difference in balance. The handle has more of a square shape than most others with are beveled, but after just a few minutes of play I became more comfortable and didnít notice it thereafter. I did detect an increase in power on serves and return of serves. It required less effort to send the ball over the net quickly. Shots from deep in my court were well controlled with the Outbreak. Despite its weight, I found the paddle performed well when it came to dinking with little adjustment needed. I don't yet utilize much spin, but I attempted backspin on a couple of returns when using the Onix Outbreak Paddle and was very pleased with the result. I felt comfortable with volley shots and enjoyed more power on smashes. There seemed to be less of a ďpopĒ sound during volleys, but that certainly didn't impact their effectiveness. This paddle strikes a good balance between power and control, and I could see it being used by players in a wide range of skill levels."
Randy S. (3.0 Player)

"There are a lot of positives about the Outbreak Paddle from Onix. I felt my shots were more solid and had plenty of control. Even though this paddle has a lot of punch, I appreciated the quiet sound of the Outbreak's core when volleying. No loud pops! The grip was a little big for me, so it would be ideal for those who enjoy a heavier paddle with a broad shape. I'd like to use the Outbreak to improve my game, but its current specs combined with the squareness of the handle make it difficult for me to use, especially with the corner hitting my wedding band (Iím left handed). Overall though, itís a great paddle that I would recommend for players who have larger hands or appreciate a well-defined grip."
Laura S. (3.0 Player)

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Review of Onix Outbreak pickleball paddle June 25, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Rolla, MO United States  
Thank you Pickleball Central for giving me this opportunity to review the Outbreak pickleball paddle.  There are a lot of positives about this new paddle from Onix.  I felt like my shots were more solid and that I had plenty of control.  I like the quiet sound when hitting my shot.  It didn’t make a loud pop.  Overall, it’s a great paddle!

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Outbreak paddle June 14, 2019
Reviewer: JDubs from Florida  
I didn't play a whole lot of tennis growing up but ping pong was my game, very fast paced....this paddle offers so much control deep play and at the kitchen line. My returns are more consistent low over the net and in play..large sweet spot with no dead spots...great paddle

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Onix May 18, 2019
Reviewer: jb from Florida  
I can't believe this paddle is only getting 12 reviews... I have 6 in my bag from Selkirk to the Z5's they all play well but this one is a great control paddle , most cant adjust to the handle grip...give it a few games ...took me to the next level 4.5 player

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Onix Outbreak Paddle April 23, 2019
Reviewer: Brad Aimone from BEND, OR United States  
Pickleball Central's website is customer-centric and this made my shopping experience wonderful.  Specifically, I was able to dial in my needs with the drill down to the section for game improvement paddles.  The Outbreak has incredible touch.  More importantly for me, its head heavy feel, and tennis racket designed handle made for instant muscle memory when I first used it.  I was a serious tennis player however; two artificial hips made me move to pickleball.  I've quickly become enamored with the game and my doubles partner has told me my play with the Outbreak is far more consistent.  Unforced errors  are the nemesis of all of us and these have been drastically reduced for me thanks to the Outbreak.  Thanks, Pickleball Central!

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4 Stars. March 30, 2019
Reviewer: Gunnar Toussaint from Mesquite, NV United States  
Totally different feeling paddle. Takes a little getting used too. I don't like the handle. I love Pickleball central, class organization.

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