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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 1/8”-4 1/4” 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 didn’t 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)

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

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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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Great paddle February 19, 2019
Reviewer: Richard from Sacramento  
I have many paddles that claim touch, such as a Tempest Wave, and a Tempest Pro, a Gearbox GX5, and a few other paddles. This is definitely the softest hitting paddle. This helps me at the net and keeps me from popping the ball up so often. It also does me well for my serves. The only thing that many people, including myself that I don't like is the handle is rather squarish with hard edges. I ended up taking off the grip tape and I made the handle shaped more like a typical paddle handle. Now I really love it. If I ever order another paddle I will ask for a specific weight. Mine came in at almost 8.1 ounces. I wish I had specifically asked for a 7.8 ounce paddle. Overall this is a great paddle.

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