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XJ-900 Composite Widebody Paddle
XJ-900 Composite Widebody Paddle by TOPP


 
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XJ-900 Composite Widebody Paddle

The XJ-900 Composite WideBody Paddle complements players of all levels thanks to its generous face and extra large sweet spot. If you're tired of having to set up a precision strike to return every shot, this paddle will give you enough room to focus on placement instead. It provides both finesse and an extra boost of power when needed. Great for setting up that third shot dink or driving hard from the base line.

The XJ-900 Composite WideBody Paddle is an impressive 8-3/8" wide and comes with a control-centric polymer core. Its weight range is a broad 7.6 - 8.2 oz so that you can choose your ideal match. The graphics are clean and simple, featuring the TOPP Pickleball triangular logo in a color pairing of your choice with the "Made in the USA" promise in the lower left. The grip size is slightly above medium to offer extra cushioning.

The XJ-900 Composite WideBody Paddle will give you everything you need to improve your control while remaining versatile enough to win point after point.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Test Reviews of the XJ-900 Composite Widebody


First impressions can be really deceiving. There was nothing spectacular looking about the XJ-900, except that it appeared so wide you could rent billboard space on it. How could a paddle face that wide be stable?

As it turns out, the width of this paddle serves to provide an incredibly large sweet spot. I am, or at least I had been, completely happy with my paddle of choice, and I picked up the Topp XJ-900 just to see what it would feel like. Immediately I noticed that the grip was longĖa good transition from tennis, and thinĖgood for smaller or female hands. The length appealed to me, however I would likely add an overgrip to thicken it out a bit. During my warm-up routine I start out at the net drilling dink shots. The XJ-900 had a responsive touch; the ball came off the paddle easily and didnít require over working it to achieve desired placement.

The best for last: power and stability. I was very impressed with the increased speed of my serves! They flew off this paddle and yet stayed in. I didnít change anything about my serve initially, but as they continued to sizzle over the net, I began to experiment with placement and point of contact. It didnít seem to matter, it was like this paddle couldnít hit a serve out.

Overhead smash shots were where the power and remarkable sweet spot of the XJ-900 really stood out. Smashes were even more powerful than serves, and ground strokes came with strong stability. A wide hitting face, a very large sweet spot and no wobble in the paddle. It was a pleasure to use, and Iím thankful to PickleballCentral for making it available. I must have been fairly verbal during play, as a couple of other players on the court that day decided to give it swing as well.


Scott Hedrick of Wheeling, WV (4.0)



The TOPP XJ-900 helped my game in several ways. I like to play a hard, fast game and this paddle with its composite core helped keep the ball in-bounds. With its extra width it seems to have a larger sweet spot which leads to more accurate placement of shots. I also like the handle which is longer than my original paddle. I was able to test the XJ-900 for several games and enjoyed it. When I switched back to my regular paddle I noticed my games weren't as good, so I wanted to use the XJ-900 for the rest of my games that day and am looking to get one for my next paddle. Considering it's price in comparison, it's a great value!

Dan F. of West Milford PBC, 4.0 player

I have several high quality paddles that I lend out to players for testing. All of them are in the $110-150 range so they are generally considered very good paddles. I was testing the TOPP XJ-900 during a game and liked the soft touch and control it gave me, especially since I play the net game and focus on dinking and placement. It has a large sweet spot. Good texture for imparting spin and excellent control. We play indoors on 6 courts and the noise can normally be significant, but this paddle is quiet.

Service, return of serve placement and spin were outstanding. It worked great until I found that my opponents were avoiding me and concentrating on my partner who was trying a heavier paddle and hitting too many shots out of bounds! We switched paddles and the XJ-900 made a major difference in her game. She is a very agile player and almost every shot was now in bounds. She was able to return tougher shots and her placement improved. Later in the day I played against her and definitely noticed the changes in her game. She did, too! It's such a good paddle and great value that I'd recommend it for any level player.


Jack W., Pickleball Coordinator of West Milford PBC, 3.5 player

The XJ-900 is lighter than my usual paddle and it seems to give me better accuracy on my long shots. I found it to be more ergonomic, too. Many times at night my hands will normally hurt, especially since I play 3 days in a row, but I didn't have any pain this week! I believe this paddle may not only benefit my game, but my health.

Debbie G. of West Milford PBC

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New player August 16, 2019
Reviewer: Donald Goodman from Griffin, GA United States  
72 year old man that just started playing. Pretty athletic and wanted a paddle I could continue to use as my talent level progressed. Very happy with my choice so far.

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Still testing July 24, 2019
Reviewer: Mark Pugh from Loveland , CO United States  
I haven't had the paddle long enough for a 5 star rating.  Like the grip, sweet-spot, weight, and larger size.  Has helped my kitchen line play.

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Great paddle July 7, 2019
Reviewer: jorge ferreiro from ocala, fl  
I  am a 4.5 player and normally play with the Engage line of paddles. I got sick of price increases by the major paddle companies and when visiting Surprise, AZ saw many people playing with the TOPP paddles. I ordered a 8.0 ounce paddle but was impressed with the balance. This feels like a 7.5 ounce paddle especially in contrast to my Encore Pro which feels top heavy. You get the benefit of the harder hitting from a heavier paddle but the "lighter" feel does not compromise maneuverability at the net. I have also learned to appreciate the slightly longer handle. Great in reaching for shots, especially lobs.  Overall this is the best all around paddle I have played with and I have played with a lot including Selkirk Amped, Engage Elite Pro, Engage Encore Pro, Prolite, Onix Z5, Paddletek Element and Paddletek Bantam EXL.

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XJ 900 paddle June 12, 2019
Reviewer: Dave Bisson from Goodyear, AZ United States  
Bought this paddle for my wife after she had tried quite a few different ones. Very obvious by her play improvement she is extremely comfortable with the feel of the XJ-900. Should have bought it sooner!

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Great purchase May 28, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Hilo, HI United States  
After trying a few different paddle surfaces and shapes, decided to stick with fiberglass face and standard shape, a little oversized. This paddle didn't need any getting used to or adjustments, and has surprised me with its responsiveness, both dinking and power overhead returns. I remind myself "It's not the paddle, it's the player." But this paddle at least gives me confidence. Service was great, receiving my order in a few days, less than a week.

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