Saturday, October 8, 2011
Pickleball Paddle Review: Spikes ZZ2 Sports paddle
I had the opportunity to play with the ZZT sports paddle by Spike. Spike Christensen is a high ranking pickleball player from Arizona that decided to start making his own paddles. This paddle the ZZT (Zero Zero Two) just in case you forgot how to start off the pickleball game, is the latest offering from Spike himself. Inside is a honeycomb aluminum core, with a vinyl graphic overlay, with some great eye catching colours that aren't overly bold, but visually stimulating. Playing with the paddle I noticed an average weight paddle (around 8oz.), even feeling lighter. The paddle comes with a longer cushioned handle, for those that need it. It has a soft feel to shots, and the vinyl overlay seems to give an extra spin or spin off the face. They sell for $60 and come in a wide assortment of colours, with clear edge guards.