Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Vulcan V510 Hybrid Graphite Review

 Duluth Area Pickleball Association would like to thank,
Charlsey Webster, Affiliate Program Manager at Pickleball Central
for including DAPA in the Vulcan V510 paddle review.
It is a great program to connect our players with new equipment as at:
Vulcan Advanced Logic Pickleball.  https://www.pickleballcentral.com/Vulcan_Pickleball_Paddles_s/314.htm
The new Vulcan V510 Hybrid was used by many players at our open play and
Kathryn added her thoughts in this review.

Vulcan V510 Hybrid Graphite Review

I played with the Vulcan V510 Hybrid Paddle over the course of several days in competitive 3.0 - 4.0 play. I did not have overly high expectations for this paddle at the price point. I was, however, very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed playing with it. I found that there was a good amount of both power and control. At 7.9 ounces this paddle is heavy enough to provide some real power from the baseline, while at the same time encouraging good control on soft shots from the NVZ. I'm used to playing with a much lighter paddle, and was glad to find that the weight of the Vulcan V510 did not put undue strain on my wrist or elbow. There was no noticeable vibration on harder shots and the connection to the ball felt solid on every hit. The surface texture also allowed for a good deal of top spin action with minimal effort. The comfort of the grip was immediately noticeable and allowed for good ease of use right from the start. I would highly recommend this paddle for any beginner to intermediate player looking to upgrade to a new paddle that won't break the bank.

Kathryn Mongan-Rallis

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Onix Outbreak Paddle Review


A Paddle That Lowers Errors

The Outbreak is a great offering from Onix, with several features that make it ideal for those seeking maximum stability, as well as seasoned tennis players.
Feel - The grip instantly reminded me of holding a tennis racket, with a larger diameter and distinctly "square" feel. This made it feel incredibly secure right away. I noticed no slip or need for grip adjustment throughout the games. For those who keep an index finger of the grip, the difference was even more noticeable in how much contact the grip kept with my other 4 fingers at all times.
Paddle Design - With a wide face and above average thickness, you might expect the paddle to underperform in the precision department. However, the shots remained consistent throughout the entire paddle face, making for a larger margin of error when making contact with the ball.
The textured face allowed for good ball control, and felt almost as though the paddle were catching the ball before quietly sending it back, emphasis on quiet. This is ideal for tennis players who are used to a larger backswing, as the paddle size, consistency throughout the face, and soft touch create a more forgiving response all-around.
Weight - The paddle is lighter than it looks, and by no means a power paddle. It was harder to send the ball out of bounds than I expected. Smashes were more accurate with less velocity, and felt very secure to execute. This is what I liked the most about the paddle.
This paddle is best suited for players transitioning from tennis, players who struggle with hitting shots out of bounds, players with larger hands, and players working to decrease their back swing habits. It is a forgiving paddle with good ball control and ability to minimize mistakes.
Thanks to Pickleball Central for providing the paddle to demo!

Kevin M Pilon

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