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Is an edgeless pickleball paddle better


Edgeless paddles are less common for pickleball paddles, but they do have their benefits. Pickleball paddles that are edgeless are designed to help the paddle maximize the playing surface of the paddle. These edgeless paddles tend to have bigger sweet spots, and are more responsive throughout the paddle as a result.

Edgeless vs Edging-We occasionally get asked about edgeless paddles, some players have "heard" that when you hit a ball on the edge of an edgeless paddle it will respond better than hitting a ball on the edge of a paddle with edging. Firstly, if you are hitting a ball at the edge of any paddle (edge or no edge) your shot will not likely go in the intended direction. The reason that over 95% of all the pickleball paddles on the market have edging is very simple. Edging protects the edge of the paddle from damage (chips), and gives the paddle some perimeter weighting. The only advantage that we can see is an edgeless paddle is generally lighter in weight than one with an edge.

Grip Size-Each paddle is manufactured in a single grip size that varies from a 4” to 4-1/2” circumference.

● Small - 4” circumference for small hands

● Medium - 4-1/8” to 4-3/8” circumference fits most players

● Large - 4-1/2” circumference would be for large hands

*You can always make a handle circumference larger by adding an over-grip, it is very difficult to make the handle size smaller.

In Summary:

● A heavier paddle has more mass so it can provide more power to a player with a slower swing.

● A lighter paddle is easier to get where you want it quickly, is easier for a faster swing and creates less stress on your arm and shoulder joints.

● Please remember, a paddle is only as good as the hand holding it for the most part, my famous line is "give a 5.0 player a wooden paddle and they will still play like a 5.0 player".

Edgeless pickleball paddles were recently introduced to the market. These paddles have a greater sweet spot, easier maneuverability, and fewer dead zones (areas where the pickleball might hit the edge guard).

The choice between an edged and an edgeless pickleball paddle depends on your personal preference, but if you’re in the market for an edgeless paddle, our review guide will help you make the right decision.

Our edgeless pickleball paddle review will guide you on your journey to buying the right performance-enhancing edgeless paddle for you.

Overview of Edgeless Pickleball Paddles

Edgeless pickleball paddles are quickly growing in popularity after pickleball equipment manufacturers put them on the market a few years ago. Pickleball paddles have a protective tape, or sometimes a layer of carbon fiber, where an edged pickleball paddle would have its edge guard. Edgeless pickleball paddles are made this way so that your edgeless paddle does not get in the way of your play, and so that your paddle can survive wear and tear.

Edgeless paddles have brought more freedom to pickleball players of every skill level, because these paddles have larger paddle surface areas, have bigger sweet spots, lessen the chances of deflected pickleballs (because there is no raised edge guard to get in the way of your paddle’s face), and are lighter than traditional, edged paddles.

Edgeless pickleball paddles are a good choice for players looking for more ball control, have easier maneuverability, speed, accuracy, and are light enough to not aggravate any shoulder, elbow, or wrist strains.

Edgeless Pickleball Paddle Reviews

We have found and reviewed the best edgeless pickleball paddles on the market.

Our research is based on pickleball player needs and preferences, customer reviews, expert advice, and the specifications and durability of the paddles.

In our findings, we go through our top-rated edgeless pickleball paddles, their prices, which pickleball players they are best suited for, their pros and cons, and what sets them apart from the rest.

We are confident in our findings and trust that it will help you find the best edgeless pickleball paddle for you.