So you’re looking for a Pickleball paddle that offers enough spin to send a flying cheese grater at someone in a game? Well, there may not be anything that good, but we can sure come close to the best pickleball paddles for spin. Here’s a list of some favorites on the spin scene from this year.
Engage Encore Pro
The Engage Encore Pro works well in a lot of areas. It has a liquid graphite surface that grabs onto the ball like a burr on your pants. This surface combined with a polymer core gives you great power combined with excellent spin and control.
ProLite Crush PowerSpin
The ProLite Crush PowerSpin is a very light paddle. Its lightweight combined with its fiberglass surface allow for super-powerful spin shots that dominate singles. Another plus is that it has a super unique graphic that helps to distinguish your paddle from others.
Onix Composite Z5
The Onix Composite Z5 is the heaviest paddle on this list. It weighs an astonishing 8.4 – 9.2 ounces. That may not seem like a lot on paper, but when you hold it in real life you can definitely feel the weight. This paddle is perfect for strong players who just want to destroy the ball in the air and smash it into the opposing player’s kitchen. It has a great graphite face that offers amazing spin potential.
Onix Graphite Z5
The Onix Graphite Z5 is a lot like the previous paddle, however, it’s made up of different materials using graphite and a honeycomb core. These features are what make the paddle a lot lighter compared to the previous Onix Z5 and give you a lot more control over your hits. It does, however, have the same surface as the last one and gives you great spin and accuracy.
Head Radical Pro
The Head Radical Pro is a bit unique compared to other paddles as it has visible texture on it. The surface of the head is covered in raised areas of material that give a good spin upon contact. Imagine swinging around a very light piece of rubbery concrete, and you get an idea of what playing with one is like. Overall it is a little heavier compared to others but if you’re a power player this one is for you.