Sweet Spot Science

Sweet Spot Science

Just about everyone in pickleball loves to talk about the sweet spot of their paddle, but how much does anyone really know about the sweet spot? 

We dive into it by asking the question, "could it be possible to see a paddle's sweet spot? And if so, what would it look like?"

See how Players Pickleball is using scientific research to develop measurably better performing paddles in our latest video, "Sweet Spot Science"



  • Players Pickleball


    - The Gizmo Rogue2 and Gizmo Scout are vastly different paddles. The Scout is an entry level paddle with minimal features, great for those looking for a low-cost option. The Rogue2 is a full competition-level paddle. Please see the product pages for each for a complete description and specs.

    - Gel-Core is found in all of our Rogue paddles. It’s the infusion of a gel-like material (elastomer) in specific regions near the outer edge of the paddle within the paddle core. It absorbs vibration and moves the mass out toward the paddle edges, which functions to stabilize the paddle face when you hit a ball off-center. On the Rogue2, we use additional layers of material to strengthen the transition from paddle face to paddle handle and we have two available options for materials there. Fiberglass is the less expensive version and offers less stiffness and no vibration absorbing qualities. The Vibration Damping Carbon Fiber option utilizes a special layup of carbon fiber and vibration absorbing materials to add an additional 8 layers to stiffen the throat area and provide additional vibration damping.

    Hope that helps explain everything!

  • Cheryl

    What is the difference between Gizmos paddle and the Gizmos scout paddle. The price is different but what else?

  • Cheryl

    Can you explain the difference between carbon fiber, fiberglass, and gel core?

  • Players Pickleball

    Mike, thanks for your feedback. We have tested many of the other paddles out there on the market, we simply don’t publish the information because it’s asking for trouble (lawsuits related to using other companies names in our marketing materials). As far as we know, we’re the only company doing this level of testing and it has allowed us to improve the performance of our paddles over the standard products that most other companies are sourcing from a handful of manufacturers who supply to almost the entire pickleball industry. Hope that clarifies!

  • Mike Christensen

    If your paddles are superior to others re: sweet spot and other factors, then I would think you would take other TOP paddles from several other established manufacturers, e.g. Paddletek, Engage, ProLite, Selkirk, etc. and compare their sweet spots to your paddles. If you didn’t, there would be no scientific basis for preferring your paddles over theirs. Offer the challenge to the other manufacturers to send their paddles through your test, possibly conducted by a neutral third party organization, and let us, the consumers, be the judge. THAT would be something worthwhile to the consumer.

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