This is the newest pickleball paddle on the market
NEW Apike Paddle from Canada - Carbon graphite and high elastic foam plastic hybrid material. Made in China. A paddle that does not produce so much noise. 15.157" long X 8.465' wide and .47" thick. Paddle weight approx. 7.2 - 7.6 oz. All paddles have pictured design on one side. Reverse side is either yellow background or hot pink background with soaring eagle graphic..
The following is taken from the Atlantic South Regions Blog:
All Pickleball players in the Atlantic South Region should be aware that there are safety concerns with the new Apike paddle. There have been reports of injuries as a result of the use of this paddle. The USAPA has been contacted by several players as a result.This site is not making comments pro or con but all players should check the posting on the USAPA website at the following address http://usapa.org/. This is the only statement being made at this time by the USAPA on the paddle.