Edgeless Paddle Boom Goes Bust

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Four years ago, pickleball experienced its first significant materials revolution in a decade. Just as composite paddles replaced wooden paddles in the late 1980s, it appeared that edgeless paddles were soon to replace composite paddles with plastic edge guards. Apike,…

Junk Paddles Flooding Canada

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Pickleball Paddles Canada is warning readers of a wave of thousands of junk pickleball paddles now flooding the North American market. Most of these paddles appear to be made in two particularly shoddy factories in southwestern China. Some carry the…

Counterfeit Pickleball Paddle Warning

Counterfeit Pickleball Paddles

Buyers beware. Uniker Sport Co. Ltd of Hefei, China, is currently shipping counterfeit pickleball paddles to unsuspecting sporting goods distributors in North America. All of these counterfeit paddles are of inferior quality and many bear the logos of well-known and…

Manta Releases 4G Paddles

Manta Destiny 4G Pickleball Paddle

Canada’s only major pickleball paddle manufacturer is once again leading the way in pickleball paddle innovation globally. Today, Manta Sports of Kamloops, BC, released the world’s first line of 4G pickleball paddles. Unlike their 3G predecessors which were designed with…

Canadian Debut for Wilson Pickleball

Wilson BLX Pickleball Paddle

As we predicted in early 2011, the world’s largest sporting goods company entered the North American pickleball market with a US-wide release in the spring of 2013. Wilson’s massive distribution system through Sports Authority and other US regional distributors helped…

Manta Releases SNOW BIRD PRO 3G

Manta Snow Bird Pro

After months of anticipation, Manta’s Snow Bird Pro pickleball paddle has finally been released in Canada. Available in three patterns (blue, pink and stars-and-stripes), the Snow Bird Pro and the US Team Pro are the first 3G pickleball paddles released…