Comparison

Spade vs Pro Control Elongated

Ace
Spade

Price

$199.99Amazon

Specifications

The basic metrics that matter when comparing paddles.

Length
16.5 in
Width
7.5 in
Core Thickness
16 mm
Core Material
Polypropylene Honeycomb
Surface Material
Toray T700 Carbon Fiber
Weight Low
7.5 oz
Weight High
7.8 oz
Handle Length
5.5 in
Handle Grip Circumference
4.33 in
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Gearbox
Pro Control Elongated

Price

$274.99Gearbox

Specifications

The basic metrics that matter when comparing paddles.

Length
16.5 in
Width
7.375 in
Core Thickness
14 mm
Core Material
Toray T-700 Carbon Fiber
Surface Material
Toray T700 Carbon Fiber
Weight Low
7.85 oz
Weight High
8.15 oz
Handle Length
5.5 in
Handle Grip Circumference
4 in
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Specification Charts

Where do these paddles stack up against others?

Length vs. Width

Length vs. Weight

Handle Length vs. Handle Circumference

More Details

The basic metrics that matter when comparing paddles.

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Specification Understanding

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FAQs

  • Is there a difference in the core?

    Spade has a thicker core (16mm) than Pro Control Elongated (14mm), offering better control and a softer feel around the net. Conversely, a thinner core (14mm) tends to provide more power and speed, suitable for players emphasizing a more aggressive playstyle.

  • Which paddle is longer?

    Spade and Pro Control Elongated are of equal length (16.5 inches).

  • Which paddle is wider?

    Spade is wider (7.5 inches) than Pro Control Elongated (7.375 inches).

  • Which paddle is heavier?

    Pro Control Elongated is heavier (8.15 oz) than Spade (7.8 oz).

  • Which paddle has a longer grip?

    Spade and Pro Control Elongated have the same grip length (5.5 in).

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