Top Pickleball Brands

Pickleball Brands

Our favorite pickleball brands

The industry is changing everyday and there's a lot of players in the game. We've collected some of our favorite brands and gear.

CRBN

Why consider CRBN paddles?

While they did go through "grit gate" a few years back, CRBN (pronounced carbon) makes top tier paddles & likely the best "spin" paddles in the game.

Known For:

  • Premium brand
  • High spin paddles

Expected Price Range:

~$200

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    CRBN

    CRBN 3 16mm (Power Series)

    CRBN started the spin revolution and they remain as one of the best in that category. The CRBN 3X is elongated like their 1X model but with a shorter handle at 5.25″. Their Power series gives you a boost in power to combine with the forgiveness and spin you love from CRBN.
    Forgiveness
    9
    Spin
    10
    Control
    8.8
    Power
    8.3
    CRBN 2 16mm Control Series icon

    CRBN

    CRBN 2 16mm Control Series

    CRBN started the spin revolution and they remain as one of the best in that category. The CRBN 2 16mm is a control paddle with a forgiving standard shape and a classic soft feel to it that is easy to connect with.
    Forgiveness
    9.4
    Spin
    9.4
    Control
    9
    Power
    7.8
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    CRBN

    CRBN 1 16mm (Control Series)

    CRBN started the spin revolution and they remain as one of the best in that category. The CRBN 1 16 mm has an elongated shape and 16 mm core that gives it excellent feel and a bit more all-court playabilty compared to the CRBN 2.
    Spin
    9.7
    Control
    8.5
    Power
    8.1
    Forgiveness
    8.3

Joola

Why consider Joola paddles?

Every pro player at Joola has transitioned to using either the Perseus or Scorpeus paddle, which speaks volumes. This shift represents a fresh approach to the favored thermoformed design, offering a lighter paddle that enhances control.

Expected Price Range:

$210-$250

    Collin Johns Scorpeus CFS 16 icon

    Joola

    Collin Johns Scorpeus CFS 16

    The Perseus or Scorpeus paddles are hot right now. All the pros are using them.
    Forgiveness
    8.4
    Spin
    9.1
    Control
    9.2
    Power
    8.3
    Ben Johns Perseus CFS 16 icon

    Joola

    Ben Johns Perseus CFS 16

    The Perseus or Scorpeus paddles are hot right now. All the pros are using them.
    Control
    9.2
    Power
    8.3
    Forgiveness
    8.4
    Spin
    9.1
    Ben Johns Hyperion CFS 16 icon

    Joola

    Ben Johns Hyperion CFS 16

    Still an incredible paddle, but the older model compared to the Perseus. Honestly for the price it's listed at nowadays this is a steal!
    Forgiveness
    8.9
    Spin
    8.8
    Control
    9.7
    Power
    8.2

Selkirk

Why consider Selkirk paddles?

Their approach, focusing on research and development, caters to those looking for a significant enhancement in game performance, making Selkirk a brand worth considering for dedicated pickleball enthusiasts.

Expected Price Range:

Most paddles are in $250 range.

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    Selkirk

    Vanguard Power Air - Epic

    This paddle is a slight improvement over 002. Great for power players and advanced players, but not very forgiving for lower levels
    Spin
    9.1
    Control
    8
    Power
    9.6
    Forgiveness
    8.2
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    Selkirk

    Halo Control Max

    If you're a fan of the brand, but not the "hole" style.
    Forgiveness
    9
    Spin
    8.5
    Control
    9.5
    Power
    7.8

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