Choose from the six diverse Third Shot Drop styles like Nomex, Aluminum, and Carbon Fiber, or design your OWN paddle for maximum customizability.
Don’t get confused by words like Nomex, we’re here to help! Each paddle core is designed for different play styles. For example: Do you hit soft and move quickly? An Aluminum core is right for you! Like hitting harder but don’t want to dent your paddle? Polymer, Nomex, and Carbon Fiber cores will give you the most power and resistance to paddle damage, no matter the strength of your swing.
The Athena paddle combines a longer grip with a smaller overall paddle: It’s “all sweet spot,” perfect for those looking to improve their accuracy with a strong Polymer core. The Tyche Training Paddle is perfect for beginners, and the ideal tool for learning and refining. A Polymer core and Fiberglass Composite surface allow for easy control and a small sweet spot, preparing you for success with a larger paddle and eliminating mishits.
This is a great choice for Light to Medium hitting players looking for a paddle with superior touch, control, and accuracy. The Aluminum core provides outstanding “touch”. The ball pops off just a bit slower, which gives players an extra edge of maneuverability. You may lose a bit of power with Aluminum.
WARNING: Dense rubbery balls like the Onix and Penn will dent aluminum core paddles. The DuraFast 40 and Franklin balls are safe to use with aluminum core paddles.
This paddle is ideal for Medium to Harder hitting players looking for a balanced paddle with touch, but a bit more power to put the ball away. The honeycomb Polymer core provides power performance, yet gives soft control for the touch shots. The Polymer core is the quietest due to being slightly less deflective, which also helps players with a little extra control since players have a split-second longer to manipulate the ball.
This is an ideal paddle for Hard hitting players looking for power with fantastic ball placement. The Nomex core is a very hard material. It is both very durable and has a lot of power. You may lose a bit of pace control due to how quickly balls bounce off the Nomex core.
These carbon fiber weave surfaces were developed by our engineers to help advanced players control the spin on their shots and neutralize the drives that are becoming part of the game more and more. These are ideal for players who want the ultimate control of the paddle’s response to all kinds of shots and attain maximum spin by holding the ball on the surface a fraction longer.
This paddle is ideal for medium to harder hitting players looking for a balanced paddle with touch, but a bit more power to put the ball away. The honeycomb Polymer core provides power performance, yet gives soft control for the touch shots. The Polymer core is the quietest due to being slightly less deflective, which also helps players with a little extra control since players have a split-second longer to manipulate the ball.
The Tyche has a very balanced Polymer Core with a Fiberglass Composite Surface Similar to our Kratos and Chaos Model I. This combination of Core and Surface materials gives players balance of power without sacrificing control. With a much smaller surface area to center the ball, players can practice all aspects of their game with a sweet sport about half the size of one of our Kratos or Chaos paddles. After drilling with a Tyche, your regular paddle will feel like the size a tennis racquet. Players will find fewer mishits and greater accuracy in their strokes.
Players who want to design and build a custom paddle suited perfectly to their game can choose from over 35 different customization options including their own graphics on the surfaces. There is no other paddle on the market with so many choices to personalize a paddle to your skill level, specifications and style of play.
Yes, and it’s as easy as selecting “Design Your Paddle.” Options for a Kratos or Chaos shape determine the width and length of your custom paddle, with Core and Surface selection included. Next you’ll choose your paddle’s weight, grip colors, thickness, and Surface image. Not satisfied with the options? Just upload your own image!
There are many more options to tinker and experiment with, so customize as much as you want! Choose from six expertly-crafted designs, or design your own paddle: Whatever your choice, Third Shot Drop’s Pickleball Paddles are ready to improve your game. Get out there and start Pickling!