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Needle Elongated Premium Poly Core Paddle

$119.99

 

With the Needle, GAMMA advances into the elongated blade paddle market. Extending the length of the paddle enables you, the player, to reach shots that were once unreachable, while sacrificing less than an inch of width. Engineered so the weight and sweet spot still exist in the center of the paddle (instead of being top-heavy), the Needle is perfect for players looking for balance and control in their play.

Sensa Poly Core technology provides touch and enables dink shots to be hit at sharp angles while maintaining control. The textured graphite face enhances ball bite and promoting perfect placement from the baseline. The Needle becomes a dynamic extension of your body with the signature GAMMA Honeycomb Cushion Grip. Put your opponent on pins and needles when they see you step on the court!I love the fact that it is a control paddle. This means that I can really hit sharp hard angles with my dinks.

Actual feedback from Needle testers:

I love the fact that it is a control paddle. This means that I can really hit sharp hard angles with my dinks.

The weight distribution feels great! Doesn’t feel too top heavy at all.

This is one of the first long paddles I have hit that feels like the sweet spot is in the middle of the paddle, Most of the other long paddles feel like the sweet spot is high up on the top.

GAMMA Honeycomb Grip

The GAMMA Honeycomb Grip features an extra tacky and firm surface. This provides high traction for maximum grip feedback and control. The perforated honeycomb surface absorbs moisture to provide a sure firm grip.

Grip Size

4 ⅛ in.

Grip Length

4.25

Paddle Face

Textured Graphite Hitting Surface

Weight

~7.6 oz

Width

7-1/8″ in

Length

16-5/8″ in

Poly Core Construction

Sensa Poly Core

Color

Green/Blue

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4)
  1. Dec. 15, 2018
    5 out of 5

    LOVE IT1

    I've been playing with my Gamma Needle since August most in doubles play, mixed and men's. From the first day I could feel the extra control and reach when I needed it. I own a few paddles but the Needle is my number one choice. Almost everyone I have loaned it to has ended up buying one and are satisfied as I am. You cannot go wrong with this paddle in your quiver. The only way to better this paddle might be to offer it in a range of colors.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

  2. Sep. 25, 2018
    5 out of 5

    The Needle

    I purchased the Needle in June and played with it a couple of months and liked the additional length. Since the purchase of the Needle, I have tried the Pin and like the composite face better than the graphite. I have recommended the Needle to a few of my friends and they love it and have purchased

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

  3. Aug. 06, 2018
    5 out of 5

    Best silhouette out there! Great paddle!

    I don't want to get too "gushy" about the Needle; but I've owned over a dozen high-quality legit paddles and this is my favorite. As a former tennis teaching pro(over 25 years), I can appreciate the longer length(just under regulation max) and full shoulders of the Needle silhouette. Based on my background, I fully expect to hit plenty of shots higher in the face of the paddle and to hit those shots with power when warranted. The full shoulders inspire confidence and help broaden the effective hitting surface on such shots. BUT, the Needle doesn't stop there! There is plenty of "touch" in the Needle face, allowing for tons of spin when used properly and great soft feel for dinks. I don't notice any hot spots nor do I feel any dead zones in the hitting area of the Needle. My XL sized hands fit on the handle just fine(It's a touch longer than the Omni or the GearBox GH7L, among others); but the hitting surface does cut the handle length just a smidge compared to "square" conventional paddles. I've played many hours of "banger" style Pickleball as well as recreational games with my Needle and can't find a single spot of weakness in the paddle(handle is solid, edge guard very secure). IF I had to choose ONE paddle and stick with it, my choice would be the Needle !!! (By the bye, if you want a little more "pop" , give the PIN a try. As a former tennis bum, I have plenty of power and prefer the "feel" of the Needle.)

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

  4. May. 07, 2018
    5 out of 5

    Needle is great!

    If you like long paddles, you will love, if you have not tried a long paddle try it! Great combo of length and width all in a paddle with great touch!

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

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