Drive: Stiff Pickleball Paddles
Drive Pickleball Paddles By Li-Ning for Maximum Durability
The third performance series category that the Li-Ning Pickleball offers is called the DRIVE SERIES. By dividing our Pickleball paddles into four main segments, shopping online for a Pickleball paddle can’t be any easier. Simply choose what’s most important for you in a Pickleball paddle, in this case our rigid DRIVE SERIES paddles are manufactured to last you a couple years of consistent play on the court – which is more than the industry average.
Li-Ning is very aware that some poor performing Pickleball paddles acquire “dead spots” in the surface of their paddles. Sometimes that happens after only a few uses and it’s due mostly to cheaper, low quality or inconsistent materials used in the manufacturing process. Rest assured that Li-Ning does not take any short cuts with its Pickleball Paddles and prides itself on the materials used in all of its paddles, but especially in the DRIVE SERIES.
When it comes to making paddles for Pickleball, there are a few main materials that make up the cores and the skins. Most Pickleball paddles are built with a polymer or aluminum core along with paddle skins formed from carbon fiber, composite, graphite or, in some cases, wood. Li-Ning has identified the materials that are going to last the longest because of their stable stiffness, so look for aluminum honeycomb cores and graphite skins in the DRIVE SERIES of performance Pickleball paddles from Li-Ning. Like most of the pickleball paddles in the Li-Ning performance series, these too are USA Pickleball Association approved.
Weight Should Weigh Into Your Pickleball Paddle Decision
In order to make a stiff Pickleball paddle that will provide realistic reaction and control on the court while still standing the test of time, wear and tear, DRIVE SERIES Pickleball paddles fall into the midweight category that approaches 7.5 ounces. Lighter Pickleball paddles weigh less than 7 ounces, while heavy paddles exceed 8 ounces. Sometimes, if a paddle is too light, baseline serves are hard to consistently hit and return serves are harder to control. But light paddles also help prevent wrist injuries. Conversely, heavier Pickleball paddles provide stronger baseline serves, service returns and smashes, but can be cumbersome for some players to handle.
The mid weight paddles in the Li-Ning DRIVE SERIES provide a nice balance for an overall complete, consistent game play that will last match after match.