Carl Schmits, the USA Pickleball’s Managing Director of facility development and equipment standards sits down with Jason Aspes to discuss all things paddles. From delamination, testing on the tours, to the new EVA paddles, and advancements in sound dampening technologies. Carl is one of the most knowledgable people in the world when it comes to paddle technology and where things are headed.
2:00 Carl’s background
6:45 Thermoforming and frame tension
10:15 Manufacturing improvements
11:30 Update on testing of paddles
17:00 How prevelent is the problem?
19:00 Dangerous speeds
20:45 Measurements and data of paddle speeds
23:25 Concept paddles and EVA foam
25:00 Seal of USAP approval
28:45 What is a legal paddle?
33:00 Quiet paddles
36:30 Quiet ball technology
38:45 Legal liability for manufacturers
42:45 Noise reduction at facilities
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