The Electrum Pro pickleball paddle is a professional-grade option designed for players looking to add spin to their shots. The paddle features advanced materials and construction techniques, including a unique carbon fiber face and polypropylene honeycomb core. The paddle has a sleek and modern design, with sharp lines and a glossy finish.

Electrum Pro Paddle First Look

Upon first inspection, it is clear that this paddle is designed for experienced players. The small sweet spot and increased spin potential can make it difficult to control for beginners. Additionally, the skinny grip may make the paddle feel top-heavy and difficult to hold onto during power swings.

However, once players become accustomed to the paddle’s unique characteristics, it can be a lot of fun shaping shots and adding spin. The Electrum Pro shines in the kitchen, where the slower pace near the net allows for more thoughtful strikes on the ball. The energy that comes off the paddle in the kitchen is much more consistent and smooth.

Paddle Weight 7.8 – 8.0 oz
Paddle Face Material Super-Gritty Raw Carbon Fiber
Paddle Core Material Polypropylene Honeycomb
Paddle Shape Wide Body
Paddle Length 15 1/2″
Paddle Width 8 1/2″
Grip Size 4 1/4″
Handle Length 4″
Core Thickness 12mm

Build quality

The Electrum Pro boasts a high build quality, with sharp lines and a modern, stylish design. Designed in Silicon Valley, the paddle stands out on the court with its unique carbon fiber face and glossy finish. However, function takes precedence over fashion, and the advanced materials and construction techniques used in the paddle can make it challenging for less experienced players to control. Upon first inspection, I noticed some blemishes on the carbon fiber face, but these were easily removed with just my hands and did not seem to affect the integrity of the surface. The grip is skinny, but it can be adjusted by adding some layers of tape to increase the overall accuracy.


The skinny grip feels nice in the hand at first, but when you start making power swings, you will realize that you need to grip the handle as tightly as you can, otherwise the grip seems to shift around in the hand making it difficult to make accurate shots. The skinny grip also makes the paddle feel a little top heavy.

I realize that thinner paddle will not have as much support around the ball as thicker ones, but there is not a lot of forgiveness and it requires a confident swing if you want to get the most out of this paddle. Once you figure out how the paddle plays, it can be a lot of fun shaping your shots, but the fact that it responds in irregular ways can be frustrating. If you do not hit the ball in the sweet spot, if feels like hitting the inside of a baseball bat in cold weather…

I consider my self an advanced player, and even I would prefer something that is a little more forgiving so that when I lose a little bit of focus, there’s at least a chance that I will keep the ball in play with a bad shot. If you do not hit the ball directly in the middle of the paddle, the ball barely travels any distance and you will feel a lot of vibration in the paddle. I will say though, if you slam the ball in the perfect spot, it feels marvelous! A thicker grip would probably help with the overall accuracy though, perhaps you can add several layers of tap to bridge the gap.

Soft game

However, when you engage the soft game, this paddle comes to life. The Electrum Pro is a pleasure in the kitchen. This is probably due to the slower pace near the net where you have more time to make a thoughtful strike on the ball. The energy that comes off of the paddle when you hit the ball in the kitchen is much more consistent and smooth.


I have a lot of fun with this paddle giving the ball sharp turns that leave people questioning whether or not this paddle is on the tournament approved list. Absolutely worth the purchase if you can afford to add this option to your bag as a secondary fun paddle to play with when there is nothing on the line. However, in my opinion the paddle is too unpredictable to use it as a daily driver.