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Thrive Threat 16mm Pickleball Paddle
    Thrive Threat 16mm Pickleball Paddle
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    Handle Length: 5.3 in

    Paddle Length: 16.5 in

    Core Material: Polymer Honercomb

    Surface Material: TORAY T700 Carbon Fiber

    Paddle Width: 7 1/2 in

    Grip Size: 4.125 in *may vary up to 1/8"

    Factory Grip: Thrive Grip

    Core Thickness: 16

    This Paddle is made in China

    The Thrive Threat is the perfect combination of power, control, feel, and spin. As many elongated thermoformed paddles are very high in swing weight, we have perfectly weighted and balanced the paddle to suit all levels of players. Giving the player choices of different swing weights, it allows the player to customize their paddle to optimize performance.

    Using TORAY T700 carbon fiber, this paddle is constructed with the finest materials to perform on the court. Our peel ply technology uses a unique weave, giving you unparalleled spin and overall wear. This sleek designed paddle and graphics gives you the confidence to dominate on the court.

    Each paddle is hand weighed, giving you 5 important measurements to customize your paddle to your liking. When ordering, you have the option to choose from different swing weights. If you have a specific swing weight, we will try our best to send you what is requested.


    • AZUL 16mm Paddle
    • Lead Tape - (10) 3g strips
    • Threat Paddle Covers
    • Thrive Paddle Eraser

    Paddle Details

    • 360 Unibody construction using unique carbon fused molding technology (thermoforming)
    • Foam Injected Walls using a carbon seam to increase the sweet spot and feel
    • TORAY T700 Carbon Fiber textured surface
    • Peel Ply technology a unique and tested weave pattern for exceptional spin and wear
    • Swing Weight - 117-124 (your choice)
    • Shape - Elongated
    • Total Length - 16.5 Inches
    • Width - 7.5 Inches
    • Grip Circumference - 4.125 Inches
    • Grip Length - 5.3 Inches
    • High Grade Polymer Honeycomb Core
    • Core Thickness - 16mm
    • Contoured Edge Guard
    • USA Pickleball Approved
    • Custom weight card

    Thrive Weight Information - 5 Measures for Each Paddle (listed on your custom weight card)

    Swing Weight: Measures how heavy the paddle feels when swung and is determined how the weight is distributed throughout the paddle. THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER.

    Twist Weight: A weight that measures how resistant the paddle is to rotation when the ball is hit off center. When hit off center the paddle will twist causing less stability. The higher the twist rate the larger the sweet spot.

    Balance Point: The distance of the paddles center of gravity from the butt of the handle. This is measured in cm. The higher the number the further the balance point is from the handle. Balance point determines the head heaviness of a paddle.

    Head Heavy: This number uses the balance point number to determine how head heavy a paddle is. Paddles that have a high swing weight have a higher head heavy number then a lighter swing weight paddle. A paddle with a higher head heavy number generally hits harder.

    Paddle (Static) Weight: This number is what the paddle weighs on a scale. This number or weight is THE LEAST IMPORTANT NUMBER yet used all the time.

    If you're unsure about your model or weight...try our DEMO Program.

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    UPC: 860011305408
    MPN: Threat16-1
    Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds
    A Lot of Hype
    There's a lot of hype about this paddle coming with a listing of various swing measurements but essentially the paddle is no different than the Vatic V7. All paddles have different measurements and this manufacturer is one of the first to provide that information. While this is nice to know, it doesn't make the paddle any better. In fact, since this paddle is made in China it may have less constructive quality control than one made in the US.
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    Best BANG for the Buck Paddle Around
    I have tried many many paddles including the new Gearbox Pro paddles and I prefer this Thrive paddle. It give a great amount of power and spin but is still controllable while dinking. With it including the Cover, lead and eraser it is the best deal with a great quality paddle.
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    The following information will walk you through the where to apply lead weight to you pickleball paddle and what the impact will be on swing weight (how heady heavy the paddle feels) and twist weight (how resistant the paddle is to rotation on off center hits). The weights are place in the same position on each side of the paddle.

    3 Grams from the Handle

    lead weight 3g from handle

    We suggest you start with this setup if you elect to add lead to your paddle. Your paddle will be feel a little heavier but more stable on dinks. The twist weight increases slightly which will make the sweet spot larger.

    • Swing Weight Increases By +.70
    • Twist Weight Increases By +.11

    6 Grams from the Handle

    lead weight 6g from handle

    This is the most common setup among players if they can handle the increased swing weight. By adding 6 grams from the handle to both sides, swing weight increases by 1.85 pts. Twist weight goes up 7.6% by adding weight to this location which increases the sweet spot considerably. With this setup you will notice better control and feel. You will lose a little head heaviness but will still have good power on drives.

    • Swing Weight Increases By +1.85
    • Twist Weight Increases By +.52

    3 Grams 1 inch from the Handle

    lead weight 3g 1 inch from handle

    If you first tried putting 3 grams starting at the handle I would move the weight 1 inch from the grip and try this area. Your swing weight will increase slightly but you will make a sizable increase in twist rate which will make the sweet spot larger.

    • Swing Weight Increases By +.97
    • Twist Weight Increases By +.31

    6 Grams 1 inch from the Handle

    lead weight 6g 1 inch from handle

    When weight is added further up the paddle, you will start to see sizable increases in both swing weight and twist rate. With this set up, the twist rate increases 11% as the swing weight increases by 2.51. If this setup feels good, and you do not lose hand speed then this is a very good option.

    • Swing Weight Increases By +2.51
    • Twist Weight Increases By +.79

    3 Grams 2.5 inchs from the Handle

    lead weight 2g 2_5 inch from handle

    This area is very good if you want a little extra swing and twist weight. This location will give the paddle a very controlled solid feel.

    • Swing Weight Increases By +1.25
    • Twist Weight Increases By +.43

    3 Grams at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions

    lead weight 3g 3 an d9 oclock

    This setup adds a lot of swing weight to the paddle but also adds a lot of twist weight. If you love to reset the ball and have great control, this setup may be for you. If you like to do rolls at the net, this setup may be difficult with so much weight on the sides.

    • Swing Weight Increases By +3.67
    • Twist Weight Increases By +.73

    3 Grams at the 2 & 10 o'clock positions

    lead weight 3g 2 and 10 oclock

    10 & 2 is the power setup. The swingweight goes thorugh the roof to giving you the most power. Twist rate doesn't move that high, but if you want power and can handle the heaviness, this would be your setup. Beware of tennis elbow with this setup and other potential injuries. We are not doctors, but want customers to know the risks.

    • Swing Weight Increases By +7.87
    • Twist Weight Increases By +.32

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