Andre Resner
Retired from Southport, NC, United States

I’m a writer. Taught at universities in TX, NJ, and NC for my career. Authored four books and a lot of articles, etc. I enjoy Pickleball now, am a skilled 4.0 player, and would enjoy reviewing...

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I’m a writer. Taught at universities in TX, NJ, and NC for my career. Authored four books and a lot of articles, etc. I enjoy Pickleball now, am a skilled 4.0 player, and would enjoy reviewing pickleball products and writing instructional or special interest stories on and about the game. Here’s a sample equipment review I just banged out in the last hour:

Prokennex Pickleball Pro-Spin Paddle Review—It may be hyperbole to say that Prokennex has a mission to save the world, but it’s no exaggeration to say that they are intent on rescuing one Pickleballer’s elbow after another. With this latest iteration in their Kinetic lineup, they have definitely upped their game. Not only does their Kinetic Energy Technology reduce more shock and vibration than any other paddle on the market (by up to 46% shock reduction, and 23% vibration decrease, according to independent tests by MIT folks), due to a non-slip surface applicant and 21 embedded strings, this paddle generates significintly enhanced spin while proving uncompromising in the power game. This reviewer found the earlier edition, the Prokennex Flight series, underpowered and not so stable, especially on slightly mis-hit volleys at the NVZ. Not so with the new Pro-Spin version. Its combination of power, touch, spin, and shock/vibration reduction is unparalleled in the current paddle market. Though a bit pricey at $220 (suggested retail price), the prevent-elbow-pain benefits of this paddle far outweigh the few extra shekels that it costs. Consider the co-pay and ibuprofen savings when calculating the price of this ultra-smooth-playing partner. After a week of intense play, this reviewer is sold. It fits nicely under your pillow at night, too. Just sayin. André Resner