The 5 Best Edgeless Pickleball Paddles Review [*Ranked*] in 2020
When we say there’s a huge variety of pickleball paddles on the market today, we mean it! Polymer core paddles, graphite-faced ones, those without edgeguards. Even this handful of features is not exclusive — nowadays paddles mix and match all kinds of materials, measurements, and features. In this post, we’re going to talk about the last of these features mentioned, namely the 5 Best Edgeless Pickleball Paddles of 2020!
Edgeless paddles are simply those that do not have an edgeguard running all around the face of the paddle to protect it from dings and scrapes against hard surfaces! For most players, contact with rigid surfaces such as the ground is inevitable, since people often must bend to retrieve low-bouncing balls. Therefore, the edgeguard really comes in handy when protecting the paddle long-term.
However, the reason one might prefer a paddle without an edgeguard is because it takes away a bit of hitting space all around the perimeter. Edgeguards are like a thick tape, so they’re not completely level with the rest of the face. As a result, when a player hits the ball near the edge of the paddle face, the ball may go in a completely different direction than intended and ruin the play!
In this review, we’ll tell you what kinds of players prefer edgeless paddles, as well as the five best ones we’ve found on the market today. If you’d like a refresher on all the different kinds of paddles, check out our Pickleball Paddle Ultimate Guide!
But for now, prepare to learn what constitutes the best edgeless paddles!