TechTalk with Oneshot Pickleball: The Flipshot
by kellyfrazier88 on May 24, 2022
Why choose between touch and power when you can have it all? After years of players having to select either a fiberglass or carbon fiber paddle, Oneshot is now offering both materials in a single design. Taking inspiration from table tennis paddles which often have dual surfaces, the Flipshot provides incredible versatility and different levels of responsiveness depending on which side of the face you use. This innovative style is fully approved by USA Pickleball and ready to offer new tricks with a flip of the wrist.
Read more to hear what Oneshot has to say about this paddle's greatest benefits.
Can you tell us what is innovative and different about the Flipshot Paddle?
In this model we incorporated two completely different materials (fiberglass & carbon fiber) on each surface of the paddle in order to create a unique feel on each side. The blue side will feel much softer, consequently providing more control, while the red side will feel solid to provide more power.
When did the idea strike for this paddle and why?
The idea started about a year ago when we were talking about how much we like our forehand or backhand more than the other. That's where we had that lightbulb moment and considered incorporating two different surfaces within the same paddle to compensate for a weak backhand or forehand.
There have been few attempts by others at this type of technology in the past. Why do you think pickleball is ready for it now?
Now more than ever the sport has been attracting athletes from other paddle and racquet sports. These players have different styles and consequently need products that adapt to their needs, which makes perfect sense for us.
What type of player will enjoy this paddle?
Any player that wants to mix it up and try something unique.
Which side would you advise players to use on their forehand or backhand?
That's the fun part about this paddle: There is no right or wrong. Just use each side to compensate for a weakness or double up on a strength!
What's next for Oneshot in terms of technology or innovations?
We will keep that a secret for now, but we can share that we have multiple initiatives going on that will take the industry by surprise. We have models launching as early as this year and as late as 2024.
Read more about the Flipshot's specs to see if it might be the right match for you, and let us know if there are any other unusual paddle styles you might like to see in the future.