Volair Mach 1 Carbon Fiber Signature Pickleball Paddle
Devloped under the watchful eye of company co-founder and pro player Julian "Andiamo!" Arnold, the Volair Mach 1 Carbon Fiber Paddle is designed to help you control the match by dominating play near the kitchen. The 11" by 7.5" T700 Raw Carbon Fiber face offers a textured hitting surface that causes the ball to linger, allowing you to impart spin and place dinks precisely. The 14mm (0.55") and 16mm (0.63") thicknesses allow you to back up this distinct control with extra feel (16mm) or a smidge more power (14mm). No matter which thickness better suits your game, the 5.5" handle allows you to use different grips throughout a match, including two handed backhands for big drives. Further, leverage, and therefore swing weight and power, are delivered courtesy of the 16.5" overall length of the Mach 1.
When deciding which thickness of the Mach 1 Carbon Fiber Paddle works best for you, it is important to look at the weight difference. The 14mm weighs in at a maneuverable 7.5 oz., while the 7.9 oz. weight of the 16mm paddle further encourages confidence in your control game. Both thicknesses boast a polypropylene honeycomb core that dampens vibrations and mutes sounds to mitigate injuries and keep you focused. With keen attention to detail, the Mach 1 features a secure edge guard that adds durability, and a cushion performance grip that wicks sweat while you dominate hands-battles near the kitchen.
The Mach 1 Carbon Fiber Paddle from Volair Pickleball is a versatile, control-oriented paddle that provides spin and comes in two thicknesses so you can find a weight and feel that works for you.
Average Weight: 7.5 ounces (14mm), 7.9 ounces (16mm)
Weight Range: 7.2 – 7.8 ounces (14mm), 7.6 – 8.2 ounces (16mm)
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (14mm), 4 7/20” (16mm) – Medium Circumference, actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: Cushion Performance Grip
Grip Manufacturer: Volair
Handle Length: 5.5"
Paddle Length: 16.5"
Paddle Width: 7.5"
Paddle Face: Raw T700 Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 14mm (0.55"), 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: 1/8" Overlapping Paddle Face
Manufacturer: Volair Pickleball
Made in China
Paddle has not been received
Dec 7, 2023
Still waiting for shipment. It was at the post office one block from my office and was in transit to San Francisco.
Nov 3, 2023
The Volair Mach 1 (16mm) performs at the highest of levels! The carbon fiber face gives great spin & control. The touch on this paddle is insanely good!! Dinks, volley drops in transition, and resets at the kitchen are unreal. As a player can can generate a lot of power on his own, I don't need a thermoformed paddle that's generating power for me, but this one can also generate pop & power at a high level. As a 5.0 player that has used almost every brand of paddle, this performs with the best of them. The Sweet Spot is very forgiving. The weight is balanced and allows you to add your own to give it head or handle heavy weighting. The 5.5in handle is needed for a 2 handed backhand. The shape is great, no wasted space- the corners cut off for a rounded top, eliminate dead spots on paddles & give movement efficiency & great face control at the kitchen for hand speed. The durability is right up there with the best of them (Selkirk is the only company that's better). It's just well constructed and durable through 5-6mo of 5 days a week play. Don't be fooled by the price point, this paddle gives a $250 value for $140. I have 2 for tournaments & this paddle was a winner after moving on from Joola's return cycle (bad durability)
Not for me
Jul 3, 2023
I understand that manufacturer specs usually have the caveat of a +/- but the grip circumference on my paddle was nothing near 4.3 (a smidge above 4 1/4). I was having a lot of post-play wrist and elbow pain when the paddle did not feel swing heavy over the 2 weeks I played with it, and some of the guys mentioned that the grip felt large; I measured and it was actually 4.63 (4 5/8). Can only guess that was the problem for my average-size female hands. Otherwise seemed well-constructed (with the exception of the end-cap sticker that kept falling off) but the large grip made this a return for me.
Volair Mach 1 14MM
Jun 2, 2023
Ben playing with the Franklin Ben Johns and decided to try to change over. As a former tennis player transitioning to pickleball I needed a paddle that provided enough power but has the ability to put spin on the ball. My third shot drops have improved tremendously and I can put more spin on my sinks to set up that easy put away at the net. I highly recommend this paddle.
Apr 10, 2023
lacked power. Resets from an opponents drive had a hard time hitting over the net.
Apr 1, 2023
I was using the Jola paddle and liked it, but decided to try Volair because of weight. I prefer a lighter paddle. This paddle had the weight I like and the quality of the Jola paddle all in one and the price was MUCH better. I come from racquetball and use a lot of wrist. This paddle gave me the ability to use quick snap of the wrist... LOVE LOVE IT
Enjoying the paddle
Mar 28, 2023
Very good paddle, it's a nice mix of power and control. Feels very similar to the Engage Pursuit MX 6.0 which I have played with in the past, but with more spin capability. I have been using an Electrum Model E most recently, the Mach 1 has more pop to it than the Model E and similar or maybe a bit more spin generation capability. The handle and padded grip on the Volair is nice, I like that aspect much better than the handle on the model E, which is about the only thing I dislike on that paddle.
Mar 14, 2023
I used to play with a Vision 14m and really liked it. Then tried the Volair 14m and love the consistency across the face of the paddle. All around very solid paddle. Power/feel combo is excellent. Very gritty too.