Vulcan V940 Carbon Fiber Paddle
The Vulcan V940 Paddle boasts the most leverage in the V900 line, and backs it up with a thick 16mm (0.63") core. The 16.5" overall length means leverage is automatic, and the 5.5" long handle leaves room for a second hand to absolutely rip backhands.
The V940, like the rest of the paddles in the V900 series, boasts a modern Quatro-Carbon carbon fiber face material that uses top-tier carbon fiber to provide grit, feel, and durability. The bi-directional weave of this carbon fiber creates texture that helps you put spin on big forehands and strategic back hands with ease. Meanwhile, the 16mm thick core is engineered to allow the ball to sit on the paddle face longer ("dwell time") to add a rare measure of control to an elongated-shaped paddle. Beneath this high-quality face material is a ZEP9 polypropylene honeycomb core that absorbs vibration and helps limit injury while adding feel and enhancing the sweet spot size, leading to you winning more points than ever before.
The V940 Paddle from Vulcan Pickleball uses modern technologies and an elongated design to provide you with feedback and control while also bolstering power so that you can improve every part of your game.
Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Average Weight: 8 ounces
Weight Range: 7.8 - 8.2 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8")
Grip Style: Textured Light-tack Max Control Grip
Grip Manufacturer: Vulcan Pickleball
Handle Length: 5.5"
Paddle Length: 16.5"
Paddle Width: 7.5"
Paddle Face: Quatro-Carbon Carbon Fiber
Core Material: ZEP9 Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: 1/8" Overlapping Paddle Face
Manufacturer: Vulcan Pickleball
Made in China
Almost zero pop
Dec 2, 2023
I have been playing with a 16 mm control paddle but this hit like a marshmallow. Almost zero pop. Handle was too long for me***PBC Response*** Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We know that not every paddle will be right for every player which is why we offer our 30-day no questions asked test drive allowing you to send the paddle back within 30 days of arrival for any reason at all. Please reach out to our customer service team by phone or email for more information on the seamless process. - Anastasia, PBC Team
Ditch your Joola and buy a quality paddle
Apr 1, 2023
Ah, where to begin? Recently, when shopping for a new paddle, I decided to go off the beaten path and invest $229 in the Vulcan V940. The reason I was in the market for a new paddle is simple: all my Joola paddles were broken. No more pop. Certainly no spin. And a clunky sound that occurred whenever the ball was struck outside of the dime-sized remaining sweet spot in the paddle. Something akin to playing pickleball with a pizza box. Adios Joola. I paid good money for a Legacy paddle. But as we all know, they still haven't shipped. A month after purchasing it. Still waiting..... So, after researching the Google, I landed at the Vulcan V940. Not too many pros use Vulcan. That's probably why I bought it. I wanted something off the beaten path. And now, after about a month of playing with the V940, I feel comfortable sharing with you the good news: it was worth every penny. I might ask ChatGPT to write a poem about it. Firstly, it's stylish. Joola isn't. Joola and Engage and CRBN and Legacy all look government issue. Little creativity. Second, the V940 has plenty of pop. But like a finely tuned sportscar, the V940 allows you to dial the power up and down as needed. If you simply have to drive around town, 5th gear isn't needed. But it's there when you hit the interstate. I'd say it has the same power as most other "power" paddles, but its construction allows you to walk it back when needed: for example, on reset shots. Or the dink. Or even a gentle cross-court slice. Third, the spin. And plenty of it. My Joola's spin was gone after about a month. Sad. For over $200, you'd think the spin for stick around for a couple of months. So I bought another one. And mysteriously, the spin was gone on that one too after about 6 weeks. With the Vulcan: Not so. After a month with the Vulcan, spin is still there. No complaints in this department. Beats me how many RPM's it generates. And who really cares? It's not a motorcycle. But it generates plenty of top, side and back spin. Which leads more to the next topic... Finally, the piece de la resistance: Control. Now many manufacturers of 16 mm paddles advertise control. And some of their products actually have it. But what they often gain in control comes at the expense of power. The Vulcan V940 amazingly blends both control and power seamlessly. I don't know how. My former paddles couldn't balance these variables. It was an all-or-none phenomenon. Either the 14 mm for power, or the 16 mm for control. Kudos to the Vulcan engineers for figuring out how to incorporate both in 1 paddle. Backhand slices now come more easily... and actually land in. Dink lobs designed to force our opponents to scurry about the court: Bravo. And the resets, oh the resets. Dreamy. Look folks, inflation has driven up the cost of everything. Including pickleball paddles. I cannot believe I am saying this, but this paddle was actually worth the money. And no, I wasn't paid for this review. And I paid for the paddle. And I am enjoying playing with it. I hope you'll consider it too.....unless you're playing against me in our next tournament!