Combat Katana Raw Carbon
I love Combat paddles ! Always well priced and full of quality and support. This newest paddle will be my 3rd.
The Combat Katana is a really great paddle with exceptional deflection and spin. I was playing with the Combat “Dagger” another great paddle from Combat but when the Katana came out it.caught my attention.
Im am a small framed woman , a senior and have always lacked power when returning or serving the ball. On the surfaces (look, feel & grit) these paddles are nearly identical. Here’s where they differ for me . The Katana is an exceptional paddle in terms of pop, spin and touch. The 16mm thickness and thermoformed edge must be producing this combination of power and control. I have never before really been able to spin a ball before and now I’m adding that to my tool bag. I love the longer handle as well the comfortable feel, the different grip colour is attractive and very unique. I would recommend giving the Combat Katana paddle a try, it’s a stellar paddle that will generate a ton of spin on your serves and groundstrokes while providing that nice soft controlled feeling at the kitchen. I’m certain that this paddle will help take me to my next level. I recommend it for every level of player.
I have been playing pickleball for a little over 4 years now and previously have had no past racket sports history. From the start I was introduced to many paddle brands all with different and even similar characteristics , quite mind boggling really. The corporate brands caught my attention first - Head, Selkirk and Prince. Non of these paddles did it for me something was always missing. On the courts I started to notice a lot of Combat Paddles and when asked all the players spoke very positively about them. When I heard that a new Combat paddle was newly released I was eager to try one. The Combat “Katana” is the best by far because it feels like I have more control and power when I need it. I like a longer paddle handle and the weight seems to be perfectly balanced for me. The grip is awesome very comfortable and I like the colour. Combat Katana checks all the boxes and can compete with paddles almost twice the price. Value and performance !
I am a bit of an equipment snob. I do my research and I like to buy the best. My current paddle is a JOOLA Hyperion Swift. It’s an awesome paddle and should be as it’s almost at the top of the price range for paddles coming in at $280 CDN
The Combat Katana at just under $200 CDN which pleasantly surprised me. Right from the start I could feel that I had more control and power when I need it. The elongated shape and longer handle length give the paddle face a huge sweet spot. At first I was a bit curious about the paddles 16mm thickness but soon realized that it helped to contribute to the control , soft feel and precision. After playing a few games I could actually see fibres from the ball on the face of the paddle - thats just how gritty the carbon fibre surface is and the spin that it could create was impressive.
I feel that carbon fibre paddles are the way of the future and this paddle being thermoformed at the edges along with Combats unique grip guard technology makes this paddle state of the art. My recommendation would be to buy this paddle whether you are a pro or a beginner you certainly wont be disappointed and will definitely save yourself a few bucks!
Had the pleasure of playing with the Katana last night - my first thoughts: Great balance and maneuverability. I found more control on my ground strokes and quick hands at the net. No sacrifice for power that I could tell - put-aways were very effective. Great job, Combat!
Weight Average: 7.9-8.3oz (Average weight 8.1oz)
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4"
Grip Length: 5.5"
Paddle Length: 16.5"
Paddle Width: 7.5"
Paddle Face: Raw Carbon Fibre
Core Material: 16mm Polymer honeycomb with Thermoformed Technology
Edge Guard: Rubberized edge guard
Grip: Combat Protak thin grip over reinforced handle
Warranty: 1 Year
USAPA Approved / Designed in Canada
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