The Z5 Composite Pickleball Paddle by Onix is a heavier version of the ultra-popular Graphite Z5 paddle. Virtually identical in all aspects (except for material, construction and weight), this paddle is a great choice for players who want a little extra oomph behind their hits. The solid Nomex honeycomb core provides a sturdy foundation for play on the fiberglass face. The face is covered with a graphic similar to cells, and then topped with a giant “Z” and a “5” in flourishing text.
The Composite Z5 paddle provides lots of power, thanks to its weight of 8.4-9.2 ounces. The paddle is 8-1/8” wide when measured from side to side, and 15-1/2” long from the top of the edge guard to the end of the handle. The handle is a good length of 5”, providing just enough length for reach without seeming overly-long. It is wrapped with a black perforated cushion grip, which makes the grip circumference on this paddle a medium size.
After playing just once with this fantastic paddle, it will be evident why so many people consider the Z5 Composite paddle to be one of the best paddles produced.