The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is an enhanced version of the wildly successful Engage Encore Pickleball Paddle. The Encore Pro is jam-packed with cutting-edge technology and comes with a slew of paddle features that are sought after by some of the world’s best pickleball players. First and foremost, the Encore Pro is intended to blend power with control, resulting in a pickleball pad that is both powerful and responsive.
The Encore Pro is one of the greatest pickleball paddles on the market, with a huge sweet spot (bigger than the heritage Encore Pro) and a tremendous feel in the paddle when striking the pickleball. We’ll go into the specifics of the paddle face, core, and dimensions later in our Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle review.
However, it’s important to note that the Encore Pro has a unique Fiberglass paddle face and a Polymer core, making it one of the softest and most accurate paddles available. On top of that, the Encore Pro has a unique paddle skin that pushes the boundaries of acceptable surface roughness.
Engage has created a new “specialized skin” technology that is a game-changing advancement in paddle technology. As part of the Encore paddle series’ heritage, the Encore Pro incorporates this “custom skin.” This customized skin is a one-of-a-kind combination of a polypropylene core and an additional polymer layer that enhances the permissible surface roughness limitations.
The touch and feel of your paddle are further improved by this unique skin. The Encore Pro and ball keep in touch for longer because of the enhanced roughness of this particular skin. This feature allows players to have more fluid ball handling and more precise shot placements.
Paddle Face & Edge Guard
While the Engage Encore Pro pickleball paddle isn’t screaming from the rooftops (there are undoubtedly better-looking paddles on the market), the technology crammed within the Encore Pro is anything but. The Encore Pro paddle face is comprised of a Specialized Proprietary Fiberglass that allows you to strike the pickleball with outstanding control and precision.
Furthermore, the ‘Encore Pro’ features a specially designed paddle skin that evolved from the traditional Encore paddle. By increasing the surface roughness of the paddle, the skin works in tandem with the core to maximize power, control, and ball placement. The Encore Pro pushes the envelope when it comes to surface roughness, giving you the most flexibility possible. As a result, you’ll have a pickleball paddle that can hold the ball for a fraction of a second longer, allowing you to hit winning shots with spins or swerving.
The core of the Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is comprised of a specifically engineered Polypropylene or Polymer Honeycomb that gives the paddle a soft, controlled, and consistent feel. While the Encore Pro is recognized for its ability to impart control to the pickleball, the Encore Pro’s ability to strike hard is generally overlooked.
The paddle weighs between 7.8 and 8.3 ounces, giving you plenty of power and allowing you to smack the ball from the back of the court or overhead. The paddle is especially good at striking hefty shots with swerving and top-spin from further out on the court when used with the Encore Pro skin. Similarly, having a thicker core enables you to take the sting out of tough opponent play.
Dimensions & Weight
The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle weighs between 7.8 and 8.3 ounces and is a middleweight pickleball paddle. The increased weight of the Encore Pro paddle offers it additional power from the back of the court and the ability to stop strong opponent strokes near the net.
The Encore Pro is a wide-ranging paddle face with one of the game’s biggest sweet spots. Spanning 15 1/2 inches long and 8 1/8 inches wide.
Handle & Grip
The handle of the Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is 4 3/4 inches long. Which is somewhat lower than the handles on other Onix and Paddletek pickleball paddles. Nevertheless, there would be enough room on the paddle hand to play two-handed strokes. You’re just sacrificing 1/4 inch. The Encore Pro is for you if you desire a smaller paddle handle. You can be putting your palms high on the grip.
It has a perforated surface of the grip. Which helps it absorb moisture and the cushioning provides you a secure but pleasant grip on the Encore Pro paddle.
Finally, the Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is a high-end pickleball paddle that is suitable for players of all levels. The Encore Pro is the paddle for you if you’re looking for a paddle that perfectly balances control and power.
The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is a paddle with the features that top-level pro-players need. The Encore Pro provides amazing control and power on-court thanks to its Fiberglass paddle face, and polypropylene core.
The Encore Pro is a superb pickleball paddle that will offer you the utmost control and ball placement. It comes in four different colors.
To conclude our evaluation of the Encore Pro pickleball paddle, it provides competitive-level performance at a fraction of the cost. This paddle was created by Engage for maximum surface roughness, offering players great control. Ideal for those who want to rotate the ball more. Engage backs its paddles with a generous warranty and a money-back guarantee to ensure your satisfaction.