Legacy Pro Pickleball Paddle
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Legacy Pro Paddle Review (16MM)

On the pickleball court, skill, precision, and the right equipment can make all the difference. Legacy is a brand synonymous with innovation in pickleball paddles. They are a relatively new company, but their paddles are changing the sport.

Many companies bringing paddles to the market are clones of what is already available. The legacy pro pickleball paddle is a game-changer.

This review looks at the Legacy Pro, exploring its specific characteristics, performance attributes, and standout features. Whether you’re an experienced player seeking an edge or a beginner venturing into the world of pickleball, join us to see if this paddle may be a fit for your game.

Who Is Legacy Pickleball?

Legacy Pro Pickleball

Legacy Pickleball is a pickleball paddle company founded in 2022 by a group of enthusiasts passionate about creating high-quality paddles that would help players of all levels improve their game.

Their initial focus was on Juniors paddles (ages 4-10), seeing them as the future of the sport. They have expanded their product range but are still limited compared to other paddle manufacturers.

The company’s mission is to “provide the best possible pickleball paddles for players of all ages and skill levels,” and they strive to do this by using only the best materials and construction techniques.

Legacy Pickleball paddles are designed to offer a combination of power and control, and they are available in various shapes, sizes, and weights to accommodate different playing styles. The company also provides a variety of accessories, such as grips, cases, and bags.

Legacy stands out with its work with the mental health community using pickleball as a positive solution.

Legacy Pickleball is committed to providing excellent customer service, offering a satisfaction guarantee on all its products. They also have a team of pickleball experts available to answer questions and provide advice.

Legacy Pro Quick Summary

The Legacy Pro is a raw carbon fiber paddle with an extended sweet spot differential. It has an ergonomic octagonal handle grip circumference. The balance between spin and power makes the Legacy Pro a true versatile paddle on the court.

The Legacy Pro handle length is good for all hand sizes and for taking those two-handed backhands. The core has been engineered to reduce vibration to reduce those pesky arm injuries.

What sets this paddle apart is its unibody construction and thermoforming foam seal, which is cutting-edge technology and makes the Legacy Pro one of the best in the industry. The one-piece construction means there is no break between the paddle face and the grip, another first.

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Legacy Pro – $150.00 (on sale)
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What The Key Features Of The Legacy Pro?

  • USAPA approved
  • 16mm polymer core: This thick Nomex core provides the Legacy Pro with a large sweet spot and more power on shots. The core thickness is 16MM compressed to 8MM, giving it excellent damping capabilities.
  • Toray t700 carbon fiber face: The Legacy Pro is a raw carbon fiber paddle using Toray t700 carbon fiber. This material is known for its strength and durability, and it also helps to give the paddle a more crisp feel in contact with the ball.
  • It has a one-piece construction balanced for power and spin. The core and face run from the paddle’s top to the bottom.
  • Edge guard: This protective layer helps to prevent the Legacy Pro paddle from chipping or cracking. They do not offer an edgeless paddle.
  • 5.3-inch handle: This length provides a comfortable grip for players with larger hands.
  • 4.125-inch grip size: The Legacy Pro has an octagonal handle grip circumference. This size is ideal for most players.
  • Swing weight of 120: This weight provides a good balance of power and control.
  • The average weight of 8.0 ounces: This weight is on the heavy side
  • Shape: Elongated with a good handle length
  • Versatility: True versatile paddle

Legacy Pro

The Shape

It combines an elongated shape with a raw carbon fiber texture. This unique design gives you excellent coverage and a great feel on the court. Plus, it allows you to achieve some epic spin and control.

The Legacy Pro has an elongated shape that measures 16.5 inches in length. That means some serious reach at the kitchen. I am not a tall person, and the elongated shape of this paddle definitely improved my shot return and shot-kill ratios.


The Legacy Pro design, with its raw carbon fiber construction, provides excellent power capabilities vs. other power paddles. Its one-piece construction balanced both power and spin and gave great control.

I have noticed a difference with this paddle. My power game is still a work in progress, but I can hold my own on the court with the Legacy Pro, especially in drives and serve returns.


It has a raw carbon fiber textured paddle face, which gives it great spin capabilities. This was noticeable both on serves and drives.


The Legacy Pro is a heavier paddle at 8 – 8.4 ounces. While the surface provides excellent power at the net, the paddle has less power during short swings.


The Legacy Pro stands out with the top-notch materials used in its construction. It’s made from premium Toray t700 carbon fiber. This means the face of the pickleball paddle is very resistant to deformation, making it durable and solid.


The paddle has a polypropylene core with whole cells, ensuring a consistent feel no matter where you make contact. It feels slightly dampened and doesn’t make a ‘pop.’ Much more muted. But it did have good control and shot placement.

I did like it better than the Selkirk power air for the overall ability to handle different shots.

Sweet Spot

The Legacy Pro plays like it has an extended sweet spot differential which feels like you have an edge-to-edge sweet spot. Very forgiving and responsive.

Again, this was better than the Selkirk power air. The Selkirk had a more noticeable difference of a dead spot toward the end of the paddle.


The handle of the Legacy Pro is also made from carbon fiber, which adds stability throughout the entire paddle. This gave it a good feel when swinging and was very stable throughout. It has an octagonal handle grip circumference that does have a different feel in a good way.

If you’re looking for a paddle that offers the perfect balance of spin and power, you must try the new Legacy Pro. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed.


  • Power (Pop)
  • Spin
  • Durable one-piece construction (best)
  • Price & Customer Service


  • Relative new company
  • The ‘pop’ takes getting used to
  • Not ‘softest’ feeling carbon fiber
  • Long term durability

Frequently Asked Questions:

New Technologies:

  • New materials: Paddles are now being made from a variety of new materials, including raw carbon fiber, fiberglass, and honeycomb cores. These materials offer several advantages over traditional wood and plastic paddles, including increased durability, power, spin, and control. Toray t700 carbon fiber is the next-gen material.
  • New shapes: Paddles are now available in various shapes, including oval, teardrop, and round. The paddle’s shape can affect how the ball bounces off it, so players can choose a shape that suits their playing style.
  • New grips: Paddles are now available with a variety of grips, including standard, oversized, and ergonomic grips and handle length. The grip can affect how the player feels the ball, so players can choose a grip that suits their hand size and playing style.


  • Carbon fiber:  is a very strong and lightweight material used in the construction of high-performance power paddles. Raw carbon fiber paddles are very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. They are also very responsive, meaning players can generate a lot of power with each swing.
  • Fiberglass: is a less expensive material than carbon fiber but is still very strong and durable. Fiberglass paddles are less responsive than carbon fiber paddles. However, they are still a good option for players looking for a durable and affordable paddle.
  • Honeycomb core: Honeycomb cores are made up of a series of small, hexagonal cells that are arranged in a honeycomb pattern. Honeycomb cores are very strong and lightweight and can help absorb shock and vibration. This makes them a good option for players prone to arm pain or who want to reduce the amount of vibration they feel when they hit the ball.

Power and spin are determined by the paddle’s core and surface materials.

Power Paddles

The core material significantly affects the power. Paddles designed for power often feature polymer, Nomex, or aluminum cores. These materials provide a hard-hitting surface, transferring more energy to the ball on impact.

Polymer is the softest and quietest of all materials, offering excellent power with less noise.

Nomex cores are made by dipping a honeycomb framework into polymer resin, creating a hard, durable, and powerful paddle.

Aluminum cores offer a nice blend of power and control but are usually lighter and less powerful than Nomex cores.

The surface material can also contribute to power. Graphite and composite (fiberglass) are two common materials used for power-focused paddles due to their firm structure and responsiveness.

Spin Paddles

Spin, on the other hand, is influenced mainly by the surface texture of the paddle. A rougher surface generates more friction on the ball, enabling more spin.

Composite paddles often have a rougher texture and are therefore favored for spin generation.

Carbon fiber is another material used for the surface of spin-centric paddles due to its high friction properties.

Some paddles incorporate unique “spin technology” in the surface design, such as proprietary texturing methods to increase ball bite.

While the core material may not directly impact spin as much, a lighter paddle can provide quicker maneuverability, allowing the player to position the paddle better to add spin.

It’s important to note that while the materials and design can lean a paddle towards power or spin, the ultimate performance also largely depends on the player’s skill and technique.


Because of their light weight, carbon fiber paddles are great for players who need to move quickly on the court and make fast swings. Additionally, the high stiffness of carbon fiber allows for more energy to be transferred from the paddle to the ball, resulting in a more powerful shot.

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