To me, a paddle is a paddle, but I bought these paddles because they were "Amazon recommended. " After I unwrapped the packaging from the paddles, I noticed that they stink!!! Not sure if it was the plastic packaging around the paddles that stink or if it's the paddles themselves, but I had to put them in another room. They have a mixture of a skunk smell and bad cauliflower. I'll check in a few weeks to see if the smell is still there, and if not, then I'll change my rating.
Bought this set for my son for Christmas. I thought this was a nice set, it seemed sturdy. We opened them today and tried them out. After a half hour of using them, the red paddle broke at the handle. Very sad. We were only able to use these for 30 minutes! I wanted to try to contact the seller, instead of leaving a negative review, but there was no option to do so.
Disappointed in the quality. One ping pong paddle handle broke the second time we used them. The handle of a second paddle also broke not long after. I was hoping they would be sturdier since it got so many good reviews.
we've been using the paddle and balls for a week, no complaints, solid product. Update 10/8/18 Within three weeks of using the paddles, the adhesive on paddles started coming off. We unpacked second set, and the plastic wrap had stuck onto the paddle and tore a piece of rubber off.