Okay just there are two boxes in there pull out one box there you go hey 11n Zenith series carbon fiber thermal forming made in China that's right okay guys open it up whoa.

That was the bottom this is pretty good wow this is first class packaging and this isn't a cheap it will slide out easily yeah just like there you go it's like a box of chocolates oh look at that what do you think of that you were you're in the photography business right.

What kind of material is that I do not know but I can tell you one thing this is not an inexpensive presentation I mean they put some money into the uh look at the QR code QR code got a QR code there wow look at the ratings there you go reading it's a half out of ten spin nine out of ten Sweet Spot eight out of 10.

Power 8 10. what are you looking for in a paddle when you look at it is it for elbow is it uh well uh definitely my elbow has become an issue I certainly have tennis elbow so anything that that helps in the vibration transfer of energy to my elbow is uh desirable.

But um but yeah but I like to have you know the way it hits the way it sounds the way it feels the way it reacts okay so here you go here's the unboxing yep you put some money into this this is a Zenith eight look at that isn't it like opening up a.

Box of chocolate isn't it like is it I just thought the presentation of just opening it was like whoa what they don't have is music coming out of the box so it's like um yeah this is X s-u-s-a pickleball approved that's uh a plus a lot of these companies are putting them out there for.

Feedback but they're not actually approved did you read the spec sheet do you know how thick this is uh I think this was 18 millimeter 16. 16. 16 millimeter it's on the spec sheet so uh why don't you get a ball and so you can hear how it sounds there you go the grip length five and a quarter.

Pedal width eight well it's over here someplace there it is 16 millimeter honeycomb polymer core very react with hypercore there you go 16 millimeters so it's the other one exactly the same it's elongated it's longer but it looks exactly the same.

You got some balls over here we're right before our drilling session well so compared to the other paddles that you've been playing with lately how does it sound what else you can just it sounds.

Very similar a little higher pitched not as thumpy a little bit which I'm contributing to a little harder base perhaps a little uh more reactive face curious to see what that's going to be like but look at this surface it's very textural I can see why it's got such a high spin rate.

You can you can you can do it I can hear it now this is not right this is not sprayed on no no this is good this is a t700 the if you get a microscope and you put this under microscope you'll see that this is a very thin weave I can see it you can actually see it you can hear it hear it.

So this is this is state of the art stuff and notice it's got an edge guard yeah not edgeless yeah the other one that we tried um it looks it looks beat up it looks beat up.

Well this is very impressive and the weight feels doesn't feel real heavy I think it feels very I would call normal whatever normal is easy oops but anyway yeah unfortunately uh we haven't really set up to record us playing so maybe.

Another time uh we'll do that so we'll so why don't you just uh we'll we'll try it out and keep you posted that's right oh so why don't you tell the folks how you found pickleball how long you've been playing pickleball what's your experience pickleball that was obviously during.

Covet been playing for a little over a year Pacific Northwest Winters are sometimes dark wet I mean that's today today is a dark and well look at our court it's wet so I play golf mostly that's my favorite sport I do still play in the winter but a friend of mine turned me on to it at.

The indoor courts last winter and we here let me get the uh the towers in the background I think those are kind of cool that looks like uh western eastern Europe doesn't it looks a little like World War II or.

Science fiction or something definitely odd but anyway uh they do Supply our water and uh anyway so I got turned on to it as come on let's check it out anybody can play yeah sure I didn't even own a racket paddle I should say got into it and immediately had fun I mean anybody who's played anybody's watching this I don't have to convince.

Them it's fun it's a wonderful fun social sport I've met a lot of great people and you know at 70 going to be 74 years of age here real soon it's a great Sports to active healthy good cardiovascular workout I don't know I'd say it's a lot of fun it's addicting definitely going to take.

A lot of time out of your life when you get going to play a lot switch it's easy to do sound see that was off hit you can tell if there's a different sound and it feel that The Sweet Spot so far isn't as big as I would have thought.

Spot s well let's play let's try it out I want to get the elongated paddle well I got to figure out how to turn this sucker off how do you turn off that's great oh I know and I figured out.

I'll just get this in the background because I like I I like this science fiction okay boom are you sure you want to stop streaming yes
Before our 2 hour drill session, Tony unboxed the new A11N Sports Zenith C7/C8 Paddles

C7 Specifications
Tech: Thermoforming
Core: Honeycomb High-Quality Polymer
Face: 3K Carbon Fiber (RZ:21.3/RT: 30.6)
Average Weight: 8.4oz
Paddle Length: 16.5 inches
Paddle Width: 7.38 inches
Thickness: 16mm
Shape: Elongated
Edge: Foam Edge Walls/Edge Guard
Grip Length: 5.25 inches
Grip Circumference: 4.33 inches (Actual grip sizes may vary)
USA Pickleball Approved
Price: $129.99

C8 Specifications
Tech: Thermoforming
Core: Honeycomb High-Quality Polymer
Face: 3K Carbon Fiber (RZ: 22.4/RT: 31.1)
Average Weight: 8.4oz
Paddle Length: 15.75 inches
Paddle Width: 8 inches
Thickness: 16mm
Shape: Wide Body
Edge: Foam Edge Walls/Edge Guard
Grip Length: 5.25 inches
Grip Circumference: 4.33 inches (Actual grip sizes may vary)
USA Pickleball Approved
Price: $129.99

Blog Post:
https://pickleballarchives.blogspot.com/2023/01/a11n-sports-zenith-paddles-c7c8.html

NOTE: Since 2019, I’ve been drilling with A11N Pickleball Paddles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAvSkZ12V5k&t=522s