The Hudef 6.8 is a pickleball paddle with a totally new technology.

Hudef has introduced a totally new technology for paddle construction (as far as I know). Below is a picture of the paddle structure.

Note, first, the “through-rod engineering.” Instead of a one-, two-, or three-layer honeycomb, there are rods running the length of the paddle as well as a polypropylene honeycomb.

Second, the paddle face uses .03 mm “dimples” instead of grit to provide spin. Unlike grit, these will not wear out.

A thin layer of carbon fiber topped by Kevlar provide a strong surface, and the one piece construction minimizes vibration.

So, the specs:

  • Weight – 7.5 – 7.7 ounces
  • Paddle Length – 16.34 inches
  • Paddle Width – 7.64 inches
  • Thickness – 11 mm (Same as Gearbox thinner paddles)
  • Grip Length – 5.71 inches
  • Grip Circumference – 4.02 inches
  • Thickness – 11 mm
  • Paddle Surface – dimpled carbon fiber face with Kevlar surface


  • Feel/performance on dinking – No vibration and very good control, both straight on and cross court. Easy to put top spin on cross court dinks.
  • Performance on ground strokes – Here, given the thickness and the weight, I was very surprised. I expected to be unable to hit hard, deep strokes but I was wrong. It may be my imagination, but I felt that the construction of the paddle allowed me to hit hard, low shots with a lot of spin. Unlike the traditional paddles with all honeycomb, there is not “trampoline” effect.
  • Performance on serves – Easy to get my serve deep, again with top spin and side spin.
  • Performance on volleying – the light weight makes it ideal for close up battles.


I really like this paddle! The light weight and technology make it a great paddle for any level of player.

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