Adidas ADIPOWER ATTK 2 Review
Updated: Sep 18
Company Info: Adidas is obviously a super well known sports brand, so we won’t go into too much regarding their impressive background. We’ve been fans of Adidas gear for years, after growing up playing soccer through college (love some Predator cleats). They are relatively new in the pickleball scene as far as being represented by some of the top players. They’ve got a full lineup of pickleball specific products now, from shoes to apparel and now paddles. It is interesting to note that you can find the paddles on sites like pickleballcentral.com, justpaddles.com and others.
Paddle Name: We’re taking a closer look at the Adidas ADIPOWER ATTK 2 Middleweight paddle.
Description: The ADIPOWER ATTK 2 is very aesthetically pleasing. Being a fan of Adidas products previously, it’s awesome to see their 3 stripe logo featured front and center in the middle of the paddle face. The paddle is a great/aluminum color, with lime green accents on the top and bottom of the paddle face. The Adidas logo is present in white in the middle of the paddle face. The handle and edge guard are black in color. This combination of silver, black, white, and the lime green accent really does make this paddle stand out. Personally, I think it looks great. The USA Pickleball approval is located at the base of the paddle face as well.
The paddle face is 24K aluminized carbon with the core being made of polypropylene honeycomb. This is a 14MM thickness paddle.
The paddle face is full of texture and that can be seen by the almost checkered pattern that the silver pieces represent.
Play feel: This paddle stays true to its name and is definitely one you can attack with. I thought the power that was available with this power was great, without being uncontrollable. It’s a 14MM paddle, that also has a high density core. This allows for a very responsive touch, with the ball having a distinguished “pop” when driving or serving. The quality is apparent with this paddle and it felt very strong/sturdy in extended rally’s.
As mentioned previously, the paddle face has a great deal of texture. I was actually surprised with how rough it felt, even with the logo in the middle of the paddle. I did find this to make putting spin on the ball quite easy.
The grip features tiny holes throughout and I actually think this is one of the best “stock” grips we’ve seen as far as grip is concerned. Especially with the Florida heat and sweating, I found this paddle to be great for long sessions under the sun.
I thought this paddle was pretty easy to get used to and become comfortable with. It definitely has a lot of power, but still possess the control needed for long dink battles as well.
Price Point: The paddle is available starting at $199.99 depending on which website you view!
Recommendation: I really enjoyed playing with this paddle and it ranks very high in my favorites as far as looks are concerned. I love the Adidas branding throughout. I think that Adidas will only continue to grow in this space, especially given their vast resources.
This paddle is priced to be competitive with some of the best paddles in the game and through the last month, it has held up very well and the quality is apparent.
I do wish the paddle came with a paddle cover at the current price for added protection, but that’s a personal preference.
I’m excited to see what further Adidas will come out with in the future. For the time being, I definitely think this is a paddle worth checking out.
Average Weight: 8.0 ounces
Weight Range: 7.8 - 8.2 ounces
Handle Length: 5"
Paddle Length: 16.5"
Paddle Width: 7.5"
Paddle Face: 24K Aluminized Carbon, Spin Blade Max
Core Material: High Density (HD) Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 14mm
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