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PicklePod Ep 50: ‘Cheating’ is rampant, unwinding the latest paddle drama

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It’s been said before. It will be said again. Pickleball is the wild west right now. Between PEDs and paddle delamination, there seems to be 'cheating' happening every weekend. Lea Jansen joins the pod to share her unabashed thoughts on the matter. This one hits different.

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Show Notes:

0:00 Twitter fingers Jansen
3:30 We need drug testing
7:12 Delamination Abundant in Utah
11:02 Lea vs Salome Saga
17:12 The YouTube chat and being authentic
24:16 “Quit whining and figure out your own game”
28:20 Testing for a delaminated paddle
32:40 What off-site testing really means
35:22 Does delamination benefit you in doubles?
40:54 If you’re the league do you love the controversy

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