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PicklePod Ep 69: Collin Johns: Cheating vs Innovation, Tour Wars, Net Cords

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Pickleball’s most analytical player joins the pod for some high-level paddle talk and low-key trash talk. Johns shares his opinion on the new round of paddlegate and why testing will always be chasing innovation.

He weighs in on the Tour Wars cease-fire and how pickleball has benefitted from competition over the last 3 years. And finally, Collin addresses his haters about covering 30% of the court and his feud with net cords.

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Show Notes:

0:00 Collin and Zane get into business
3:36 The new paddlegate
9:01 The current level of testing
12:48 The difference between innovation and cheating
20:39 Jilly B calls out 'biggest cheater in the game'
30:50 The players’ responsibility
38:08 The Johns’ status during the Tour Wars
44:05 Recapping the merger and quotes from Tim Parks
51:30 Matt Wright’s longevity - CJ’s potential partners
57:15 The benefit of the Newman/Wright breakup
1:08:01 FanDuel lost money setting odds on the Johns
1:09:45 Bryan Bros interest in pickle
1:15:34 Steve Kuhn’s official resignation
1:18:13 Why the net cord hates Collin

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