USA Pickleball’s man behind the paddle tests shares his wealth of knowledge with the PicklePod. Carl Schmits explains what is going on with the new wave of paddles hitting the market and the discrepancy between testing organizations.
Zane and Thomas recap the APP Houston Open and weigh in on the line call controversy that brought an army of extra eyes to Championship Court.
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0:00 The F1 Pickleball Experience
4:11 When Zane and Thomas first met
8:02 Travis isn’t afraid to sling it on Tennis Sucks
14:46 APP Houston line calls boil over
19:16 Punishment for overruling calls
23:50 No Premier Level trades
31:21 Carl Schmits joins the pod
39:35 How do testing organizations work together?
43:35 USAP’s plan for testing at Nationals
50:51 The new Gearbox paddle
57:31 Exit velocity test coming soon and auditing the PicklePod
1:01:42 The USAP relationship with the pro tours
1:10:25 What does USA Pickleball do?