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PicklePod Ep 76: These three things will change pickleball

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Both pro tours will feature a new ball in 2024. How will the change affect the pro game and will this trickle down to a consumer market that has been dominated for years?

New serve rules could help eliminate the game's serve regulation struggles. Individual player contracts might hamstring some pros while others are free to play where they like. Find out what Zane and Thomas think about the changes on an all-new PicklePod.

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Show Notes:

0:00 The new Jamie
2:10 Stop Alzheimer’s Now results
5:16 New balls drop in 2024
10:25 What it costs to be the official ball of the PPA
17:20 APP goes with the OWL ball
21:43 How much does the ball affect shot selection?
24:32 Zane’s most controversial paddle
28:58 Testing out Gearbox hype and paddle upgrades
33:14 Partner mix-up and contract limitations
36:25 MLP Draft - a new auction format
45:41 New serve rules for PPA result in
52:48 Pairings to debut and re-unite in 2024
55:48 Tyson’s new paddle contract
59:12 Takeya ends paddle endeavor - Riley, AJ and Lindsey go looking
1:01:32 The Dink Awards 2023

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