Introducing Gamma's first elongated pickleball paddle, the Gamma Needle delivers plenty of power and added reach to give you a competitive edge. While this paddle has been extended, it does not sacrifice forgiveness because the width has only been reduced by one inch (compared to standard Gamma pickleball paddles). The balance and weight of the paddle provide players with all-around performance that makes it powerful and very maneuverable. At its core, Gamma has included its top of the line Sensa Poly Core technology for enhanced touch. The textured graphite surface plays with excellent control and combined with this paddle's excellent touch and feel, allows players to hit dink shots at sharper angles. For added comfort Gamma has included its Honeycomb Cushion Grip to give players a very soft and cushioned handle.