Paddle Reviews | Onix | Voyager Graphite
The Onix Voyager Graphite Pickleball Paddle weighs in at almost eight and a half ounces, making it a power hitters dream. The flared wood handle mimics a tennis racket and finished in the perforated cushioned grip which will appeal to cross-over players coming from tennis. The medium grip size will also fit the average player’s hand well.
The unique graphics on the paddle face feature a space-themed design showing the night sky and the milky way. Although several of the Onix paddles have an edgeless design (Like the Inferno and the Sub-Zero), the Voyager (and its older brother the Voyager Pro) do have a plastic guard protecting the paddle edge. The paddle comes in two color options: blue and purple.
This is a lesser-known paddle which we don’t see as often on the courts as Onix’s other paddle but still an option worth looking at, especially for players looking for an 8+ oz paddle from a well-known paddle manufacturer.
- Heavy-hitting weight class
- Tennis style handle and grip
- Quality graphite finished paddle face
- At over 8 ounces, this paddle may be too heavy for players looking for more of a “touch paddle” or anyone suffering from tennis elbow.
- If you’re looking to put a wicked spin on your serve, the glossy graphite is probably not for you, look here for best pickleball paddles for spin.
Is this paddle for you?
Good power-hitting paddle for the aggressive player looking for hard smashing hits and deep baseline shots. “Bangers” will appreciate this paddle
If you are a finesse player who dominates at the net and specializes in a delicate dinking game and is looking for a very lightweight paddle, then this is probably not the best paddle for you. If this is your playing style than you may want to check out these pickleball paddles for control.
Comparable paddles worth considering:
If you like Onix and are trying to decide, you may want to check out our full review of the Z5 Graphite Paddle.
It’s a similar shape, build but is about half an ounce lighter if you are looking for a good mid-weight paddle with a similar shape and feel. The Z5 retails slightly less than the Voyager.
Here is a detailed overview of all the paddle specifications:
Brand: Onix Sports
Paddle Average Weight: 8.4 oz.
Paddle Weight Range: 8.2 – 8.5 oz.
Paddle Face Style: Widebody
Paddle Face Finish: Graphite
Paddle Length: 15 3/4″
Paddle Width: 8-1/8″
Grip Size: 4 1/4″ (Medium)
Grip Type: Cushion grip
Grip Manufacturer: Onix Grip
Paddle Handle: 5″ tennis style handle
Core Material: Polypropylene honeycomb core
Edge Guard: YES
Made in: Mexico
Color options: Blue, Purple
*Paddle manufacturers advertise an official paddle weight but due to slight differences in production cannot guarantee that all paddles of the same model will have exactly the same weight. Weight above gives a range of the minimum and maximum weight and average weight for the paddle model to the tenth of an ounce.
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