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Carbon fiber plate used in pickleball racket

Pulished on Feb. 02, 2023

Pickleball racket is a sports racket used for pickleball sports. Pickleball is a kind of sport that hits the ball with a racket. It is only appropriate to say that it is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It was invented by two people. The name of the pickle ball racket ball comes from one of the inventors, a dog; At the beginning of the invention, the dog named Pike often ran with a ball in his mouth. Pickleball paddles may be made from wood, graphite, aluminum, composite materials, and other materials, but now more and more company use carbon fiber plate in the pickleball racket.


The Application of Carbon Fiber Plate In Pickleball Racket

Why Use Carbon Fiber Plate In Pickleball Racket?

Traditional rackets are almost all made of wood. They have high requirements for the quality of wood. They must be of high strength and uniform quality. They also need trees with long growth cycles, such as peach trees and maple trees. It is difficult to process them, which can be said to be harsh. At that time, only very rich people were able to carry out this sport. With the development, carbon fiber pickleball rackets gradually replaced traditional rackets, and they are also loved by people! The carbon fiber pickleball paddle has been recognized by the general public both in terms of hand grip comfort and quality.


First of all, carbon fiber material is a material with a very small thermal expansion coefficient. When it is glued to other materials, the difference in thermal expansion coefficient is large, so it will produce large internal stress and deformation under a high-temperature environment. This requires us to avoid using it with materials with increased thermal expansion coefficients when gluing.


Advantages of Making Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddles

1. Lightweight

People hope that the lighter the quality of sports equipment, such as pickleball paddles, poles, golf clubs, bicycles, skis, canoes, and other sports equipment that rely on manpower to make them sport, the better; Even the equipment used for sports, such as racing cars, sailboats, motorboats, etc., which is powered by power other than human power, should be light in weight under the same conditions. Carbon fiber composites have incomparable advantages in this respect. The density is 1.76-1.80g/cm3 and the density of the composites is 1.50-1.60g/co, while that of steel is 7.87g/cm3, aluminum is 2.7g/cm3, and titanium is 4.5g/cm3. Obviously, carbon fiber composites are much lighter than metal materials.


2. High specific strength and high specific modulus

The specific strength (strength per unit mass) and specific modulus (modulus per unit mass) of carbon fiber composites are 4 and 3 times that of Chinese fir, 3.4 and 4.4 times that of wutong, and 7-12 and 3-5 times of that of steel, respectively. The outstanding specific strength and specific modulus enable it to be used to manufacture various products that are light, strong, and rigid, especially suitable for making pickleball rackets.


3. High fatigue strength

The carbon fiber structure is stable. After millions of cycles of fatigue tests, the strength retention rate of the composite made of carbon fiber is still up to 60%, while that of steel is 40%, and that of aluminum is 30%. High fatigue strength makes the service life of sports equipment longer.


4. Low thermal expansion coefficient

The thermal expansion coefficient of carbon fiber is almost negative at room temperature, and it is zero at 200~400 ℃; When the temperature is lower than 1000 ℃, its linear expansion coefficient is 1.5 × 10 K.


5. Good damage safety performance

In carbon fiber composites, due to the role of the matrix, the strain of each fiber is basically the same when it is pulled along the fiber direction. Due to the stress transfer of the matrix, most of the broken fibers still play a role except the fracture. The fracture of individual fibers will not cause chain reaction and catastrophic rapid damage, so the damage safety performance is very good.


6. Good damping performance

The polymer matrix of carbon fiber composites has viscoelasticity, and friction exists where there are microcracks and debonding on the matrix and interface. During the vibration process, viscoelasticity and friction convert part of kinetic energy into heat energy. Therefore, its damping is greater than that of steel and aluminum alloy, and if special measures are taken, the damping can also be increased.


7. Large design freedom

The development of composite molding technology has greatly improved the degree of freedom of design. One of the remarkable characteristics of fiber composites is anisotropy. By changing the direction and mode of fiber placement, the stress state in a certain direction can be locally enhanced or enhanced; It can be designed according to the age, sex, skill level, physical strength, and other conditions of the players, so as to maximize the use effect of sports equipment, which is difficult to achieve with general isotropic metal materials.

Applications of Carbon Fiber Pickleball Racket

Because of its special performance, it has been widely used in the field of sports equipment because it plays an incompatible role. As early as the 1970s, Japan began to use carbon fiber materials in badminton rackets, and then the United States began to use carbon fiber composites for racket production and manufacturing, which opened the precedent for the use of carbon fiber composites in the racket industry. With the continuous development of science and technology, the economic strength and scientific and technological strength of various countries are gradually rising, and it is relatively easy to develop new chemical materials. More and more countries begin to talk about the application of carbon fiber composites to the manufacture of pickleball raquettes and more sports equipment. Carbon fiber composite plays an irreplaceable role in the field of sports equipment with its special properties.


With the development of science and technology, the emergence of new materials has brought fresh blood to the field of sports materials. Their special properties play an irreplaceable role in the field of sports materials. Carbon fiber composite is a kind of comprehensive material, which has excellent performance and is widely used in various fields. Different sports equipment can play different roles. Its portability and shock resistance bring great changes to the racket, and also indirectly improve the performance of athletes. With the continuous development of science and technology and sports, carbon fiber composites will gradually be reused. At the same time, sports equipment will also be intelligent. The application of carbon fiber products in sports materials will also be gradually improved.