|Rule Submission Title||Carbon faced paddles|
|USAP Board Voting Status||Failed|
|USAP Rules Committee Voting Status||Failed. The paddle testing standards are based on surface roughness, not on the paddle material. If the paddle meets the standards, it should be approved.|
|Existing Rule #||2.e.6|
|Proposed Rule Change|
Prohibit carbon faced paddles with high spin rates that are close to, or at the legal spin limit.
|Original Rule Text|
Prohibited Surface Features and Mechanical Features.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
As the games evolves, and more and more athletic players join the game. Spin will increase. Top spin serves, and topspin been fourhand and backhand ground strokes can make existing courts with small space harder to play on.
high level players using a lot of top spin from these new paddles, is causing players to hit the fence or netting behind the court because of limited room.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies|
The CRBN, Joola, electrum, Gruvn, rouge and more paddles utilizing the Carbon faces
|Rule Book Year||2023|
|Rule Change ID||545|
|Date Created||June 28, 2022|
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