We just had to add this paddle to our line. We had so many requests after we built and tested our prototypes. People love this paddle.
This paddle is essentially the same as the RETRO 65T except we use a natural cherry wood instead of ash. The natural beauty of cherry and the golden amber finish enhances the uniqueness of these paddles and makes them as easy on the eyes as they play on the court.
The cherry wood gives this paddle a slightly softer feel than the Retro 65T ash and weighs about .2oz less.
The surface finish on our Retro series produces great spin without an applied texture. Any paddle can produce crazy spin out of the box, but we want our paddles to be durable and perform consistently over the long run. That way you are not frequently replacing your paddle to be competitive as the texture wears off.
The Retro 85T is a great all around paddle with lots of pop but without sacrificing control. This is an extremely comfortable paddle to play and is perfect for beginner and intermediate players up to about a 4.0.
If you want something truly unique to set you apart from the crowd the RETRO 85T is an excellent paddle.