Apollo
Apollo
Apollo
Apollo

Apollo

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The world's FIRST widebody using a premium 100% Aramid fiber

Industry leading combination of spin, swingweight and twistweight

The Apollo is the world's FIRST widebody paddle that uses a premium 100% Aramid fiber as its face material. The proprietary shape produced in-house by us along with the cutting-edge tech gives you unfathomable swing speed (swingweight of only 108), a MASSIVE sweetspot from the incredibly high twistweight of 7.45, and top tier spin of over 2300 RPMs.

The combination of the absurdly low swingweight and spin lets you take the most aggressive shots including rolls and flicks from under the net.

Blocks and resets are an afterthought with the sweetspot that effectively covers the whole face all the way to the edgeguard allowing what would be mishits on other paddles to be normal hits with the Apollo.

Fully thermoformed with injected edgefoam, the Apollo gives you power for your drives and serves and big pop for your putaway shots while still providing a plush feel for control.

We have spent over a year cutting out all middlemen and optimizing our production lines so that we can deliver the Apollo to you at a lower cost than our competitors while maintaining high quality. Because at Spartus, our mission is to deliver maximum performance at maximum value.

USAP approved for tournament play, the Apollo paddles from Spartus are the ultimate choice for any pickleball enthusiast or competitor. Upgrade your game today!

Free neoprene paddle cover ($20 value) with every new Apollo purchase!

 Paddle Specifications

Hot-molded ("thermoformed") Yes
Unibody Yes
Edgefoam Yes
USAP Approved Yes
Core Thickness 16mm
Paddle Length
15.9"
Paddle Width 8.0-8.1" (tapered sides)
Handle Length 5.5 - 5.6" of usable space (5.3" of gripped length)
Grip Circumference 4.125"
Average Weight 8.1 ounces
Swingweight 108
Twistweight 7.56
Spin 2,300+ RPM
Paddle Face Material 100% DuPont™ Kevlar®
Core Material Polypropylene honeycomb


Compared to other "Top Paddles"

  Spartus Apollo 6.0 Double Black Diamond 6.0 Ruby Volair Mach 2 Forza 16
Shape Widebody Hybrid Hybrid Widebody
Face material

100% DuPont

Kevlar®

Carbon

fiber

100% DuPont

Kevlar®

Carbon

fiber

Swingweight

(lower means a faster swing)

108 114 117 110

Twistweight

(higher means more forgiving or

a bigger

sweetspot)

7.56 6.59 6.68 7.22
Spin RPM 2300+ 2100+ 2100+ 2300+



Ratings

  Apollo Ballista V2 Centurion
Power 9 7 8
Pop 9 9 8
Speed 10 10 8
Spin 10 9 9
Control 9 10 8

Sweetspot/

forgiveness

10 8 7
Reach 7 9 9


DuPont and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliates of DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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Seth
Well rounded, solid, great control, and a step up in power and pop. This is an awesome paddle.

For context I currently main the Mach 2 Forza 16mm weighted to 8.5oz. I moved to the M2F 16 from the Double Black Diamond 16mm. I drilled / played with an early Apollo unit from Spartus that is identical to the one currently in the USAP approval process. I will be purchasing an Apollo when it becomes available.

The Apollo has really good whip for 4ths and speedups, dinks feel solid, hand speed feels slightly better than the M2F 16 (which is already absurdly quick in the hands, part of the reason I upgraded from the DBD 16). Resets were plush and required very little thinking, it just kinda goes where you want. The low swing weight and spinny face leads to some very aggressive forehand and backhand rolls from below the net.

Power is easy and consistent. Pop feels like an upgrade from the M2F and DBD without feeling harsh. I really like the full Kevlar as it has a plush feel while still being powerful and poppy. It feels more powerful and poppy than the Ruby (which I demoed and didn’t like) and less harsh than my PLE S (I think the one I have is particularly harsh).

Random but I love the handle. It is pronounced enough to easily find your grip with great proportions. It is hard to describe but the edges of the handle bevels feel crisp without feeling sharp. One overgrip will be perfect, unlike some paddles that start very rounded and don’t have grip finding feel when you add an overgrip (the Hyperion C2 I demoed comes to mind). The handle length is quite good; two handed backhands feel very natural.

The Apollo is just as wide as my M2F 16 but very slightly longer (my M2F is almost exactly 8 inches wide). The Apollo is almost as long as my DBD (which is shorter than the specifications claim) and noticeably wider. Stability on the Apollos is excellent; It feels just as stable as my M2F despite being 8.08 oz vs my 8.5 weighted M2F (likely the twist weight is still similar). Spin feels at least as good as the M2F and noticeably better than the DBD. I’m excited for how solid the Apollo will be after adding lead tape.

My Mach 2 Forza 16mm is set up with one overgrip and weighted to 8.5oz with lead tape at the 4 and 8 positions. I will likely set up my Apollo similarly. Previously I have mained the LP 16, DBD 16, PLE S, Speedup Fire, R1P, R1, and others. I have demoed a large variety of other paddles. Play level is 4.5+

Spartus have built something really special here. The price point they have hit is absurdly low for a full Kevlar face widebody paddle. This paddle plays amazingly and hits a great combination of amazing control with solid power, pop and top tier spin.

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George
BLOCKS ALL DAY

I've had five sessions in now and this paddle is a WINNER! I haven't modified it except for an overgrip and it feels great right out of the box. The surface is gritty and my drives are dipping in more from the great spin. The power isn't as much as my Gearbox PPE but there is plenty especially on volleys. The biggest area this paddle excels are blocks and resets. There were so many points that I normally would have lost at the net but it bailed me out because it's so fast and the sweetspot is HUGE. Easiest recommend of my life!

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Anna Sheu
An awesome paddle, excellent in every way

I am an all round female player whose previous paddle was a Vatic Flash 16mm. As my game has evolved I’ve been looking for a paddle that could provide good power while still maintaining control and have found it with the Apollo.

What stands out me the most is how quick the paddle is in hand. I was able to get to shots in hands battles that I would not be able to with previous paddles I’ve used. As someone who often plays with faster and stronger players I’ve lacked confidence in hands battles but feel more comfortable the Apollo. After using the Apollo it was noticeable how slow my other paddles were when trying to react quickly to shots.

Besides hand speed I found that I was able to play a controlled game (drops, resets, dinks) without compromising on power. Other paddles I’ve used either leaned too far one way or the other whereas I found the Apollo is the perfect balance, especially as someone who needs a little help from the paddle to generate power.

On drives I was able to swing quickly and generate good spin. I noticed my shots dipping more than previously and have a lot of fun hitting my drives and serves with spin.

I love the distinct red face and found the grip had enough space for my two handed backhand. The grip is small enough for someone to add an overgrip or two for customization.

The Apollo is an awesome paddle and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great all round paddle.

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Erik

Let me start by saying after spending many months reviewing different paddles, comparing stats, and reading reviews... I was super excited to order the Spartus Apollo pickleball paddle.

However, I was beyond disappointed when the paddles arrived with minimal protection. Only one sheet of bubble wrap separated the 2 paddles from each other. The paddles were shipped in a oversized envelope, not a box. Although the paddles don't appear to be damaged, I'm really concerned more care wasn't given to the packaging/shipping.

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Ernie
Best all around

Easy recommendation all day. Incredible twist weight, sweet spot, top tier spin and low swing weight that allows you to customize it to your liking with added weight. The only negative I can find is that I can't keep the face clean. This thing eats balls like noting else. No amount of erasing or wiping removes all the ball dust.


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