The sweet spot seems to cover the entire face of the paddle. Haven't found a dead spot yet after over 30 hours of play. For defense, the paddle is very forgiving and absorbing, but for offense, the ball still comes off with lots of pop and power when needed. It's the best of everything.
I joined a pickleball league on Sundays a year ago and I was having such a hard time finding a paddle that would fit into my hand properly.. I tried different brands, different grip tapes, nothing felt right. Then I came across this paddle! After seeing the shape of the handle, I was VERY curious! I tired it out and it changed everything for me! My game has definitely improved. Definitely recommend.