I am somewhere between a 3.0 and 3.5 player. This new paddle definitely has given me more power than my Paddletek New Era Bantam EX-L Pickleball Paddle I was using before but I do seem to get a bit more vibration back through the paddle on hard hits. I can only describe the feeling between the two as the Bantam is a softer feel while ball comes off the SLK Omega hotter. I also feel that I can dink more effectively with the SLK and the dinks go where I want them to. Even though the Bantam has a smoother face than the SLK, I feel both are about equal in imparting spin on the ball. I would like a slightly longer handle.
SLK Omega Max Graphite
This is the first paddle I have owned that makes me a better player.
I have to say coming from playing a Gearbox CX14 that I liked a lot but it was missing the power component. I found that extra power in the SLK Omega Max paddle and it definitely met my needs. I am a 3.5 and wanted more pop from my paddle, especially for service returns. Not only did I get the extra pop I needed I also experienced exceptional spin that helps me with controlling the flight of my ball. All I have to say is this paddle has been a game-changer and has elevated all aspects of my game. The only thing I can mention that I would like more of is a larger sweet spot. Otherwise, for the price, this paddle is a steal and I would highly recommend!