Pickleball paddles: does “rougher” equal “more friction?”

How much does the surface texture of a pickleball paddle affect the friction when it contacts the ball? The answer is: a lot, but maybe not how you would expect! In this new Surface Notes blog post we compare the surfaces of two paddles to see whether the surface roughness really correlates with friction. You can try it for yourself as well—the datasets are now available in our Surface Library.

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