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Both pro tours will feature a new ball in 2024. How will the change affect the pro game and will this trickle down to a consumer market that has been dominated for years?

New serve rules could help eliminate the game’s serve regulation struggles. Some players have navigated the contract minefield and have few limitations for 2024. Find out what Zane and Thomas think about the changes on an all-new picklepod.

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Show Notes:

0:00 The new Jamie

2:10 Stop Alzheimer’s Now results

5:16 New balls drop in 2024

10:25 What it costs to be the official ball of the PPA

17:20 APP goes with the OWL ball

21:43 How much does the ball affect shot selection?

24:32 Zane’s most controversial paddle

28:58 Testing out Gearbox hype and paddle upgrades

33:14 Partner mix-up and contract limitations

36:25 MLP Draft – a new auction format

45:41 New serve rules for PPA result in

52:48 Pairings to debut and re-unite in 2024

55:48 Tyson’s new paddle contract

59:12 Takeya ends paddle endeavor – Riley, AJ and Lindsey go looking

1:01:32 The Dink Awards 2023

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