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Tyson McGuffin’s Gen 3 Magnus Paddle Review

Tyson McGuffin Magnus Review

The most electrifying man in sports offers quite possibly the most electrifying paddle in pickleball. McGuffin’s Gen 3 Magnus stands out with bright pink accents, an elongated shape, and a clean carbon fiber face. The main feature that is consistent across all Gen 3 paddles is the Magnus’ Propulsion Core, which promotes “dwell time” (the amount of time the ball stays on the paddle’s face) and creates explosive power, control, and ultimate spin. An elongated shape, a handle designed for a one-handed backhand, and a responsive sweet spot make the Magnus high on the wish lists of all players.

Techs and Specs:

  • Paddle Weight: 7.9 oz

  • Paddle Face Material: Charged Carbon Surface Technology

  • Paddle Core Material: Propulsion Core

  • Paddle Shape: Elongated

  • Core Thickness: 14mm or 16mm

  • Paddle Length: 16 1/2"

  • Paddle Width: 7 1/2''

  • Grip Thickness: Standard - 4.187”

  • Handle Length: Standard - 5''

Paddle Review

“One of the most powerful paddles of the year.” Regardless of if you’re using the 14 or 16mm option, the Magnus 3 is going to bring the smoke. Patent-pending Propulsion Core is new on both Gen 3 Series paddles, which increases dwell time and creates a trampoline effect resulting in increased power, spin, and ultimate control. A combination of these characteristics with a stylish design, create a highly sought-after paddle.:

What type of player should use the Gen 3 Magnus? 

The best part about the Gen 3 paddles is the versatility they offer. With the incredibly popular elongated shape, we recommend this paddle to any player that uses a one-handed backhand and is looking for a powerful paddle that hasn’t lost its ability to drop the third shot in or its pillow-soft feel. If you want maximum power and are okay sacrificing a small amount of feel, we recommend the 14mm option. Looking for a little more touch and feel? The 16mm might be a better option.

Paddle Expert’s Thoughts on the Gen 3 Magnus:

I had to take some off of my shots until I got used to its power. I first tried the 14mm Magnus and it was one of the most powerful paddles I’ve ever picked up. I even found myself sailing serve returns that I was simply just trying to return deep in the court. Once I started to learn more about the paddle, I found the power to be a huge asset, not needing to swing as hard to generate as much power, which was a big benefit to my game. After the 14mm, the 16mm was a drop down in power, but a step up in its ability to drop in the kitchen and had more feel at the net. Overall, due to its versatility and my game, I steered more toward the 16mm Magnus Gen 3.

Listen to the most electrifying man to step on the court, Tyson McGuffin, talk about his paddle below.


  • Added power! The Propulsion Core is by far one of the most noticeable technology JOOLA has come out with to date.
  • The touch and control of the 16 mm is second to none. 
  • The 14mm was the most powerful of all Gen 3 paddles. 
  • Good weight and balance. A strong blend of plow through and maneuverability.


  • Might not be enough room on the grip if you use a two-handed backhand.
There you have it! Overall, the JOOLA Magnus Gen 3 Pickleball Paddle is a top-notch choice for all types of players. It is comfortable to play with, offers exceptional touch, and provides unbeatable spin. If you're looking for a highly rated pickleball paddle that performs with the best of them, the Magnus is the way to go. With that said, if you have any additional questions, the Paddle Experts at JustPaddles are here to help. You can call/text 866-382-3465, email, or click here to live chat. Don't forget, we're here for you from Click To Court!

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