Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Designer Paddle

For today's review I'll be looking at the Designer Paddle by Fetish Fantasy. Click any image to see the full version.

Size Comparison:

The Designer Paddle is a fairly simple leather-look black paddle with four studs on each side. The synthetic material is rather smooth and stiff. This paddle stings much more than its flimsy appearance would lead you to believe. When fully landing, there's also a teensy bit of thud. This is a nice warm up paddle if you want to save your hand for later. Or one can use this paddle for an entire session and cause some pretty bruises. Personally, I would rather switch to another implement, such as a flogger that is more thud-based rather than sting. Besides the butt, this paddle was particularly effective for thighs and light paddling on the bottom of breasts. Given the paddle's size, it works better with large fleshy areas. Uberkinky also carries differently shaped paddles, if a curved paddle doesn't appeal to you.

Unfortunately given the flimsiness of this paddle's handle (which is even reinforced), I doubt it will last very long if used often. It does come on a loop, which is convenient for hanging on walls or belts. The handle fits my hand particularly well (about a ruler's width), and I can easily flip it over one-handed. This is lovely as a timing mechanism, so I can spank, flip, spank, flip, and for light warm up hits, this ends up being a little under a spank per second. This is a really lightweight paddle, and that in combination with the flimsiness of the handle gives this paddle a swishy factor. It also has a lovely smack sound. Given the short handle, it's easy to control the force and aim behind a hit. As the synthetic material is rather stiff, this toy may be a little too painful for people new to impact play.

For cleaning, the paddle section can be wiped down with warm water mixed with soap or a general toy cleaner. I would be careful to avoid getting water on the studs, as they may rust. This paddle ships in a discreet box, and the paddle itself comes in a simple clear plastic bag. I would expect this toy to be best for people who are not new to impact play, but haven't used a paddle before. This would be a relatively cheap investment to find out if you're interested in getting a more durable paddle, or if you should try a different impact toy. 

Grade Breakdown: 79 

Value: 3/5
At Uberkinky for just under £17
Not durable.

Aesthetics: 15/20
Simple non-flashy, not especially threatening looking.
Pleasure: 61/75
Intended Functionality: 5/5  
Creates sharp, loud spanks.
Reusability: 10/20
Not durable.
Best Functionality: 46/50
To gauge interest in curved paddles. 

Thank you Uberkinky!

FTC: Uberkinky provided Sex Toy Review Land with the Designer Paddle free of charge for an honest review. Though links have been used,  this has not altered any of my opinions stated within the review, and does comply with the FTC.

No comments:

Post a Comment