A couple of weeks ago I was strolling through IKEA with a kinky friend, talking about a spanking scene when we walked through the kitchen department and I started to wonder why there was a wood paddle on display in all the kitchens (yeah, I know, I have a dirty mind). So I picked up one to see how well it performs in the playroom.
Being actually a chopping board it resembles the form of a traditional one: It has a body which measures 14.5cmx19cm and a handle which is 4.5cmx10.5cm. The sides of the paddle are not straight but have a chamfer which makes it surprisingly easy and comfortable to hold. In the top quarter of the handle there is a hole through which a leather strap can be put for a hand loop.
The paddle is made out of 16mm thick solid glued beech wood and weights approximately 400g. Having been produced for cooking the surface is surprisingly smooth but just to make sure I would recommend using fine sandpaper on it once or twice especially on the chamfer. The wood is also untreated which will make it hard to disinfect and it will easily absorb sweat, lube, piss or other fluids in your playroom. You can prevent the latter by oiling (you can use standard olive oil for it or take other professional wood oils for coloring the wood) or wax it. In order to make it disinfectable you need to put a durable protecting coating onto it for which I would recommend going to your local hardware store and ask an expert.
Finally a piece of advice when buying one: IKEA produces good quality for the price they are asking so take a good look at the piece you are picking up if it isn’t damaged. I didn’t and a bit of wood cracked at the drilling. It doesn’t affect the using of the paddle but doesn’t look as good as it could.
Playing with it
I really enjoyed playing with this paddle. It lays good in the hand and has just the right size to still be able to hit individual body parts like ass cheeks or thighs. The impact sensation has some variety in it: Being on the heavier side of impact toys it can produce some thud when hitting with little force. However having a hard surface and nearly no flex in it as soon as you put some force into your blows it stings as hell. It colors the skin fairly quickly but the red fades away quite soon – if you been modest with your hits. I would call this toy a bruiser because it left some remarkable and one-week lasting bruises on three subs without having the intention of doing so.
Since this paddle has not been designed to be used as an impact toy, it has some shortcomings. The biggest is that it is hugely imbalanced towards the body. You need a lot of practice and strong muscles to perform an entire impact scene without tiring out your wrist.
Despite some shortcoming I would recommend this paddle especially for people just getting into impact play. It costs less than a coffee at Starbucks and performs surprisingly well if you approach it carefully and take your time to explore slowly the potential of this toy.
|Conslusion: A fairly good small paddle for an incredible price|
|Pro||Cons||Where to get||Price|
|Good size||Not balanced||IKEA||3€|
|Very inexpensive||Need some additional treatment|
|Takes practice to get desired sensation|