This is a guide that will help you try out a new paddle - click HERE.
Pickleball Central is a great help - you can try out paddles AND return for a full refund if returning within 30 days of purchase.
Your Ambassador, Jan Lucas, also has a variety of paddles with various cores and skins that you can try. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most La Crosse members have extra paddles and would be willing to let you try theirs out for a few games. Feel free to ask someone why they like their particular paddle. Gather information and learn.