ProKennex Black Ace Pro
Paddle Weight: 7.9 ounces
Handle Length: 5.3 inches
Paddle Length: 15.8 inches
Paddle Width: 7.6 inches
Grip Width: 4"
Surface: Toray Carbon Fibre
Core: 10mm Polypropylene Honeycomb
Edge: Flush fir Air-O-Guard edge guard
USAPA Approved: Yes
Utilizing a highly sensitive timing system with internal tungsten-filled chambers that reduce vibration and focus energy more efficiently, the ProKennex Kinetic Energy technology protects players from harmful impact forces and creates the most efficient energy transfer from paddle to ball.
The micro-tungsten beads are embedded in the paddle’s perimeter, absorbing impact vibration before it has a chance to travel from the paddle up your arm and into the soft tissues in your joints.
Due to the extreme power and pop of the Black Ace, we felt it obligatory to add an additional kinetic system in the handle of the paddle, enhancing the paddle with one extra layer of filtration of shock, torque and vibration. The tungsten beads within the kinetic system are now viewable through the end cap of the paddle.
An independent study by MIT Labs found that the ProKennex’s Kinetic system reduced vibration by 43% causing significantly less damage to the arm.
All paddles have a 1 Year Warranty against manufacturer defects and workmanship of the paddle.
Some individuals like a new paddle every 3 months, others 1 year and some up to 3+ years.
But as with anything, there are wear and tear components: The edge guard is a protective barrier that adds perimeter weighting (but from normal use will get scraped and eventually loosen from repeated contact with the ground) and need to be replaced. The grip is another item that over time, again depending on how often you play may need replacement.
These latter points are considered wear & tear. Not a manufacturer's defect. Warranty is non-transferable and only valid to the original purchaser.