A pleasure to do business with this company.
Great paddle, great service!
I like the paddle a lot compared to my other paddle and a great deal as well. Thank you! :)
Smooth and fast order and delivery , Got this paddle as a back up , great balance Speed vs Control , for me it could be a bit heavier .
Hard to figure out why it's factory second ( need new glasses?)
I purchased the Tempest Wave as a factory second, seems great so far. I was using a 1 once heavier racket before which I thought had more power but the cost was slow hand speed. This racket much easier to swing so when I need power I have from it from a much faster swing rather then the weight of the heavier racket I used before. A few of the top players are now using this racket and now I see why... I love it and would recommend it. Skill level 4.0
I've been using two different brand paddles so far so I am not pretty sure if this is right way to review for this paddle but I, at least, can tell this Tempest one is better for soft shots, worse for power than my old paddle. On top of that , people who reviewed say that this paddle was very quiet but I found it sound too dull; hope not because that is factory 2nd. Anyway I personally prefer a paddle makes a clear sound. Overall I would give it 3stars.
Paddle arrived soon after placing order. Small mark must be why a second, but there is nothing wrong with this paddle, it is very good value for the money. Excellent grip, very comfortable and responsive for touch and spin.
Order was delivered quickly . Played with the original Tempest Wave series and have found that this new paddle with the rougher surface gripping the ball on shots requiring more spin very effective. Have not found the so called flaw in the seconds but delivery and ordering was easy and efficient.
Great paddle . Good weight .
2nd time ordering. It came nice and fast & paddle is good. Thanks for reading my request and sending a different colour.
Very good paddle
Thank you for the order which was delivered as promise. Enjoying my new Tempest Wave (which is a second) .
I bought a bag also but should have bought more then 1 ball. A misunderstanding. Now to expensive to order .
Pickledepot answered my emails twice because of questions I had.
Thank you for all the help.
Still don't know why my Tempest Wave graphite is classified as a second. Really enjoying my new racquet. Would not hesitate to buy the Wave.
Shipping was incredibly fast. Only 3 days. Paddle is a second, but still has superb performance :) would definitely recommend!
Fast shipping, love the racquet. ...would order again if needed...for sure. Thanks.
Quick delivery, great raquet, don't know what makes it a second but I love it!!
Great pickleball paddle, fast shipping, unable to find even a paint defect or surface scratch on either of the two paddles I bought. Highly recommend this paddle.
Excellent advice and service. My rackets were delivered in 2 days. Very good product. Thank you. Will recommend your company further!
Excellent service and fast shopping
Love My paddlle
It's time to have fun!
Ordering was very easy and shipped out in a day. Good service good price
I love my new Tempest paddle from Pickleball Depot. I received it within 3 days, couldn't believe how fast it arrived. I am having great games with it, love the feel and weight. Wouldn't hesitate to order through Pickleball Depot again! Thanks!
Feels good...just getting used to the paddle.
It was my first time ordering on line. I'm very happy with the service, fast & it came delivered to my house.
very satisfied with these paddles g.caron
I have used my paddle twice a week since receiving them. I have found it is much more comfortable and more accurate than the basic wooden paddles I had been using. My game has improved to where I am getting invited to the more advanced group play. Good equipment and practice makes a different. My wife is looking forward to trying out her paddle when she has recuperate and has her doctor's ok. (Foot operation)
All a five star rating. Paddles arrived on time and have no idea why they are classified as seconds. Keep up the great work!!
I had to look very close to find the "defects" that made this paddle a second. Completely no effect on play. The website is very good and ordering simple.
I am not only very pleased with the Tempest Wave factory second paddle, I am also very pleased with Pickleball Depot. Good website - easy to order - good price - free delivery - courier to my front door within 2 days. So easy!
Easy to buy, very fast delivery, good communication and best of all a great product.
Received my paddle few days after ordered. Fast delivery, wrapped and boxed. Had a small mark on one side of face, hence a 'second' but hey after playing a few games there are scuffs and marks from regular use. Great value in an excellent paddle, weight, balance and ball just snaps and launches off hit. Recommended for mid level and above players.
I have just recently received this Paddle and I have enjoyed playing Pickle Ball with the Tempest Wave Factory Second Paddle.
I appreciated the good advice and overall level of service provided by the staff of Pickle Ball Depot.
The Tempest Wave Factory Second paddle "flaws" are barely noticeable. Certainly don't affect my play. Any goofs are entirely my own doing ... sure can't blame the paddle --- even though I would like to blame something. Shipping was fast.
This is a great all around paddle. Would have liked to have colour choice, but you get what you get and save a little in the process. Bought this on the recommendation of a friend and no regrets.
I received paddle in two business days... Had a small scuff on one face. After a week or so it vanished.. The Tempest is my third paddle . Advanced players will appreciate its balance and gritty texture.. Cheers
The site provides detailed information and is user friendly. I received an email confirming my order, followed by an email advising that my order was shipped, followed by an email to inquire if I had received my order. This interaction kept me involved in the transaction which I appreciated. I received the paddle within two days. I ordered a Paddletek Tempest Wave "second". It is totally impossible to determine any cosmetic flaw. I have used the paddle several times and I am totally satisfied with the performance. Paddletek and Pickleball Depot were highly recommended by previous buyers and I have subsequently recommended the product and supplier to new players.
Received my paddles in 3 days. Even though it says Seconds, we did not notice any blemish. Paddles are awesome, thanks for the great service
Was happy with the purchase and quick shipping. Recommended Picklelball Depot to a friend.
We ordered our rackets and had them at our doorstep within two days as promised. The paddles are exactly as described and are of great quality .
Extremely satisified with the folks at Pickleball Depot. I've bought 3 paddles from them and each time it has been a 100 percent purchasing experience. The Tempest is a super paddle. The paddle is perfectly balanced for my needs. Great touch at the net for dinking and still has the oomph to deliver a great punch in a long shot. The quality is typical for a Paddletek which is top notch.
It is an awesome paddle. I am very pleased with my purchase.
I LOVE THIS RACQUET!! They say it's rated as 'second' but it's first class all the way for me. Easy to play with. So good to hit that 'sweet spot'. Thanks for a great racquet!!!
My game is significantly better after 3 games with my Tempest Wave paddle! I ordered it before Christmas and it was at my door in 2 days!!
We haven't used them yet but service was great and we are looking forward to learning
nice large surface. Great "pop" action.
Received my order in three days. Very good paddle, feel solid and play well. Extremely happy with my choice.
It's my first paddle. Don't have anything to compare it to. But so far so good.
Hi there, we purchased two paddles..and they are awesome. There is very little evidence to suggest that they are seconds. They are working great for both of us and we have seen our game improve. Thank you Tempest for great products and pickleballdepot.ca for being so easy to navigate and transaction was very smooth.
The order was easily trackable. Product was as advertised. Very satisfied.
I ordered these before Christmas as presents for my children. They were speedily delivered and look like really good paddles, hard to tell they are seconds.
Excellent service I ordered my paddle on Thursday thinking I wouldn't get it till next week however I received it on Friday, one day from Vancouver to Calgary. Racquet is also excellent I have been using it now for two weeks with no problems.
The raquet is light and very sturdy/
I enjoy playing with it.
Great quality paddle, the grip is very comfortable , I enjoy playing with it. Very impressed with the fast shipping.
I really like this paddle (a factory second) which is a really good deal and suits me just fine and got to Okotoks from Pickleball Depot in like 2 days...I would do the same deal again in a heartbeat!!
This is my first high-quality PB paddle, so I don't have extensive experience on which to base a comparison. This is the lightest paddle I've ever used, and I really enjoy playing with it. I'm not sure why this was classed as a factory second, I couldn't see whatever the problem was. The free shipping was ridiculously fast; the paddle arrived in Calgary the next day via FedEx. Would certainly order again!
Bought a two pack of Tempest Wave factory seconds for my wife and myself. We saved with the seconds and saved a few bucks more buying two at to once. The slight blemishes on surface of paddles have no effect on play and are barely even noticeable. We are fairly new to Pickleball but these paddles seem great,.They are lightweight and easy to control. I had to add something to my online order so I left a message and Cara phoned me back immediately and took care of all of our needs. Shipping only 2 days from BC to Ontario. We are extremely satisfied with these paddles and Pickleballdepot ! I would highly recommend them and have already done so to other players in town.
love it still have the tempest but like the wave feel
Great Racket. Quiet when you hit the ball. Very consistent even if you don't hit the sweet spot. Much better than my Wilson paddle.
I'm fairly new to the game of Pickleball. I've been playing for a year now. I was in need of a new paddle and Pickleball Depot was recommended. I called and spoke to a service representative who was quite helpful in helping me make a decision as to what type of paddle I should try. I ordered the Tempest Wave paddle and I am quite happy with the paddle. It's light which makes it easier on my wrists and I'm better able to control my shots. This paddle has a graphite face and honeycomb core.
I would definitely recommend this paddle and Pickleball Depot for your Pickleball needs.
I've played with the Paddletek Element and Stratus for the past year. I use the Element for indoor play because of the extra power and the Stratus outdoors for control with a heavier ball. The Tempest Wave with its graphite playing surface provides me with the best of both worlds. It has the control that I get with the Stratus and the extra power that the Element gave me. I think of it like the Stratus on steroids.
I purchased a factory second that has a slight blemish of the printed area which in no way affects how the paddle plays. It's a great deal at this price.
The service at Pickleballdepot is great. Cara patiently spent time explaining the differences between the Tempest (which is now not sanctioned for tournament play) and the new Tempest Wave. The exemplary service has made me a loyal customer.
as a second product, it is OK
I was very pleased with the racquet and the speedy service.