ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Flight Speed
I purchased this paddle primarily because I have suffered with tennis elbow off and on for 2 years. I was a little concerned about how gimmicky the paddle might be, because it is so different from all other paddles in it's construction and shape. I've been playing with it for nearly a month and I absolutely love it. I've had to get used to it closer to the net, but now that I have a feel for it, I find my soft game is just fine. Because of it's lightweight and design, I feel I get to more balls where all I can do is snap my wrist while lunging. I can also put lots of spin on the ball no problem.
Best of all, my elbow doesn't feel fatigued at all after playing. I'm a 44 yr. old male playing at a 4.0 level and want to play pickle ball for many years to come. This paddle will help my longevity.
It is my first pickelball raquet and I love it.
Coming from badminton and tennis, the ovale shape is perfect. Other players are curious about it.
Excellent for hard serves but have to adjust for a soft game as the paddle is heavy.
This paddle has everything one could ask for. Shape, sweet spot and power. I love this paddle! No wonder everyone wants one👍🏽👍🏽
This paddle is quite unique and I am still working on getting use to it. I have used paddletechs, amps, and prince paddles but the Prokennex is different than them. The ball seems to jump off it with minimal effort in fact I think a nice smooth swing is a prerequisite. If the soft game is your calling this paddle will do it too. Seniors might enjoy this paddle because of the pop and control it offers with less effort. The shape is what takes some getting use to but it does swing faster because of the shape. A little pricey but it is money well spent.
Weight Average: 7.5 ounces
Weight Range: 7.1-7.6 ounces **
Grip Circumference: 4” Tapered (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Cushion Grip
Grip Manufacturer: ProKennex
Grip Length: 4.9"
Paddle Length: 15.7”
Paddle Width: 8"
Paddle Face: Carbon with Diamond Frost surface texture
Core Material: Cloud Cell Poly Honeycomb
Edgeguard: Replaceable Air-O Guard
Arm Protection: Kinetic System Technology
Designed in San Diego, CA
Made in China
Disclaimer: Due to high-performance aerodynamic edgeless-construction, chipping and scratches occur during normal wear and tear.
**ProKennex's manufacturing process produces the least amount of variance in the industry. The majority of companies produce their paddles and then weigh what has been produced: Their studies have found that paddles significantly below the 8oz threshold deliver unnecessary shock to the arm, while paddles significantly above the 8oz threshold, while more arm protective, become too cumbersome to move quickly. Their weight range exists in this middle sweet spot. They have done your homework for you.
Paddles are covered for 1 year against manufacture's defects of original purchaser (non transferable). Please note this warranty does not cover wear and tear on the edging.