Re: Tempest Wave paddle -- awesome! Could also be called GOLDILOCKS. Not too heavy, not too light, not too expensive for quality, just right. Only negative is that it's currently out of stock. Have been using the paddle for several months and am extremely satisfied with the paddle.
Re: Pickleball Depot -- only have used online order for two purchases. Both deliveries appeared within 3 business days of order placement. Personally like supporting local businesses but how can you compete with this type of to the door service? I guess consolation is that it's a local Cdn shop. Awesome service!
I have already played several times with the bat,I am extremely happy with it,it has power but also nice feel and control.
Ordered the Tempest Wave on a Sunday evening and received on Wednesday morning in Toronto. Great service from Pickleball Depot throughout.
The new paddle is a tad lighter than the Paddletek Element. Nice grip and more spirited spins and bounces. Quite happy with the purchase.
My first pickelball racket . Pros ...Great feel . ... on both wings ( forehand / backhand ) . Perfect handle for former tennis player ....soft , pretty long 5 ''. Easy to put spin on the ball with the tempest .....for players who like to move the ball around on the court short and long....
Cons...strange sounds on mishits....
Have been using the paddle for just over a month now. It helps give you a good feel for the ball and it has helped my short game as well as helped me make that god forsaken third shot more often!
Hit some siiiiick shots, better than my other paddle fo sho.
Received my Tempest Wave and find it super to play with. It's light but sturdy and just right for me as a novice player. The handle has a comfortable grip. I appreciated your accommodating a request of colour change after the order was placed. Your service is excellent. Many thanks Pickleball Depot!
As I m new at pickleball and this is my first quality paddle it felt quite comfortable from the get go to play with. My only complaint is that there is not more winners manufactured into it . I have told my friends about the great service Carla and staff did getting it out to me. I would not hesitate to recommend to other pickleballers use pickleballer depot I know I will again.
Ordered the Tempest and it was sitting on my doorstep in 3 days here in Ottawa via Fedex. Pickleball Depot are one of the best suppliers I've ever dealt with in regards to any product I've bought online. I have dealt with them with the purchase of 3 Paddles over the last 2 years and the deal went without a glitch including the shipping. They also respond quickly to any questions that you have. Now the Tempest replaced my 2 Paddletek Elements which I used extensively and those paddles were bullet proof. The Tempest seemed to me to be more balanced since I found the Element a bit head heavy. The Tempest is .5 oz lighter and noticeably easier on my shoulder which I have injured. It also has a bit more spin on the strokes. The Tempest of course comes with the same high quality and performance as the Element. Super enjoy it. Thanks to the folks at Pickleball Depot.
I was fortunate to be able to demo this paddle via a Paddle Demo Program at our club which was sponsored by Pickleball Depot. After demoing it for a few sessions, I felt the Tempest Wave offered an impressive blend of power and control. The graphite face seemed very responsive and with a uniform feel throughout. It felt slightly softer and more comfortable than paddles with a polymer/fiberglass face. The 8" wide graphite face along with some extra reach (5" grip length) made for very controllable and accurate dinking. With its high flex rating of 4.5 (for 3 kg), I found the paddle to be very easy on the wrist and arm. I also liked how there was sufficient power on demand. At an average static weight of 7.5 oz there seemed to be enough heft to plow through the ball if blocking a shot. Yet it was light enough to allow for considerable paddle head speed when wanting to bang some ground strokes or put-aways. I liked this paddle so much that I made the switch from the Stratus. Ordering it through Pickleball Depot was a pleasant experience. The customer service provided was excellent and the new paddle arrived unblemished and ahead of schedule.
I have had the Tempest West paddle for a few weeks now. I am a fairly new Pickleball player but the paddle seems ok to me. Was delivered very quick.
I have both the Bantam TS-5 and the Tempest Wave. The TS-5 has a bit more pop than the Tempest and is a great paddle. However after playing with both for several months in my opinion if you want to take your game to the next level the Tempest is a better choice for stronger players. If your not a power type player buy the TS-5 to give you some pop on your shots. If you have some power in your stroke buy the Tempest because you will find it has plenty of power, but also has superior touch for dinking and especially good for placement on off speed shots. Extremely good feel on all your strokes, much nicer grip than the TS-5 as well. You can't go wrong with any Paddletek, best warranty, best customer service period. While attending the US OPEN PICKLEBALL Championships in Naples this past spring, there were usually one or two Paddletek paddles being used on almost every court all day long, that says it all for me.
Very satisfied delivered on time. Great feel and power a little pricey but worth it for a more advanced player
We ordered 2 pickleball racquets and was ver impressed with the efficiency in getting the racquets right to our door step. The racquet seems to be very responsive to a hit either a soft or hard shot. Very pleased with this Tempest racquet.
Very pleased with the Tempest paddle and the delivery service. The paddle appears to have a well defined sweet spot and when you hit it properly, it is very responsive and easy to handle. Very comfortable grip and took little time to adjust to the feel. A good choice for all skill levels.
Great paddle. I had demo'd one before purchasing.Now having played with it a while now, it amazes me how responsive it is....great feel....nice soft grip......very comfortable weight
Great prompt service from Pickleball Depot
The shipment came sooner than expected. Good packaging. Very happy with the padle.