Paddletek's 2024 Carbon Fiber Tempest & Bantam Paddles - A Well-Rounded Line-Up, Worth the Wait!

by Karen Thomas on Jul 17, 2024

Paddletek's 2024 Carbon Fiber Tempest & Bantam Paddles - A Well-Rounded Line-Up, Worth the Wait!

Major Paddletek Paddle Launch - a Legacy in Pickleball Delivers Game Winning Performance

In 2010, Michigan-based Paddletek introduced an entirely new way of making pickleball paddles by inventing the first polymer honeycomb core and a whole new standard in quality, becoming the largest producer of paddles in the US. In 2019 they introduced the "New Era of Paddletek", building upon the success of their trademarked legendary ProPolycore that they developed to dampen vibrations and backed up with an astounding five year guarantee against dead spots.

Now, in 2024, after much thoughtful development, Paddletek is introducing their all-new carbon fiber faced line-up of eight new paddles. Each of these new models features PT700 unidirectional Raw Carbon for spin, and Paddletek's legendary durability.

Still as always hand-crafted in Niles, Michigan, Paddletek's paddles are made with the same careful attention to quality they have always been to known for, designed to deliver game winning performance to players of all types. Let's take a look at this exciting new line-up.

The Tempest Series

The Tempest series paddles with their forgiving 14.3mm core and Paddletek's Smart Response Technology prioritizes control and touch, with an emphasis on precision and speed. These paddles are designed to improve accuracy and aim, making them an ideal choice for strategic all-court players.

Tempest Wave Pro-C & Tempest TKO-C - 14.3mm

Tempest Wave Pro C 14.3

Paddletek's best-selling paddle series is now even more formidable. The new Wave Pro C's combination of spin, control and forgiveness will delight strategic players looking for maximum finesse and accuracy. The classic standard shape has a large egg-shaped sweet spot and the updated handle ergonomics increase comfort. This combination of features makes for the ultimate all-court Paddletek paddle now with even more spin, thanks to the new raw carbon face.

Tempest Wave Pro C 14.3

The Tempest TKO-C Technical Knockout delivers lights out control and accuracy. Constructed with Paddletek's legendary control-oriented core that provides more touch and feel than the Bantam core, The TKO-C's dimensions are a popular enlongated shape with a 16" overall length and 5-1/4" handle length to extend the sweet spot and give you even more reach.

The Bantam Series

Developed in collaboration with top pro Christian Alshon, the Bantam series is designed to provide utimate power and spin. The Bantam honeycomb core is available in 12.7mm or 14.3mm options so players can dial in the perfect feel. The thinner model will appeal to power hungry players who really want to hit the ball hard, and the 14.3mm option is a great option for power players who want to add more control and forgiveness to a seriously powerful paddle.

Christian Alshon pickleball paddle from Paddletek

Bantam TKO-C, TKO-CX & ALW-C - 14.3mm & 12.7 mm

Bantam TKO-C 14.3 & 12.7

The 16-1/2" overall length of the Bantam TKO-C extends reach and increases speed at the point of contact, exponentioally increasing power with every hit.

For maximum power the 12.7mm core gives serious power players the force they crave, and for those who seek to control their power with more forgiveness, the 14.3mm core adds more touch to their power game.

Bantam TKO-CX 14.3mm & 12.7mm

The Bantam TKO-CX was developed with top pro Christian Alshon and is his preferred paddle, with an extra long extended 5.8" handle that adds even more speed off the face, plus plenty of room for two-handed shots.

Bantam ALW-C 14.3mm & 12.7mm

Released at the 2023 National Championships, the Bantam ALW-C is a traditional shaped paddle with a shorter handle, the preferred choice of world #1 player Anna Leigh Waters.

Anna Leigh Waters Pickleball Paddle at pickleballcentral.com

Product Line Diversity - A Carbon-Faced Paddle for Every Type of Player, made in the USA

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Specs

Shape:

Standard
15.9" Length

Face Material:

PT-700 Raw Carbon Fiber

Core Thickness:

14.3mm

Handle Length:

5.3"

Avg Weight:

8.0 oz

Core:

Tempest Polymer Honeycomb

Balance Point:

Balanced

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Specs

Shape:

Elongated
16.45" Length

Face Material:

PT-700 Raw Carbon Fiber

Core Thickness:

14.3mm

Handle Length:

5.3"

Avg Weight:

8.0 oz

Core:

Tempest Polymer Honeycomb

Balance Point:

Balanced


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Specs

Shape:

Elongated
16.45" Length

Face Material:

PT-700 Raw Carbon Fiber

Core Thickness:

14.3mm

Handle Length:

5.3"

Avg Weight:

7.9 oz

Core:

Bantam Polymer Honeycomb

Balance Point:

Balanced

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Specs

Shape:

Elongated
16.45" Length

Face Material:

PT-700 Raw Carbon Fiber

Core Thickness:

12.7mm

Handle Length:

5.8"

Avg Weight:

7.9 oz

Core:

Bantam Polymer Honeycomb

Balance Point:

Head Heavy


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Specs

Shape:

Standard
15.625" Length2

Face Material:

PT-700 Raw Carbon Fiber

Core Thickness:

14mm

Handle Length:

5"

Avg Weight:

7.7 oz

Core:

Bantam Polymer Honeycomb

Balance Point:

Balanced