Illuminate 2.0 I-Series Paddle by PROLITEThe Illuminate 2.0 I-Series Paddle has a traditional shape with exceptional surfacing that looks beautiful! The face of this paddle is made from carbon fiber, providing you a wonderful balance between "touch" and "pop," and features a UV textured surface which improves spin so that it’s easier to send pickleballs where you want them. Enjoy a sturdy feel with quiet sound thanks to the polypropylene core.
The Illuminate 2.0 I-Series Paddle has a medium weight ranging from 7.4 – 7.8 oz. It has a thin grip circumference with a 5” handle length which uses a tennis-style end cap. This helps prevent your hand from sliding off the bottom of the handle while creating a firmer hold thanks to the angled edges. The colorful graphics feature PROLITE’s logo of a pickleball and lightning strike in the center of the face and have a slim, tapered edge guard to protect it.
The Illuminate 2.0 I-Series Paddle provides comfort during play along with high performance construction.
Review of the Illuminate I-Series PROLITE Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:
"PROLITE continues to build reliable paddles that are accessible to many players. The Illuminate 2.0 is another success for them in the recreational paddle line up. It is a standard shape paddle that is 15 1/2" long and 7 3/4" wide. This shape provides a solid sweet spot in the middle of the paddle face. It has enough surface area to help with blocks, and enough weight, at an average 7.6 ounces, to provide some pop on ground strokes and serves.
While not as soft playing as some performance paddles, it does provide players with feedback on every hit, letting you know if you are striking the sweet spot or not. With a 4" grip circumference, the paddle will fit almost anyone. With Over Grips, you can build this up to be 4 1/8" to 4 1/4" quite easily and comfortably.
And the paddle has sharp, modern graphics, making it look good, too. For someone getting into the game, who is looking for an all around paddle that is well made and comes from a reliable manufacturer - you can't go wrong with the Illuminate 2.0."
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)
"I played with PROLITE's new Illuminate 2.0 and right from the start it felt great in my hand – I love the feel of PROLITE's contoured tacky grip which keeps my grip firm on the paddle no matter how much my hand perspires. At 7.5 the weight was a little lighter than I normally play with but I liked how easy it was to maneuver. The paddle delivered nice touch and control, and the traditional shape gives a large well centered sweet spot. It feels well balanced and super comfortable. As an added bonus, it's also a great looking paddle and the surprisingly low price makes it an ideal choice for players looking for a quality paddle that won't break the bank."
Karen, Marketing Team (4.0 Player)
Weight Average: 7.6 ounces
Weight Range: 7.4 - 7.8 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8” (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Tack: Tacky
Grip Style: Contoured
Grip Manufacturer: PROLITE
Handle Length: 5”
Paddle Length: 15 1/2"
Paddle Width: 7 3/4"
Paddle Face: Carbon fiber with UV textured surface
Core Material: Polymer honeycomb
Edge Guard: Low-profile edge
Manufacturer: PROLITE Sports
USA Pickleball Approved
Made in China
Great paddle at a fair price.
Jun 8, 2022
Great paddle at a fair price. My wife is a beginner and this paddle is perfect for her.
Love my new Illuminate Paddle!
Feb 4, 2022
I am thrilled with this new paddle...had an older beginner Pro-Lite paddle that I cherished for the custom small grip size it had...but it got "taken" recently and I had to order a new paddle. The Illuminate fits the bill perfectly - small grip size with the ribbing for extra grip action, and a great bouncy response that the other one did not have...gives more power on poke shots, backhand and forehand. Yet the paddle is super-light, yet well-weighted and doesn't bother my wrist when playing lots of games in a row. Highly recommend!
Dec 5, 2021
The Illuminate paddle has been a nice upgrade in weight from my beginner paddle but with a small grip which fits my small hands.
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Excellent! Already in use! Good first step! Customer service: A+++
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Apr 24, 2021
Had a great time dinking and smashing shots with great control today. Had been borrowing a Champion beginner paddle and this ProLite felt great in hand and I was able to add spin with ease. I am a beginner player so I’ll be keeping this paddle well into intermediate play. It’s 7.5oz so it’s pretty light in hand just in case that’s not what you’re looking for.
good moderately priced paddle
Mar 9, 2021
Feb 14, 2021
Like it. Not crazy about the grip