ProKennex Kinetic Black Ace XF Pickleball Paddle
The Kinetic Black Ace XF paddle is the elongated version of the mega-popular Black Ace Pro paddle from ProKennex. Like the rest of the Black Ace line, this powerful pickleball paddle uses an 11mm (0.43") thick polypropylene honeycomb core, with a textured Toray carbon fiber face to add spin to your cuts and slices, powerful response to your groundstrokes, and feel to your placement shots. Whether you are beating up on your friends or winning local tournaments, the high-quality combination of materials will cause the ball to pop off of the face and spin consistently, while limiting vibrations that travel up to your elbow to aggravate injuries.
Setting the Black Ace XF apart from the rest of the line, this version boasts a 16.4" overall length, 7.5" width, and 5.1" long handle. This paddle shape teams up with the precise construction to add power via leverage to your overhead slams and shots from deeper in the court, while simultaneously encouraging you to reach out and return dinks that were previously just a bit out of reach. Finally, the high tack thin grip allows you to stay focused on the point rather than your sweaty hands.
The Kinetic Black Ace XF Paddle from PoKennex Pickleball adds reach and even more power to the popular Kinetic Black Ace collection. When you need unparalleled power, exceptional reach, and reliable feel to take your pickleball skillset to the next level, then this is the paddle for you.
Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Average Weight: 7.9 ounces
Weight Range: 7.7 – 8.1 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4" (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: High Tack Thin Grip
Grip Manufacturer: ProKennex
Handle Length: 5.1"
Paddle Length: 16.4"
Paddle Width: 7.5"
Paddle Face: Toray Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 11mm (0.43")
Edge Guard: Replaceable Air-O-Guard Bumper System
Manufacturer: ProKennex Pickleball
Made in China
Pro Kennex XF
Feb 10, 2024
Bought this paddle because of my tennis elbow. It ended up being the best paddle I have ever used. It has helped with my elbow and my game. I highly recommend the XF
ProKennex Black Ace XF
Mar 8, 2023
My favorite paddle, very powerful, also it’s not difficult to control as people thought of. I love it. The XF made my singles play even more powerful now.
Mar 1, 2023
This is a very good paddle! I've been using a Kinetic pro speed for a couple of years, but I wanted one with a longer handle. The paddle face is also larger, but it isn't heavy. It is also giving me the power I want, but boy, you hear it! It's got pop! It's an expensive paddle, and I'm disappointed that it didn't come with a paddle cover.
Black Ace xf
Feb 28, 2023
Made an unusual cracking sound when you hit the ball. Seemed broken, faulty. Prefer the pro model.
Black Ace FX
Feb 27, 2023
Crazy power in this paddle. I,m still somewhat of a banger but the ball really pops off the paddle. Need to be a experience player to handle this model. I.m getting use to it and it is a big advantage on ground strokes and at the kitchen.
Great Power Paddle
Feb 26, 2023
I love the power that I can generate in my ground strokes and volleys that I have with this paddle. I am able to volley balls back over the net that I was not able to do with other paddles. I had a lot of pop ups from the power of this paddle when I first started playing with this paddle. I am having less pop ups after weeks of drilling, but I know that I will need more weeks of drilling with this paddle to even have less pop ups.
Black Ace XF
Feb 22, 2023
The paddles is weighted well and I enjoy the soft touch for resetting points. However as a paddle that I’ve heard other rave about the power they get, I don’t see it. I find I have to hit the sweet spot dead center to get the same power I experience from other paddles. I feel like I’m playing with a 16mm paddle. Same experience with the spin. Not nearly as much as other paddles I have tried. The kinetic system does definitely help with some shock absorption and would recommend it for players who are experiencing tennis elbow. Overall a good paddle, but not quite what I want from a power paddle.
ProKennex Black Ace XF
Feb 14, 2023
Great paddle with lots of pop. Real light which makes it good for quick exchanges at the kitchen.