ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Spin Pickleball PaddleFrom one of the most forward-thinking brands in pickleball, ProKennex, the Kinetic Ovation Spin Paddle takes cues from other racquet sports with the addition of "strings." While they may not look like strings on tennis or badminton racquets, they are certainly inspired by the same idea. These "visual strings" are full-length ridges in the paddle that combine with a textured surface known as Webspun to boost your potential to hit spinning shots of all kinds. While adding spin, these ridges also bolster dwell time and ProKennex's Kinetic vibration-dampening system which mitigates impact vibrations from traveling up your arm. The result is a paddle that offers both grit tac for cut shots that catch your opponents off guard.
With the Kinetic Ovation Spin Paddle, ProKennex tweaked their popular oval shape for even more performance. This reengineered shape eliminates the tip of the oval, freeing up some length to be added to the handle, resulting in a tennis-player-friendly 5.3" handle length and 16.14" overall length. The width remains 7.6" while the core thickness is a trim, aerodynamic 11mm (0.43"). The result is a higher sweet spot that boosts power and maintains feel, so you can play to your full potential in big tournaments and casual games alike.
As the Ovation Spin is a tech-heavy ProKennex paddle, it retains the reliable Kinetic System that you have come to expect. This technology uses tungsten beads in the core to limit vibrations and further disperse impact so you can get out and play comfortably day in and day out, and recover faster. This paddle also boasts the fully replaceable Air-O-Guard edge guard (coming soon for this model), and confortable ProKennex cushion grip wrapped around the 4" circumference handle.
Average Weight: 7.6 ounces
Weight Range: 7.4 - 7.8 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4" (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Comfort Cushion
Grip Manufacturer: ProKennex Pickleball
Handle Length: 5.3"
Paddle Length: 16.14"
Paddle Width: 7.6"
Paddle Face: Webspun Surface Coating with "Strings"
Core Material: Polypropylene honeycomb matrix with special quiet, high impact resistant Polymer
Core Thickness: 11mm (0.43")
Edge Guard: Replaceable Air-O-Guard Bumper System
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Jan 21, 2023
Trying to get used to it, very light I think it is helping my shoulders with less vibration
Kinetic Ovation Spin
Nov 4, 2022
I had been playing heavier Engage and Selkirk paddles which were hard on my arthritic wrist. On day one, I practiced back hand top spin drives and roll volleys for 45 mins with a ball machine. Very easy to do and no pain. Initially, the Kinetic felt less powerful on ground stokes but once I got comfortable swinging faster (more hand speed) it was easy to hit top spin drives with control and pop from both sides. Whether it’s the face design or the increased hand speed, it definitely created more spin, especially on serves. Very quick and maneuverable on volleys and easy to dink. I’m hopeful that because it’s the design and not the grit on the face (which wears out), it will continue to be a very quick mid to high spin paddle after a lot of use. After a few weeks of play, no wrist or forearm pain and I’m a better all around player.