PROLITE Rebel Pro Hyperweave LX Carbon Fiber PaddleThe Rebel Pro LX Pickleball Paddle is part of the next generation "Hyperweave" series from PROLITE. Rethinking paddle surface materials and performance, PROLITE's Hyperweave LX paddles leverage three layers of carbon fiber per side with the top layer utilizing a tighter cross-weave interwoven with gold or silver fibers. This is what gives the Rebel Pro LX its premium/luxury look in your choice of gold or silver, and results in incredibly consistent ball response over nearly the entire face of the paddle.
The Rebel Pro LX is a well-rounded option with a fairly long face which is the ideal match for players desiring a bit of extra reach; it measures 16" in total, with a 4-3/4" long handle. This model is slightly head-biased in terms of balance, increasing the swing weight behind your strikes, translating to extra power. It weighs in at 7.6 – 7.8 oz., maintaining a modest overall weight for quick reactions at the kitchen line. The handle has a small (4-1/8") circumference that can be used as is by players with small-to-average sized hands, or built up with an overgrip for added cushioning and to fit larger hands. An innovative Aero Channel Edge Guard, designed to reduce drag, surrounds the face. A simple graphical design allows the carbon fiber and metallic strands to literally shine, with the paddle name and logo emblazoned across the lower half of the face.
Finally, the Rebel Pro Hyperweave LX Paddle from PROLITE Pickleball combines the forgiveness of a thicker core (14mm) with the stiffness of a tri-layer carbon fiber face, culminating in a most impressive mix of vibration dampening, ball dwell time (for control), consistency in ball response, and striking power.
Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Need a longer handle? Try the Rebel Pro XLT LX model.
Reviews of the Rebel Pro LX Hyperweave Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:
"First off, the pictures of this paddle above simply don't do it justice. The thing is absolutely beautiful! My test model is silver with red and white accents, and I can't stop admiring it. It gets a lot of 'Wow, look at that!' reactions from players at my local courts, too. In any case, since beauty can potentially be only skin deep, let's talk performance. It's easiest to compare the new Hyperweave LX line to PROLITE's previous line of high-end models, the Black Diamond Series. The Black Diamond paddles were fantastic performers, and highly control-oriented; they gained quite a following for this reason. However, because they were SO control-oriented, they lacked a degree of power and many players missed that (myself included).
So, when it came time for PROLITE to introduce their next top-end models, the addition of some "pop" back into them must have been high on the priority list. The execution of this idea could have happened many different ways, and I appreciate the stroke of innovation they landed on by using multiple layers of carbon fiber per-side (for control, but also to stiffen the paddle face), plus interweaving silver and gold fibers into the top carbon fiber layer to reinforce that stiffness and give the look a brilliant shimmer. Finally, as a table-tennis style "finger up" player, I love the Rebel paddle shape for its tapered neck and slightly shorter than average handle length. It just fits so comfortably into my grip that I have a hard time putting it down. You get wonderful performance and jaw-dropping good looks with PROLITE's Hyperweave LX series of pickleball paddles."
Traver, Web Guy (4.0 Player)
Weight Average: 7.7 ounces
Weight Range: 7.6 - 7.8 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8" (small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: PROLITE ProTac Cushion Grip
Grip Manufacturer: PROLITE Pickleball
Handle Length: 4 3/4"
Paddle Length: 16"
Paddle Width: 7 11/16"
Paddle Face: Tri-layered Hyperweave Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 14mm (0.55")
Edge Guard: Aero Channel Edge Guard
Manufacturer: PROLITE Sports
Made in USA
Apr 30, 2023
This has met all of my expectations. It feels great and hits great. I can get more spin than my Prolite Black Diamond model which I loved too. It is very quick too.