Paddle with a consistently responsive, yet controllable tri-layer carbon fiber face and long 5-1/4" handle for double-handed backhands and blocks.
PROLITE Rebel Pro XLT Hyperweave LX Carbon Fiber Paddle
While the XLT LX maintains the same overall length and width proportions as the Rebel Pro LX, the XLT features a longer handle at 5-1/4" making it easier for players who leverage two-handed shots to load up and swing away. Additionally, the paddle is slightly head-heavy (biasing the balance point away from the handle), which increases swing weight, and therefore, striking power. The XLT weighs 7.7 oz., on average, the handle is a small'ish 4-1/8" in circumference and arrives wrapped in PROLITE's ProTac Cushion Grip. Another PROLITE innovation, the Aero Channel Edge Guard runs the entire perimeter of the paddle face and is engineered to reduce drag.
Finally, the thicker-than-average 14mm polymer honeycomb core is designed to reduce impact vibration. This core, sandwiched by three stiff carbon fiber layers per side, results in a forgiving control paddle up close, and a power beast from deep in the court. Don't let the lack of flashy graphics fool you, the Rebel Pro XLT Hyperweave LX paddle from PROLITE Pickleball is absolutely beautiful and performs like no other.
Reviews of the Rebel Pro XLT LX Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:
"The new LX II Series from PROLITE is a complete series of paddles that play as good as they look! The Rebel Pro XLT LX is a new shape for PROLITE. They took their popular Rebel Pro and extended the handle by a 1/2 inch. This gives the paddle a little extra pop by moving the sweet spot a little higher up on the face. It is also great for anyone who uses two hands on any of their shots. And, while I am not a two-handed backhand player, I do occasionally put a second hand on the paddle for dinks or short-hop shots and it provides extra stability and control on these shots. With the Rebel Pro XLT the finger of my top hand rested comfortably on the paddle face without digging into my hand.
I am also a fan of the look of this paddle. The way PROLITE wove the silver or gold fibers into the carbon fiber weave gives it a very luxurious look. And honestly, it looks better in person than it does online.
Anyone who is looking for a paddle that mixes control from a high-quality carbon fiber face, with some power from a long shape, with a dash of forgiveness from a 14mm core – this paddle is the thing."
John, Sales Team (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: 5 1/4"
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
Jun 23, 2022
I absolutely love this racquet! It makes retrieving those balls that seem to be out of reach so much easier.
Mar 21, 2022
I have been using an old paddle for about 8 years and decided to get a new one. I like a "smaller" profile in a paddle, rounded corners rather than wide shoulders at the top. I also like a longer handle (old racquetball player) which lets me hit with a fast swing. It plays well and has a good feel and balance. I like it.