PROLITE Supernova Pro Hyperweave LX Carbon Fiber PaddleThe Supernova Pro LX Pickleball Paddle is part of the next generation "Hyperweave" series from one of the original paddle brands, PROLITE. Bringing the most premium materials and fresh thinking to any paddle line they've ever released, PROLITE's Hyperweave LX paddles are engineered using three layers of carbon fiber per side, as well as interwoven gold or silver fibers in the top layer (your choice) to create a pickleball paddle that looks and performs like no other. The Supernova has the capacity to be the most powerful paddle in the Hyperweave line thanks to its rounded proportions with a full 8" width, and comparatively heavier weight. For players who desire a large surface area for blocking hard drives on defense, or the ability to blast a frozen-rope ground stroke from the baseline, the Supernova Pro LX delivers.
Don't let all the talk of power fool you, however. The Supernova Pro LX is built on a polymer honeycomb core measuring 14mm (0.55") in thickness, with vibration dampening properties baked in, to serve up control and precision when needed. It weighs in at an average of 7.9 oz., keeping it in the medium range but with a bit more heft and head-weighted balance than its counterparts. In addition to the 8" width, the overall length is 15-7/16". The handle is 5" long with a small (4-1/8") circumference, and arrives wrapped in PROLITE's venerable ProTac Cushion Grip which is perforated to mitigate sweat buildup while featuring a combination of comfort and tackiness. The design allows the metallic face to literally shine by placing the printed graphics and PROLITE logo low and out of the way.
Lastly, the Supernova Pro Hyperweave LX Paddle from PROLITE Pickleball wraps the entire perimeter in an innovative Aero Channel Edge Guard engineered to reduce drag. Every detail of the Hyperweave LX series demonstrates PROLITE's commitment to premium materials and premium performance, because that's what the serious pickleball players deserves.
Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Reviews of the Supernova Pro LX Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:
"The Supernova Pro LX is one of the softest paddles I’ve ever played with — it has incredible feel and my third shot drops and resets were immediately improved. Even though this is a soft paddle with tremendous feel, it has some big-time access to power when you need it because of the 8-ounce weight and huge sweetspot with the 8" width. I come from a tennis background so I especially appreciated the 5" grip length so I could not only hit a whippy forehand, but go right to a two-hand backhand. This paddle has a great blend of touch and power, and I would especially recommend it to tennis players who need help controlling their dinks but still like to have the ability to hit a clean winner from behind the baseline."
Tyler, Pickleball Tournaments Team (5.0 Player)
Weight Average: 7.9 ounces
Weight Range: 7.8 - 8.0 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"
Paddle Length: 15 7/16"
Paddle Width: 8"
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 26, 2022
We have used the Prolite Supernova paddles for several years and enjoy their combination of touch and power. The new gold and silver paddles look great and are of high quality. Unfortunately, the hyperweave version does not feel the same. It has a soft.touch, but it does not have the pop of the original version, making it more difficult to put balls away. We noticed this immediately and had to return them (which Pickleball Central handled well) Hopefully Prolite can make a slightly heavier version for more power in the future, because we have been very pleased with their paddles in the past. We also noticed a lack of reviews on the new hyperweave Supernova...
Love love love the Supernova Pro!
May 23, 2022
I love pro lights paddles in general but the hyper weave is a great one! Nicely weighted with power and control features. A great upgrade for ProLite.
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Apr 11, 2022
Thoroughly enjoy the paddle. A good fit for my style of play
Apr 9, 2022
New Prolite paddle. Packaged well, arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Love the Supernova, bought one several years ago and it was time to replace. This new one feels a little lighter but could just be me. Very pleased. Adjusted to the new grip and paddle easily and yes, I won my games :)