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Bantam EX-L


 
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Price $89.99


Product Code: PTK005


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Bantam EX-L Composite Pickleball Paddle

The Bantam EX-L Composite Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek is one of our most popular paddles. This paddle has a specialized, polymer core which was specifically made for pickleball playing. This core was designed to provide greater power, more placement control and hits that are strong yet quieter than Nomex core paddles. Paddletek created the Bantam to be a winner at a lighter weight. The abstract, geometric vinyl decal is laid on top of the high tech fiberglass face. Inside, the strong polymer core provides a sturdy basis for lots of pickleball play.

The Bantam EX-L paddle is in the sweet zone for many players, weighing 8.1 to 8.4 ounces. At this weight, players still have natural power from the paddle but can also impart spin and control. The 7-3/4Ē wide face provides a good amount of room on the face, while the 5 1/8Ē long handle is long enough for reach but not overly-extended. This is a relatively short paddle, measuring 15-5/8Ē from the top of the paddle to the bottom. The small-sized grip is padded, keeping a playerís comfort in mind.

Choosing to play with the Bantam EX-L is a decision that no player will ever look back on with regret.

Available in the following colors: red, blue, purple

Please note: grips sizes are approximate
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Here is a transcript of the video:

This is Curtis with Paddletek. This is the Bantam XL, a very popular seller for us. What makes the Bantam special, itís around 8 ounces and it has more pop in the sweet spot. So if youíre looking for a little more power when you hit the sweet spot, this is the paddle for you.


Here is a transcript of the video:

Hi, Iím Dee Rochel, and I chose my Paddletek Bantam EX-L because I had an opportunity to hit with the prototype when Stephanie Lane was trying it out and I really liked it and I was in the market for a new paddle, so I hit with that one. And then when they brought it out last year at Nationals, I demoíd it again and I really liked it and I purchased.

And youíre competing today here.
I am, if you can call it that. (laughs)

Where are you from?
Iím from Florence, Arizona, full time.

Great, well thank you so much for talking with us and good luck today.
Thanks.


Here's a transcript of the video: Hi, whatís your name? Troy Miller Troy, where are you from? Youngsville, North Carolina. Great, and Troy what paddle are you competing with here at the US OPEN? The Paddletek Bantam EX-L. Why that paddle? I like this paddle, because you can have a soft touch with it and then you can also have great power with itÖ.and Kyle Yates uses it. Thanks.

Here is a transcript of the video:

Hi, Iím Linda Einsiedler from Maine. Iím an Ambassador, Maine, Freeport Brunswick area. (This is) my first time here. I love Paddletek rackets. I have this, the Bantam and I have the Power Play Pro and I when this is my favorite, absolute favorite racket ever.

What do you like about it?
Itís got a lot of pop and I like that the surface is very durable. Iíve played with other rackets where the surface breaks down in about three to five months. So, this has been with me for, ever since for three or four months of hard play, and there is no sign of wear. Plus it has the warranty on the surface for the surface.


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Looks great May 18, 2017
Reviewer: James McClelland from Banff, AB Canada  
This paddle will take some getting used to compared to my last, but the feel and control is very good. I believe I can now slow my game down and use this paddle to control my game and utilize strategy more effectively.

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Paddle consistent but not great May 9, 2017
Reviewer: Spencer from New Mexico United States  
Paddle provides consistent contact across the entire face of the paddle, no dead spots. I would consider this a good intermediate level paddle. And excellent for the player looking to work on positioning and pre-swing alignment.

Paddle does not provide good control. The handle is short and uncomfortable for larger hands.

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Recent purchase April 25, 2017
Reviewer: Therese Clements from Marion, OH United States  
Good price and speedy delivery. Would definitely use this site again.

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Bantam EL-L paddle April 5, 2017
Reviewer: Woody Boyce from Nokomis , FL United States  
Great experience!

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Great paddle March 13, 2017
Reviewer: KC from Clemson, SC United States  
Feels great and plays well. I am happy with this purchase.

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