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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 7.7 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

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.

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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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 106 Write a review.

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Bantam EX-L Paddle September 7, 2017
Reviewer: Mike Ducey from Sylvania, OH United States  
The person that assisted me did a phenomenal job.  I was not able to navigate your web site and place the order that way.

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Broke on first use August 8, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Not sure if there was a defect or not, but the paddle broke at the to of the handle during the first day of play.  I've been using a demo since with no issues. PICKLEBALLCENTRAL RESPONSE: Thanks for your review of the Bantam EX-L paddle.  It is not common for the handle to break in such a short period of time, and we do have a 60 day warranty on all paddles we sell. I’m glad to send you a replacement. Let me know if you want the same paddle and I’ll ship it out today.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Bantam EX-L August 5, 2017
Reviewer: Norm C from Cicero NY  
After careful consideration, this was the first paddle I ever bought...I figured if it was good enough for Kyle Yates then it would be good enough for me...This paddle has wonderful power and touch...The handle is very comfortable...It is approved for quiet zone play and it is made in the USA....It may be a little too heavy for some (8.1 average) If that is the case, then I recommend its slimmed down brother, the Bantam TS-5 (7.3 average) You cannot go wrong with either paddle...Finally, Pickleball Central is outstanding to do business with...They will assist you with finding the right weight and color you are looking for...I received my paddle in just 2 days.

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Bantam EX-L Great July 19, 2017
Reviewer: Janis T from Prescott, AZ United States  
Only had the paddle a few weeks.  I wanted a heavier paddle than my 7.2 oz.  This is 8.25 a seems perfect so far.  I am trying to strengthen my backhand accuracy from the serve line and this weight seems to help so far.  I think this paddle will help with accuracy.  No issues with Pickleball Central.  Received the paddle in 4 days and am pleased.

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New paddle July 11, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Leland, NC United States  
I have already played several games with my new Bantam EX-L paddle and I am very happy with it. It's weight is just right and the grip very comfortable. It feels very comfortable and gives me more power than my previous, lighter paddle

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