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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 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 7-7/8” wide face provides a good amount of room on the face, while the 5 1/8” long handle is long enough for reach but not overly-extended. This paddle measures 15-5/8” from the top of the paddle to the bottom. The small-sized grip is padded, keeping a player’s comfort in mind.

The new 2020 model of the EX-L Pro features Torsional Vibration Control that helps improve the size of the sweet spot side to side and help you have successful shots on off-center mis-hits.

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

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Video - Kyle Yates
Video - Irina Tereschenko
Video - Bantam EX-L Review
Video - Alex Hamner
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Staff and Friends Review the Bantam EX-L Paddle:

Transcript of Video - Kyle Yates

I'm Kyle Yates. I'm from Fort Myers, Florida. I use the Paddletek Bantam EX-L. I've been playing with this paddle for about five years now. I fell in love with it right away. As soon as I hit the ball it felt so powerful, I felt like I had so much control and I haven't been able to play with anything else since.

Transcript of Video - Irina Tereschenko

My name is Irina Tereschenko. I'm originally from Russia and currently reside in sunny, Tucson, Arizona. I chose Bantam EX-L because I was looking for a paddle that gives me consistent performance on different surfaces and different conditions; windy, humid, it doesn't matter, Bantam EX-L can bring my game to the next level.

Transcript of Video - Ben Larson

My name is Ben Larson. I play with the Alaska Pickleball Club, and my paddle of choice is the Bantam EX-L. So, I like this paddle for a lot of reasons. I'm a tennis player, so I like the paddle to have a little bit of weight and this paddle is a little bit on the heavier side, which is nice. It gives me a lot of feel on the harder shots. It's a really solid paddle. Every time you hit the ball, especially on those volleys, it comes off with a lot of pop. It feels really nice hitting through the ball, and this paddle just offers a lot of flexibility. What I mean by that is basically every kind of shot that you want to hit; touch, spin, power, serve, whatever you want this one can do it and it feels really nice.

Transcript of Video - Alex Hamner

Hey all you pickleball players, I'm Alex Hamner, Professional Pickleball Player. I've been playing about eight years, and today I'm at Pickleball Central's Pickleball Station, their fantastic four indoor courts and that's why I don't have my hat on or my big old visor maybe you've seen me play in. This is the real me! I'm here to talk to you about the Bantam EX-L paddles by Paddletek. It's been my paddle of choice for well over a year. Love playing with it. It gives a lot of power, whereas I don't have to swing really hard. The weight is evenly weighted. It gives a nice swing, plenty of pop, but I also have pretty good control with it. My drop shots, I love that shot. Dinks are good. Lobs have plenty of control, so it's great because I get the power and the control. Helps you win medals at those tournaments.

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5 of 5 Raised My Game May 27, 2021
Reviewer: Ethan from SF  
This paddle has given me more power, generally. This shows up in many areas of my game. For example, the paddle gives me more substance on dinks, so I don't have to supply as much power myself. Ultimately, this has improved the consistency of my dinking game, with fewer balls ending up in the net. The paddle also allows for more power on serves as well as overheads, volleys, and groundstrokes, without sacrificing control.

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5 of 5 Love paddle ... affords a nice touch April 30, 2021
Reviewer: John Lawless from Oakville, CT United States  


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5 of 5 April 29, 2021
Reviewer: Neil Heyse from Bonita Springs, FL United States  
excellent. *****

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4 of 5 Good overall paddle. April 1, 2021
Reviewer: John Stennfeld from Austin, TX United States  
This is my all around paddle, one I can use for singles or doubles.  It is not my favorite for singles or doubles, but it is my favorite all around paddle when I am jumping back and forth between singles and doubles.  It has good pop at the net, fairly good control and power from the baseline, overall good feel for the dinks (from the net or baseline).  My one area that I wish it had better feel is in softening and returning smashes.  But overall, it is my go to utility, all purpose paddle.

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5 of 5 Great Paddle Great Customer Service April 1, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Seattle, WA United States  
Love the paddle and thank you to the pickleball central team who picked up the phone and helped me understand the differences in paddles and helped me make my decision

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