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Bantam EX-L Paddle
Bantam EX-L, choose from red, pink, purple, or blue geometric design
Bantam EX-L

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Includes 3 FREE Onix Fuse G1 Balls ($9.99 Value)
Price $97.99

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 7-7/8Ē 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 paddle measures 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, pink

Please note: grips sizes are approximate.
Video #1 Christine McGrath
Video #2 - Curtis. Transcript below.
Video #4 - Linda Einsiedler. Transcript below.
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Transcript of Video #3 - Curtis

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.

Transcript of Video #4 - Linda Einseidler

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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My paddle February 8, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Far Rockaway, NY United States  
I like the control & spin.

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February 6, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Spokane, WA United States  

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its Perfect February 6, 2019
Reviewer: Jean Hodgin from Burlington , MA United States  
Luv luv the racquet has power and spin,, it’s awesome👍🏓

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Great Paddle January 29, 2019
Reviewer: Frank Sarnelli from Wilbraham, MA United States  
I had been using a Paddletek Phoenix Pro paddle for 4 years.  It is a very good paddle, but started to show some wear.  I decided to try out a few different paddles.  I found the Bantam EX-L to be a wonderful paddle with a great blend of power and touch.  It was very easy to transition to the Bantam.  I am a control player and I really appreciate the precise placing of shots that the Bantam paddle makes possible.  
The grip is very good, but it was small for my hand so I wrapped it in tourna grip.  The paddle weight is 8.2 oz.  I had asked for 8.3 oz at a minimum,  My old Phoenix Pro is 8.6 oz.   With a little more weight this paddle would be perfect for me.  I plan to use the Bantam as my primary paddle.

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good so far January 11, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Wenatchee, WA United States  
have only played with it once and I like it!

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