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Kinetic Ovation Speed II Paddle
Kinetic Ovation Speed II Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex

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Price $169.95

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ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Speed II Pickleball Paddle

The Kinetic Ovation Speed II Paddle is the upgraded model of the original paddle, offering new colors and a new feature. The most innovative feature added is the new Air-O-Guard, a removeable edge guard that allows you to replace a single part rather than replacing your entire paddle if it becomes damaged. Additionally, the Ovation Speed II continues to feature a 7-layer coating on the face that creates spin and makes it easier to gain a competitive edge and control your shots.

Click here to get a replacement Air-O-Guard for your Ovation Speed II paddle.

The Kinetic Ovation Speed II Paddle has a small 4" grip circumference (actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"), and a 4-7/8" long handle. The weight is in the medium range coming in at 7.7 - 8.0 oz for a balanced feel that offers a confidence-inspiring degree of both power and precision. The core material uses honeycomb polymer that is highly impact resistant, combined with ProKennex's Kinetic impact-dampening technology, to help prevent "pickleball elbow" while maintaining consistent touch. It also makes for a quieter sound which is less disruptive to play.

The ProKennex Ovation Speed II Paddle with Kinetic technology has a streamlined and adaptive design that will last as you improve your game.

The Ovation Speed II Paddle with Kinetic is a part of the "Speed" line of ProKennex Pickleball Paddles. This is the upgraded second generation of this paddle line, and the revisions improve upon an already high quality design to provide excellent versatility, touch, and placement. Released in December of 2020, this second generation added the innovative (and replaceable) Air-O-Guard edge protector, and offers two new colors. There are two shapes in the Speed II line - the "Ovation" Shape (oval), and the "Pro" shape (rectangular). Click here to visit the Pro Speed II paddle page.
ProKennex Ovation Speed II Pickleball Paddle Features

Please note: Due to the edgeless design, this paddle may develop wear to the graphic overlay and/or small chips at the edges during play. This is normal wear and tear and is not considered a defect in the product. The Air-O-Guard bumper edge guard will mitigate much of this wear; however, the potential for it to occur remains. This wear does not diminish the performance or playability of the paddle, and in our own internal testing, after hundreds of hours of play, the paddle holds up exceptionally well without any change in play. Consider these scrapes and wear as a badge of honor, earned by hours on the court!
ProKennex Ovation Speed Paddle Normal Edge Wear

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Check out the videos below from the Head Designer at ProKennex, Steve Dawson, and reviews of the paddles by actual players.
Steve Dawson Introduces the Kinetic Ovation Speed
Jennifer Dawson Loves her Kinetic Ovation Speed
Belinda Gamez Reviews the ProKennex Ovation Paddle
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the Kinetic Pro Flight Ovation Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘I wonder why paddle manufacturers haven’t designed a paddle that is just basically the shape of a sweet spot?’ I certainly have, and that question is answered in the Kinetic Ovation Speed 2 from ProKennex. The result? A little of what I expected, and a little of what I didn’t. Much like ProKennex’s Pro Speed model, the Ovation is a highly maneuverable paddle thanks to its slim profile, and the unique shape does indeed seem to ‘grow’ the sweet spot a bit and position it right at the center of the paddle. Think of it, to a certain degree, as replicating the predictable trampoline effect of striking a tennis racket in the dead center. This second generation Ovation retains the grippy surface texture and Kinetic vibration dampening technology that ProKennex paddles have become well-known for, while adding eye-catching new colors and an unobtrusive (not to mention replaceable!) bumper-style edge guard tacked onto the outside edge of the paddle. Because I’m no pro, the top edge of my previous ProKennex paddle took some punishment from court surfaces as I attempted to dig out low balls. This new, light, slim edge guard feature will definitely save me some ‘dang its.’

This is a forgiving paddle which enhances my ability to place dinks with confidence, and the ‘Spin-Grab’ texture turns the action on my cut serves up several notches. I’d be fibbing if I didn’t say I enjoy frustrating my opponents with it! Finally, as a 6’3” tall player with larger-than-average hands and a table tennis background, I appreciate the oval shape accommodating my ‘finger-up’ grip style and the ease with which I can build up the thin 4” handle circumference with a couple rolls of overgrip to achieve that perfect thickness. All in all, I am loving this paddle and already know I’ll be reaching for it often."

Traver, Web Guy (3.5 Player)

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4 of 5 an eye catcher ... but? December 26, 2021
Reviewer: J.Larry Livengood from Tallahassee, FL United States  
The jury is still out on this Ovation. I've used the breadboard shaped racket in the past and (early on) am struggling to find the sweet spot on the Ovation. It's early on though. The aerodynamic shape does seem to give me a tad more speed through the air which is great. However, I seem to be popping up more balls than usual and hitting longer too (more out balls). I'm not convinced that I have lost my soft game with the Ovation, I think in time I will adjust. This racket is only .3 Ozs heavier and I don't think that the extra weight is the cause. But -- maybe ... who knows. A fresh paddle may need a few more weeks of use to calm down a bit and for me to adjust.

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5 of 5 Always easy and fair December 19, 2021
Reviewer: Jay Wasack from Franklin, TN United States  
Shopping here is excellent. Fair prices quick delivery and the best customer service

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 My new Kinetic Ovation Speed II paddle November 2, 2021
Reviewer: Susan Esson from Prescott Valley, AZ United States  
I hesitated getting this paddle because of the cost. However, having gotten and used it for a few weeks, I can say I am very impressed. The oval shape really does give me the extra split second of reaction time because it has less wind resistance. As we all know, that can really count. I’m also happy the new technology touted about its design to absorb vibration and shock has made a difference for me. I have recently gotten over tennis elbow and can positively say this paddle is much easier on the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. I can play with ease now with no hurting. I got the lighter weight (7.8 oz) paddle. I’m happy with the sweet spot. And the construction seems solidly built. Kind of surprised by how much power it has. I believe it will last a good while longer than anything I’ve had so far.
I think I’ve finally found my “forever paddle”. Love it.

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4 of 5 Kinetic paddle September 23, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Roscommon, MI United States  
I can not give a fair review, as I was injured the day I received my paddle in the mail. I have not been able to try it out and will be returning it. When I am healed, I will rr- order the paddle to try it out. I don't want to hold on to it as I ordered a little heavier paddle than I usually use. If I don't like it, I want the opportunity to return it and order a lighter one.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Arrived fast…love this paddle! September 13, 2021
Reviewer: C Smith from Mt. Pleasant, SC United States  
This paddle is great. Getting a lot of zip on the ball and my elbow pain is slowly going away the longer I play with it.

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