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Kinetic Pro Speed Pickleball Paddle
Kinetic Pro Speed Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex

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Price $159.95

Product Code: PKX100


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Kinetic Pro Speed Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex

The Kinetic Pro Speed Paddle is the first paddle available that is specifically geared to prevent harm to players' arms and elbows. The innovative design uses tungsten-filled chambers within the core to minimize vibrations and evenly distribute impact. The Kinetic Energy technology used in this paddle has been tested at MIT and shown to dramatically reduce vibration and energy transfer, creating a paddle that ProKennex believes is an ideal choice if you want to play pickleball for as long as possible. This energy-absorbing technology revolutionized tennis, helping players manage and reduce "tennis elbow," and now this technology is available for pickleball players! Check out the tabbed information under the "Most Useful Customer Reviews" section to see what some of our customers are saying about the injury reduction benefits of this paddle.

The Kinetic Pro Speed Paddle isn't only made to protect your health; it's also a delight on the courts. It features a 7-layer coating on the face atop both composite and graphite materials which lends itself to powerful hits and grips pickleballs for extra spin. The core's tungsten produces a quiet sound, almost as if you were shaking sand, and is surrounded by a durable polymer honeycomb. It has a small grip and 7.9 - 8.2 oz weight range.

The Kinetic Pro Speed Paddle has a wonderful feel that will keep your body in top condition while you benefit from additional touch and speed. The ProKennex Pro Speed is available in Blue, Raspberry, and Yellow.

The paddle has won over some of the world's best players, gaining 5.0 Pro level medal stand recognition at the 2018 US OPEN Pickleball Championships. Jennifer Dawson won two Golds and two silvers at the US OPEN (Including Gold in Women's Sr. Pro Doubles), and Steve Dawson won Silver in Mixed Doubles 5.0 50+.

Please note: Due to the edgeless design, this paddle will develop wear and small chips on the edge during play. This is normal wear and tear and is not considered a defect in the product. New paddles include training tape that may be applied to edge of paddle. See photos below.

Unlike other "edgeless" paddles, the perimeter of the paddle is an integrated carbon fiber frame with the core inset flush to the edge. This carbon fiber flush frame is designed to withstand normal play ground strike impacts, but it will show wear more easily than a typical "edged" paddle. 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 marks as a badge of honor, earned by hours on the court!

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Video - Steve Dawson
Kinetic Pro Speed Paddle Review
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Staff Reviews of the ProKennex Pro Speed Pickleball Paddle:

We're all paddle geeks here, so check out what our staff testers think of the new Pro Speed

"For a paddle that plays this soft, I was absolutely shocked by the pop. The design of the paddle absorbs energy before it goes up your arm. The lack of vibration causes a very soft feel to play. Normally that softness comes with a price and I have to swing harder to get the power. Not so with the Kinetic Pro Speed. I hit a couple of short hop shots that often end up in the net and saw them sailing over for winners. It is obvious that a lot of thought went into the Pro Speed. To have a paddle that can help prevent arm injuries and performs at such a high level is an amazing accomplishment. Whatever style you play, this paddle is worth a try. It can adapt to a power or a touch game and plays like nothing else I have tried."
John, Sales (3.5 Player)

"As someone who has battled 'pickle elbow', I was truly excited to try out the Pro Speed with its Kinetic energy system. I received a prototype around 60 days before the formal launch, and I put around 20 hours on the paddle over a 4 week period. The paddle plays unlike anything I've ever hit with. The embedded tungsten micro-beads used in the paddle absolutely work in terms of absorbing energy. When a ball strikes the paddle face, you feel the inertial energy, but not a lot of vibration, and as such it plays 'quiet' in terms of feel in the hand. My test paddle weighed in at 8.0 ounces, and had a very comfortable 4" circumference high-tack grip. To reduce my tennis elbow issues, one of the things I was encouraged to do by my physical therapist was to reduce the grip size on my paddles so I didn't have to grip as hard, and this thin 4" grip works perfect! (I had already regripped and sanded down the grips on my other paddles to 4", so this came out of the box perfect for me.). To me, the paddle plays with a neutral to slightly head-weighted balance, allowing the 8.0 ounces to push the ball, generating a lot of power without having to really snap my wrist. It plays like a pro-level power paddle in terms of "put-away power" (think high end pro fiberglass paddle), but the soft feel of the ball on the face, and the lack of vibration gives me exceptional confidence on soft shot play like dinks, or defensive volleys. My normal fear with an edgeless paddle is that the sweet spot is sacrificed in favor of reducing edge guard mis-hits, but the Pro Speed has an enormous sweet spot, the largest I've ever seen on a paddle without an edgeguard. I spoke with the design team at ProKennex Pickleball, and they explained how the flush fit carbon fiber frame creates all the advantages of an edgeguard in terms of expanding the sweet spot, without the perimeter bulk and weight. This paddle is an absolute winner!"
Edward, Marketing (3.5 Player)

"Given it's lack of bulky edge guard, and its aerodynamic shape, the paddle is deceptively strong and powerfully playing, offering more power than any paddle I've ever used. I can see how this paddle is an absolute weapon in the hands of a gifted shot maker! The ball springs off the face with lots of speed, and has good size for paddle of its shape and edge configuration. I like a paddle that has neutral balance, and good weight distribution, and this paddle feels exceptional in my hand. As a member of the Pro-shop staff, I work with lots of customers, and this paddle is exciting to work with because of its potential to reduce or prevent elbow problems. The paddle absorbs a great deal of the ball impact vibrations and requires very little swing strength in exchange for lots of power. After I adjusted to its power, my softer shots like dinks and defensive volleys played nicely."
Arne, Pro-Shop Staff (4.5 Player)

"This is a versatile, adaptive paddle. On blocking shots it feels like it is absorbing the impact of the ball, allowing you to slow the ball down and easily drop it into the kitchen. For dinking, it felt soft, sturdy, and predictable. The paddle plays "smooth". The structure of the paddle, the rigid edge, and the kinetic beads really impart energy into the ball without passing that vibration into your hard/arm. There is plenty of power from this middle weight paddle, so I didn't feel like I needed to swing super hard. Sweet spot is great, didn’t notice any hot spots or real dead areas. For me, the paddle feels a bit heavy (I prefer a 7.5 ounce paddle), but you get a lot of power for that extra .5 ounce so I like the trade off. I think this is a great all-around paddle for any mid to pro level player looking for a consistent solid playing paddle. It is especially good for those who have elbow or wrist injuries and I think for people who prefer a smaller handle circumference. My final comment is more about aesthetics - the paddle looks awesome, I really like the slightly smaller grip and the grip feel is great. It is a thin grip but has a good soft cushion almost a gel feel and is fairly tacky. Also due to the sound of the embedded tungsten beads it can double as a maraca ."
Jimmy, Product Manager (3.5 Player)

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5 of 5 Great for post shoulder surgery playing! August 2, 2020
Reviewer: Janet E from Huntingdon Valley, PA United States  
Had total shoulder replacement surgery on my playing arm. Tried different paddles and honestly the Kinetic paddles (bought both shapes) make a ton of difference. No pain. Love these paddles and would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 July 26, 2020
Reviewer: Risa Hillard from Wichita Falls, TX United States  

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5 of 5 New paddle type July 25, 2020
Reviewer: Ginger Trickett from Victoria, MN United States  
I wasn't sure if I liked this paddle or not, at first. It took a couple of days of playing for me to get used to it and the difference in feel. It definitely doesn't have the same rebound as other paddles due to the vibration deadening technology. Like the weight and the grip. I am liking it better and better as I use it.

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5 of 5 It's a Keeper! July 24, 2020
Reviewer: Larry Cook from Lenexa, KS United States  
Played five or six times with this paddle and I believe it is not only helping my elbow, it has also improved my game. More control and plenty of speed.

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5 of 5 Great paddle July 20, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Centerville, UT United States  
Love my new ProKennex paddle. It’s all that it’s advertised to be.

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