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Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle
The Tempest Wave Pro Paddle is available in two grip sizes and two colors.

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Price $179.99

Product Code: PTK100



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Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek

The Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle uses Smart Response Technology to strengthen the feel and sensitivity of the original Tempest Wave. You get the same responsive touch, but with a broader and more forgiving sweet spot which translates to consistent responsiveness across the face of the paddle. In short, this is a control-oriented paddle that doesn't sacrifice the power you have become accustomed to in the venerable Tempest model line.

The Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle comes with either a thin or thick grip so you can choose the style which best suits your needs. The handle is 5-1/4" long which offers enough extra space to adjust your grip for either more reach or control. The 8" wide graphite face creates a large sweet spot that will feel smooth no matter where you hit.

The Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle will take both your skill shots and slams to a new level with its high quality materials.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".

As of February 2021, the Tempest Wave Pro is part of the Expanded Tempest Pro line. The line has expanded to create multiple shape options for the players, allowing them to use the same beloved 5-Star rated paddle technology, but giving the choice in shape to best suit their game. The Tempest Wave Pro is a traditionally shaped paddle with a wider sweet spot, and sets the industry benchmark for control. It's counterpart, the Tempest Reign Pro is a slightly longer, slightly more narrow version of the Wave Pro graphite paddle, giving more power with s longer (but slightly narrower sweet spot). The two shapes share the same core and face technology - here's how they compare:
Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek

Below are some video reviews from strong amateur and pro players describing their experience with the Tempest Pro - these videos may have been shot before the launch of the latest colors, so while the paddles may not look the same, they play the same as the current model.
Maggie Remynse Tempest Pro Paddle Review
Tempest Pro Paddle Review
Video - Sarah Yates
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Reviews of the Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle

Video Transcription - Maggie Remynse

Hi, my name is Maggie Remynse. I am originally from Michigan but right now I live in upstate New York in Buffalo. So, I play with the Tempest Pro. I've been playing with this paddle since December when it was first released. What I really love about this paddle is, it really joins being able to play the soft game and getting some power on it. So, I used to play with the Tempest, just the regular, and I love the fact that I can get some really good dinks with it, and my 3rd's were great but I didn't get as much power as I liked, so with this paddle I get to join the power of the Bantam with the soft game of the Tempest and this is what I love about this paddle.

Video Transcription - Shari O'Quinn

Hi, my name is Shari O'Quinn. I live in Gig Harbor, Washington. This is the Tempest Pro. I fell in love with this paddle the moment it was put in my hand. It has incredible balance. I think it's one of the best balanced paddles out there. I love the touch and the control that I get when I play with the Tempest Pro, love this paddle.

Video Transcription - Sarah Yates

Hi, my name is Sarah Yates-Parker. I'm originally from Ft. Meyers, Florida but moved to North Carolina when I played soccer in college. I use the Tempest Pro made by Paddletek. I recently changed to this paddle because of the touch and feel. It's a little lighter than what I'm used to but is very helpful when in defensive mode so that's why I use the Tempest Pro.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 273 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle US OPEN September 24, 2021
Reviewer: Lynda Boesel from Washougal, WA  
I have owned this paddle for awhile. I just bought this one and it does feel like it has more pop. One thing I have always loved about Paddletek is the thinner edging and a larger sweet spot. Part of playing well is having confidence in the fact that you have a paddle that fits you personally. I have gained more confidence with this paddle and my shots are accurate when I want to do that kill shot and when I want to slow the game down. I give this a 5 star rating and will continue to buy Paddletek. I just love it. I am a strong 3.5 player and I feel that this will improve my game.

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5 of 5 What's Changed August 31, 2021
Reviewer: John Foster from Manitowoc, WI United States  
I have owned the tempest pro now for three paddles over the past two years.  This one seems different somehow. Significantly more pop in the handle feels different.  Not sure if things have changed but it does play that way for me.

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5 of 5 Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle August 27, 2021
Reviewer: Derek Slickman from TWO RIVERS, WI United States  
Just picked up a 2nd one due to liking the first as much as I do! Would hate to have an issue and not have a backup! Great paddle! Suggested to me by the folks at Pickleball Central!

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4 of 5 Fine paddle, not as big a difference as I hoped August 27, 2021
Reviewer: DAVE from LIBERTYVILLE, IL United States  
Upgraded from a basic $30 Amazon paddle.  While better, not sure it's as dramatic an upgrade as the price difference would suggest.  Ergonomics are a bit better - I like the squared handle shape.  But as for being more powerful or more sensitive, or a bigger sweet spot - hard to tell a difference

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4 of 5 Nice paddle different grip August 26, 2021
Reviewer: MARK WISROTH from Colorado  
I really like the feel and control that I get with this paddle.  The grip is a little difficult to get used to.  It is a square grip instead of a more traditional tennis racket style grip.  I will take some time to get used to but overall the paddle is good.

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