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Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle
Tempest Wave Paddle has a bold swirling design in three color options: red, blue, or pink

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Product Code: PTK008


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Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle

This is a limited-time resurrection of the venerable Tempest Wave Graphite Pickleball Paddle, and a throwback to the first graphite paddle to come from the highly-respected manufacturer, Paddletek. The textured graphite face has the same great control of the original Tempest Wave. Inside, the half-inch-thick Tempest PolyCore dampens vibrations and is awesome for the "touch" game at the net. The combination of a graphite face with a polymer core is said to provides fantastic placement on ground strokes, and is certainly considered by many to be a "player's paddle." The sharp-looking face features the graphic of a huge wave as a nod to the "Tempest" paddle line, meaning "a violent windstorm."

The Tempest Wave is a great choice for players looking for a paddle with a relatively long handle without being too heavy. The 5-1/8" long handle is good for ex-tennis players, while the grip is a usable medium 4-1/4" in circumference. The 8" wide face provides ample hitting surface and a broad sweet spot, while the overall length of the paddle provides fair reach at 15-7/8". The 7.4 to 7.8 ounce weight range is light enough to promote great hand speed during quick exchanges, yet heavy enough to deliver some power when called upon.

The Tempest Wave was a breakout hit for Paddletek back in the day, and is back only for a very limited time so grab it while you can and enjoy this classic!
Video #1 - Kay
Video #2 - Dave Weinbach
Video #3 - Jennifer Lucore. Transcript below.
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Staff and Friends Review the Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle:

Transcript of Video #3 - Jennifer Lucore

Hey, it’s Jennifer Lucore, and I play with the Tempest. I like it the best because it has some really great feel. The weight I like is about 7.5 ounces and it has really great touch so get yourself a Tempest.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 241 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Good Value May 16, 2022
Reviewer: Edward Bamrick from Fort Worth, TX United States  
Got a good deal on a paddle.  Thanks.

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5 of 5 Best Paddle for Me April 28, 2022
Reviewer: Kathy R. from Reading, MA United States  
I've gone through many Pickleball paddles.  This paddle tech Tempest have been one of the best.  Good weight, good grip length & grip size.  It has helped improve my game immensely.  I still hit shots into the net, but not that many.  I can't blame it on the paddle😂

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5 of 5 Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle/Pink April 27, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Marion, VA United States  
Love my new paddle. Immediate control of serve and game.

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5 of 5 Tempest wave graphite paddle April 16, 2022
Reviewer: Herb Livsey from Oceanside, CA United States  
Years ago this paddle, with the wave as the face, was my first paddle.  Since, several of my students have tried it, asked to purchase it.  I will not part with it.  You recently brought the wave graphic back.  I bought two, was able to put each in the hands of my students immediately.  They love the  paddle.

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5 of 5 Great Graphite Paddle April 11, 2022
Reviewer: TOM OBRIEN from Mechanicsville, VA United States  
Unlike the newer and more expensive composite and fiberglass paddles coming to the market in recent years, one of which I own, this retro graphite has a greater power to weight ratio.  I’m a 75 year old male and felt that my 7.9 0z. fiberglass paddle, while great at the NVZ line, did not generate enough power from the back and mid court areas.  I have only played twice outdoors with my new 7.8oz. Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle but find that I can get more power with less effort off the NVZ line while still having good control at the line.  You just have to get used to the greater liveliness of the face and adjust your strokes accordingly.   I don’t seem to have to work as hard using this paddle.   Haven’t tried it indoors yet.

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