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Pro-Lite Impact Graphite Pickleball Paddle (Yellow)

Pro-Lite Sports

The Pro-Lite Impact Graphite PickleBall Paddle is the latest offering from Pro-Lite Sports, and is a hybrid of the Magnum Graphite Stealth and Enforcer. This lightweight paddle has a large hitting surface making it super accurate. The Impact graphite has the longest reach of all Pro-Lite Paddles.

Pro-Lite Paddle Standard Features

Handcrafted in the US, well balanced, engineered for high performance, wide selection of styles / colors, larger butt cap on grip, designed by top ranked national champion (Mark Friedenberg), and exceptional customer service.

About Pro-Lite Sports
In business for over 25 years, Pro-Lite Sports is a proud company that is highly involved with Pickleball around the nation. Their wide variety of paddles helps fit all styles of players from beginner to advanced. Pro-Lite has some of the most balanced paddles in the industry, and was the first company to produce a composite Pickleball paddle.

Colors vary, see the detailed specifications and paddle reviews below.

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Product Info

Model
Impact Graphite
Manufacturer
Made in
Retail Price
$ 75.00

Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
7.2 ounces
Width
8 inches
Length
16 inches
Core Construction
Face Construction
Face Thickness
7/16"
Grip Manufacturer
Grip Length
5 inches
Grip Circumference
4 inches
Deflection Test (6.6 lb)
Deflection Test (11 lb)
Decibel Rating
Design Style

User reviews

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I played with POP Dual-Core 5.0 and wanted something with a bit more punch without sacrificing control. I bought the Impact after noticing a lot of the singles players using it, presumably for the power. My experience using the paddle has me believe that Impact is the best paddle for pace v control out there. Mine delaminated slowly after a hard court strike and have since bought my second. Fragile and expensive should you have to replace one.
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Reviewed by John Petrash March 01, 2014
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Pro-Lite Impact, best of both worlds...

I played with POP Dual-Core 5.0 and wanted something with a bit more punch without sacrificing control. I bought the Impact after noticing a lot of the singles players using it, presumably for the power. My experience using the paddle has me believe that Impact is the best paddle for pace v control out there. Mine delaminated slowly after a hard court strike and have since bought my second. Fragile and expensive should you have to replace one.

Pros & Cons

Pros
Very powerful for a lightweight paddle
Cons
Fragile
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Just recently tried Pro-Lite's new super paddle, the Impact. I love the high pitched crack of the ball when it comes off this paddle. Sounds powerful and is. Loved it and gave one to my oldest son to use at the Grand Canyon State Games tournament. The result? A men's 4.5 Doubles Gold Medal. I believe the Impact is going to be the new family favorite paddle. I'd highly recommend this great paddle! -Rocket
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Reviewed by Rodney Grubbs April 03, 2013
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Big Tournament Winner

Just recently tried Pro-Lite's new super paddle, the Impact. I love the high pitched crack of the ball when it comes off this paddle. Sounds powerful and is. Loved it and gave one to my oldest son to use at the Grand Canyon State Games tournament. The result? A men's 4.5 Doubles Gold Medal. I believe the Impact is going to be the new family favorite paddle. I'd highly recommend this great paddle! -Rocket

Pros & Cons

Pros
Power, Balance and Touch
Cons
None
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Deflection Rating

DeflectionTraditionally, paddles have been made from relatively rigid, non-compressible material. That is the traditional concept of a paddle and that is why the game is not played with a stringed racquet. Paddles that produce a trampoline effect or an effect similar to a stringed racquet are specifically disallowed.

The following test is one measure of rigidity and compressibility of the paddle. See paragraph 2.E of the Official Rules for additional specifications.

Deflection Test for Rigidity and Compressibility

The test stand is used to measure deflection of the paddle surface when a known weight is applied. The paddle is supported on blocks five inches in length, separated by 5.5 inches measured at the interior surfaces. A dial indicator measures the deflection in thousandths of an inch.

The photo shows a paddle mounted on the test stand. A known downward weight is applied to the center of the paddle with a one-half inch steel rod.

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Decibel Rating

The popularity of Pickleball has been increasing at a rapid rate, and players are looking for new places to play in their local parks and recreation centers. Unfortunately outdoor play is not accepted by all, and courts close to residential neighborhoods have been areas of concern due to the "pop" sounds that many Pickleball paddles make when coming into contact with the wiffle ball.

PickleBall.net has conducted a Decibel Test on all of the Pickleball paddles we list, allowing us to show consumers which pickleball paddles produce the least amount of noise.

Decibel Test for Pickleball Paddle Noise

Each Pickleball paddle is tested outdoors in the same environment, with a decibel meter placed 15 feet away from the paddle. An outdoor Dura Fast 40 pickleball is used, and hit against each paddle 10 times replicating Pickleball play.

The number listed is the maximum dB rating recorded during the 10 hits. (lower dB rating = less noise)

This test was conducted in May 2013, on 47 paddles that were purchased from the distributors. Decibel ratings ranged from 79 dB (quietest) to 93 dB (loudest).

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