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The Paddletek Power Play Ultra Pickleball Paddle is produced with a composite polymer honeycomb core with fiberglass facings, and a highly dense laminate face. The Power Play Ultra has the same top as the Phoenix, but the bottom is rounded for a more uniform ball return, weight reduction and head weight. Shifting the center of gravity further from the handle creates more power, specifically with wrist shots.
Paddletek Ultra Series
The playing surface on the Ultra Series paddles is a highly dense laminate applied to the composite core. This dense over laminate gives the paddle more power and more pop (pop = bounce) without sacrificing control at the net.
The extra pop added to the Ultra paddle is not the trampoline effect pop of most paddles. The pop comes from the energy of the ball being transferred back to ball as it strikes something dense. This is why balls bounced off concrete will typically bounce higher than balls bounced off dirt. By increasing the pop of the paddle without increasing the "trampoline effect", players can enjoy the advantages of increased pop and control at the net.
The highly dense laminate also adds weight and power. Power = weight x velocity (paddle speed). Players who enjoy a heavier paddle will love the Ultra Series. Currently Ultra Series paddles come in only one color: Black.
Paddletek Paddles are designed and manufactured to provide consistent, premium performance over an extended period of time. All paddles come with a one-year manufacturer's warranty and a unique five (5) year “no dead spot” guarantee. The construction of the paddle provides a larger, more consistent sweet spot with just the right amount of “pop” while not sacrificing control. The solid construction and materials help reduce vibrations and increase the paddles durability. Paddletek was the first major pickleball paddle manufacturer to produce a polymer (plastic) honeycomb core.
The Paddletek Ultra series was replaced by the Ultra II series in December of 2013, but they no longer produce the Power Play in the Ultra II.
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I love this paddle! I'm lucky as I get to demo paddles before I buy them, and this paddletek is super quiet. It's almost like your opponent doesn't know you've hit the ball. Stealth-like! The Phoenix is a little heavy for me, so I tried the sweet spot and the power play, this was the one for me. The edge guard is thin and the laminate holds up well. I've played outside quite a bit and still hardly any wear on the laminate. Wish it was cheaper, but am happy with my purchase nonetheless.