Paddles Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle

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Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle (Red)
Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle (Blue)
Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle (Black)

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The Paddletek Phoenix Ultra II Pickleball Paddle is produced with a composite polymer honeycomb core with fiberglass facings, and a highly dense laminate face. The Phoenix Ultra II is a traditional shaped paddle, and has a low center of gravity and a larger playing surface.

The Paddletek Ultra II series was launched in December, 2013 with a patterned laminate face and printed logo to replace the original Ultra which was solid and had a sticker logo.

Paddletek Ultra II Series
The playing surface on the Ultra II 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 II 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 II Series. The Ultra Series II paddles come in Black, Blue and Red.

About Paddletek
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.

Currently the Phoenix Ultra II series is available in Black, Blue and Red.

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Product Info

Model
Phoenix Ultra II
Manufacturer
Made in
Retail Price
$ 95.00

Paddle Technical Specs

Average Weight
10.5 ounces
Width
7.88 inches
Length
15.75 inches
Core Construction
Face Construction
Face Thickness
5/8"
Grip Manufacturer
Grip Length
4.5 inches
Grip Circumference
4.38 inches
Deflection Test (6.6 lb)
Deflection Test (11 lb)
Decibel Rating
Design Style

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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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