The Bantam EX-L Composite Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek is one of our most popular paddles. This paddle has a specialized, polymer core which was specifically made for pickleball playing. This core was designed to provide greater power, more placement control and hits that are strong yet quieter than Nomex core paddles. Paddletek created the Bantam to be a winner at a lighter weight. The abstract, geometric vinyl decal is laid on top of the high tech fiberglass face. Inside, the strong polymer core provides a sturdy basis for lots of pickleball play.
The Bantam EX-L paddle is in the sweet zone for many players, weighing 7.9 to 8.3 ounces. At this weight, players still have natural power from the paddle but can also impart spin and control. The 7-3/4” wide face provides a good amount of room on the face, while the 5” long handle is long enough for reach but not overly-extended. This is a relatively short paddle, measuring 15-5/8” from the top of the paddle to the bottom. The smaller-sized grip is padded, keeping a player’s comfort in mind.