The Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle is first and foremost, a control freak. The Tempest Wave II is for anyone who prides their game on touch, control, and strategic play, allowing you to place the ball with accuracy every time you play a shot. Unlike some of the bigger-hitting paddles in the Paddletek Bantam Series, the Tempest Wave II power precision and speed over power – making the Tempest Wave II the perfect paddle for any strategic players who spend a lot of time at the net. The Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle features a textured graphite surface that adds spin and accuracy to your game, while the core of the paddle features the Tempest PolyCore. The PolyCore technology makes the Wave II paddle responsive and reactive, while still giving you enough power to put away winning shots. What’s more, vibration control technology helps to reduce vibrations in the paddle, providing you with a smooth, consistent feel in the paddle.
If you are looking for a top-level paddle that is well-suited to a strategic game, then pick the Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle – the ultimate control freak. Want to learn more? Check out our detailed Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle to find out everything you need to know.
Paddle Face & Edge Guard
The Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle features Paddletek’s Tempest PolyCore at the heart of the Wave II. Unlike the Bantam Series (like the Sabre Pro and Ex-L), the Tempest Series features a specially designed High-Grade Graphite Polymer Composite Honeycomb Core that is super-responsive. When you are blocking shots at the net, the PolyCore is excellent at drawing vibration and shock out of the shot, so that you can place your return with accuracy. Likewise, when you’re on the offensive, the PolyCore provides the Temptest Wave II with significant ‘pop’ that is excellent at putting winning shots away. When you combine the Tempest PolyCore with the textured graphite paddle face you end up with a paddle that is hard to bear when it comes to controlling the pickleball ball with skill and strategic play.
Dimensions & Weight
The Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle is a lighter middleweight paddle that weighs between 7.4 – 7.8 ounces. Thanks to Paddletek’s decision to focus on providing a paddle that is designed for control, precision, and accuracy, Paddletek was able to reduce the weight of the paddle to make it faster and easier to move with on-court. There are some great paddles out there that give you touch and control, but it’s important to also focus on paddle weight. The Tempest Wave II is heavy enough to give you power while remaining light enough to react fast with at the net during fast exchanges. The Tempest Wave measures 15 7/8″ long and has a paddle width of 8″. This wider bodied design gives you plenty of space on the paddle face to hit winning shots and also means you get an oversized sweet-spot which makes the Wave II more forgiving and responsive.
Handle & Grip
The Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle has a paddle handle which measures 5 1/4″ long, giving you superior reach, as well as the ability to comfortably play two-handed shots. The paddle handle circumference is slightly thinner than other paddles, measuring 4 1/4″ which makes things more comfortable for player’s who like ultimate touch and ‘feel’ in their paddle. On top of this, the paddle handle is wrapped in Paddletek’s Ultra Cushion High Tack Performance Grip which is both comfortable, durable and strong. The perforated surface of the grip is excellent at drawing moisture away from your palms, while the cushioning built into the paddle makes the paddle comfortable to hold. If you are looking for a paddle that is lighter in weight, with a comfortable, easy-to-grip handle then the Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle is a great option.
Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle Review Summary
When reviewing the Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle, there are a couple of key things that stand-out. Firstly, the paddle is purposefully built to provide epic control for strategic players, who favor skill and touch over power. The Tempest PolyCore is super responsive, which shock-absorbing qualities, while the textured-graphite paddle face is fast, reactive and excellent at applying spin and swerve to the pickleball. On top of this, there is a comfortable paddle handle that is slightly longer than most, combined with a thinner circumference for easy grip. The paddle face is also protected by Paddletek’s edge-guard that helps to reduce even more shock out of the paddle if you play an off-center shot.
If you are looking for a pickleball paddle that is built to provide control and accuracy for players who favor a strategic game, then the Tempest Wave II is a great option. Available in five epic colors, the Tempest Wave II also looks great on-court.
Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle
The Paddletek Tempest Wave II Pickleball Paddle is a beautifully crafted paddle that is built for control, precision and accuracy. Loved by strategic players who favor touch and control over power, the Paddltek Tempest Wave II is the ultimate control freak on-court.
- Tempest PolyCore - Makes The Wave II a Control Freak On-Court
- Textured-Graphite Surface Provides Epic Control & Touch
- Wide Bodied Design And Elongated Handle Provide Oversized Sweet-Spot And Reach
- Ultra Performance High Tack Grip Gives Sensational Grip & Comfort