The PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle is the highly sought-after pickleball paddle from PROLITE’s Black Diamond Series. The SuperNova Pro is built for top-level players that want to push the boundaries of the game as far as possible. Including leading technology such as a 100% woven carbon fiber surface, high-performance polymer honeycomb core and a glossy smooth paddle skin that includes multi-directional fibers, the PROLITE SuperNova sits a class-apart. What’s more, the SuperNova is beautifully proportioned to make the paddle easy to move with, responsive when striking the pickleball, and ideally balanced for control and power. Featuring PROLITE’s Low-Profile Tapered Edge, the SuperNova is also aerodynamic and perfect for players who utilize quick reaction speeds on-court.
We dive into the finer details that make up this awesome paddle later in our PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle review, but if you are looking for a top-of-the-range paddle that is used by tones of top players, that is ready to take your game to the next level, don’t hesitate to pick up this paddle.
Paddle Face & Edge Guard
The PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle features PROLITE’s exclusive carbon fiber paddle face, with a 100% American-made Woven Carbon Fiber surface. The woven surface creates a series of multi-directional fabrics that when making contact with the pickleball create heat and pressure that improves velocity and control over the pickleball. This unique design provides a superior experience and gives you a super-responsive and reactive paddle face when playing every type of pickleball shot. The SuprNova’s paddle face also includes a vibration dampening system that helps reduce the impacts of tennis elbow and wrist pain by dispersing energy throughout the carbon fibers of the paddle face. The paddle face itself is protected by PROLITE’s low-profile tapered edge guard which is both strong, durable and aerodynamic – meaning you can swing the SuperNova hard and fast.
The PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball core is made from a top-grade polymer honeycomb which provides the paddle with power and control. The paddle’s core features an oversized and forgiving sweet-spot, as well as a slightly heavier paddle weight to provide balance and consistency when striking the pickleball. A lot of players we speak to about the SuperNova Pro say that it is much-like playing pickleball with the string of a tennis racquet, as the ball pings off the paddle surface but can also be cushioned in the same way as a top tennis racquet. We really like to feel of the SuperNova paddle, while it is slightly heavier it feels very solid in your hand and provides great performance when blocking and playing groundstrokes.
Dimensions & Weight
The PROLITE SuperNova Pickleball Paddle is a slightly heavier middleweight paddle that weighs between 7.9 – 8.3 ounces. With that said, when comparing the PROLITE SuperNova to other top paddles like the Selkirk EPIC and Onix Outbreak, the SuperNova is a very similar weight and boasts just as good paddle dimensions. The SuperNova measures 15 9/16″ long, with a wide-bodied paddle face that measures 8 1/8″ wide. This wide-bodied design gives you a large, oversizes sweet-spot as well as plenty of room on the paddle to hit winning shots.
Handle & Grip
The PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle has a long paddle handle that measures 5 1/4″ which is perfect for tennis converts who like to play two-handed backhands – the longer paddle handle also gives you more reach and leverage when playing from the back of the court or near the net. The handle is wrapped in PROLITE’s SofTac 32 Cushion Grip which provides great response when connecting with the pickleball. The SofTac 32 Cushion Grip is also perforated at the surface with built-in cushioning, making it great at drawing away moisture from your palm and providing a comfortable, firm hold.
PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle Review Summary
The PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle is one of the best pickleball paddles on the market. Including some of the latest paddle tech, the SuperNova Pro has a unique high-performance polymer core, combined with a 100% woven carbon fiber paddle face that acts like no other paddle on the market. Likewise, the SofTac 32 paddle grip and low-profile edge guard provide the paddle with exceptional hold and brilliant shock-absorbing qualities that help reduce the effects of tennis-elbow. The SuperNova Pro is available in three unique colorways, including blue, green and red, and looks great on-court thanks to the sleek black finish. If you are looking for an elite-level pickleball paddle that is well-balanced and provides plenty of power and control on-court, then the PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle is for you.
PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle
The PROLITE SuperNova Pro Pickleball Paddle is an elite-level pickleball paddle that features some of the most advanced tech on the market. Including a 100% American-Made Woven Carbon Fiber paddle face and a High-Spec Polymer core, the SuperNova Pro is out of this world.
- 100% Woven Carbon Fiber Paddle Face
- High-Grade Polymer Core
- PROLITE SofTac 32 Grip
- Excellent Shock-Absorbing Qualities