The Air-O-Guard is only compatible with our pro flight, ovation flight, and pro speed II or newer models
This is a direct replacement for your Air-O-Guard bumper System that comes stock on all current Prokennex Paddles. It includes the bumper system and 6 pins. A small tool can be used to initially get under and pop out the pins in your paddle and a pair of pliers can be used to finish the job! When adding on your new guard please put on the air-o-guard first then insert the pins.
"As someone who has battled intense 'tennis elbow' problems, I fell in love with this new "method"of playing pickleball. I only wish I knew about this paddle earlier!"
"I was scheduled for wrist surgery due to numbness and nerve damage on my paddle hand. Since making the change, I no longer need surgery. My hand is no longer numb and the nerve problems have subsided. The surgeon told me I did not need to schedule the surgery. I love this so much!"
"Got this paddle for elbow issues, but love it on EVERY level. I never liked how thick paddles are so love the thin, edgeless design. It is responsive, gives me excellent control, finesse at the net."
"I have been suffering from "pickleball elbow" since I started playing (about a year now). This paddle has really helped relieve my tendon pain when I play (and after). The touch and feel that you get with this paddle is amazing- my placement and accuracy has markedly improved."
1-Year Limited Warranty:
All Prokennex paddles come with a 1-Year Limited warranty that covers broken handles, handle cave ins and defective surface/face damage.
Any new unopened items may be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Kinetic Pro Speed is the the most popular ProKennex paddle. Over two years in research and development, our engineers developed a proprietary 7-layer carbon fiber surface coating and complex composite, including our proprietary face coating which produces unparalleled ball spin while resisting wear and tear.
This unique approach delivers a performance paddle like no other that gives you ultimate consistency, accelerated ball velocity, an extra large sweet spot, maximum spin, and perfect feel. Simply put, the Pro Flight Speed delivers the speed and consistency you need to take your Pickleball game to another level.
The majority of paddles on the market can be classified as sport “toys”, which can be found in Walmart and other generic big box stores, but are marketed and sold online as “professional paddles”. We pride ourselves in creating high end sporting equipment that includes craftsmanship and attention to detail that is unrivaled in the sport of Pickleball.
Our Kinetic Paddle System™ (eliminating harmful shock and vibration to the arm) and specialized coating (increasing ball spin) technologies are proprietary and are not found with any other paddle on the market. We’ve never made a paddle that hasn’t significantly altered the landscape of how the game of pickleball is played and this is our most powerful paddle to date.
Our proprietary Prokennex Kinetic technology uses micro-bearings and Newtonian physics to take the ball energy (shock, torque and vibration) and absorb it into the Kinetic chambers.
After impact, a shock wave is released into the paddle from the ball and is immediately absorbed into the kinetic chambers in the paddle virtually eliminating vibration to the arm. This energy transfer shields the player from harmful impact forces making for enhanced touch, feel, and kitchen play while reducing strain, fatigue and soreness.
99% of paddles are made with the same generic surface material that is sourced from the same supplier - they just change the name of the paddle. Not good.
The surface of the Pro Speed is made up of our proprietary surface coating technology that is made exclusively for ProKennex. The surface blend is made up of sharp microscopic grooves, which means more particles per square inch than any other paddle resulting in longer dwell time on the face. This longer dwell time allows your swing to control the ball more and also imparts more spin on the ball.
Yes, we recommend the Pro Speed paddle for beginner to pro players. The paddle is made for whomever wants the best pickleball paddle ever made irregardless of experience. The extra consistency and easy speed deliver s what you need to take your game to another level.
The ProKennex Pro Speed paddles come in two shapes. The standard Speed Shape is rectangular with a traditional size and width with a sweet spot that plays slightly up the face like similar squared up paddles and the Ovation Speed Shape that puts the sweet spot of the paddle right in the center of the oval shape, perfect for ex-tennis players who love to watch the ball strike right in the middle of face of the paddle.
No, all our paddles come in standard grip length of 4 7/8" with a grip circumference of 4” tapered (Small). Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
ProKennex manufacturing processes produce the least amount of variance in the industry. The majority of companies produce their paddles and then weigh what has been produced: An accident, not a procedure. We will not do that. Our studies have found that paddles significantly below the 7oz threshold deliver unnecessary shock to the arm, while paddles significantly above the 7oz threshold, while more arm protective, become too cumbersome to move quickly. Our weight range exists in this middle sweet spot. We have done your homework for you.
It may also be noted that Pro Kennex paddles, unlike any other company, are designed and play tested and approved by US OPEN and NATIONAL Pickleball Champions, from player to production, not visa versa, with the assurance to our customers that their performance is our desire. We stand behind our decisions.
The Kinetic Pro Speed paddle is our highest-value paddle yet and the pricing reflects two years of research and development, higher-grade materials, and newly developed manufacturing processes, and state-of-the-art technology.
And it is priced similarly to the other Top Paddles on the Market, but with a multitude of better technology and design.
The injury-proofing nature of ProKennex Pro Speed REALLY separates this paddle from every one else.
And at the price point of $159, countless players have saved thousands of dollars in unforeseen expenses that are sure to creep up along the way if using a traditional paddle. Such as...
1) You'll save on costly arm, wrist, shoulder and elbow braces.
This paddle absorbs vibration instead of transferring that injury-inducing-energy to your arm (root cause of pain and injury). Not to mention the potential medical bills that could come from years of absorbing paddle vibration in the arm.
2) You'll be able to play longer and with more strength due to its featherweight aerodynamic design.
3) You will not break this paddle. The graphite inlay makes it virtually indestructible. I can't tell you how many paddles I see broken at my club, especially during the colder days and nights. The big paddle companies won't include this as they profit when you break their paddles. Not us.
Simply put, the price reflects the quality, performance and revolutionary technology that is not offered by any other paddle on the market.
The sand-like substance you hear in your paddle is our patented kinetic bead technology. These materials help absorb shock and contribute to the special touch and other characteristics of our paddles. It may sound like something is loose inside, but this is completely normal.
Paddles come with a limited 1 year warranty that cover factory and manufacturing defects. For full details, and to see what defines normal wear and tear vs. factory defect please see our return and shipping page.