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The Players Pickleball Avant line is the culmination of years of development, an intensive R&D program, a successful crowdfunding campaign, a rigorous quality control process, and the support of countless supporters. The Avant epitomizes cutting edge technology and superior quality, combined with a freely customizable platform that allows you, the players, to develop and design your own paddle, tailored specifically to your tastes. 

At the heart of the Avant lineup is your choice of 8 different core options, each developed to achieve varying play characteristics. We believe there is no "Holy Grail" of pickleball paddles, simply because player preferences vary so much. Rather than tell you what paddle is best for you, we'd rather provide you with all of the information you need to select the paddle that best meets your playing style, then set you free to customize it to match your personal style! 

About the Core Types:

Study the different options and select the one that best matches your style of play and personal preferences:

Avant XN90 Specs IMPORTANT: THE AVANT XN90 IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • Model: AVANT XN90
  • Skin: Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave Oriented at 0°/90°
  • Honeycomb: Nomex Gel-Core
  • Weight: 7.6-7.9oz

The Avant XN90 features some of the most advanced features available in a pickleball paddle today. The void-free carbon fiber weave is the ultimate in performance and quality. Ultra-lightweight but incredibly strong, it allows us to maximize the weight distribution elsewhere for increased performance. Under the hood is our patent-pending Gel-Core technology and the entire paddle is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. The “90” refers to the orientation of the carbon fiber and this is the ’stiffer’ sibling to the Avant XN45. The vertical fiber arrangement creates a more linear sweet spot running down the center of the paddle. 

Avant XN90 Skin Texture
Avant XN45 SpecsIMPORTANT: THE AVANT XN45 IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
    • Model: AVANT XN45
    • Skin: Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave Oriented at 45°/45°
    • Honeycomb: Nomex Gel-Core
    • Weight: 7.6-7.9oz

    Like its sibling the Avant XN90, the Avant XN45 features some of the most advanced features available in a pickleball paddle today. The void-free carbon fiber weave is the ultimate in performance and quality. Ultra-lightweight but incredibly strong, it allows us to maximize the weight distribution elsewhere in the paddle for increased performance. Under the hood is our patent-pending Gel-Core technology and the entire paddle is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. The “45” refers to the orientation of the carbon fiber and this is the ’softer’ sibling to the Avant XN90. The oblique fiber orientation distributes impact forces diagonally across the paddle face, making for a wider but centralized sweet spot. 

    Avant XN45 Skin Texture
    Avant CN Specs IMPORTANT: THE AVANT CN IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
    • Model: AVANT CN
    • Skin: Unidirectional Carbon Fiber with Polymer-Chain-Reinforced Resin
    • Honeycomb: Nomex Gel-Core
    • Weight: 7.6-7.9oz

    The Avant CN is unlike any paddle you've played before. The unidirectional carbon fiber skin is infused with polymer-chain-reinforced resin, creating a feel that is reminiscent of a strung racquet. Under the hood is our patent-pending Gel-Core technology and the entire paddle is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. While it may not look as exotic as the Avant XN and XP, don't let its appearance fool you--the Avant CN is truly unique!

    Avant CN Skin Texture
    Avant XP90 Specs
    • Model: AVANT XP90
    • Skin: Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave Oriented at 0°/90°
    • Honeycomb: Polypropylene
    • Weight: 7.6-7.9oz

    The Avant XP90 is the polypropylene cousin to the XN90. The void-free carbon fiber weave is the ultimate in performance and quality and the honeycomb is the tried & true polyproylene material that has become the modern standard over the last several years. The core is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. The “90” refers to the orientation of the carbon fiber and this is the  ’stiffer’ sibling to the Avant XP45. The poly core combined with the exotic carbon fiber skin creates a lightweight but consistent and powerful paddle that is sure to turn heads.

    Avant XP90 Skin Texture
    Avant XP45 Specs
    • Model: AVANT XP45
    • Skin: Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave Oriented at 45°/45°
    • Honeycomb: Polypropylene
    • Weight: 7.6-7.9oz

    The Avant XP45 is the polypropylene cousin to the XN45. The void-free carbon fiber weave is the ultimate in performance and quality and the honeycomb is the tried & true polyproylene material that has become the modern standard over the last several years. The core is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. The “45” refers to the orientation of the carbon fiber and this is the  ’softer’ sibling to the Avant XP90. The poly core combined with the exotic carbon fiber skin creates a lightweight but consistent and powerful paddle that is sure to turn heads. 

    Avant XP45 Skin Texture
    Avant CP Specs IMPORTANT: THE AVANT CP IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
    • Model: AVANT CP
    • Skin: Unidirectional Carbon Fiber with Polymer-Chain-Reinforced Resin
    • Honeycomb: Polypropylene
    • Weight: 8.1-8.4oz

    The Avant CP is unlike any paddle you've played before and is the polypropylene core cousin to the Avant CN. The unidirectional carbon fiber skin is infused with polymer-chain-reinforced resin, creating a feel that is somewhat reminiscent of a strung racquet. The honeycomb is the proven polypropylene and the entire paddle is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. With its tried & true polypropylene core, the CP is a stellar all-around paddle giving a balance of power & pop with a broad sweet spot in the lower half of the paddle face. Predictability is the name of the game with the Avant CP.

    Avant CP Skin Texture
    Avant TP Specs
    • Model: AVANT TP
    • Skin: Glass-Reinforced Thermoplastic
    • Honeycomb: Polypropylene Gel-Core
    • Weight: 7.6-7.9oz

    The Avant TP is the lowest-cost Avant available and utilizes a first-ever polypropylene honeycomb core infused with our patent-pending Gel-Core technology. Like all Avant models, the TP is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. Don't be fooled by its affordability--the TP is still a high-performance paddle and is the quietest of the Avant line. An excellent energy absorber that still packs quite punch, the TP is poised to become a favorite among all players. 

    Avant TP Skin Texture
    Avant FP Specs
    • Model: AVANT FP
    • Skin: Fiberglass Composite
    • Honeycomb: Polypropylene
    • Weight: 8.4/8.6oz

    The Avant FP is the answer to the mainstream push toward Fiberglass/Poly cores. It uses the industry standard fiberglass composite face over polypropylene honeycomb and is another excellent all-around paddle. The subtle textured face is familiar to most players and will feel like home to those transitioning away from other brands. The entire paddle is wrapped in our monocoque-style Exo-Frame edge guard and handle. A consistent sweet spot runs down the center of the paddle face, providing plenty of sharp "pop" that is still softened by the lower frequency of the fiberglass/poly combo. 

    Avant FP Skin Texture

    The Exo-Frame

    The Avant is built within the Exo-Frame integrated handle and edge guard. This patent-pending design offers unparalleled rigidity and strength. The V-Strut design reinforces the paddle face/handle junction and gives you a level of control and a connection with the ball no other paddle can. 

    Exo-Frame
    Exo-Frame Integrated Edge Guard & HandleV-Strut Handle Design
    V-Strut Handle Support

     

    Endless Customization

    Use our paddle configurator to customize your paddle and visualize it in fully-rendered 3D. There are over 300,000 possible options, with over 5 billion possibilities if you choose our custom-initials butt cap option.

    Production & Delivery

    Each paddle is custom made to order, not just pulled from inventory, so the process does take time! After placing your order, it will take us 1 to 2 weeks for us to produce and ship your paddle to you. NOTE: The XN45, XN90, and CN paddles are currently unavailable as of (8/8/2019).

    Technical Specs

    Model:

    XN90 XN45 CN XP90 XP45 CP TP FP

    Weight:

    7.6-7.9oz 7.6-7.9oz 7.6-7.9oz 7.6-7.9oz 7.6-7.9oz 8.1-8.4oz 7.6-7.9oz 8.4/8.6oz
    Overall Length 15-7/8"
    Overall Width 8"
    Grip Winn DryTac
    Grip Circumference 4-1/8"
    Grip Length 4-5/8"
    Honeycomb Material Gel-Core Gel-Core Gel-Core Polypropylene  Polypropylene  Polypropylene 

    Polypropylene 
    Gel-Core

    Polypropylene 
    Paddle Skin Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave @0-90° Orientation Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave @45-45° Orientation 2-Layer Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave @0-90° Orientation Wide-Tow Carbon Fiber Weave @45-45° Orientation 2-Layer Unidirectional Carbon Fiber 2-Layer Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic  2-Layer Fiberglass Composite
    Country of Origin

    Made in the USA

    Certifications USAPA Approved

    Return Policy

    If you receive your paddle and are not happy with it, you can return it within 30 days of when it arrives in the mail. Because each paddle is custom built, there is a 30% non-refundable customization fee. If you choose to return your paddle, once we receive it back in good condition, we will refund you the purchase price minus the 30% customization fee and the cost of return shipping (generally around $10 for orders in the US).

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