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.
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.
- Model: AVANT FP
- Skin: Fiberglass Composite
- Honeycomb: Polypropylene
- Weight: 8.4/8.6oz
The Avant FP 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 Integrated Edge Guard & Handle
V-Strut Handle Support
|Model Name||Avant FP|
|Paddle Skin||2-Layer Fiberglass Composite|
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Made in the USA
Design Your Own
The Avant FP is part of the larger Avant product line that includes the "Design Your Own Signature Series"
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. If you choose to return your paddle, once we receive it back in good condition, we will refund you the purchase price minus the cost of return shipping (generally around $10 for orders in the US).
Taking Care of Your Paddle
To ensure the long life of your paddle, there are just a few precautions to take, both on and off the court:
- Always Inspect Pickleballs. Small pieces of debris can become embedded in pickleballs during play. Embedded debris can be carried into the paddle face, causing damage. This type of damage is purely cosmetic and does not affect paddle performance or USAPA-approved status, but is not covered under our warranty. Inspect pickleballs regularly before and after play, and periodically during play.
- Avoid Ground Strikes: The worst thing you can do to a pickleball paddle is strike it into the ground. Paddles are designed to hit pickleballs, not the unforgiving earth. Repeated impacts with the ground will cause damage to the edge guard and core, which can result in loose edge guards, "soft" paddle edges, and more. Paddles with excessive edge guard damage may be considered "abused" and not be covered under warranty.
- Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Leaving a paddle locked in the car during extreme temperatures can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the paddle. If you're as passionate about pickleball as we are, think of your paddle like you would a pet. Don't leave your paddle anywhere you wouldn't leave your dog!