The Tempest Graphite Paddle is the first graphite paddle from the well known paddle manufacturer, Paddletek. The graphite face is very responsive and provides a quicker pop off the paddle's face, resulting in a faster pickleball game. This paddle has a polymer core that is a very quite core and is awesome for the "touch'' game. The combination of a graphite face with a polymer core is said to provide a better ground stroke and is certainly a "player's paddle''. The graphics on this paddle are certainly eye catching and very sharp, providing a very noticeable paddle on the courts.The Tempest Graphite Paddle is a great choice for players looking for a paddle with a relatively long handle without being too heavy.