Paddle Weight: 375 / 13.2 (grams/ounces)
Handle Length: Long
Paddle Core: Mid+
Paddle Surface: Grit
Paddle Length: 18 inches
Beam: 19 mm
Surface Area: 82 square inches
Balance: Head Heavy
Grip Size: 4 1/4 inches
Viking Power Rating: 8.5
Vikings New 2020-2021 "Gradient" platform tennis paddle lineup features a striking new look. Bold, Vibrant gradient colors are used from a modern color palette. All the new paddles are hand painted, giving each its own unique look.
The O-Zone Pro has long been a favorite among tournament and league players. Weighing in at 375g, the new O-Zone Pro is 10 grams (.4oz) lighter than last year’s model but it is still designed as a control paddle for players with a high swing speed. The mid+ core density provides an excellent balance between power and control while the smaller headsize offers enhanced all-around maneuverability. A standout feature on all O-Zone models is the longer handle which provides a better grip on the two-handed backhand. Used by Hall of Famer Brian Uihlein throughout his career and currently used by Alex Bancila, Scott Falatek, Liz Jaffe, Vlatko Najdek, and Amy Shay, and Casey Watt.
The paddle features Vikings Grit Guard Technology GG. Grit Guard is a small, smooth plate above the handle on either side of the paddleface - minimizes players' direct contact with grit.
Color: Winter Stealth Gradient
All 2020-2021 models have a new hand painted vibrant gradient color palette, feature our GG (Grit Guard) area, and are made from our new performance hybrid material which offers:
- Various degrees of stiffness/elasticity due to its hybrid nature.
- High ductility and impact strength
- Superior resistance under persistent force
- Strong resistance to extreme temperatures
- Water absorbent.
Each of our three families will continue to feature three different cores, ranging from stiffest (least give) to softest (most give), as follows:
- Mid+: stiffest core, features in all Pro models
- Mid: medium core, featured in all Lite models
- Low: softest core, featured in all Prodigy models
A small, smooth plate above the handle on either side of the paddleface - minimizes players' direct contact with grit.
Extra Holes - (Prodigy models)
Extra holes up to the maximum allowable limit, provides more ball bite for extra spin and control while enhancing aerodynamics and reducing paddle weight for ultimate maneuverability.
After extensive testing, we equipped all of this year's models with the ideal size and density grit, which allows players to experience extreme durability and control under any weather conditions.
Vibration Dampener - (Prodigy models)
Soft Elastomeric material positioned in the throat area featured on all our Prodigy models absorbs shock on ball impact, reducing arm fatigue and injury.
Strips of carbon mesh material located on the rim of the top of the paddle provides even more stiffness for greater power and extra protection. Now players can expect even more life from their paddle!