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Viking Unveils 2008-2009 Paddle Line
8-15-2008
Viking Athletics

Bordentown, NJ
Viking Introduces New Paddles for 2008-2009 Pro Team Elite, Attitude and Bolt Models Join Newly Enhanced Classics to Deliver Paddles for All Player-Types. Viking, the platform tennis leader, is proud to officially announce the arrival of its 2008-2009 paddle line – the first since the company combined forces with Prince Sports earlier this year. Read full release and details about new paddles


 

The result is the brand’s most extensive paddle line ever – a carefully constructed blend of subtle enhancements to proven paddles, like the Oz, the Zone and the Ignite+, and new high performance introductions like the Pro Elite, Attitude and Synergy – all designed to deliver the highest quality construction and fulfill the needs of platform players at all levels.

Each Viking paddle will continue to be manufactured with the same, precise handcrafted care players have come to expect.  However, by infusing the Prince infrastructure and production expertise into the brand, Viking has been able to finally incorporate many of the design enhancements it has wanted to deliver in past lines, but could not.  Now, every Viking paddle in the new line will come with a top of the line grip - DuraSoft+ – one of the most popular, most durable grips in the industry.  In addition, on two new adult models, Viking is proud to introduce a new 4 ½” grip size - fulfilling the many requests of the large population of players asking for bigger handles and will introduce a new junior paddle, Bolt Jr., with a 4” grip perfect for aspiring juniors.

“For me, this has been the most exciting product line introduction to work on since I founded the company,” said Viking Founder David Kjeldsen.  “For years I have wanted to provide these exact offerings to players – to simply take our great products and make them even greater.  To finally be able to do that, plus introduce three new incredible adult paddles AND a new junior paddle – all still made with the attention to detail we are known for - is absolutely remarkable.”

The 2008-2009 Viking paddle lineup will be as follows:

Pro Elite Pro Elite – NEW!
The Pro Elite is constructed using the highest density foam material for the stiffest and most solid hitting surface in the game.  Combined with a more traditional higher weight specification and you have the ultimate power machine.  The Pro Elite is available in  4 1/4 “ and 4 ½” grip sizes
Viking OZ Oz
A proven performer and Vikings #1 selling paddle for more than 12 years.  Oz features a mid+ density and even balance to provide the perfect combination of power and control.
Viking Zone Zone
The Zone features a longer handle design to accommodate two- handed shots.  This is THE most preferred paddle by top national players.
Viking Ignite Ignite+
The oversized hitting surface of the Ignite produces the largest sweetspot on the market for ultimate control.  The Ignite features the VAST shock absorbing ring and low density core for an incredibly soft feel.
Attitude Attitude – NEW!
The Attitude features a longer handle for two-handed shots.  Furthermore, the head-heavy balance provides extra snap on serves and overheads. The Attitude comes in a 4 ¼” and 4 ½” grip size.
Viking Synergy Synergy – NEW!
The Synergy comes in an ultra-light design, which is ideal for women and younger players looking for the utmost in quickness.
Vikiing Stelth Stealth
Constructed with an aerodynamic, open throat design for better maneuverability, the Stealth incorporates a stabilizer insert for extra stability and greater power on those off-center hits,
Bolt

Bolt – NEW!
The Bolt is ultra-light weight for the ultimate in maneuverability.  It comes with a shorter handle and smaller grip perfect for up and coming junior players.

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Already, the industry has been clamoring to get their hands on these new paddles.  Pre-orders sold out almost immediately, but gave the company time to fulfill all of their orders and completely restock in time for the official launch.   All paddles in the new line are currently in stock and available for purchase.

"We are firing on all cylinders – have received incredible response from our industry partners and sales force and are ready and excited to make them available to the players everywhere,” said Scott Winters, Vice President of Indoor Court and Paddle Sports at Prince Sports, Inc.  “It has been an absolute pleasure working on this line with David.  He is the undisputed father of platform tennis – our role was mainly to listen, learn and provided him the tools and resources to create the line he knows players want.”

 

Pro Elite

Oz

Zone

Ignite+

Attitude

Synergy

Stealth

Bolt

Weight (oz/g)*

14.2/402

14.0/397

13.5/382

13.6/385

13.3/377

12.8/362

13.4/380

12.3/349

Power Rating**

7

6

5

3

4

3

3

3

Core density

High

Mid Plus

Mid Plus

Low

Mid

Mid

Low

Low

Surface Area

46.9 sq. in

46.9 sq. in

45.3 sq. in

47.6 sq. in

45.3 sq. in

46.9 sq. in

40.8 sq. in

44.7 sq. in

Beam

19mm

19mm

19mm

19mm

19mm

19mm

19mm

17mm

Overall Length

18in

18in

18in

18in

18in

18in

18in

17in

Handle Length

Standard

Standard

Long

Standard

Long

Standard

Standard

Junior

Throat

Closed

Closed

Closed

SAR***

Closed

Closed

Open

Closed

Balance

Even

Even

Head Heavy

Even

Head Heavy

Even

Head Heavy

Even

Grip

DuraSoft+

DuraSoft+

DuraSoft+

DuraSoft+

DuraSoft+

DuraSoft+

DuraSoft+

DuraSoft+

Grip Sizes

4 ¼, 4 ½

4 ¼

4 ¼

4 ¼

4 ¼ , 4 ½

4 ¼

4 ¼

4

Retail Price

$159.99

$139.99

$119.99

$119.99

$99.99

$99.99

$79.95

$69.95

*Paddle weight includes grip and is based on average manufactured specification
***All ratings are relative to other paddles within their respective categories and are based on annual playtest evaluations
***SAR: Shock Absorbing Ring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
 
Zach Perles
609-291-5932
zperles@princesports.com

 


 
 

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