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09/22/2023

Pickleball Player Profile: Zane Navratil

Zane Vavratil

D.O.B: 11/2/95

Hometown: Austin, TX

Paddle Sponsor: ProXR

Paddle: ProXR “The Standard” Zane Navratil Signature Pickleball Paddle

Instagram Handle: @zanenavratilpickleball

Fun Fact: Zane was the first player to make the “Chainsaw Serve” famous. 

A Wisconsin native, Zane Navratil bounced onto the professional pickleball scene in 2020, and quickly made his mark  with one of the nastiest spin serves on earth - the “Chainsaw Serve.” Zane’s serve was so powerful and game-changing, it prompted USA Pickleball to make multiple rule changes to keep spin serves out of the game. Zane showed zero signs of slowing down with a more traditional serve, as he’s secured dozens of pro victories, including 2 Major League Pickleball Championships in his relatively short pro career. A proud member of the Orlando Squeeze Team, Navratil’s explosive game style is exciting to watch. He will look to continue to rack up gold medals in the coming seasons. 

 

Zane’s Paddle of Choice 

Zane inked a deal with ProXR Pickleball in early 2023 and helped design his signature paddle. The ProXR “The Standard” Zane Navratil Signature Paddle is a powerhouse that comes in a 14mm and 16mm option. Navratil swings the 14mm for added power, and the gritty T700 Raw Carbon Fiber surface gives him all the spin he needs, even without a Chainsaw Serve! Don’t worry about stability or plow through though - this paddle weighs in at a beefy 8.2 oz average - and its poly honeycomb with a shock foam core add to its soft and stable feel. This paddle offers the best of all worlds! 

 

  • Paddle Weight: 8.0 - 8.4 oz
  • Paddle Face Material: T700 Raw Carbon Fiber
  • Paddle Core Material: Polypropylene Honeycomb and added Shock Foam
  • Paddle Shape: Standard
  • Core Thickness: 14 mm (also available in 16 mm)
  • Paddle Length: 16''
  • Paddle Width: 8''
  • Grip Thickness: Standard - 4 1/4''
  • Handle Length: Standard - 5''

 

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About ProXR

ProXR Pickleball is committed to creating the most innovative products to help players compete at the highest level. A long-standing tradition in baseball, ProXR has brought innovation and performance to pickleball. Feel the difference that paddle speed and control can provide and take your game to the next level. 

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