Short handle yet elongated face for fast switches and flicks at the net! A favourite among squash players, but not exclusively...
GRUVN's RAW-16E (Elongated shape) is a high-quality, mid-weight pickleball paddle featuring a premium T700 raw carbon fiber surface, an elongated shape, and a huge sweet spot. It is approved by USA Pickleball (USAPA) for tournament play. Raw carbon fiber paddles provide a grainy textured surface that allows for a lot of spin and enhances control. The combination of this paddle’s raw surface and the thick 16mm core results in a strong, stable paddle with consistent and accurate shots and more control.
The elongated shape increases the surface area of the paddle to hit more shots and extend your reach, and is great for players who enjoy the quick battles in the kitchen. The RAW-16E has a weight of ~7.9 ounces to provide stability and balance for all aspects of the game, including plays at the net and returning hard shots, and the handle length is 4.75".
The RAW-16E has a 16mm thick polypropylene honeycomb core designed to evenly react to the force of impact and provide precision control, while also absorbing vibration and noise. Many facilities and clubs ban loud paddles that include other core materials, so the RAW-16E is perfect for people who play in residential communities and in clubs and facilities that require quieter paddles. Polypropylene is the most popular core among pickleball players.
The Stitched Perforated Cushion Grip is made of PU (polyurethane) leather with keel sewing thread. It is a very comfortable cushion grip, and perforated sweat absorbent.
- Paddle Length: 16.5”/ 419.1mm
- Face Width: 7.375”/ 187.3mm
- Handle Length: 4.75”/ 12.1cm
- Grip Size Circumference: 4.375”/11.1cm
- Grip: Stitched Cushion Grip
- Weight: Average weight of 7.9 oz (+ or - 0.25 oz)/0.49-0.51 lbs/221-230g
- Face/Paddle Surface: T700 Raw Carbon Fiber
- Paddle Shape: Elongated
- Core Material: Polypropylene Honeycomb
- Core Thickness: 16mm/0.63”
- Honeycomb Cell Size: 8mm/0.3”
- Edge Guard: Black