GRUVN's RAW-13S (Standard shape) is a high-quality, mid-weight pickleball paddle featuring a premium T700 raw carbon fiber surface, a traditional standard widebody shape, and a pretty sweet-looking orange edge guard. 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 13mm core results in a strong, stable paddle with consistent and accurate shots and great control.
The RAW-13S has a weight of ~7.7 ounces to provide stability and balance for all aspects of the game, including plays at the net and returning hard shots, and its 5.3” handle length is long enough for great two-handed swings and extended reaches across the court. The grip size of 4.25" is thinner than that of the RAW-16S, making it a great option for players who have smaller hands.
The RAW-13S has a 13mm thick polypropylene honeycomb core designed to evenly react to the force of impact and provide precision control, while also absorbing vibration and noise. It provides more power than the 16mm as it is not as thick. Many facilities and clubs ban loud paddles that include other core materials, so the RAW-13S 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 3D Premium Perforated Cushion Grip is a double-layer, two-color anti-slip hand grip, with an inner layer made of sweat-absorbing sponge and the outer layer made of PU (polyurethane leather) material with big air hole design.
This paddle also comes with a zippered neoprene cover with the GRÜVN logo to protect the pickleball paddle when not in play ($15 value!).
SPECS Paddle Length:15.7”/398mm Face Width:8.1”/205mm Handle Length:5.3”/13.5cm Grip Size Circumference:4.25”/10.8cm Grip:3D Perforated Cushion Grip (Orange Underneath) Weight:Average weight of 7.7 oz (+ or - 0.25 oz)/0.49 lbs/218g Face/Paddle Surface:T700 Raw Carbon Fiber Paddle Shape: Wide Body Core Material:Polypropylene Honeycomb Core Thickness:13mm/0.51” Honeycomb Cell Size:8mm/0.3” Edge Guard:Yes