(Includes paddle cleaner & paddle cover) GRUVN's RAW-16R (Round shape) is a high-quality, mid-weight pickleball paddle featuring a premium T700 raw carbon fiber surface and a rounded oval shape, similar to a tennis racquet, providing a larger hitting surface. 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 RAW-16R 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 its 5.25” handle length is long enough for great two-handed swings and extended reaches across the court.
The RAW-16R 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-16R 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 also made of PU (polyurethane) leather with keel sewing thread. It is a very comfortable cushion grip, and perforated sweat absorbent.
This paddle also comes with a zippered neoprene cover with the GRÜVN logo to protect the pickleball paddle when not in play ($15 value!).
Paddle Cleaner Included • Each RAW paddle will come with a GRUVN paddle cleaner, which is a stick of rubber that is 2.5” x 2” x 1” in size, This is for carbon fiber paddles only (not graphite or composite paddles). Rub it on your paddle surface to keep it clean and also maximize the spin. It isn't pretty, but your paddle will be after using it :)
** PADDLE CARE – IMPORTANT ** Your paddle can become damaged from extreme temperatures. Extreme cold temperatures will cause the core and hitting surface to become brittle and crack. Extreme high temperatures will soften the core and hitting surface and can cause delamination. This occurs when the hitting surface separates from the core. Dead spots and other issues will arise from this. Do not leave your paddle out in the sun on a hot day, be sure to cover it from the heat or it can be damaged. Do not leave your paddle in your vehicle during the summer or winter.
SPECS Paddle Length:15.55”/395mm Face Width:8.23”/209mm Handle Length:5.25”/13.3cm Grip Size Circumference:~4.375”/11.1cm Grip:Stitched Perforated 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: Round Core Material:Polypropylene Honeycomb Core Thickness:16mm/0.63” Honeycomb Cell Size:8mm/0.3” Edge Guard: Black
USAPA Approved for sanctioned tournament play
WARRANTY • GRUVN pickleball paddles are guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. If found to be defective, a repair or replacement will be issued. • GRUVN's paddle warranty only covers manufacturing defects. If there is no manufacturing defect, the only reason you can get your paddle returned is if you ordered the wrong paddle, you can receive a replacement paddle from GRUVN.co. The original paddle must be unused and in its original packaging to be returned. GRUVN must be notified about any wrong order within 48 hours of the customer receiving the paddle. Any price difference in the paddle exchange will need to be resolved before the replacement paddle is sent. Otherwise, if there is no manufacturing defect, the paddle(s) received will not be refunded or returned. • This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, or damages caused by abuse or negligence, including grip, edge guard, face and core materials. It also does not cover user modification, fading or scratched surfaces, or hitting other objects other than the ball (like the ground or other paddles), • The GRUVN Product warranty also does not transfer in the situation that a GRUVN Product transfers ownership. This applies to 3rd party resellers like eBay. • Other restrictions may apply