GRUVN's RAW-16H (Hybrid shape) is a high-quality, mid-weight pickleball paddle featuring a premium T700 raw carbon fiber surface and a dynamic, hybrid shape that 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 hybrid shape provides a familiar experience for those who play a lot of tennis and is a great choice for players who prefer a more racquet-like feel as opposed to more traditional pickleball paddles and shorter handles. It has a large sweet spot, and the long paddle length of 16.5” extends players’ reach and the 5.875” handle length allows for powerful two-handed backhands. The slightly smaller surface width of 7.375” gives players an aerodynamic feel and great hand speed, and the weight of ~7.9 ounces provides stability and balance for all aspects of the game, including plays at the net and returning hard shots.
The RAW-16H 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-16H 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 perforated cushion grip is made of double-layer two-color hand grips. The inner layer is made of sweat-absorbing sponge and the outer layer is made of PU material and uses big air hole design. The grip is very comfortable and the anti-slip and sweat-absorbing effect is of the highest quality.
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:16.5”/ 419.1mm Face Width:7.375”/ 187.3mm Handle Length:5.875”/ 14.9cm Grip Size Circumference:4.5”/11.43cm Grip:3D 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:Hybrid Core Material:Polypropylene Honeycomb Core Thickness:16mm/0.63” Honeycomb Cell Size:8mm/0.3” Edge Guard:Yes