GRUVN's The LAUNCH-G16 is a high-quality mid-weight graphite pickleball paddle that is approved by USA Pickleball (USAPA) for tournament play. It has a traditional widebody paddle shape with a long handle and a large surface area and has a stunning spiral design. This paddle has the perfect blend of power, outstanding touch and ball control. It has terrific balance with its longer handle that makes for great two-handed swings and extended reaches across the court, and it has a perfectly proportioned hitting area with a large sweet spot. This is a very versatile, all-around paddle that is great for competitive pickleball players who want to achieve precision control, as well as for beginners who want a high quality, standard widebody paddle to gain experience with.
The Launch-G16 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 Launch-G16 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 graphite surface is very thin yet durable and powerful. Most competitive players prefer to use graphite paddles as they allow players to make use of their finesse and can be very technical. The Launch-G16’s paddle surface has a textured UV sandpaper oil coating, adding a rough texture that helps with spin shots and increased control.
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!).
(Different computer monitors and mobile phones display colors differently, so the color of your paddle may vary slightly from the representation on your screen)
Paddle Length: 15.7”/398mm
Face Width: 8.1”/205mm
Handle Length: 5.3”/13.5cm
Grip Size Circumference: 4.375”/11.1cm
Grip: Stitched Perforated Cushion Grip or 3D Cushion Grip (Purple Underneath)
Weight: ~7.75 ounces/0.48lbs/220g
Face/Paddle Surface: Graphite/Carbon Fiber
Paddle Shape: Wide Body
Surface Finish: Textured UV Sandpaper Oil Coating
Core: Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 16mm/0.63”
Honeycomb Cell Size: 8mm/0.3"
Edge Guard: Yes
USAPA Approved for sanctioned tournament play
(allow 1-2 days for processing your order)
US: 1-5 days ($5USD shipping flat rate)
Canada: 6-11 days ($8USD shipping flat rate)
International: 6-11 days ($9USD shipping flat rate)
(our shipping costs per item are higher (Canada & Int'l are minimum $20USD) so we pay much of the shipping cost)
• 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.
• This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, damages caused by abuse or negligence, user modification, fading or scratched surfaces.
• 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