GRUVN’s THE GRIPPER-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 4.75” long handle and a large surface area and has multiple eye-catching designs to choose from. This paddle has the ideal blend of power, outstanding touch and ball control. It has terrific balance and a perfectly proportioned hitting area with a large sweet spot, giving you better chances of hitting winning shots and controlling the ball, playing spin, dinks, and harder smash shots. This is a very versatile, all-around paddle that is great for experienced 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 Gripper-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 Gripper-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 Gripper-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: 15.5”/393mm
Face Width: 8.07”/205mm
Handle Length: ~4.75”/12.1cm
Grip Size Circumference: ~4.375”/11.1cm
Grip: 3D Cushion Grip (Green Underneath)
Weight: ~7.9 ounces/0.48lbs/220g (+ or - 0.25 oz)
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
(Ships within 24 hours on regular business days)
US: 2-5 days ($5USD shipping flat rate)
Canada: 7-10 days ($8USD shipping flat rate)
International: 7-10 days ($9USD shipping flat rate)
GRUVN graphite 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.
What does the warranty not cover?
• Normal wear and tear, or damages caused by abuse or negligence, including grip, edge guard, face and core materials.
• User modification, fading or scratched surfaces, or hitting other objects other than the ball (like the ground or other paddles).
• Use of paddle in temperatures below 40F or 5°C.
• Paddles being played in or stored in very hot or very cold weather.
• Rattling that doesn't affect performance.
• Warranty is non-transferable and only valid to the original purchaser.
• Warranty does not apply to replacement paddles.
• Other restrictions may apply
• GRUVN may exercise the right to determine whether a paddle is covered by our warranty and whether to replace it.
• Proof of purchase is required
If there is no manufacturing defect, your paddle can only be returned if you ordered the wrong item from our store. You can receive a replacement item from GRUVN.co if the original item is returned to us unused and in its original packaging. GRUVN must be notified about any wrong order within 48 hours of the customer receiving the item. Any price difference in the item exchange will need to be resolved before the replacement item is sent. Otherwise, if there is no manufacturing defect, the item(s) received will not be refunded or returned.