GRUVN's RAW-16R 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 ~7.8-8.1 ounces to provide stability and balance for all aspects of the game, including plays at the net and returning hard shots, and its 5.5” handle length makes 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 Length: 15.55”/395mm
Face Width: 8.23”/209mm
Handle Length: 5.5”/14cm
Grip Size Circumference: 4.375”/11.1cm
Grip: Stitched Perforated Cushion Grip
Weight: ~7.8-8.1 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: Yes
USAPA Approved for sanctioned tournament play