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Franklin Christine McGrath Signature (16 mm) Pickleball Paddle
    Franklin Christine McGrath Signature (16 mm) Pickleball Paddle
    Purchase Franklin Christine McGrath Signature (16 mm) Pickleball Paddle
    • SKU: FrankPadMcGrath16mm
      Franklin Christine McGrath Signature (16 mm) Pickleball Paddle

    • Price: $99.99
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    Weight: 7.9-8.3 ounces

    Handle Length: 5 in

    Paddle Length: 15.9 in

    Core Material: 16mm Polypropylene

    Surface Material: MaxGrit

    Paddle Width: 8 in

    Grip Size: 4 1/4 in

    Factory Grip: Ergonomic Leather


    Franklin Sports is raising the bar for Pickleball paddles everywhere with the introduction of our all new Christine McGrath Signature Pickleball Paddle. The premium quality paddle features Franklins brand MaxGrit™ textured surface technology designed for maximum spin and reduced vibration. The MaxGrit™ surface material is USAPA approved and is designed to provide greater traction on the surface of the ball to increase spin rate for optimal control. Additionally, the polypropylene core and fiberglass surface layer ensure a strong, durable base with an oversized sweet spot for dependable, effortless contact shot after shot. This paddle is the new pinnacle of performance and is USAPA certified for competitive and tournament play. Elevate your game today.

    The thicker core vs the 13mm version of this paddle adds weight to the paddle but provides more stability across the paddle face for those shots further away from the center or 'sweet spot' of the paddle.

    • MaxGrit® surface coating for incomparable control
    • Fiberglass surface layer to ensure a larger sweet spot
    • 16mm polypropylene core for durability
    • Enhanced spin control and vibration dampening
    • USAPA CERTIFIED: This paddle is approved by the USAPA for competitive and tournament play

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    Great paddle
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    Love the paddle, only downside is after 10 or so outings its significantly less gritty than when I got it.
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    So far so good
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    I read and heard many reviews about the grittiness of this paddle fading and was reluctant on buying one. The reason I took a chance was because I trust that Franklin will make it right if the paddle fails and the price was right. I'm a 5.0 player that's been on the market for a gritty surfaced paddle for 6 months now, but was avoiding a popular competitors paddle because it was to thin and lacked control and feel. This paddle is comparable to control soft paddles, but with a gritty surface. The gritty surface adds to the control by neutralizing opponents spin and gripping ball more aggressively for extra control. Currently I've been doing the Zane serve and with this paddle it is insane the amount of spin I can put on the ball. Top spin serves and drives are almost impossible to hit out of bounds. Every shot has more control. I went with this paddle because the face is wider and the handle is a little shorter. Typically wider paddles have a larger sweet spot and are easier to control than the slightly longer and narrower Ben John's version. I will update my post in a month to let you know how the grittiness is holding up.
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