NEW! GearBox CX14H (Hyper Shape)
Very good for soft game
Great paddle. Super fast delivery. Two thumbs up.
After recovering from the dreaded "tennis elbow" injury, I was reluctant to go back to my beloved, but super-stiff, GX6 paddle. Saw a review on the web where a pickleball expert said that the new CX14 was the best paddle he has played with and switched to it. Doing research it seemed like it should have less vibration (at 14 mm) than the super-stiff GX6 (11 mm), and I wanted to go back to a conventional shape. So decided to go for the CX14H. I like the fact that there is no 'power' vs 'control' to choose from, just one. I had no choice on grip size since only the small was in stock. But this worked out great since I put on a thick gamma gell grip for extra paddling. The original came in at 7.9 oz, and with the thick (heavy) gel grip the paddle is now 8.8 oz. But I really like playing with it. If feels much lighter, probably because the extra weight is in the grip not the paddle face. It is comfortable, has power and control, and is not too bad on my arm after 2.5 hours of playing. Since the surface has decent texture, it seems like you could spin very well with it. I'm am not a spinmaster yet, but with unintentional hits it spins the ball rather well. All in all, a very expensive paddle, but worth it. With Gearbox carbon fibre technology, it should outlast other paddles and in the long run be a value investment.
Received my new Gearbox CX14 paddle 4 days after I ordered
Paddle Face Finish: 3K Woven Carbon Fibre
Ribbed Core Material: T-700 Carbon Fibre
Core Construction: Patented Carbon Fibre Chambers
Head Shape: H (Hyper Shape)
Weight: 8.0 oz
Handle Circumference: 3 5/8” or 3 15/16” grip
Handle Length: 5-5/8'"
Paddle Length: 15-5/8"
Paddle Width: 8"
Paddle Thickness: 14mm
Grip: Gearbox Smooth Wrap - Black
Warranty: 1 year
SOLID SPAN TECHNOLOGY
Solid Span Technology (ST) is a patented technology invented by Gearbox engineers. The goal: to create the most innovative paddle in pickleball that you can rely on. SST describes an advanced proprietary molding process using a blend of high strength carbon fibre materials to form a ribbed core and one-piece construction. The carbon fibre material is meticulously hand-laid and then rolled to create the only patented ribbed core in all of pickleball. The paddle's core, face and perimeter are constructed with hundreds of plies of 3K woven carbon fibre and T-700 carbon fibre material. SST has introduced the strongest #1 performing ribbed core paddle in the pickleball industry.
3K WOVEN CARBON FIBER
REMARKABLE FEEL & CONSISTENCY
The CX Collections have been crafted with 3K woven carbon fibre on both the face and perimeter of the paddle, unlocking a premium feel and sound, a larger sweet spot, greater spin, added torsion control, and more durability. This new material also helps to reduce vibration back to the hand and gives the paddle ace more consistency from the centre of the face to the edge.
HYPER-BITE SPIN TECHNOLOGY
SPIN FROM THE CORE
This technology creates spin starting from the ST ribbed core and building out to the paddle face. Our patented ribbed core allows for maximum bite on the ball throughout the swing, further increasing the spin velocity of the ball. In addition to the 3K woven carbon fibre, a urethane coat and advanced texture is applied to the paddle face to boost spin.
ENHANCED SWEET SPOT
LARGER & MORE FORGIVING
To enhance the sweet spot and make it even larger, numerous 3K woven carbon fibre and T-700 carbon fibre plies have been repositioned to provide a more forgiving and smarter sweet spot. This improvement helps capture more shots and provide the performance you need.
STABLE & MANEUVERABLE
Our 14mm profiles are shaped to cut and glide through the air. Our sleek aerodynamic edge design provides outstanding maneuverability, optimized spin and effortless play.
CARBON FIBER EDGELESS FRAME
STRONG & AERODYNAMIC
The paddle's entire edgeless perimeter has been reinforced with additional plies of 3K carbon fibre, with special attention to the two top corners, further improving the paddles overall strength, wear-resistance, and Gearbox's market-leading durability.