(Includes paddle cleaner & paddle cover)
GRUVN’s RAW-13X (eXtended shape) is a high-quality, mid-weight pickleball paddle featuring a premium T700 raw carbon fiber surface and an elongated shape. 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 13mm core results in a strong, stable paddle with consistent and accurate shots and more control.
The long paddle length of 16.5” extends players’ reach and the 5.5” handle length allows for powerful two-handed backhands. The slightly smaller surface width of 7.375” gives players an aerodynamic feel and great hand speed, and the weight of ~7.9 ounces provides stability and balance for all aspects of the game, including plays at the net and returning hard shots. This paddle can provide a ton of spin. Pickleball Journey’s testing recorded the average spin rate at a very high 1872 RPM and the average power at 55 MPH.
The RAW-13X has a 13mm thick polypropylene honeycomb core designed to evenly react to the force of impact and provide precision control, while also absorbing vibration and noise. It provides more power than the 16mm as it is not as thick. Many facilities and clubs ban loud paddles that include other core materials, so the RAW-13X 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 3D Premium Perforated Cushion Grip is a double-layer, two-color anti-slip hand grip, with an inner layer made of sweat-absorbing sponge and the outer layer made of PU (polyurethane leather) material with big air hole design.
This paddle has a black edge guard and also comes with a zippered neoprene cover with the GRÜVN logo to protect the pickleball paddle when not in play ($15 value!).
What is the difference between the RAW-X ,RAW-H, and RAW-E elongated paddles?
These paddles all have an overall paddle length of 16.5″ and a width of 7.375″, but the differences are the handle length and face length. The shorter the handle length, the longer the face. The RAW-H has the longest handle length at 5.875″, the RAW-E has the shortest handle length at 4.75″, and the RAW-X is in the middle with a handle length of 5.5″. The RAW-E has more control, the RAW-H has more power, and the RAW-X is in between. The RAW-16H also has a slightly thicker handle because of its length. For players with small hands this may not be a good fit, although the RAW-13H paddle has a slightly thinner grip size than the RAW-16H (13mm core paddles have more power and a bit less control).
Paddle Cleaner Included
• Each RAW paddle will come with a GRUVN paddle cleaner, which is a stick of rubber that is 2.5” x 2” x 1” in size, This is for carbon fiber paddles only (not graphite or composite paddles). Rub it on your paddle surface to keep it clean and also maximize the spin. It isn’t pretty, but your paddle will be after using it 🙂
** PADDLE CARE – IMPORTANT **
Your paddle can become damaged from extreme temperatures. Extreme cold temperatures will cause the core and hitting surface to become brittle and crack. Extreme high temperatures will soften the core and hitting surface and can cause delamination. This occurs when the hitting surface separates from the core. Dead spots and other issues will arise from this. Do not leave your paddle out in the sun on a hot day, be sure to cover it from the heat or it can be damaged. Do not leave your paddle in your vehicle during the summer or winter.
(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: 16.5”/ 419.1mm
Face Width: 7.375”/ 187.3mm
Handle Length: 5.5”/ 14cm
Grip Size Circumference: 4.25”/10.8cm
Grip: 3D Perforated Cushion Grip
Weight: Average weight of 7.9 oz (+ or – 0.25 oz)/0.49-0.51 lbs/221-230g
Face/Paddle Surface: T700 Raw Carbon Fiber
Paddle Shape: Elongated
Core Material: Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 13mm/0.51”
Honeycomb Cell Size: 8mm/0.3”
Edge Guard: Black
USAPA approved for sanctioned tournament play