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Paddle specifications:

  • Dimensions: 16" L x 7.5" W
  • Thickness: 0.7" core, 0.78" overall (18mm core, 20mm overall)
  • Weight: 7.9 - 8.2 oz avg
  • Grip circumference: 4.25" avg
  • Handle Length: 5.5"

Care Information:

Grip:

Your paddle comes with a custom leather grip. We make our own leather grips from high quality veg tanned leather.

The firm leather grip gives your hand the most direct connection to the paddle, which means more control. Of course you can always add the overgrip of your preference over our leather grip.

We finish our grips with a plant based finish that will keep your grip in great shape and protected from sun and water damage.

 

Edge guard:

We use the same leather as our grips to provide an edge guard to your paddle. The edge guard is integrally adhered to your paddle and you should not attempt to remove it.

Finish:

We found a product that we love called EcoPoly to finish our paddles with. We apply three coats of this plant-based, zero VOC, penetrating and building, moisture and UV and scratch resistant finish. This finish is designed for interior and exterior wood and concrete floor finishing, so we believe it has the stuff to stand up to many many hours of pickleball play. There is no need to apply any other materials to the surface of the finish, or to clean your paddle with any fancy stuff. If you notice your paddle face or finish starting to wear it is easy to apply a fresh coat of EcoPoly - we are working on developing a service where you can send your paddle back to us to be refinished and recertified.

 

General Care:

While our paddles are designed and made to hold up to the stress of hours and hours of pickleball play, they are not indestructible. To ensure you give your paddle its healthiest and longest life we recommend the following:

  • Only use your paddle to play pickleball - don’t hit harder heavier balls like tennis balls with your paddle, or other hard objects
  • Keep your paddle away from extreme temperatures and big temperature fluctuations- we don’t recommend that you leave your paddle in your car overnight or stored in direct sunlight 
  • We also believe that playing in ambient temperatures below 40 degrees Farenheit puts your paddle at risk of breakage due to the increased impact stress when the paddle and ball are cold
  • We recommend that you keep your paddle in the 100% organic cotton bag that it comes in even within other storage bags to keep the surface from scratching against hard objects

For any other questions or additional information, please contact us directly.