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10/19/2023

Pickleball Player Profile: Mario Barrientos

mario barrientos playing pickleball

D.O.B: 12/26/94

Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Paddle Sponsor: Gearbox 

Paddle: Gearbox Pro Power Elongated Pickleball Paddle

Instagram Handle: @mariobarrpb

Fun Fact: A co-worker invited Mario to play pickleball for the first time, and now it’s turned into his career!

About Mario Barrientos

Mario Barrientos is a rising star in the sport of pickleball. Getting his start in 2019, Mario quickly rose through the ranks, sharpening his skills on the APP, PPA, and recently signed to Major League Pickleball. Not long after his start, Mario found himself in the winner’s circle of multiple events, including gold medals in multiple APP events as well as PPA Las Vegas. Known for his grinding style of play and lightning-fast hands, Mario’s success has been built on a strong work ethic and dedication to consistent improvement. 

Mario’s Paddle of Choice 

Mario, like many other pros swinging a Gearbox paddle, has chosen the Gearbox Pro Power E paddle. The Pro Power E offers the “plow” necessary in doubles battles but remains maneuverable enough when a singles match is calling. Loaded with Gearbox’s patented SSTCore and 4 new patent-pending technologies, the Pro Power E has emerged as the clear favorite in the Pro Series. 

  • Paddle Weight: 8.0 oz
  • Paddle Face Material: TXR Surface Grip Technology (3K Woven Carbon Fiber)
  • Paddle Core Material: SSTCore - Patented Solid Span Technology
  • Paddle Shape: Elongated
  • Core Thickness: 14 mm
  • Paddle Length: 16 1/2''
  • Paddle Width: 7 3/8''
  • Grip Size: Thin - 4"

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About Gearbox

Gearbox was founded in California by Rafael Filippini. As a professional racquetball player with over 25 years in the composites industry, he honed his skills and worked to create revolutionary technologies while simultaneously fulfilling his dream to create a leading-technology brand created by an athlete for athletes.

Almost 15 years later, Gearbox continues to be synonymous with excellent quality, outstanding durability, and patented, cutting-edge technologies.

Gearbox wants players of all levels to experience how its quality products can improve their game and continue to support their love of the sport. With an advanced lineup of racquets, paddles, edgy apparel, and high-quality accessories, the future is limitless with Gearbox.

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