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Franklin Aspen Kern Centre Middleweight Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle Quantity
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  • Paddle Weight: 7.5 - 7.8 oz

  • Paddle Face Material: Carbon Fiber Surface Layor with Max Grit

  • Paddle Core Material: 13 MM Polypropylene Core

  • Paddle Shape: Wide Body

  • Paddle Length: 15.7"

  • Paddle Width: 7.8"

  • Grip Thickness: Standard - 4.25"

  • Grip Length: 4.9"

  • Colorway: Gold

  • MaxGrit textured surface technology designed for maximum spin and reduced vibration

  • Provides great traction on the surface of the ball to increase spin rate for optimal control

  • Oversized sweet spot for dependable, effortless contact

  • Manufacturer's 90 Day Limited-Warranty Policy: 90 Days from the original date of purchase with accompanying proof of purchase (i.e. receipt or order confirmation).

  • USAPA Approved

Franklin Aspen Kern Centre Middleweight Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle

Franklin raised the bar with pickleball paddles when they created this paddle. This paddle is designed by pickleball pro Aspen Kern.

Paddle Benefits

The Aspen Kern is designed with premium quality to help players compete and win at the highest levels of play. The carbon fiber hitting surface features Max Grit which helps a player achieve maximum spin and dampens vibration. It has a 13mm polypropylene core that helps with effortless shot-making. The carbon fiber surface gives the paddle a large sweet spot for squaring up the ball and increased control. 

Warranty

Franklin offers a manufacturer's limited 90-day warranty against any manufacturer's defects. The 90 days is from the original date of purchase and is valid with an accompanying proof of purchase(i.e. receipt or order confirmation).

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Franklin Sports got its start in 1946 as a regional brand of sporting goods products. Irving H. Franklin, who co-founded Franklin Sports with his brother Sydney Franklin, brought the innovative idea of centering a complete line of products on a single athlete - Joe Namath. Over the years Franklin has affiliated with the best in sports, including world-class athletes like Sugar Ray Leonard, David Robinson, and Barry Bonds.

The breakthrough for Franklin and the batting gloves came when Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt and Irving Franklin teamed up to create the basic design that is still the preferred glove of most major league hitters. Irving Franklin went to Clearwater, Florida, to meet with Schmidt during spring training in 1983. Together, they worked tirelessly to make sure that the materials and design were perfected, so collaboratively the two were the first authors. At that time, most players wore no gloves. A few wore a single golf style glove, but no company offered a product specifically designed for the needs of professional players. Franklin today is the industry leader as the premier batting glove company, and custom fits batting glove for MLB players.

In 1982, when Franklin signed Mike Schmidt, Irving Franklin asked: "How can I get the name Franklin on field at the Major League level?" Schmidt suggested putting the name on the back to maximize exposure, and then helped to design the glove for lasting success at the major league level.

Franklin Aspen Kern Centre Middleweight Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle
Color Gold
Core Material Polypropylene
Edging Edge Guard
Experience Level Intermediate Professional
Face Material Carbon Fiber
Grip Length Short
Grip Thickness Standard (4 1/8" - 4 3/8")
Paddle Shape Wide Body
Paddle Weight Middleweight
Player Type Touch
Price $0 - $99.99 $50 - $99.99
Vendor Franklin
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