Paddle Weight: 7.9 - 8.3 oz
Paddle Face Material: Composite/Fiberglass
Paddle Core Material: Polypropylene
Paddle Shape: Elongated
Paddle Length: 16.5"
Paddle Width: 7.3"
Grip Thickness: Standard - 4.25"
Grip Length: 5.6"
Constructed with MaxGrit technology designed to dampen vibration for optimal control and precision play
Designed by Pickleball pro Ben Johns, this premium quality paddle has been constructed to compete, and win, at the highest level
The polypropylene paddle core is built for durability and effortless shot making while the fiberglass surface layer ensures a larger sweet spot in the center of the paddle for flawless contact and increased control
16MM Thick Core
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).
Franklin Ben Johns Signature Heavyweight Composite Pickleball Paddle
This is the same paddle that the number 1 player in the world, Ben Johns, used to complete the Triple Crown in 2021 in Arizona.
The Franklin Ben Johns paddle features a fiberglass hitting surface and a polypropylene core. This is the official pickleball paddle of Ben Johns. The textured hitting surface helps provide spin and reduces vibration. This paddle is USAPA approved. The traction a player can get off the fiberglass hitting surface is designed to increase control and spin rate.
This is a durable paddle with a large sweet spot. This particular model is a heavyweight model with an 8.3-8.6 oz weight range. This model also features a thicker 16mm core.
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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About the Brand
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.
|Experience Level||Intermediate Professional|
|Grip Thickness||Standard (4 1/8" - 4 3/8")|
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