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  • Paddle Weight: 7.5 - 8 oz

  • Paddle Face Material: Composite/Fiberglass

  • Paddle Core Material: Polypropylene

  • Paddle Shape: Elongated

  • Paddle Length: 16 1/2"

  • Paddle Width: 7 1/2"

  • Grip Size: Thick - 4 1/2"

  • Handle Length: Long - 5 3/5"

  • Core Thickness: 13 mm

  • Colorway: White/Red

  • This paddle is constructed with MaxGrit technology designed to dampen vibration for optimal control and precision play

  • 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

  • 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

Description

Franklin Signature 13mm Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle

This is a professional-grade paddle that works well for most players.

Paddle Benefits

The Franklin paddle features a fiberglass-hitting surface and a polypropylene core. This is the official pickleball paddle of top pros. 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 middleweight model with a 7.5-8oz weight range. This model also features a thinner 13mm core.

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).

Reviews

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It's the Gold Standard to Measure all Paddles Robert Passarella Intermediate

Pros: I got a chance to play with this paddle for a night of mixed match play. I was using the 16mm version. I can see why so many people love it. The weight is fine. I found I could get to lots of shots in the volley area. What sets this paddle apart from the rest is the touch. You can place shots pretty easily. If you're a beginner that is progressing nicely - this should be your go to paddle as you develop your game.

Cons: I really can't think of any. I wish it was a bit cheaper but then again, priced at $99 it's a value. Recently the 16mm has been in high demand and sold out. I haven't tried the 13mm but I suspect it's good as well.

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Amazing Paddle Peter Intermediate

Pros: The spin you can create on this paddle is no joke. I was able to put tons of top spins on the ball without losing control over it. The grip length is perfect for someone that switch over from tennis. Although one of the two paddles I ordered came with a broken handle, it's a great paddle with good durability overall.

Cons: One of the two paddles I ordered came broken towards the end. But this could be a factory defects that was not caught before shipping out.

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Great paddle Frank McMillan Intermediate

Pros: Solid hiits Forgiving sweet spot

Cons: None

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Excellent David Intermediate

Pros: Well balanced, great for control shots. Great grip ad weight for power hits.

Cons: None to advise on.

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Questions and Answers

Have a question about the Franklin Signature 13mm Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Can the black version be purchased? Carleton
Unfortunately, we only have the Franklin Ben Johns Signature Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle in the white/red colorway.
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What is the weight on the 13 mm and 16 mm? Roland Parent
The Franklin Ben Johns Signature Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle, at 13 mm core or 16 mm, will feature a paddle weight between 7.9-8.3 ounces, with the average weight being 8.1.
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Do most 4.0 players prefer the 13 or 16mm thickness? Benny Bowers
What core thickness an individual player uses is going to be purely personal preference. There are plenty of 4.0 and above players that would use both a 13MM or a 16MM thick core. I would recommend trying both styles out and seeing what fits your game the best. The Franklin Ben Johns Signature Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle features a 13MM core.
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Is it made in China? Vivienne
Unfortunately, we are not aware of where the Franklin Ben Johns Signature Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle is made.
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Is the Franklin Ben Johns paddle made in the US or overseas? Kyle Hicks
The Franklin Ben Johns Signature Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle are made overseas.
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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.

Paddle Properties

Franklin Signature 13mm Middleweight Composite Pickleball Paddle
Color White Black Blue Gold Pink
Core Material Polypropylene
Core Thickness Thin
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Experience Level Intermediate Professional
Face Material Composite
Grip Size Thick (4 1/2"+)
Handle Length Long
Paddle Shape Elongated
Paddle Weight Middleweight
Player Type Balanced
Vendor Franklin
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