The award-winning Rogue2 has gone carbon fiber! The Rogue2 Carbon features the same 2nd Generation Gel-Core technology and vibration-damping carbon fiber throat reinforcement as the Rogue2 but with increased rigidity and a signature look from its textured 3K twill carbon fiber face.
The "hybrid" shape of the Rogue2 is a best of all worlds solution to paddle design. It offers an increased reach over the traditional "quad" shape but is still wider than a true "elongated" paddle. It's ideal for those players who want additional length but aren't looking for a 17" maximum length paddle.
The understated graphics allow the 3K twill carbon fiber weave to be the center of attention while the in-molded texturing lets you easily apply spin to the ball and won't quickly wear off like sprayed-on textures.
The overall stiffness of the paddle is significantly increased, thanks to the woven carbon fiber face material, improving predictability on off-center hits and creating more consistent ball response across the entire paddle face. In spite of the increased rigidity, the paddle still retains a soft feel and control due to our proprietary Gel-Core technology.
Please note that due to the nature of carbon fiber weaves, some minor variations in the weave & sheen are normal, do not affect performance in any way, and are not considered a defect.
Gel-Core Second Generation Pickleball Paddle
The Second Generation Gel-Core improves the paddle in several measurable ways:
Larger Sweet Spot
Greater Paddle Stability on Ball Impact
Reduced Vibrations Transmitted to the Player's Hand
Softer Ball Impact Sound
We took the blueprint for the 1st generation Gel-Core, which was already a proven performer and refined it further, giving it much increased durability along with improved vibration absorbing characteristics. If you aren't already familiar with the Gel-Core advantage, read all about Gel-Core, its benefits, and the test results.