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Electrum Model E 16mm Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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Elongated 16 1/2" paddle with a thicker core, highly textured carbon fiber face, and full-cell core design which yields consistent feel and accurate placement.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Electrum Model E 16mm Graphite Paddle

The Electrum Model E Pickleball Paddle has a long 16 1/2" length so players get the characteristic Electrum spin and precision in a shape that results in excellent reach and follow through. It allows for easier lob returns, groundstrokes and potent serves. The face is made from high quality Toray carbon fiber which has a texture to grip pickleballs for controlled placement. The core of the Model E, at 16mm (0.63"), is thicker than that of the Electrum Pro Paddle, which means all-out power is tempered a bit for the sake of increased control. What power the Model E does deliver is by way of the additional leverage a player experiences when striking balls toward the top of an elongated paddle. And, as with the Pro, the E uses only full cells of polypropylene in the core to create a consistently responsive feel and fantastic durability.

The Model E Graphite Paddle maintains a fairly long handle measuring 5 1/4", making it possible to perform double-handed backhands. The grip has a large circumference (4-1/2") which provides cushioning for the handle and is wrapped with a leather grip which not only feels luxurious but resists wear and moisture better than rubber grips. The weight range is 7.9 - 8.4 oz. which is on the medium-heavy weight side, and translates to a moderate degree of added put-away power and ground stroke confidence.

The graphite Electrum Model E Pickleball Paddle creates optimal feedback and allows for versatile play by experienced players.


Electrum Model E 16mm Graphite Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Range: 7.9 - 8.4 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/2" (Large) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Ergonomic Leather Wrapper
Grip Manufacturer: Electrum
Handle Length: 5 1/4”
Paddle Length: 16 1/2"
Paddle Width: 7 3/8"
Paddle Face: Raw Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Whole Cell Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: 1/4" overlapping paddle face
Manufacturer: Electrum Pickleball
Designed in California
Made in China

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  • Model E

    Jan 25, 2023

    It’s my first ‘real’ pickleball paddle although I’ve played with many others. First thoughts, muted, low power, control and touch.. served great with it, touch shots were easier than any other paddle I’ve used, I have some adjustment with the longer body and my swing speed being slower but it’s still very early to fully qualify it, I like it out of the box but it’s definitely different from the other paddles I’ve used. Spin is another plus, I hit top spin drives with everything, this is enhanced a lot with the Model E, also I notice lobs were ridiculous with top and control.


  • Electrum E

    Dec 12, 2022

    Great Paddle! Easy to play with right away. Super service from Pickleball Central.

    Ralph C

  • Electrum Model E

    Dec 11, 2022

    This pioneering design is still one of the best paddles. I like the elongated aspect and the raw carbon face for super-high rpm on serves. The thicker face provides more control, easier resets and more consistent soft shots (although less pop) than the Electrum Pro, which I also have. For Bangers, I pick the Pro, and thankfully 99% of my play benefits from the Model E. I also really like the simple graphics. This paddle means business and I feel it has really helped me improve my game.

    Paul Johnson

  • Electrum E 16mm paddle

    Dec 11, 2022

    I am only 8 mos into pickleball and the Electrum E was my first paddle. I love the control. I bought this 'backup' paddle and because I am not sure how much longer my first one will last. I have never thrown or abused the paddle but it is falling apart. The trim around the paddle is not a part of the edging. So when you hit the court too many times trying to dig up those shots at your feet, the trim comes loose. But other than that design flaw, I love the paddle.

    Cleve McGehee

  • Electrum Model E16MM

    Nov 14, 2022

    I purchased the paddle when I felt I went to the advanced intermediate level. Now playing advanced, its serving me well. I held back a 5 star only because this is my 1st good paddle. Are there better out there? Could be but this ones a keeper for a long while.