Franklin FS Tour Tempo 16mm Pickleball Paddle

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Traditional shape, 5" long handle, T700 raw carbon fiber face, thick core and monsterous swingweight.

Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Franklin FS Tour Tempo 16mm Carbon Fiber Paddle

Controllable, familiar, and full of shot-making precision, the Franklin FS Tour Tempo Pickleball Paddle in this 16mm (0.63") thickness is a drop/dink/block player's idea of heaven. This traditionally-shaped (16" long by 8" wide) paddle's performance revolves around the 16mm one-piece polypropylene core, surrounded by high-density edge foam, then thermoformed, that provides impressive feel and control with every strike. The combination of a thick core and the edge foam serves to mitigate impact vibrations, delivers a supple feel, and brings the static weight of this paddle to an average of 8.75 ounces. You read that right...this is a solidly heavyweight paddle that will feel as stable in the hand as any pickleball paddle you've ever tested, and which will do most of the work for you on every shot.

The FS Tour Tempo 16mm Paddle from Franklin Pickleball leverages T700 raw carbon fiber as the naturally-textured face material, resulting in all the cut-and-slice side spin you could possibly desire, and the topspin on your serves and drives that will keep you coming back for more. The traditional paddle shape offers a familiar combination of forgiveness and control, while the 5" long handle keeps you feeling connected thanks to its cushioned and perforated grip with finger pad inlays for a hand-in-glove fit.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"

Too much control for you? Keep the traditional paddle profile but level-up the power with the Franklin FS Tour Tempo 14mm pickleball paddle, instead.


Franklin FS Tour Tempo 16mm Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Average Weight: 8.75 ounces
Weight Range: 8.6 - 8.9 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4.3" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: Perforated Comfort Grip with Finger Pad Inlays
Grip Manufacturer: Franklin Pickleball
Handle Length: 5"
Paddle Length: 15.9"
Paddle Width: 8"
Paddle Face: T700 Raw Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Polypropylene, High Density Foam Perimeter, Thermoformed
Core Thickness: 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: 1/8" Overlapping Paddle Face
Manufacturer: Franklin Pickleball
Made in China