GAMMA Obsidian Raw Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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Raw graphite paddle offered in 13mm and 16mm core thicknesses. Power or control, plus spin and reach.

Middleweight/Small Grip

GAMMA Obsidian Graphite Pickleball Paddle

  • RAW Graphite Face - fantastic spin
  • Two Thickness Options - 13mm for power, 16mm for control
  • Long Handle - 5.75" with plenty of room for two-handed shots

Available with either a power-oriented 13mm (0.51") thick SensaCore or control-oriented 16mm (0.63") thick NueCore Polypropylene core, the GAMMA Obsidian pickleball paddle is designed to offer the reach and precision GAMMA paddles are known for, with an added dash of nasty spin courtesy of the raw graphite face. No matter the thickness that appeals to you, the tapered edges and 7.8 oz. weight will encourage a high swing speed and quick reload, so you can truly utilize the large sweet spot and vibration dampening capabilities of these modern materials to their true potential.

The Obsidian paddle combines its aerodynamic attributes with an extended 5.75" long handle and 16-3/8" by 7-3/8" overall proportions to promote reach and two-handed power shots. The raw graphite hitting surface, a recent innovation for GAMMA, offers plenty of friction that helps you keep shots on the court and impart incredible spin on cut shots. The durable and tapered edge guard keeps this black beauty in tip top shape throughout long seasons, while the crowd-favorite GAMMA honeycomb grip allows you to effortlessly control this paddle from first serve to match point.

No matter your core thickness preference, the Obsidian Raw Graphite Paddle from GAMMA Pickleball will work to add swing speed, spin, and confidence to your skillset.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"


GAMMA Obsidian Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Average Weight: 7.8 ounces
Weight Range: 7.6 - 8.0 ounces (13mm), 7.7-8.1 (16mm)
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8" (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: GAMMA Honeycomb
Grip Manufacturer: GAMMA
Handle Length: 5.75"
Paddle Length: 16.375" (16 3/8")
Paddle Width: 7.375" (7 3/8")
Paddle Face: Raw Graphite
Core Material: SensaCore (13mm) or NueCore (16mm) Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 13mm (0.51"), 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: 1/8" Overlapping Paddle Face
Manufacturer: GAMMA Pickleball
Made in China

Reviews (10)

  • Gamma obsedian paddle

    Dec 13, 2023

    Perfect so light and good grip perfect for me . This paddle us exactly what i was looking for i can control the ball better and play better ! I am so Happy with my paddle i recommand it to every player who want to improve their game !

    Marie-Christine Canuel

  • Gamma Obsidian Raw Graphite Pickleball Paddle 16

    Sep 13, 2023

    So far I love it!! Seems to be quicker than my older Shard but still has good 'touch!' I'm still adjusting with lead tape and added a Gamma over grip. Looks great too!!

    Jim Stratton

  • Inaccurate description by both PBC & Gamma

    Aug 5, 2023

    PBC’s narrative description says the paddle’s length is 16 5/8” (5/8” is just OVER an inch, for the math-phobic). It is in fact 16 3/8”, just UNDER 1/2”. Reach matters. Handle length is listed at 5.75” but it’s really 5.5”. Weight is listed at 7.8oz, mine came in at 7.5oz. At least this inaccuracy went to my advantage. But the paddle has good, not great, spin. Solid feel. At 13mm, still more a control paddle than a power paddle. Build quality feels decent. Overall I’d describe it as a run of the mill thermoformed paddle. Nothing special, nothing to make it stand out other than its looks, maybe.


  • Gamma Obsidian 16

    Jul 19, 2023

    This paddle is Great, love it !!


  • Gamma Obsidian

    Jul 9, 2023

    This is my 3rd advanced paddle, I’m a 3.75 player . I love it. It’s light, responsive, performs well with power shots and backspin dinks. It’s not truly elongated, but the longer handle makes it so.

    Linda Jacobsen

  • Obsidian 16 mm

    Jun 24, 2023

    Great control and power when needed


  • GAMMA Obsidian 13

    Jun 10, 2023

    This paddle is billed as a 'power' paddle, but is anything but. I had to work way too hard to generate any kind of pace. Paddle is way too light with little to no 'spring' off the face. Certainly not in the class of other graphite paddles. Save your money. ***PBC Response*** Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We know that not every paddle will be right for every player which is why we offer our 30-day no questions asked test drive allowing you to send the paddle back within 30 days of arrival for any reason at all. Please reach out to our customer service team by phone or email for more information on the seamless process. - Anastasia PBC Team

    L Paul

  • Gamma Obsidian 16mm Love It

    Jun 9, 2023

    Very Impressed! Love the longer handle 5 3/4"... The thin grip size 4 1/8" gives me more maneuverability...I was playing with an 8.4 oz Joola and switching to this 7.8 oz has given me more speed and quicker reaction, and didn't lose any power!


  • Gamma obsidian paddle

    May 29, 2023

    This paddle is absolutely awesome.. perfect blend of power and control.. I can make shots with this paddle that I simply could not with my previous paddle.. tons of control.. could not be more thrilled!!

    Greg Garvin

  • Great paddle!

    May 14, 2023

    I have been using the 13mm Obsidian paddle. The paddle has great power and great control.

    Jen Griffin