GAMMA Shard Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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Fracture the will of your opponent with this poly-core graphite paddle from Gamma. Choose from 2 color combinations.

Heavyweight/Small Grip

GAMMA Shard Graphite Pickleball Paddle

The Shard Graphite Paddle uses a wide face and 25% thicker polymer NeuCore technology to provide a gentle yet responsive feel. With plenty of surface area, players can use the face to easily block slams and redirect shots as needed. The graphite face is lightly textured to provide more spin while still falling within USAPA guidelines. The polymer core makes use of the large cells to help disperse energy and reduce noise.

The Shard Graphite Paddle weighs approximately 7.75 oz and has a reliable level of power despite its soft touch. Its handle is 4.75" long with a small grip. The grip itself has perforations to draw moisture away from the hand in addition to adding a few extra pops of color. The paddle's background has a stippled look to it with the Gamma logo in the upper right corner. On the left is a series of geometric shapes in complementary colors.

The Shard Graphite Paddle gives players the control needed to play with consistency until they can find openings to win point after point.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".


Shard Graphite Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.75 oz
Weight Range: 7.7 - 7.8 oz
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8” (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Cushion, perforated, ribbed
Grip Manufacturer: Gamma Honeycomb
Grip Length: 4 3/4"
Paddle Length: 15 7/8”
Paddle Width: 8"
Paddle Face: Textured Graphite
Core Material: NeuCore Poly Core
Core Thickness: 5/8" (0.625")
Manufacturer: GAMMA
Made in the USA

Reviews (31)

  • Gamma Shard Pickleball Paddle

    Feb 18, 2023

    Great all-round paddle for power and control. The best paddle I've owned yet, highly recommend it.

    Mary Jones

  • Paddle

    Dec 14, 2022

    Very nice

    Carol starnes

  • Gamma Shard Paddle

    Nov 26, 2022

    Control of the shot is very good, power is good as well. So far very pleased with the performance.

    Paul Blair

  • GAMMA Shard Graphite Paddle

    Mar 7, 2022

    Since this is now my 5th GAMMA paddle, it should be evident that I love their paddles. My 4th and 5th paddles have been the Shard. My favorite part of this paddle (and all GAMMA paddles) is the grip. The Shard is an all around comfortable and solid paddle. Whether one looks for power or control, I have discovered that you get both with this paddle. I give this Shard Paddle a 5 star rating.

    Mar 7, 2022

  • Gamma Shard

    Feb 23, 2022

    Very nice looking paddle. It seems to be well made. I wish the grip came in larger sizes, but I can build up the grip to my liking. It’s not as soft feeling given the larger core. I’m comparing it to the Prolite Black Diamond Supernova.

    Frank Alioto

  • Gamma shard Pickleball paddle

    Oct 19, 2021

    Love the shard good power and touch

    John Voelker

  • Pickleball Product Review

    Sep 24, 2021

    James Stratton

  • Pickleball Product Review

    Aug 27, 2021

    Ed B

  • Less vibration from the elbow.

    Aug 3, 2021

    Vicki Glasmeier

  • Great all around paddle

    Jun 27, 2021

    The paddle is very responsive. It has a soft feel and allows the ball to "stay" on the paddle longer to increase control of your shots. It provides enough "pop" to put shots away but it's greatest strength is in the soft game. I have had 7 or 8 paddles; the Gamma Shard is the best one so far.

    Walter Fenn