Gearbox CX11E Control Pickleball Paddle

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Long 16-5/8" paddle with extended handle for two-handed strikes, great ball placement and high quality SST core for durability.

Mid-Heavyweight/Small Grip

Gearbox CX11E Elongated Control Carbon Fiber Paddle

The Gearbox CX11E Elongated Control Pickleball Paddle has a long and narrow face tailored for full-court coverage. The woven carbon fiber face provides a unique sense of feedback on your strikes, and allows the ball to linger on the paddles surface just a bit longer. Its core uses patented Solid Span Technology (SST) which is comprised of premium T-700 graphite chambers laid precisely, then heated to such that the paddle forms one solid piece. Unlike traditional paddles, the core cannot delaminate to create dead spots and reduce the paddle's reactivity over time, resulting in an amazing sense of consistency a durability.

The Gearbox CX11E Control Paddle has a longer 5-5/8" handle to allow for double-handed backhands, adding more versatility to your play to keep opponents guessing. It can be ordered in either a 3-5/8" or 3-15/16" circumference grip size. The slim 11 mm core and smooth, edgeless design make for an aerodynamic feel that provides feedback without creating impact that's too jarring. The paddle comes in a 7.8 oz. weight in the yellow color, or 8.5 oz. in red.

The CX11E Elongated Control Pickleball Paddle by Gearbox has versatile handling and high levels of precision so you can rely on efficient shot placement.

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

Gearbox paddles are excluded from our 30 day Paddle Test Drive.


Gearbox CX11E Control Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.8 ounces (yellow), 8.5 ounces (orange)
Weight Range: 7.6 - 8.0 ounces (yellow), 8.3 - 8.7 ounces (orange)
Grip Circumference: 3 5/8" (small) or 3 15/16" (small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: Gearbox Smooth Wrap
Handle Length: 5 5/8"
Paddle Length: 16 5/8"
Paddle Width: 7 3/8"
Paddle Face: 3K Woven Carbon Fiber
Core Thickness: 11mm (0.43")
Core Material: T-700 Carbon Fiber
Edge Guard: Edgeless
Manufacturer: Gearbox Pickleball
Made in China

Reviews (8)

  • Very comfortable with my new paddle

    Jul 11, 2023

    Quite light, just what I needed .


  • Gearbox CX11E

    Jun 22, 2023

    I like the feel of the paddle, but not the performance so I returned it.


  • Great paddle

    Apr 8, 2023

    Light, responsive the CX11 is a solid paddle for control and power.

    Kathleen Kurowski

  • Love it! Lightweight and the extra length helps me get to some of the balls at the kitchen faster!

    Feb 1, 2023

    Love it! Lightweight and the extra length helps me get to some of the balls at the kitchen faster!

    Deb Grimsley

  • Great paddle.

    Aug 1, 2022

    Finding it has great pop and nice control of my shots.


  • Love it!

    Feb 17, 2022

    The Gearbox CX11 is a great paddle. It arrived with a funky wrap job on it but Pickleball Central sent out a good one (I sent other back) promptly. PBCentral is my go to place to buy paddles. I have too many and like all of them. The Gearbox is my new fav. Lightweight, edgeless with a perfect length handle. I have plenty of power so I love the control this paddle gives. I highly recommend it.


  • Control, balance, and fast!

    Jan 11, 2022

    I have tried many of the top paddles from the best companies. This one seems to come around quicker, have better balance, and offers incredible control. I really don't have a single complaint - it is the best paddle I have used yet.


  • Spin baby spin

    Dec 30, 2021

    This thing allows me to really spin the ball and good control. Might need a bit of weight for some more power