Gearbox GX5 Control Pickleball Paddle

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Slim, edgeless paddle with a huge sweet spot, added spin tech, and a patented solid span core made of graphite chambers which create amazing responsiveness.

Mid-Heavyweight/Small Grip

Gearbox GX5 Control Carbon Fiber Paddle

The Gearbox GX5 Control Paddle will amaze players seeking a gentle, fast, and exceptionally precise option. Gearbox’s incomparable SST (Solid Span Technology) structure, combined with an aerodynamic profile, create a highly consistent feel. SST is a graphite chamber system instead of the traditional polymer honeycomb core design in most paddles, creating a long-lasting and consistent-playing one piece structure. The edgeless build maximizes useable surface area and “hyper bite" spin technology ensures you can impart spin almost effortlessly and quickly change up your shots. This Control model is most suited for those who prioritize staying near the kitchen and want a soft touch with high levels of accuracy.

The Gearbox GX5 Control Carbon Fiber Paddle can be ordered with a 7.8 oz. weight in red, or an 8.5 oz. weight in orange. The handle length is 4 3/4" with grip circumference options of 3 5/8" or 3 15/16". Both of these options would typically be considered quite small, though players who utilize more wrist movements typically enjoy the reduced circumference. The slim less-than-half-inch overall thickness of the paddle head contributes to hand speed and maneuverability at the net, as well.

The GX5 Control Pickleball Paddle by Gearbox has a huge sweet spot, great feel, and sleek shape that will have you playing your best with less effort.


Gearbox GX5 Control Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.8 ounces (red), 8.5 ounces (orange)
Weight Range: 7.6 - 8.0 ounces (red), 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: 4 3/4"
Paddle Length: 15 7/8"
Paddle Width: 8"
Paddle Face: Patented SST One-Piece Carbon Fiber
Core Thickness: 7/16" (0.438")
Core Material: Carbon Fiber
Edge Guard: Edgeless
Manufacturer: Gearbox Pickleball
Made in China

Reviews ()

  • Excellent as always

    Jun 6, 2022

    Love dealing with this business. Lots of choices and they get it to you fast.

    Kaye Light

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    Apr 9, 2022

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  • Nice paddle

    Feb 25, 2022

    I’m still getting used to it

    Brian Pavon

  • GX5 Control Pickleball Paddle

    Jan 20, 2022

    Very happy with the performance of the paddle except for a small color chip on paddle surface.


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    Jan 6, 2022

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