Gearbox GX6 Control Pickleball Paddle

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A long 16 5/8" paddle with a generous 5 5/8" long handle adding up to great reach, power, and follow-through. Made with a patented graphite chamber core for supreme consistency and durability.

Mid-Heavyweight/Small Grip

Gearbox GX6 Control Carbon Fiber Paddle

The Gearbox GX6 Control Paddle is a long and sleek choice that provides excellent reach and ball placement. This paddle has many exciting benefits which result in a soft feel, with a consistent, spin-centric face material and texturing. Made with Gearbox’s proprietary SST (Solid Span Technology), the core is constructed with hand-laid graphite chambers, rather than a polypropylene honeycomb design as is the case with most pickleball paddles. The core, face, and handle are then heated and cured as a one-piece structure, eliminating face/core delamination and strengthening the face/neck junction to minimize breakage. Additionally, players enjoy the versatility of its edgeless perimeter, broadening the usable surface area. The GX6 also features a slim 7/16" thickness, for aerodynamics and improved hand speed.

The Gearbox GX6 Control Carbon Fiber Paddle has an overall paddle length of 16-5/8", width of 7-3/8", with a 5-5/8" long handle which offers plenty of room for two-handed backhands. It is offered in either a 7.8 oz. model in black and green, or as a hefty 8.5 oz. model in black and red. The grip circumference may be ordered as a thin 3-15/16", or an even thinner 3-5/8", both of which are easily built up by players with larger hands by way of adding over grips.

The GX6 Control Pickleball Paddle by Gearbox provides some of the best in reach, feel, and durability for those craving precision play.


Gearbox GX6 Control Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.8 ounces (green), 8.5 ounces (red)
Weight Range: 7.6 - 8.0 ounces (green), 8.3 - 8.7 ounces (red)
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: 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

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  • Gearbox GX6 Control Pickleball Paddle

    Jan 9, 2023

    This is a very nice paddle. Needs some time to get used to how light it is. Has great control and does have more power than the Gearbox 7.8 oz.

    Jen D

  • LOVE it

    Aug 3, 2022

    This paddle has upped my control and confidence as a player. Love the long handle for two handed back hands and the lack of a plastic edge.


  • Excellent Service, Great Paddle!

    Jun 26, 2022

    I have used this paddle for almost 3 years now and still love it as much as I did when I first got it. Recently, I decided to purchase an additional paddle and Pickleball Central was gracious enough to let me try out two grip sizes, and send the one I didn't want back to them. Overall, a great experience and I'm very happy with my paddle!

    Jun 26, 2022

  • Pickleball Product Review

    Jun 15, 2022

    Dennis Meyer

  • Love this paddle

    May 17, 2022

    I like this paddle. Seems to have a larger sweet spot than my previous paddle. I like the handle size and length.

    Keith Mayeaux