Z5 Graphite Paddle

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These fantastic paddles have a classic shape and superior quality. Extremely popular with seasoned pickleball players.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Z5 Graphite Pickleball Paddle

Graphite Z5 Pickleball Paddles are extremely popular in the pickleball world. They have a solid feel that is very attractive to pickleball players. You'll see the Z5 Graphite in the hands of players at the highest level of competition.

This superior-quality paddle has a classic pickleball shape and is well-balanced in the hand for great control and winning hits. The Graphite Z5 has a large hitting area thanks to its 8-1/8” wide face, which means the sweet spot on this paddle is big as well. This paddle weighs between 7.5 to 8.2 ounces- many players enjoy playing with paddles that fall within this range.

The giant distinctive Z on the paddle face is screen printed right onto the woven black graphite face. With a honeycomb graphic background, the Z5 pickleball paddle has a stunning design. The handle length is 5".

The sheer number of glowing reviews for this paddle stands to prove that choosing the Graphite Z5 paddle is a fantastic decision you’ll never regret making.

Available in the following colors: yellow, red, white, pink, blue, mod pink, mod blue and orange.

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


Transcript of Video #1 - Tyler Loong

Hey guys, my name is Tyler Loong and I'm from Highland, Utah. I've been playing with the Z5 for the past 3-4 years. It was my first paddle that I ever used and I just really grew to like this paddle and learned to love it. I really like the balance of it, the weight of it, and also the feel that it gives me. I've tried other paddles before and this one just really sticks with me and so I really like the feel that it gives me.

Z5 Graphite Paddle
Reviewer: Bruce Covey from South Haven, MI United States
Paddle is easy to handle and maneuver. When hitting the ball, gives me the feeling of being in control.

Best Paddle Ever
Reviewer: Tom Arseneau from Bathurst, NB Canada
By far the best paddle I've ever used! exceptional soft touch, quiet and powerful. 5


Z5 Graphite Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.9 ounces
Weight Range: 7.5 – 8.2 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Tack: Medium
Grip Style: Perforated cushion grip
Grip Manufacturer: ONIX
Handle Length: 5”
Paddle Length: 15 1/2"
Paddle Width: 8-1/8”
Paddle Face: Graphite
Core Material: Nomex honeycomb
Edge Guard: 1/4” overlapping paddle face
Manufacturer: ONIX Sports (formerly S-Type Sports)
This model is manufactured in both Mexico and China

Reviews ()

  • recent purchase

    May 7, 2023

    Very disappointed in this paddle. Even as a medium weight, felt very light. Not at all responsive. Even though sweet spot supposed to be large, was very small. Paddle felt very "tinny" and lacked power and feel. Way overpriced. It's going to be on the table at the next garage sale. ***PBC Response*** Hey David, 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. Our customer service team is reaching out to you to set up a return for your paddle and guarantee your satisfaction. - Joseph, PBC Team

    David Small

  • The Z5 Is A Great Paddle For A Beginner

    May 2, 2023

    I'm not a paddle or a pickleball expert. I've been playing for a year, here and there but I was never serious about it. I had wood paddles that were good. But heavy. people were starting to love pickleball so I tried it. I went to a pickleball restaurant to try it, and my mom bought a net so we could play in our driveway. I tried one of the paddles at the restaurant and I thought "I need a new paddle." I ordered the Z5 and fell in love with it immediately. It has a great feel and it looks so cool and modern. It hits the pickleballs great and far, and it has great control. So as you can guess I love pickleball even more now. If your a beginner or even a pro, I definitely recommend this paddle.

    Samuel Rogers

  • 2nd racquet

    Apr 6, 2023

    Really like the racquet. Had to return the first one with a warranty issue. They replaced it immediately.

    Fran Klimowski

  • Great Mid-Range Paddle

    Apr 3, 2023

    I'm just getting started in pickleball having only a little bit of prior experience playing tennis in high school. I wanted to start out with a good mid range paddle and the majority of the umpteen-million reviews on these are positive. So far so good. It's nice and light without feeling cheap. Decent sweet spot. It is a bit loud, making that distinctive pop when you hit a good shot in the sweet spot. It can get a bit annoying I'm sure, but I like that immediate feedback as my skill progresses. If you hit a bad shot, you immediately know as it will have a very dead sound to it, so you can plan accordingly for damage control IF your ball happens to make it back over the net. I've only played a handful of times so far, so I cannot attest to the durability factor, but so far so good. I have heard the nomex cores in these are not quite as durable as the more advanced composite, but I anticipate this paddle lasting me at least a year of casual play. One of the other major traits I like with this paddle is the textured face. This helps a lot when putting spin on your shots. Worth the $80ish to me, so much that we just ordered one for my wife as well.


  • Z5Graphite

    Mar 26, 2023

    As a beginner I found this paddle to be light and easy to hit backhands.

    Mar 26, 2023