Rogue2 Gel-Core "Pickle Jar" Special Edition

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Special Edition!

"The Pickle Jar"

From time to time, it all just feels like the sport of Pickleball takes itself a little too seriously. A good friend of ours recently asked "what would it take to get a pickleball paddle with a pickle on it" and it got our creative juices flowing. The end result was a free paddle for our dear friend and a new paddle design for the masses!

Made to look like a jar full of pickles, this special edition paddle has all the exact same materials and technology as the Rogue2, so it's a high performing paddle that doesn't take itself too seriously. What more could you want?

The best part is that this is still a work in progress, so if you think of any clever edits, feel free to send your suggestions to admin@playerspickleball.com and we'll give them some serious thought--and even more serious thought if you purchase one! ;)

 

 

All About the Rogue2 


Overview

The breakout hit Rogue is back! The all new Rogue2 paddle takes the already great Rogue and adds a new shape, improved 2nd Generation Gel-Core technology, the vibration-damping carbon fiber throat reinforcement, and massively increased durability, all while keeping the cost well below the competition!

Gel-Core Second Generation Pickleball Paddle

The Second Generation Gel-Core improves the paddle in several measurable ways:

  • Measurably Larger Sweet Spot
  • Greater Paddle Stability on Ball Impact
  • Reduced Vibrations Transmitted to the Player's Hand
  • Softer Ball Impact Sound
  • Improved Durability over First Generation

We took the blueprint for the 1st generation Gel-Core, which was already a proven performer and refined it further, giving it much increased durability along with improved vibration absorbing characteristics. If you aren't already familiar with the Gel-Core advantage, read all about Gel-Core, its benefits, and the test results.


Rogue2 Cutaway View

Sweet Spot Mapping

At Players Pickleball, we believe that without hard evidence to back up a claim, the claim has little value. We use a bespoke testing fixture to measure the sweet spot in a way never before seen in the sport. Rather than relying on subjective test feedback, we can objectively measure the ball response at controlled locations across the paddle face. Below are the results of the Rogue2 Gel-Core sweet spot mapping tests.

Rogue2 Sweet Spot Mapping



Exclusive Vibration-Damping Carbon Fiber Throat Reinforcement

Players Pickleball Rogue2 Carbon Fiber Throat Reinforcement

Unique to Players Pickleball paddles is the Rogue2's vibration damping carbon fiber throat reinforcement. This cutting edge innovation accomplishes two major performance improving enhancements:

  • Strengthening of the critical paddle face/handle junction - This is an inherent weak spot in almost all paddle designs as the thin handle portion of the paddle must manage all of the stress of countless ball impacts while remaining lightweight and small enough to accommodate the hands of all players, big and small. The addition of 6 total layers of carbon fiber at this critical junction on each side adds overall rigidity to the paddle while virtually eliminating handle breakages!
  • Vibration damping - The carbon fiber reinforcement is designed with a unique rubber-like material that is fused into the composite during layup. This material drastically improves the normally high frequency characteristics of carbon fiber and transforms it into a vibration absorbing component, isolating your hand from the impact of the ball on the paddle face. The graph below shows the drastic reduction in vibration by the Rogue2's unique throat reinforcement.
    Carbon Fiber Vibration Damping vs. Standard

TMD - Targeted Mass Distribution

The Rogue line of paddles features "Targeted Mass Distribution". This means we can control where the paddle's mass is concentrated by moving it toward the edges of the paddle. We accomplish this through the locations of our Gel-Core infusion.

USAPA Approved

USAPA Approved
The Rogue SI passes the USAPA specification tests and is approved for use in USAPA Sanctioned Play

Technical Specs

Weight:

7.8oz (±0.2oz) 
Overall Length 16-3/8"
Overall Width 7-3/8"
Grip Winn DryTac
Grip Circumference 4-1/8"
Grip Length 5"
Honeycomb Material 2nd Generation Gel-Core, Elastomer-Infused Polypropylene
Paddle Skin 2-Layer Unidirectional Fiberglass
Country of Origin

Made in the USA

Certifications

USAPA Approved

Return Policy

Limited 30-Day (read details)

30-Day Return Policy

If you're completely unsatisfied with your paddle within the first 30 days, you can return it. Read the complete details.

Taking Care of Your Paddle

To ensure the long life of your paddle, there are just a few precautions to take, both on and off the court:

  • Always Inspect Pickleballs. Small pieces of debris can become embedded in pickleballs during play. Embedded debris can be carried into the paddle face, causing damage. This type of damage is purely cosmetic and does not affect paddle performance or USAPA-approved status, but is not covered under our warranty. Inspect pickleballs regularly before and after play, and periodically during play.
  • Avoid Ground Strikes: The worst thing you can do to a pickleball paddle is strike it into the ground. Paddles are designed to hit pickleballs, not the unforgiving earth. Repeated impacts with the ground will cause damage to the edge guard and core, which can result in loose edge guards, "soft" paddle edges, and more. Paddles with excessive edge guard damage may be considered "abused" and not be covered under warranty.
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Leaving a paddle locked in the car during extreme temperatures can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the paddle. If you're as passionate about pickleball as we are, think of your paddle like you would a pet. Don't leave your paddle anywhere you wouldn't leave your dog!

Warranty

Unless stated otherwise, all paddles are covered by our warranty. Read the complete details.

International Shipping

If you are ordering from outside the United States, your order may be subject to additional charges related to import duties, taxes, tariffs, customs fees, and more. These fees are outside of our control and are an unfortunate reality of international commerce.