The award-winning Rogue2 has gone carbon fiber! The Rogue2 Carbon features the same Second Generation Gel-Core technology and vibration-damping carbon fiber throat reinforcement as the Rogue2, but with increased rigidity and a signature look from its textured 3K twill carbon fiber face.
For those who prefer an elongated paddle shape, we bring you the Rogue2E Carbon! At 17", it's the maximum length allowed by USA Pickleball and possesses all the same features as the Rogue2 Carbon.
The understated graphics allow the 3K twill carbon fiber weave to be the center of attention, while the in-molded texturing lets you easily apply spin to the ball and won't quickly wear off like sprayed-on textures.
The overall stiffness of the paddle is significantly increased thanks to the woven carbon fiber face material, improving predictability on off-center hits, and creating more consistent ball response across the entire paddle face. In spite of the increased rigidity, the paddle still retains a soft feel and control due to our proprietary Gel-Core technology.
Please note that due to the nature of carbon fiber weaves, some minor variations in the weave & sheen are normal, do not affect performance in any way, and are not considered a defect.
The Second Generation Gel-Core improves the paddle in several measurable ways:
- Larger Sweet Spot
- Greater Paddle Stability on Ball Impact
- Reduced Vibrations Transmitted to the Player's Hand
- Softer Ball Impact Sound
We took the blueprint for the first 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.
Woven Carbon Fiber Surface Means Significantly Reduced Flex
We believe that consistency across the paddle face is the key to optimizing control, accuracy, and overall paddle performance. With the Rogue2 Carbon line, the 3K twill carbon fiber weave offers increased stiffness over paddles with traditional fiberglass faces. In a direct comparison between a fiberglass-skinned paddle and the Rogue2 Carbon, we've measured a 40% decrease in overall flex. During play, this gives a more consistent ball reaction across the entire paddle face, meaning you can better anticipate and predict where the ball will go even on the inevitable off-center hits. In addition to this improved flexibility, the major increase in rigidity also offers plenty of power when needed!
Exclusive Vibration-Damping 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.
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.
USA Pickleball Approved
|Core Thickness||1/2" (nominal)|
|Honeycomb Material||2nd Generation Gel-Core, Elastomer-Infused Polypropylene|
|Paddle Skin||Carbon Fiber 3K twill weave with in-molded texture
|Country of Origin||
Made in the USA
USA Pickleball Approved
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.