Rogue2Q Carbon (Quad Shape) Gel-Core
Rogue2Q Carbon (Quad Shape) Gel-Core
Rogue2Q Carbon (Quad Shape) Gel-Core
Rogue2Q Carbon (Quad Shape) Gel-Core

Players Pickleball

Rogue2Q Carbon (Quad Shape) Gel-Core

Buy Direct Price: Sale price$139.99 (MSRP:) Regular price$224.99
Grip Option:Brown
Pickup currently unavailable at Ferndale (1901 Baltic Way #108)

Rogue2Q Carbon (Quad Shape) Gel-Core


Ferndale (1901 Baltic Way #108)

Pickup currently unavailable

1901 Baltic Way
Ferndale WA 98248
United States


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.

Why Buy From Players Us vs. Them Compared

For those who prefer a traditional paddle shape, the Rogue2Q Carbon is the solution! With its familiar "quad" shape and all the modern features of the Rogue2 Carbon, the 'Q Carbon' is the perfect paddle for the player who wants a wide paddle face and shorter overall length packed with the latest paddle technology.

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.

Gel-Core Second Generation Pickleball Paddle

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.

Rogue2 Carbon Gel-Core Cutaway View

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!

Rogue2 Carbon Flex Data

Exclusive Vibration-Damping Carbon Fiber Throat Reinforcement

Rogue2Carbon 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.

USA Pickleball Approved

USA Pickleball ApprovedThis paddle passes the USA Pickleball specification tests and is approved for use in USA Pickleball sanctioned play.

Technical Specs


8.1oz (±0.2oz) 
Overall Length 15-7/8"
Overall Width 8-1/8"
Grip Circumference 4-3/16"
Grip Length 4-3/4"
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


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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Randall Spray
Great for elbow or shoulder problems.

Great. Spin and easy to direct shots period my first one was broken by being struck. Buy another player's paddle. Bought another paddle because of tournament. And as soon as I could ordered another one. I've had many paddles all top brands, but there's still my favorite.

Well Balanced

This is a well balanced paddle. I'm a 4.0 all-round player and it compliment my game very well

Elliot Kornreich
Great paddle

This is my second rogue and I just love it
Bought an extra since the price could not be better with the sale. I recommend it to everyone who I play with
Thanks for making such a great paddle

Arnold Houg

We really like these. Good feel. Good customer service!

David B
Great paddle, great company, great value

This is the third paddle I have purchased from Players. I had a chronic tennis elbow problem a couple of years ago and was drawn to the gel core vibration dampening design of the Rogue 2. My tennis elbow cleared up within a couple of weeks. Wife started getting tennis elbow, Bought her one and it cleared as well. Got a great deal on a demo Selkirk power air. After a couple of months, the tennis elbow was back. Purchased the Rogue2 carbon and tennis elbow gone. Love the spin and control. Great product, Great customer service, made in America at a great price. Players player for life!