Franklin Review

Co-founded in Massachusetts , by two brothers in 1946, Franklin launched their sporting goods company with baseball gloves and bats. Over the years it has become a major brand in multiple categories, selling in more than 100 countries. Products are manufactured in the US along with multiple countries around the world. They sponsor several pickleball pros and are the official pickleball ball at the US Open. The X-40 Outdoor Pickleball is their flagship item in pickleball

Franklin Sports offers a range of pickleball paddles that are designed for all-court performance and feature Max Grit technology for precise, controlled play. Max Grit is a textured surface technology used in some of Franklin Sports’ pickleball paddles. This technology is designed to provide maximum spin and reduced vibration, allowing for more precise and controlled play. The Max Grit surface is featured in Franklin Sports’ Signature Series 13MM Pickleball Paddle, Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle, and other pickleball paddles. These paddles are designed for professional quality play and have been constructed to compete and win at the highest level.

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Franklin Sports Signature Pickleball Paddle

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$100.00 Franklin Shop
92 Overall Score
I was very excited to test out the Franklin Sports Signature Pickleball Paddle to find out why this paddle was causing such a stir in the pickleball scene. Let's start off by discussing the fundamentals. The Franklin Sports Signature Pickleball Paddle has a polypropylene core with a fiberglass surface layer. It measures 16.5 inches in length, 7.9 to 8.3 ounces in weight, and. The paddle is appropriate for players of all skill levels because it has a large sweet spot and a medium-sized cushioned grip. Let's now examine the Franklin Sports Signature Pickleball Paddle's main characteristics. The paddle's graphite face is one of its most distinctive qualities. Their trademarked “Max Grit” surface layer is renowned for having a lightweight and sturdy material, which results in a strike that is more consistent and responsive. It is known to provide greater traction and increase spin rate for optimal control. The Franklin Sports Signature Pickleball Paddle's huge sweet spot distinguishes it from other paddles on the market. This implies that you still stand a decent probability of making a nice shot even if you don't strike the ball exactly in the middle. I was quite pleased with the Franklin Sports Signature Pickleball Paddle all around. It's a fantastic alternative for players of all skill levels because of its balance of strength, control, and comfort. It's a paddle that won't break the bank thanks to its reasonable pricing.

Product Details


Weight: 7.5-8.0 ozLength: 16.5”Width: 7.5”Thickness: 13mmFace Material: Fiberglass with MaxGrit™Core: PolypropyleneGrip: Premium CushionColors: 6


USAPA approvedAdditional 16mm option with a 5” grip sizeSubstantial grit


Does not come with cover