How Pickleball Paddles are Constructed with Gearbox Pickleball Owner Rafael Fillipini

How Pickleball Paddles are Constructed with Gearbox Pickleball Owner Rafael Fillipini

Ever wonder what’s inside a pickleball paddle? Find out in this video as well as what makes Gearbox pickleball paddles different than any others on the market. Rafael Fillipini is an inventor and materials engineer. These aren’t your grandma’s paddles! (unless they are).

Learn about the technology and evolution of pickleball paddles over the years.

11 Comments

  1. Claudia Schruhl on May 5, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Gearbox is a very dedicated for good products 👍



  2. P C on May 5, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I am looking for edge guard’s can you help me.



  3. MrRdbrig on May 5, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I didn’t see anything about the grip size. My current paddle is 4 1/8" grip and I see the gx6 has 3 5/8 and 3 15/16. How do Gearbox grips compare to others? I just ordered a GS6 with a 3 15/16" grip and I’m wondering if I made the wrong grip choice.



  4. Richard's World on May 5, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Just like the owner of Paddletek, he knows you don’t get a control and power paddle in one. The owner of Paddletek was in a video, maybe it was one of your videos, and he pretty much said you get one or the other. But so many online reviews or online comments say they love the power and touch of their paddles.



  5. rms000 on May 5, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    please share the tape to purchase on amazon



  6. Are Gee on May 5, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Brandon- Many players like a textured surface for more spin as in the Z5. Couldn’t tell from this video. What does Gearbox think of a more textured surface?



  7. P C on May 6, 2021 at 12:05 am

    I am looking for edge guard to repair my paddle. Can you help me?



  8. BigLob2 on May 6, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Brandon, great content. Thank you!
    Question.
    What are your thoughts on Prince Spectrum Pro?



  9. Elizabeth Heyenga on May 6, 2021 at 12:16 am

    I really like how Rafael rolls, I think his view of the CP7, and how he has made an excellent paddle for half the price of similar ones, that is really big. Esp as it doesn’t seem to have the cosmetic issues.

    I love that Pickleball supports small Made in USA companies by quality folks like him. And the paddle company I use (but I’ve turned a lot of folks on to Gearbox and one of my partners uses one now)



  10. David Beasley on May 6, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Wow! Love the scientific approach, and I hope he wasn’t giving industry secrets away!



  11. VisualVirtue on May 6, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Amen