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Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle
Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle available in white, black, or blue.

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Price $99.99

Product Code: FRKL101


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Ben Johns Pickleball Paddle by Franklin

True 16mm Thick Core Version - Same That Ben Uses

The Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle was created by a champion and plays to the standards a top player requires. It has an extra textured surface that creates incredible traction so that balls spin more easily. Vibration is reduced thanks to the polypropylene core while creating a large, versatile sweet spot. The long handle and overall paddle length let players make use of double-handed backhands and enjoy shot options with more the extension of the contact point.

The Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle weighs an average of 8.1 oz, making it a bit heavier than the typical paddle. This allows it to generate more power with less player effort. The Max Grit technology used on the surface is ideal for precise, controlled play. The 4-1/2" medium grip circumference has a pleasant level of padding that limits the amount of vibration that reaches your hand. Ben plays with a 16mm thick core, and the paddle also comes in 13mm. Average weight of 13mm core, is 7.7 ounces.

The Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle is made for the serious player who wants an adaptable, efficient paddle that can easily cover the full span of the court.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".

PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the Franklin Ben Johns Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"The Ben John’s Franklin paddle is a power paddle, that plays with a consistent touch to also work with the short game. Like other thick core Fiberglass paddles, this 16mm thick-cored paddle has a lot of pop. Yet the core helps spread out the impact and makes the sweet spot a little larger. What I really liked about this paddle is how the long handle allowed me to reach out and get some balls I might not normally get, and hit those shots with power. I feel that the paddle flexes more and gives just that added speed on my shots. So, when I was out of position (yes it happens often) the paddle helped make up for it and allowed me back into points. I also like the amount of spin I could generate with my slice shots. I believe most spin comes from the stroke, but the Max-Grit surface defintely provides an assist."
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 68 Write a review.

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5 of 5 January 3, 2022
Reviewer: Bruce Mackey from Rohnert Park, CA United States  
Nice sweet spot very consistent play

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5 of 5 16 mm Amazing MTET and Control December 31, 2021
Reviewer: Lynn from Ogden, Utah  
Con - 16 mm went dead after 90 days of play. This is typical for me and all other brands of honeycomb core paddles I have used. The grit wore off after 2 weeks of play. Paddles surface grit means nothing if your technique and game intelligence sucks.
Pro - The 16mm is awesome. The 13mm is average. I set up my paddle like Ben Johns explains in his YouTube video.  16mm review: Drop and dink accuracy are phenomenal. Reset control is high level. The Motion to Energy Transfer (MTET) is superior to any other honeycomb paddle I’ve touched. Again and again high level players comment on the speed I generate with the smooth and controlled swing of the paddle. Nothing replaces drill and practice and drill will put the edge on your game, the 16mm Ben Johns paddle is the leather strap that makes your play razor sharp. Don’t buy the 13mm. I’ll play my dead sweet spot 16mm until I can find a new 16mm to replace it.

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5 of 5 Love the paddle December 27, 2021
Reviewer: Gina Mason from Greenville, SC United States  
I got the blue paddle - it actually helped me improve my game and I love it! I can’t wait until pink color is available ❤️

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5 of 5 Ben John’s paddle December 25, 2021
Reviewer: Jim from Fort Collins , CO United States  
I had a broken paddle they replaced no questions asked very professional and accommodating

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5 of 5 Great paddle December 15, 2021
Reviewer: Gordon Pollock from Castlegar, BC Canada  
First off, Pickleball Central was first rate after USPS lost the first paddle. PC expedited a 2nd paddle and sure enough, a week later USPS delivers the first (lost) paddle.  I like the paddle enough that I bought them both. Using them 2-3 hours/day here in Mesa,AZ for the winter. The grip is responsive and comfortable, and standing up well. The paddle has enough texture to put good spin on the ball so I'm very happy.

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