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GAMMA Hellbender Graphite Pickleball Paddle
Hellbender Graphite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA in blue and yellow graphics and a striking shape.

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Price $169.99

Product Code: GAM102

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GAMMA Hellbender Graphite Paddle

The Hellbender Graphite Paddle, by GAMMA Pickleball, has an elongated face for better follow through and a powerful swing. This lengthy style contributes to a broad sweet spot that will make your shots feel more reactive. Made with NeuCore technology, it's 25% thicker than the manufacturer's previous designs which results in a soft touch that reduces vibrations. Players will find it easier to ensure every shot hits its mark thanks to the textured graphite face which helps add spin.

The GAMMA Hellbender Pickleball Paddle has a weight average of 7.6 oz, giving it a medium weight slightly on the lighter end for extra speed during exchanges. The handle is 4 1/2" long with a small grip circumference. The cushioned, honeycomb style has a tacky feel to prevent slipping. The GAMMA logo is positioned in the upper corner of the paddle with its name and tech details printed vertically along the side.

This Hellbender Graphite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA offers a sensitive feel and balanced power in every hit for players who prioritize dynamic play.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the Gamma Hellbender Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"The Hellbender is another great addition to the GAMMA Neucore line up. A thick, soft playing core is coupled with a graphite face to give you a great control paddle. The modified teardrop shape and the mid 7 ounce weight means the paddle is quick to the ball and helps provide some nice power. It feels like they took the incredible Compass and slightly shortened it, slightly widened it, and made it a little lighter. It is exciting to see a Neucore paddle in this weight range. It will open up GAMMA Neucore technology with its incredible ball control to a whole new group of players to whom weight really matters."
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)

"I believe that Gamma is one of the few companies that really delivers breakthrough shapes in the sport. The R&D that they devote to how shape impacts playability is thoughtful, and produces some fantastic products. The HellBender paddle is another example of how subtle changes in shape create a fantastic paddle with unique play characteristics. The Hellbender is a thick core polypropylene core paddle with a high quality graphite (carbon fiber) face. Generally this combination creates a consistent large sweet spot perfect for dinks, drops, & blocks. But Chuck and the R&D team at Gamma then shaped this paddle to try and improve on traditional boxey, squared up shapes. I prefer a lighter paddle in the 7.4 to 7.7 ounce range, and this paddle was right in that perfect zone for me. My test unit was 7.5 ounces. It gave me confidence on finesse shots, my hand speed was good, and I didn't feel like I was overpowering the ball. Gamma does a fantastic job on grips, and this one is fantastic. The shorter handle combined with the 4-1/8" grip gives the paddle a very large surface area for blocking defense, and quick volleys. What is most unique is the shape - I would describe is as a very gently rounded teardrop that biases the balance a bit up the face towards to head, which on drives helps create more power. They claim this has a larger sweet spot, and in play testing I can confirm it. Gamma's Compass has a very subtle rounding shape at the hip of the paddle, and this one uses some similar arcs on the sides to maximize the sweet spot. This is definitely my cup of tea!"
Edward, Product Team (4.0 Player)

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5 of 5 Great paddle December 27, 2021
Reviewer: J Kirk Brown from Omaha, NE United States  
For the first time in my life of buying tennis racquets, golf clubs, etc., I have actually purchased something that immediately improved my game.  I am a 3.5 player and my problem was taming my old tennis swing to keep a pickleball in the court.  The ball doesn't "fly" off this paddle like it had off of my previous paddles, providing me a huge improvement in touch and control.

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5 of 5 Great paddle! December 15, 2021
Reviewer: Judy from Boca Raton, FL United States  
Love the shape  and the weight of this paddle!

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5 of 5 December 14, 2021
Reviewer: Harold D. Versten from Chicago, IL United States  
Helped my game considerably.

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4 of 5 Typhoon paddle purchase December 3, 2021
Reviewer: Jerry Santoro from Gypsum, CO United States  
Ordering was easy. Email notices were prompt. Shipped and delivered as advertised. Had a problem with one paddle, so a replacement was sent with a shipping label to return the “problem paddle”. Very good customer service.

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5 of 5 Love November 3, 2021
Reviewer: Snap from Owings Mills, MD United States  
I have better control over placement and not so many 'outs'.  The paddle is responsive and light to handle.

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