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Gearbox CX14E Pickleball Paddle
The Gearbox CX14E Elongated Pickleball Paddle is available in orange with two grip circumference options, and an 8.0 ounce weight.


 
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Product Code: GBX270


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Gearbox CX14E Elongated Pickleball Paddle

The Gearbox CX14E Elongated Pickleball Paddle is made with a 14mm thick core (0.55") that is thicker than Gearbox's typical 11mm thickness. In fact, the CX14 series is the first from Gearbox to apply their patented Solid Span Technology (SST) to a thick-core design. The SST core is comprised of graphite chambers arranged precisely such that the paddle offers excellent touch and potency, yet the long shape and thicker core add to stability. Better still, the core design doesn't run the risk of delamination so that you never have to worry about your paddle developing dead spots.

The Gearbox CX14E Elongated Pickleball Paddle has a 16-5/8" overall length, which increases players' reach and ability to defend across the court. It also has a 5-5/8" long handle so that you can add double-handed backhands to your repertoire. The grip circumference can either be selected in a 3-5/8" or 3-15/16" size. This paddle comes in a single 8.0 oz. weight that is optimized to provide power without being so heavy as to reduce reaction time or hand speed.

The Gearbox CX14E Elongated Pickleball Paddle is an adaptable model that will help you improve your skills and precision with every game.
PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the CX14E Elongated Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:


"I was very excited to play with the newest innovations from Gearbox. The Gearbox paddles truly are unique, and I am always interested to see how they play. But before I get to the playability, let me just say these paddles look great. The clear coat over the face, with the logo embedded above the carbon fiber layer, gives the look of the paddle some really attractive visual depth.

The biggest difference you feel in the paddle is in the thickness of the core – 14mm compared to the 11mm of the
GX5 Control and GX6 Control models. The paddle absorbs more of the energy and makes it the softest playing Gearbox yet, with very little feedback from the paddle. The sweet spot is generous and the paddle plays quite consistently. I played with the Elongated model, as that is the type of paddle I prefer. While I had no trouble with getting balls deep, I felt it missed just a little put away power. It was recommended that I add lead tape to the upper portion of the paddle to gain back the power, and I am excited to give that a try next time out.

Overall, the mad scientists at Gearbox have created another level of technology that adds to the already impressive performance of their paddles."

John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)



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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review.

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5 of 5 CX14E August 5, 2022
Reviewer: gary from Loudon, NH United States  
I've used a wide variety of PB paddles in the 21/2 years since I first played the game. While it is the player more than the equipment; the paddle / balls etc do make a difference. In addition to my experience with the gearbox GX 6 7.8 control, the GX6 8.5 power and the CX14H additionally I have purchased and used paddles from Selkirk and others. I sold all my paddles except for the GX6 Power and the CX14E with the CX14E becoming my "go to" paddle for the balance between power and control. It is nice to have finally settled on a paddle that seem to work well with my game and has helped me become more competitive with the younger players in the 4.0+ range. I'm not beating them senseless, but I am not embarrassing myself either.

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5 of 5 Performance exceeded my expectations. July 5, 2022
Reviewer: Dennis Barr from Garden City, KS United States  
The quality of this paddle was immediately apparent and I’m very satisfied how it has helped my ability to control issues. Besides the fact that I just like the way it looks!

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5 of 5 Nice paddle May 31, 2022
Reviewer: Chuck Durham from Mount Vernon, WA United States  
Service was excellent, paddle is perfect for touch and control.  Not quite as much power as expected.  Will probably add some lead tape.

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5 of 5 My new favorite paddle March 29, 2022
Reviewer: Adam Stephan from Hurricane, UT United States  
I play mostly singles and I have bounced from engage to onix and I thought I was going to end at the Prokennex but decided to do the paddle demo program and tried out the gearbox CX14E and knew this was absolutely a perfect match for my style of play especially in singles. I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase, the speed of delivery, and that it was available when I wanted it.

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5 of 5 March 25, 2022
Reviewer: Robert Feuerherm from Brigantine, NJ United States  


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