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Response Graphite Pickleball Paddle
The Response Graphite Picklebal Paddle available in blue, purple, green or red and features the Prince logo.

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Price $79.95

Product Code: PRC300


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Response Graphite Pickleball Paddle by Prince

The Prince Response Graphite Pickleball Paddle will have players feeling more precision and certainty in their swings from the very first use. This paddle uses Prince's characteristic circular shape which results in a huge sweet spot that extends to most of the 8-1/4" wide face. The design is highly responsive but still easy to control thanks to the smooth, vibration-dampening polymer core.

The Response Graphite Paddle has a fairly long handle at 5-1/2" so it can be used for double-handed backhands, or those who prefer having a bit more handle lenth to work with. The grip has a small circumference and is made with extra soft perforated material to mitigate sweaty palms during play. The paddle's weight ranges from 7.6 – 8.0 oz., placing it in the light-to-midweight range.

The Response Graphite Paddle by Prince Pickleball allows players to take advantage of every square inch of surface area, and will bring noticeable improvements to your game.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Response Pickleball Paddle Review
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Reviews of the Prince Response Paddle from Players at Stone Creek Pickleball Club:

"The Prince Response paddle was light and very maneuverable. Good control and I liked the clear solid sound when you struck the ball. The handle was about right in terms of grip and length – I like a longer grip. I think this paddle is best suited to a player who relies on control instead of power. Last of all (and most important), I won when I played with it. Thanks to Pickleball Central for providing the demo."
Sandi M. (3.0 player)

"I liked the longer handle and the light weight of the Response paddle. I am an experienced player and was impressed by the strike and sound when it hit the sweet spot. The rounded shape was a new to me and it took me a little time to adjust but I quickly noticed this paddle was very good in the short game. It seemed as though I was able to put more spin on the ball than usual and my opponents confirmed that. It felt much like a paddle I use that costs at least 30% more than this one."
Doug M. (4.0 player)

"The Response paddle by Prince was much lighter than the one I normally use yet I was able to quickly adjust to both the weight and shape. It had good spin characteristics and was great during volley and dinking at the net. I think the shape had a lot to do with the play at the net since you could hit the ball almost anywhere on the paddle and get a consistent response. I had some difficulty adjusting to the change in power between a heavy and light paddle. However, the trade-off between power and control was definitely worth it."
Wade R. (4.0 player)

"I thought that the rounded shape of the Prince Response paddle would take some getting used to since I normally use a tear drop shaped paddle. But, after using it for 15 minutes or so, I was able to get into my regular game and normal shot pattern. The longer handle was good for power and I thought it had good control. I, in violation of all the norms of pickleball, often hit the ball while moving and the larger sweet spot sure did not hurt me in that part of my game. The ball “snaps” off the paddle and the sound it makes confirms the hit off the “sweet spot”. It is great for either novice or experienced player who likes a “control” paddle in a lighter weight."
Gary W. (3.5 player)

"I noticed at first use that the Response had good control characteristics. This would be a great paddle for the player who likes something light. The handle length was very useful in getting to those “just in reach” shots while still staying in position. To me, the most important thing about this paddle is that the ball went where you aimed it and the paddle itself was not “wild” and some I have used."
Curt G. (3.0 player)

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 25 Write a review.

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4 of 5 Prince Paddle February 23, 2022
Reviewer: Genie from VT United States  
I like the size of the paddle and the extended grip.  I would prefer a smaller grip size (easier on the arthritis!) and I'm not finding the spin action I read in other reviews.

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5 of 5 December 4, 2021
Reviewer: Dennis Edwards from Ashland, OH United States  

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5 of 5 Goldilocks Paddle November 3, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lower Salford, PA United States  
The Prince Response Graphite Pickleball Paddle seemed to be the best fit for my daughter.  The issue was she needed a paddle on the lower end of the weight range. Chatted with Pickleball Central and they found a perfect match.  Paddle came in time for her birthday and she LOVES it.

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5 of 5 Prince Response August 6, 2021
Reviewer: Roger Norton  
Good paddle at a very reasonable price for someone coming from a tennis background. No real negatives and the shape might be a plus.

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5 of 5 Pickeball Purchase and refund July 23, 2021
Reviewer: Chad Schernikau from Smyrna, GA United States  
I ordered 3 paddles to test them out to decide which on I wanted to use.  I was very pleased with the overall experience and customer service.  I called to send two back because I did not want them.  They said great and I sent them back and was refunded my money. The paddle I was keeping had a nick out of the face of the paddle.  The customer service person Eliza and she a was excellent and she asked me to send a picture to her.  I did and within a few hours they were shipping me a new one.   She updated me on the process and also when the refund of my paddles was done.  I was very pleased with the service.  I will order from them again

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