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Gearbox GX6 Pickleball Paddle Review

by dink Media Team

GEARBOX GX6 Control Pickleball Paddle features a carbon fiber edgeless frame, large hitting surface, handcrafted carbon-fiber core with patented solid span technology (SST), and single-piece molded construction. The GEARBOX GX6 Control is available in two grip options (standard and thin) and two colors (green and red).

  • Width:  7 3/8″
  • Weight:  approx. 7.8 oz
  • Misc:  USAPA Approved
Gearbox G6 Control Pickleball Paddle

Mila Sayre-Santos, a 4.5 women’s doubles pickleball player, tested the Gearbox GX6 Control Pickleball Paddle exclusively for the dink.

Mila Sayre Santos pickleball
Mila Sayre-Santos is a 4.5 women’s doubles and 5.0 mixed doubles pickleball player.

What do you like best about the GX6 Control Pickleball Paddle?
Sayre-Santos: I like the power, even though it is a control paddle, I am able to generate power from its maneuverability. It is thinner and lightweight and allows me to be quicker. I also like the fact that it is indestructible. The maneuverability is especially helpful for me at the kitchen line against bangers. 

Did you like it immediately? Was there an adjustment period?
Sayre-Santos: I loved the quickness from it immediately.  I have had to change my shot selection a bit because It pops off the paddle a little different than my previous paddles. 

I like the power, even though it is a control paddle. I also like the fact that is indestructble.

What didn’t you like about the paddle? 
Sayre-Santos: Because it pops off the paddle differently than I am used to, my roll shot is not as reliable and my accuracy on some shots changed. To adjust, I hit some safer targets but I still can be offensive with those shots because of the maneuverability.  The trade-off has been well worth it! 

gearbox gx6 control pickleball paddle

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Sayre-Santos has navigated knee surgery, arm issues, and is adapting to the changes in the game. Throughout that process, she tried many paddles and finally found the right one for her.  She continues to be involved in different aspects of pickleball. Sayre-Santos is the co-owner of the Pickleball TNT, a mobile app designed for searching and registering for pickleball tournaments. Pickleball TNT is available for both Android and Apple devices. In addition, Sayre-Santos actively organizes pickleball tournaments throughout Ohio and is a Pickleball Rocks Brand Ambassador for Central and Southern Ohio.


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