Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)
Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)

Players Pickleball

Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)

*SALE ALERT!* All Rogue2 Carbon Paddles are 30% off for a limited time only! (Discount will be automatically applied in your cart.)

Buy Direct Price: Sale price$139.99 (MSRP:) Regular price$224.99
Grip Option:Brown
Pickup currently unavailable at Ferndale (1901 Baltic Way #108)

Rogue2 Carbon Ultra Gel-Core (Hybrid Shape)


Ferndale (1901 Baltic Way #108)

Pickup currently unavailable

1901 Baltic Way
Ferndale WA 98248
United States

Rogue2 Carbon with Ultra Gel-Core


Ultra Gel-Core = MORE Gel-Core! If you want to maximize the benefits that our proprietary Gel-Core™ technology provides and prefer a paddle with just a little more heft, the Rogue2 Carbon with Ultra Gel-Core™  is THE paddle for you!

By adding MORE elastomeric Gel-Core™ material to the honeycomb core of the paddle in strategic locations, we have amplified the key benefits it provides:

  • Increased Vibration Damping for reduced fatigue and RSI-type injuries
  • Increased Paddle Stability on Off-Center Hits
  • Increased Sweet Spot Enlargement

And, at 8.3oz(±), the paddle enters the "lower heavyweight" range, giving you even more power when you need it and control when you don't. The extra mass along the edge creates an incredibly stable paddle when you're on defense!

The Rogue2 Carbon with Ultra Gel-Core™ has all of the same features as the Rogue2 Carbon Gel-Core which has become a fan-favorite with its vibration-damping carbon fiber throat reinforcement, increased rigidity, and the signature look of the raw carbon, textured Toray 3K twill weave hitting surface.

It's one of the last paddles still made in the USA and is a fantastic all-around performer.

Why Buy from Us? Us vs. Them Compared

The "hybrid" shape of the Rogue2 Carbon is a best of all worlds solution to paddle design. It offers an increased reach over the traditional "quad" shape, but is still wider than a true "elongated" paddle. It's ideal for those players who want additional length but aren't looking for a 17" maximum length paddle.

The understated graphics allow the 3K twill carbon fiber weave to be the center of attention, while the in-molded texturing lets you easily apply spin to the ball and won't quickly wear off like sprayed-on textures.

The overall stiffness of the paddle is significantly increased thanks to the woven carbon fiber face material, improving predictability on off-center hits, and creating more consistent ball response across the entire paddle face. In spite of the increased rigidity, the paddle still retains a soft feel and control due to our proprietary Gel-Core technology.

Please note that due to the nature of carbon fiber weaves, some minor variations in the weave & sheen are normal, do not affect performance in any way, and are not considered a defect.

Gel-Core Second Generation Pickleball Paddle

The Rogue2 Carbon with Ultra Gel-Core features even more of our Second Generation Gel-Core material, which improves the paddle in several measurable ways:

  • Larger Sweet Spot
  • Greater Paddle Stability on Ball Impact
  • Reduced Vibrations Transmitted to the Player's Hand
  • Softer Ball Impact Sound

We took the blueprint for the first generation Gel-Core, which was already a proven performer, and refined it further, giving it much increased durability along with improved vibration absorbing characteristics. If you aren't already familiar with the Gel-Core advantage, read all about Gel-Core, its benefits, and the test results.

Rogue2 Carbon Featuring 2nd Generation Gel-Core

Woven Carbon Fiber Surface Means Significantly Reduced Flex

We believe that consistency across the paddle face is the key to optimizing control, accuracy, and overall paddle performance. With the Rogue2 Carbon line, the 3K twill weave raw carbon fiber offers increased stiffness over paddles with traditional fiberglass faces. In a direct comparison between a fiberglass-skinned paddle and the Rogue2 Carbon, we've measured a 40% decrease in overall flex. During play, this gives a more consistent ball reaction across the entire paddle face, meaning you can better anticipate and predict where the ball will go even on the inevitable off-center hits. In addition to this improved flexibility, the major increase in rigidity also offers plenty of power when needed!

Rogue2 Carbon Flex Data

Exclusive Vibration-Damping Carbon Fiber Throat Reinforcement

Unique to Players Pickleball paddles is the Rogue2's vibration damping carbon fiber throat reinforcement. This cutting edge innovation accomplishes two major performance improving enhancements:

  • Strengthening of the critical paddle face/handle junction - This is an inherent weak spot in almost all paddle designs as the thin handle portion of the paddle must manage all of the stress of countless ball impacts while remaining lightweight and small enough to accommodate the hands of all players, big and small. The addition of 6 total layers of carbon fiber at this critical junction on each side adds overall rigidity to the paddle while virtually eliminating handle breakages!
  • Vibration damping - The carbon fiber reinforcement is designed with a unique rubber-like material that is fused into the composite during layup. This material drastically improves the normally high frequency characteristics of carbon fiber and transforms it into a vibration absorbing component, isolating your hand from the impact of the ball on the paddle face. The graph below shows the drastic reduction in vibration by the Rogue2's unique throat reinforcement.
    Carbon Fiber Vibration Damping vs. Standard

TMD - Targeted Mass Distribution

The Rogue line of paddles features "Targeted Mass Distribution". This means we can control where the paddle's mass is concentrated by moving it toward the edges of the paddle. We accomplish this through the locations of our Gel-Core infusion.

USA Pickleball Approved

USA Pickleball ApprovedThis paddle passes the USA Pickleball specification tests and is approved for use in USA Pickleball sanctioned play.

Technical Specs


8.3oz (±0.2oz) 
Overall Length 16-3/8"
Overall Width 7-3/8"
Grip Circumference 4-3/16"
Grip Length 5"
Core Thickness 1/2" (nominal)
Honeycomb Material 2nd Generation Gel-Core, Elastomer-Infused Polypropylene
Paddle Skin Carbon Fiber 3K twill weave with in-molded texture
Country of Origin

Made in the USA


USA Pickleball Approved

Return Policy

Limited 30-Day (read details)

30-Day Return Policy

If you're completely unsatisfied with your paddle within the first 30 days, you can return it. Read the complete details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Great paddle for the elbow

Nice control spin paddle wish it had more pop

Ultra Gel Ultra Power

I've been using Players' paddles for years. When my new paddle arrived I took to the court to try some drills. I was actually surprised by the additional power on the serves. This paddles weighs about 8.3 and definitely packs a punch while still proving touch. Nice improvement if you found yourself adding weight to the previous model.

Rebecca Goff
Reduces vibration

I purchased this paddle because I am having issues with tendonitis in my wrist and elbow. I do feel that this paddle reduces vibration, but the 14 mm thickness feels just a tad stiff compared to my 16 mm thick paddle. I am happy with my purchase, but I kind of miss the softer feel of a thicker paddle.

Jim Ernstberger
Rogue 2 Ultra Gel-Core

Let me preface this with the fact that I already own 3 Rogue 2 carbon paddles. One of the early all black (no white lettering) hybrid shape, another hybrid with the white lettering and an carbon elongated. I guess I was expecting something different with the Ultra Gel. A little different pop, a little different sweet spot, a little different weight, just something a little different or noticeable.
The only thing I can see, hear or feel is the different tag wrapped around the grip. Otherwise, there is nothing different to me compared to my white lettered Rogue 2 hybrid.
I love Players Pickleball paddles, I've had about 10 of them. The price point is exceptional. Maybe my expectations were set a little too high.

Like the extra weight!

Great paddle! Came just in time as my original Rogue 2 Carbon started to sound a little frayed at the edges. Have only played a few times, but so far, so good!