The Shard Graphite Paddle uses a wide face and 25% thicker polymer NeuCore technology to provide a gentle yet responsive feel. With plenty of surface area, players can use the face to easily block slams and redirect shots as needed. The graphite face is lightly textured to provide more spin while still falling within USAPA guidelines. The polymer core makes use of the large cells to help disperse energy and reduce noise.
The Shard Graphite Paddle weighs approximately 7-3/4 oz and has a reliable level of power despite its soft touch. Its handle is 4-3/4" long with a small grip. The grip itself has perforations to draw moisture away from the hand in addition to adding a few extra pops of color. The paddle's background has a stippled look to it with the Gamma logo in the upper right corner. On the left is a series of geometric shapes in complementary colors.
The Shard Graphite Paddle gives players the control needed to play with consistency until they can find openings to win point after point.