The Venom Paddle sleekly combines functionality and style. The core, PFG2 Core, is made from a unique core technology made specifically for pickleball by Pickleball Inc. This was designed to generate power and increase control. Inspired by the design of popular wood paddles, the paddle has a traditional tennis-like "heavy head" and long handle which increases the amount of control players have.The slender handle on the Venom Paddle is 5"-1/2 long and has a medium circumference measurement. The widest point of this paddle is at the top of the paddle's head and is 8-1/8" from one side to the other. From there, the paddle face very gradually tapers inward, putting more of the weight in the head of the paddle. While not all of the paddle's weight, ranging from 7.75 to 8.0 ounces, is in the head, the amount of weight in the head increases the power behind each hit. The 15-3/4" long paddle has an intimidating graphic of an almost-camouflaged scorpion hiding in the dark color of the paddle until ready to strike.