Rubicon Blade

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$ 189.00

  • Blade comes standard with a black grip  
  • Blade Weight Type:
    • Light:   7.6 – 7.8 ounces
    • Medium:  7.9 – 8.5 ounces
    • Heavy:  8.6 -9.3 ounces
  • Important:  The weight of the blade/paddle has a variance of +/- of 2 tenth’s of an ounce.
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Rubicon Blade

Made in the USA, the Rubicon Blade is a carbon weave resin impregnated “blade”. The carbon weave extends through out this paddle, it does not end at the throat. All Rubicons weigh between 7.6 and 9.3 ounces so you may request a desired weight range. It has the biggest sweet spot available – so we didn’t sheer weight off by downsizing the head.

This pickleball handle is an oval shape.  We deliberately designed this with a flatter surface so it does not twist or spin in your hand. 

This is an edgeless blade.  We highly recommend purchasing RiverStyks protective edge tape because eventually with play, the original edge tape–which comes pre-applied–will wear out.

Our pickleball tape is of high quality, made to protect the edge of the Rubicon in the same way one protects a tennis or racquetball frame.

This blade reads “THE DIE IS CAST” on one side.  And the Latin for Caesar’s comment “ALEA IACTA EST” is on the other side.

  • Blade comes standard with a black grip.  
  • Blade Weight Summary:
    • Light:   7.6 – 7.8 ounces
    • Medium:  7.9 – 8.5 ounces
    • Heavy:  8.6 -9.3 ounces
  • Important:  The weight of the blade/paddle has a variance of +/- of 2 tenth’s of an ounce.

RiverStyks, LLC Blades & Paddles are in Full Compliance to all USAPA specifications: 7/25/2017

Blades and Paddle Warranty:

RiverStyks, LLC has a 1 YEAR Warranty (From original purchase date) on our Rubicon, Fox and Kicking Horse PickleBall paddles and blades from original manufacturing defects giving our customers the confidence in our quality design, materials and manufacturing process.

Terms of Warranty on Pickleball Blades:  RiverStyks, LLC will furnish, at no charge, the same or equivalent replacement PickleBall blade if the purchased paddle cracks, delaminates, peels or breaks through normal use within 365 days from original purchase date.
The RiverStyks Warranty on pickleball blade, does not apply to graphic wear on the face of the blade, products in rental markets, club or recreational centers, institutional or similar types of places which pickleball is played or practiced (i.e instructional camps), non-purchased paddles or blades supplied in Promotions. This Warranty does not apply to edge guards, grips, covers, edge tape or other pickleball related products.

Please keep your invoice, packing slip or proof of purchase.  

This warranty is not honored if evidence of misuse or abuse is apparent.

Additional information

Weight (oz)

Light, Medium, Heavy

6 reviews for Rubicon Blade

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I didn’t realize how amazing this new Rubicon Blade was until the others in my club started “borrowing” my blade to try it out and then I would continue play using their conventional graphite or compressed cardboard paddles. With the Rubicon, I hit harder, had more control over the soft dinks, and controlled my spin shots with more precision. Having a paddle without an edge is great! The oversized and padded grip is a welcome upgrade to the traditional handles. This paddle is lightweight and easy to play with for hours. I highly recommend it!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ll qualify my comments first by saying I was on board for the early prototype testing of these blades.
    At first I missed the pop of my Spike’s Paddle, but soon appreciated the control of the RiverStyks Blade.
    I also wanted to support a Made in U.S.A. home town product, which was a double bonus for me.
    The black color is kind of cool too, exuding mystery and apprehension. Hey…that’s worth a few points right there!

    If you love pickleball, you deserve the best. I believe it’s the RiverStyks Blade

    My pickleballing is done at the Winona, MN YMCA, and various outdoor courts in the area.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I just came back from the Delaware Senior Games. The ‘Blade’ was a big hit…although I was only able to hit in the Lobby with the representative..I could feel the difference immediately . I play with the popular Z5 and love the paddle. I am trying to get the ‘Blade’ sent to me as a limited demo usage… the look. If it as good as the hipe……I will own one. I also teach Pickleball here in St. Mary’s county Maryland

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    LOVE THIS BLADE! Ordered the Rubicon demo and knew after the first night playing with it that I would be ordering one for keeps. Control and maneuverability are outstanding. The lighter weight allows for lightning quick forehand to backhand adjustment. Edgeless design and even weighting throughout the blade make for a superior product.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It’s hard to find the right paddle combination of power and control. The Rubicon comes about as close to perfection as you can get. This is my third paddle, my first was to soft with no power, the second had the power but was hard to control, the Rubicon was just right! I also like the clean graphics and leather grips. The handle shape took a little getting use to, but once you go flat, you won’t want to go back.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am a 69 year old 4.5 player that plays 3-4 times per week indoors and outdoors. I bought my first Rubicon in 2016. When I began playing with it I was not totally convinced it was worth the extra money because it just felt and sounded different from the graphite paddle I had been using, but I continued to use it for about 6 months. Then I decided to switch back to my original graphite paddle for at least a week or so to ascertain the difference. That lasted exactly 3 points. My Rubicon felt so much more solid that I just could not stand to use my original graphite paddle. I resumed playing with my Rubicon and after a year the finish started to dull on the sweet spot, so I ordered a second Rubicon. I like everything about my Rubicon except that I wish I could get it in a smaller grip because I have small hands.

  7. (verified owner)

    Hello Rod,

    Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are in the process of looking into customizing our paddles and blades to accommodate special grip requests. In the future, feel free to call us and we can see if we can engineer a smaller grip size. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on our products.

    Thank you from Team RiverStyks…..where “Every Day Is Game Day!”

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