18 customer reviews
Best paddle I have ever used.
I have been playing for about 5 years and have used Onyx and Wilson. This paddle feels like it was made specifically for me. I also am a tennis player and this paddle feels like my tennis racquet. Excellent from the front and back of the court., and I love the spin I get on both long and short shots.
Absolutely Love this paddle
This paddle was recommended by a very helpful sales person at customer service named Michael. When I was looking to participate in the demo program to try out 4 paddles before buying one. He suggested this one in addition to the other 3 that I requested. Much to my surprise it was really great and my game got noticeably better. It also helped reduce irritation to my tennis elbow and I was able to increase my reaction time because of its slim shape and less wind drag resistance.A little more reach for those shots that are just a little far out of reach. Just so happy with it. A real upgrade. Thanks Michael. Great Paddle, Great service, Great company.
Was in St George Utah when Selkirk & Morgan released it had tried all of the Long Paddles on the market then, bought one from Morgan ( didn;t even get mates rated) never played better singles & doubles excellent paddle
Was in St George Utah when Selkirk & Morgan released it had tried all of the Long Paddles on the market then, bought one from Morgan ( didn;t even get mates rates) never played better singles & doubles excellent paddle.
Extra length perfect for fomer tennis players!
Started playing about 5 weeks ago and purchased a 300A XL to get my feet wet. Found out a couple of things...Pickleballs don't bounce like a tennis ball and I need the longest paddle I can find!!! :) Enter the Maxima 21P MXO ! Thanks to the extra length, I can "relax" a bit and reach some shots that were not so close with the 300A XL...BIG difference from a 27" long tennis racket that had been my staple for 35 years!!! As an ex tennis teaching pro, I have little trouble with the axis 'sweet spot' of a Pb paddle; but the transition to the shorter implement has been a real bugaboo(especially under stress of rapid-fire volleys and overheads!). I like the extra length of the Maxima so much that I have another on the way. My 300A will see limited action, I reckon; but it may become my "loaner" or even my DW's paddle if she starts playing.
My only misgiving about the Maxima is the non-symmetrical shape to the handle...one or two bevels are "off" enough that I absolutely favor one 'side' vs the other. Having re-gripped tennis, racquetball and squash equipment since college, I have no problem working on the handle; but I wanted to wait until my 2nd Maxima arrives in case I need to take the original out of service for a while. My guess is it will be no big deal; but I may need to let adhesives cure, etc for a day or two. My 300A has a perfectly shaped handle...it will be interesting to see what's up with the Maxima handle. In any event, I'm a Selkirk believer and am looking forward to my third paddle in only my second month of play!
Extra reach and spin!
Because of this paddle's shape and length, I felt like I was able to get a little more power on my overheads and some extra backspin on my slice shots. When hitting a ball, this paddle's feel reminds me of a tennis racket, and even though it has a smaller sweetspot, the extra spin and tennis feel is something that pairs really well with certain players' games!
Greater reach and control.
I am a table tennis player turned pickleball addict. Maxima is my 16th paddle in the three and half years since I started. I have been playing with this paddle for couple of months, at the beginning I had some trouble with my overhead shot since I hold my paddle like table tennis pen hold grip,it took a while to adjust to the extra long surface to get the sweet spot. love the reach and the control I have at the net. This is the paddle I use now. Love it!
Great angle dinking
This paddle provides me with the ability to tap some nice angled dinks and it gives me the added spin on low backhands. Great look and feel. Please keep em coming Morgan and Selkirk.
Great for reach, spin and sweet spot
Just got a Maxima to test after using an Encore blade. The Maxima has a wider center and seems a little rougher enabling more spin and control. The sweet spot seems larger and overall has great control. The best paddle I've ever used.
The extra length of the paddle gives me a longer reach for side and overhead shots
I tried this paddle out at a tournament display 1 month ago. I liked the length and the grip. I had to order it online because the gentleman had sold out the first day of the tournament. I got it within 4 days and have loved it ever since.
Creme De Creme of Pickleball Paddles
I have been a player of Pickleball for over 3 years and been buying Selkirk Paddles in that time but this paddle is the Creme de creme of paddles. I am able to really play in a way I have never played before. The spin I have on the ball is truly amazing for a narrow paddle. I am able to place the ball any where I choose to and win pretty much every match I play. Thank you Selkirk Sport!!!