18 customer reviews
Awesome feel and control
The Maxima is solidly constructed. It is a thick paddle with good power, a well-balanced sweet spot and awesome feel. Its easy swing and extra reach allows for quick volleys and put aways. The paddle face provides good grip and control. The "missing" corners and shorter sides of the paddle do not affect stroke generation as you almost always hit the ball in the middle anyways (just check the wear pattern on your current paddle).
My other paddle is an Epic 20XL and both paddles are excellent. If you want a paddle that has a more standard shape, then the Epic paddles are a great line. If, however, you want something with a fast swing and awesome feel, then the Maxima may be the right paddle. Tony 4.5 Tampa, Florida.
Power, Reach & Great Design
Have been trying out the longer paddles on the market.
Selkirk hit the nail on the head with the 21P MXO.
The power to weight ratio gives you power & quickness.
Right out of the gate you feel the power & easy of handling. The narrow design for some reason helps with the wrist roll to generate spin and the length not only lets reach some hard to get shot but it also allows you to change the direction of your dinks with a slight wrist flick.
Thunder From Down Under
First some context: I’m a 5.0 Male usually playing with the Selkirk Omni 31P XO Glen Peterson model. So, I’m already a convert to elongated paddles. The new 21P MXO has the maximum length of 17” which is great for stretching for shots previously out of reach. But the real benefit the Maxima is the force created through leverage. A longer lever creates more whip and head speed upon contact. With it’s narrow width of 7”, players also benefit from increased swing power from less wind resistance (imagine a narrow blade slicing through the air). I really like the texture of the paddle face. When playing with a dura ball, you can really feel the benefits of increased control with this textured face. Coming from tennis, I use two-handed backhand when playing singles. So, I appreciate the longer handle. In general, this is a great paddle for an advanced player. I was hoping this paddle would give me an advantage over Morgan Evans, but unfortunately for me, he uses it as well!. –David Lecours
Great paddle, lots of bang for your buck.
I am a 5.0 player and have really enjoyed playing with the 30 pxl enrique ruiz paddle. But after trying the maxima paddle I am changing to the maxima for the added power without forfeiting any control for my sIngles play. I realy enjoy the added power and pop I get from my serves and overheads. A great natural feel in your hand once you pick this paddle up you might have trouble putting it down.
Selkirk does it again!
Have played a few times with my new Maxima 21P MXO and I am in LOVE!
I am a 5'1 woman who plays against big/tall men all the time. The shape of this paddle has given me the little extra reach I have always needed. I don't miss the width difference of a "standard" shaped paddle at all. Having a regular length grip gives me the ability to sneak in a two handed back hand. The core on this paddle gives me that extra pop on my forehand and overhead shots, plus the soft game feels amazing. Major kudos to Selkirk for being a leader in innovation!
I love my new paddle
Got my Maxina composite yesterday via FedEx. Hit the court this morning and I love it. I may be the only one who hits a lot of shots off the paddle right above my grip with many hitting my hand. But where my other paddle was a lost shot there the Maxima is a good surface and the ball sails back over the net. I'm 6 - 1 so I tend to stretch for shots and again this paddle gives me the extra reach I like. I am a touch player and usually it takes me a few games to kind of zero in on how to hit the ball but the Maxima just gave great feel from the first shot. FYI we are using Onix Pure 2 balls. As I showed others the paddle they asked what about the shots out here on the outside edges, I didn't notice any problems with miss hits. I'm a recreational 3.5 player, 72 years old.
My new Morgan Evans Maxima arrived yesterday in time for a night of pickleball. Two things were noticeable when I opened the box. The surface is semi-opaque allowing you a bit of a look at the honeycomb inner workings and it is substantially narrower than my Glen Peterson Omni. In fact, I was concerned that it was too narrow. But, all doubt was put to rest when I played with it. The longer reach allowed me to make several returns that would have been impossible with the Omni. This paddle is awesome!
I am a pickleball addict and have owned every Selkirk paddle introduced except the Neo & Mini. Each new generation of Selkirk paddle exceeds my expectations. They just keep getting better & better.
Morgan's Signature Paddle is "BY FAR" the best paddle on the market.
I've been playing for over 2 years and have played with everything from Paddletek to Onyx and Morgan's Signature Series beats all the competition on the market. The sweet spot is very forgiving and it's got a beautiful POP.
I've already given several as gifts to close Pickleball friends of mine. I would not recommend any other paddle on the market over this Series.