AMPED Maxima Lightweight

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AMPED Maxima Lightweight | X5 Core and FiberFlex Face for Power + Control and a larger sweetspot.

AMPED Maxima Lightweight

The AMPED™ Maxima Paddle was co-designed with Morgan Evans. The power player’s paddle! Engineered with a longer handle and paddle face, the Maxima’s long reach makes it perfect for driving the ball. We utilized our FiberFlex™ Fiberglass face and Polypropylene X5 Core™ Technology to increase power, stability and control while at the same time increasing the sweet spot and ability to impart spin. The lightweight version of the Maxima averages 7.2-7.6oz allowing for quick reactions at the net. 



Skill Level: Beginner to Pro
Average Weight: 7.2.oz - 7.6oz
Height: 17"
Width: 7"
Grip Length: 5.25"
Grip Circumference: 4.25"


Core: X5TM Polypropylene Polymer Core
Face: FiberFlexTM Unidirectional Face
Design: Unibody design for durability and performance
Edge: EdgeSentryTM
Grip: Selkirk ComfortGripTM

The Maxima Shape

Omni Benefits:

  • Sweetspot size: 8
  • Long Reach
  • Short Handle (4.25")
  • Price: $150

Omni Player profiles

  • "I need more reach

  • I like to put my finger on the paddle when gripping it"

  • "I'm a Table Tennis/Ping Pong Player"

Click here to learn more about the Omni Shape

The AMPED Series

Larger Sweetspot
For increased consistency

Improved Sound
Solid sounding and quieter

Torque Suppression
Reduces twisting on off-center hits

Impart More Spin
Cushions the ball for spin

Vibration Dampening
Reduces vibration for a solid feel

Well Balanced
Feels lighter than it is

From the Pros

Penn Miniken

"I am absolutely addicted to the AMPED Maxima. The paddle shape being long and narrow moves the balance toward the head of the paddle, giving me more whip for my serves and third shot drives. But where I feel the paddle is at its best is when I hit a backhand cross-court chop shot with tons of slice from the baseline in a singles game... the Maxima just eats it up. What the Maxima gives up in its width, it pays back in being pegged at the maximum legal paddle length - not sure how many times I have caught just enough of the ball on the end of my paddle at the absolute end of my reach to get the ball back over the net for a win."

Shannon Wright

"Until November of 2017, I had played with the same paddle for almost 3 years. However, the first time I hit with the AMPED Epic, I knew I would never go back. The AMPED Epic and S2 are seamless upgrades to every other traditional paddle on the market. Anyone can pick them up and immediately utilize the great feel and responsiveness the AMPED line brings to Pickleball. That said, I have settled on and love my AMPED Maxima. I started with the Midweight version, but have found that the Maxima Lightweight gives me everything I love about the heavier one, plus I can move it just a fraction of a second faster. The AMPED Maxima Lightweight has changed my game, giving me the extra reach to volley dinks at the line, get to and play the wide smashes, and attack the mistakes my opponents send my way with whip and power. "

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Weight Guide Overview

Lightweight ~ Quicker Hand Speed

A Lightweight paddle gives you quicker hands increasing your control and speed at the net.

Midweight ~ More Power

A midweight paddle generates more power making it perfect for hard drives and blocking shots.

Singles vs Doubles Paddles

Doubles is most often played at the net which means a lightweight paddles’ quickness will give you an advantage. Whereas using a midnight paddle for singles is advantageous because of its extra power.

Choosing by Comfort

In the end, choose the weight that feels best to you. If you don't know which weight is most comfortable, go with the lightweight version. Unless you are a Tennis player with a power game, the lightweight version is preferred by most players.

Why do paddles have a weight range?

The very slightest elements can affect the weight, a little more adhesive used on this paddle, a little less grip length on this one. It’s nearly impossible to make paddles to a very specific weight every time. And 0.1oz is really not much of a change as described below.

How much is 0.1oz?

A penny weighs about 0.1oz. And a 0.1oz weight difference in a paddle does not affect the performance or feel of a paddle, even for top Pickleball athletes.

How much does a difference in weight matter?

Some people tend to think they need a very specific weight or the paddle won't play right. This simply is not true. Even top Pros are not very picky about their paddle weight because they know slight weight differences do not affect the performance of a paddle.

Guaranteed Weight Range

Even though slight differences in weight do not affect most players game, we do recommend that advanced and pro players take advantage of our guaranteed weight range option. You can select a guaranteed weight range to receive a paddle within a 0.2oz difference (e.g. 7.4-7.6oz).

Paddle Grip Types

Thin Grip

- 4" Circumference
- Preferred by those with small hands
 - Slightly less cushion than comfort grip
- Reduces average weight range by 0.2oz

COMFORT GRIP (Most Popular)

- 4.25" Circumference
- Standard grip
- Preferred by most people


- 4.25" Circumference
- Has ridges to feel where it is in your hand
- Recommended for beginners


- 4.5" Circumference
- Preferred by those with very large hands
- Increases average weight range by 0.4oz

Compare AMPED Maxima Lightweight

Compare Weight Versions

Midweight (7.8 - 8.2oz) ~ More Power
Lightweight (7.2 - 7.6oz) ~ Faster Reaction Time

If you are looking for a little bit heavier paddle, take a look at our AMPED Maxima Midweight. A midweight paddle has more power compared to a lightweight paddle, whereas a lightweight paddle allows you to have quicker hands at the net.

To learn more about how to choose between a lightweight and midweight paddle, check out our detailed weight guide

Compare Shapes

Maxima Lightweight

Maxima Benefits:

  • Sweetspot size: 7.5
  • Longest Reach
  • Long handle (5.25")
  • Price: $150

Maxima Player profiles

  • "I love to play singles."

  • "I'm a Tennis Player that likes to hit
    hard from the baseline.

Click here to learn more about the Maxima Shape

Omni Benefits:

  • Sweetspot size: 8
  • Long Reach
  • Short Handle (4.25")
  • Price: $150

Omni Player profiles

  • "I need more reach

  • I like to put my finger on the paddle when gripping it"

  • "I'm a Table Tennis/Ping Pong Player"

Click here to learn more about the Omni Shape

S2 Benefits:

  • Sweetspot size: 10
  • Largest surface area
  • Medium handle (4.5")
  • Price: $150

S2 Player profiles

  • "I want a paddle with the largest face and a slightly shorter handle."

  • "I'm a Pickleball Player. Get me the
    paddle that gives me the most consistency."

Click here to learn more about the S2 Shape

Epic Benefits:

  • Sweetspot size: 9
  • Most versatile shape
  • Long handle (5.25")
  • Price: $130

Epic Player profiles:

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