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The Vanguard Power Air - Reviews, Technology, Specs, & More


By Stephen Bass

on Aug 23, 2022

The Vanguard Power Air was designed in partnership with top Pickleball Pros including Tyson McGuffin to produce the Power and Spin Paddle the Pickleball community has been asking for. Over 2 years of Research and Development has led to an edgeless paddle unlike any other with new technologies never before seen in any pickleball paddle. 

Power and Spin have become increasingly popular and for good reason! The ability to attack your opponents and overpower them with superior spin has proven to be a successful tactic. It was important in designing this paddle to maintain a high level of control as well so the paddle performs at a high level in the “soft game” (dinking, resets, drops, etc). 

The Power Air’s first iteration was the 002 paddle. We took customer feedback from our Labs Members to identify where we could improve, then through extensive research and testing, the Power Air was born! The Power Air provides additional control from the SuperCore, enhanced consistency with 360° Proto Molding, and next-level aerodynamics and edge durability with Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless technology. 

While edgeless technology has been around for several years, Selkirk is committed to introducing many new performance innovations to edgeless paddles. The Power Air focuses on durability, offers an elevated feel, complete with a polymer honeycomb core, and is the power and spin paddle the Pickleball community has been asking for.

We put the paddle in the hands of Pro Player, Susannah Barr, to get her take on the paddle:

Vanguard Power Air Independent Reviews:

The Pickleball Studio provides a comprehensive review of the paddle, but also compares the amount of spin the paddle generates compared to other popular paddle brands (1:47 mark).

 Pickleball Will Review:

Pickleball Effect Review:

 All Things Pickleball Review:

Famous By Friday Pickleball Review:

The Pickleball Pirates Review:

The Power Air Specs:

  • Midweight Range: 7.7 – 8.1 oz.
    • Custom weights are not available
  • Grip Circumference: 4 1/4"
  • Grip: Selkirk Geo Grip
  • Face: Hybrid Blend of Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
  • Core material: Polymer Honeycomb
  • Core Thickness: 0.5'' (12.7mm)
  • Edge Guard: Edgeless DuraEdge
  • Manufacturer: Selkirk Sports
  • Assembled in the USA

The Power Air is currently available in 3 shapes: The Invikta, Epic, and S2

 

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