I bought a midweight Invikta last winter and fell in love with it. I started to get some wrist and elbow pain so I stopped using it and gave it to a friend. Turned out the pain wasn't from the paddle. I tried many paddles after I gave the Invikta away and none of them were even close to it. I missed it so bad that I bought another one this year, this time the lightweight. I don't think I will ever use anything else ever again, though I am curious about the Vanguard Invikta.
I moved from a $30 paddle to the Selkirk Invikta. First thing I noticed was the hits seemed softer. After a few more hits I noticed the ball was going where I placed it. (That's not to say I didn't have any missed shots. I did.) Now that the ball is going where I want, I started adding power to my returns. I can put spin on ghe ball, especially with my back hand. I wasn't really trying to add spin, but noticed I was getting more spin. My rec opponents were discussing how to counter the spin. After about 2 hours my arm was starting to tire. I assume it was from hitting harder shots. Looking forward to the next outing with my new Invikta.