Been playing with it for a month and love it....demoed the pro kennex oval and found I did not like the grip....moved over from the Engage Poach advantage extreme.....this has move pop than that old paddle.....great control.......
This is my 4th paddle, second 17" one. I also have the Omni, and Poach Advantage Extreme. Can't beat the feel at the net with the AMPED paddles. I've noticed ZERO difference because of the width, and an immediate HUGE difference from the length. It's the only paddle for me, though I'm sure I'll keep testing others. Really don't understand why anyone would use a shorter paddle, but that's just me.
I play at a strong 3.5 level and I've played many games with this paddle. I LOVE how this paddle drives the ball - the sweet spot is larger than you'd think considering the paddle face size. If I could give this a 1-10 review, I'd say it's a 9/10 for what it is - a great lightweight smaller faced blade that plays like a full-sized paddle. I'll say that out of the the AMPED lightweight series, this one has less forgiveness at the net and you'll probably get a lot more benefit from it if you're a more advanced player (3.5+ to-4.5). It feels great in the hand, has awesome balance - for sure the best balance of all their blades, and you get a great advantage with volley duels. The standard handle size is perfect and I'd say I have larger hands / palms. If you're looking for a solid paddle and you're an advanced player trying to get an edge at the net - this is a great paddle for you.
The AMPED Maxima Paddle was co-designed with Morgan Evans. It's 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 midweight version of the Maxima averages 7.8 - 8.3oz giving you extra power for hard drives from the baseline.
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Brighter, Bolder Graphics
With an updated printing process, our graphics are brighter and more dynamic than ever before. You will notice the difference!
Improved Performance Stability
We revamped our edgeguard adhesion process to make the 2020 AMPED even more durable which further improves performance and stability.
Details + Specs
Skill Level:Intermediate to Pro
Average Lightweight: 7.2oz - 7.6oz
Average Midweight: 7.6oz - 8.3oz
Grip Length: 5.25"
Grip Circumference: 4.25"
Sweetspot size: 7.5
Surface Area: Longest Reach
Handle Length: Long Handle (5.25")
Low-profile, lightweight and durable edge guard
technology for a well-balanced, solid paddle
Fiberglass technology creates an excellent surface
that produces spin, while enhancing control
Durable polypropylene honeycomb technology
provides increased power
Cushioning material for a comfortable, confident hold.
Maxima player profiles
"I want a paddle with the largest face and a slightly shorter handle"
"I'm a Pickleball Player. Get me the paddle with the most consistency"