This paddle has amazing dinking, and control!!
This paddle is awesome to use. It allows me to hit some incredible shots and to reach shots I couldn't before. I have the Amped Invikta and love it but this paddle takes my game to another level. The first time I used the paddle people made positive comments and wanted to see and know about the paddle. I highly recommend the paddle.
The Selkirk Vanguard Invikta is amazing! I first learned about Selkirk from a friend who let me use his Amped Invikta which I immediately liked for its quieter sound and softer face. It is a softer sound versus the almost cracking sound of other paddles I have used. He also told me about the upgraded Vanguard for an extra $50. I was not sure if the Vanguard QuadCarbon face would have the same quiet sound as the Amped FiberFlex face and the Amped being a composite and the Vanguard being a graphite paddle. After much deliberation I took the leap and ordered the Vanguard. Yes, it is just as quiet and has as much if not more power than the Amped. I have since allowed about 4-5 people to try it as it definitely gets a look when people hear how quiet it is. I know at least 3 more of your Vanguard Invikta's have been sold due to this, including one for my wife who holds her own when playing with the guys. I have been playing pickleball for about 1.5 years now and have played with the Head Radical Pro, Onix Evoke Pro and have tried several others. The Vanguard Invikta has made be a better player. It took almost no time to get used to the paddle. The only difference might be with the softer hit it took me a couple of games to give a little more push on the **** shots. On the other hand on several occasions I noticed the softer sounding hit catches the opponent by surprise with how fast and with how much power the ball comes off the paddle, almost deceptive. On defense it seems to be more forgiving and allows you to have more control on returning smashes. While I am 6'3" and weigh 208, the extra reach helps out too. I ordered the standard 4.25" handle and grip and could not be happier with my purchase. Thank you Team Selkirk!
I have used the paddle twice and love it. I have a long reach but this paddle has allowed me to hit shots I would normally miss. The handle feels just right and the weight is perfect. So far I have only used this paddle indoors. It just feels just right. The additional Paddle cover is a nice touch