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What Makes A Control Paddle?

In this comprehensive educational pickleball instructional video, we delve into the world of control paddles, uncovering the key elements that make them essential for precision and finesse on the pickleball court. Whether you're a beginner seeking to improve your control or an experienced player looking to fine-tune your skills, this video is a must-watch.
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Vanguard Control Showdown: SLK Halo vs. Vanguard Control vs. Project 006

Shop the Vanguard Control here: https://slkrk.co/sdqkm19b Selkirk currently offers 2 paddles with raw carbon fiber surfaces. What is the differences between them and which one is right for you? #selkirk #pickleball
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Vanguard Control Overview

The Vanguard Control is an Elite Raw Carbon Paddle with Supreme Spin. Crafted for players who crave unwavering consistency, the Vanguard Control is specially engineered to make the execution of precise shots effortless. Ideal for skill play, such as third shot drops and resets, the innovative paddle technology maintains the unwavering control you know and love from the Vanguard Series, while adding a punch of spin and precision.
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Understanding Twist Weight: The Key to Paddle Stability

Twist weight is an important stat to consider as you progress in skill level. It's important to understand the concept so that you can make better purchasing decisions as it can affect your game and how you play. Swing Weight Explained: https://youtu.be/DLMll6EDyro How to apply tungsten tape and where to place weight on your paddle: https://youtu.be/jA5AEmpvDWA
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Understanding Swing Weight: The Key to Choosing the Right Pickleball Paddle

Swingweight is an important stat to consider as you progress in skill level. It's important to understand the concept so that you can make better purchasing decisions as it can affect your game and how you play.
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Understanding Selkirk's Industry-Leading Limited Lifetime Warranty

Looking to protect your paddle investment? Discover Selkirk's Industry-Leading Limited Lifetime Warranty that guards against workmanship or manufacturing defects for the entire life of your paddle. We explain what is covered, not covered, and how to start the warranty process, so you can get back on the courts as quickly as possible.
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Understanding Different Types of Pickleball Grips

This video will guide you through the five unique grip options offered by Selkirk, from the standard Comfort Grip to the exclusive Geo Grip. Each grip is designed with the player in mind, catering to different hand sizes and performance needs. We'll also highlight the importance of grip size in enhancing your game and ensuring optimal comfort. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, Selkirk's grip options are sure to elevate your Pickleball experience. Get ready to find your perfect match and play at your best with Selkirk Sport.
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The Traits of a Power Pickleball Paddle

In this educational pickleball video, we delve into the world of power paddles, uncovering the key elements that make them essential for pop and court penetration. Whether you're a beginner seeking to improve your control or an experienced player looking to fine-tune your skills, this video is a must-watch. #selkirk #pickleball
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The BASICS to Pickleball Paddle Care

Learn the essentials of cleaning and maintaining your pickleball paddle for peak performance and longevity. From cleaning techniques to paddle care tips and lifespan insights, this video has you covered. Follow our expert advice to keep your trusty paddle in great shape and enhance your game.
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Selkirk Sub Brands Explained (SLK, Ava Lee, Selkirk Labs)

Selkirk Sport has been a trailblazer in the Pickleball industry since its inception in 2013. Founders Rob and Mike Barnes, along with their father Jim, combined their love for sports and the great western outdoor leisure lifestyle to establish a brand that is synonymous with innovation, design, and unmatched performance. To keep serving the growing pickleball community Selkirk has created other sub brands to help address their needs. We quickly go over the Selkirk, SLK, Ava Lee, and Selkirk Labs sub brands in this video.
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Selkirk Sport's NEW Pro S1 Pickleball Ball - A New Standard

Discover the game-changing Pro S1 Ball, designed to elevate your pickleball experience. With a new patented design, cutting-edge aerodynamics, unmatched consistency, and superior durability, the Pro S1 sets new standards for pickleball performance. Patented Design: Engineered for uniform flight, dependable bounce, and unbeatable durability. Featuring a patented 38-hole pattern for a reliable ball trajectory, increased speed, and optimal spin. Unmatched Consistency: Smaller hole sizes provide unparalleled consistency in flight and bounce, giving you confidence on the court. Superior Durability: Crafted with advanced seamless rotomolding technology, the Pro S1 maintains its shape for an enjoyable and reliable playing experience.
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Selkirk Labs Program Overview

Explore Selkirk Labs, where Pickleball innovation happens! Join this exclusive community, test experimental paddles, and shape the sport's future. Learn how to join and be part of the Selkirk Sport revolution today! https://www.selkirklabs.com/
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Selecting the Perfect Pickleball Paddle: Overview of Selkirk's Control Paddle Lineup

Selkirk prides itself in offering paddles for everyone and every play style. We love the control game and have multiple offerings for those that love a control centric game as well. We quickly go over Selkirk's 3 control paddle offerings, which are the Halo Control, Vanguard Control, and Luxx Control Air. In this overview we see how they differ and help you decide which one is best for you.
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Revitalize Your Vanguard Control: Cleaning with a Carbon Fiber Cleaning Block

The once pristine face of your paddle is now covered in a layer of dirt, debris, and ball dust. But before you start to worry, let me assure you – this is completely normal. Your paddle's core is not damaged; it's just in need of a good cleaning. With a little bit of maintenance, you can have your paddle looking as good as new in no time.
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Pro S1 vs. SLK Hybrid+ Pickleball Balls: Making the Right Choice

Pro S1 vs. SLK Hybrid+ Pickleball Comparison | Which Ball is Right for You? Discover the key differences between the Pro S1 and the SLK Hybrid+ pickleball in this video. If you're a competitive player seeking speed and spin, the Pro S1 is your go-to choice, with smaller holes for enhanced spin and fast-paced gameplay on dedicated courts. On the other hand, if you're new to pickleball or prefer a softer, versatile ball for indoor, outdoor, and gym floor play, the SLK Hybrid+ is the perfect option. It's designed for durability and extended rallies, ensuring you have a blast while honing your skills. Pick the right ball for you!
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Pickleball Paddles: Replacing Your Grip

Today we focus on the often overlooked, but crucially important aspect of the game: your paddle grip. In this video, we'll guide you through the signs of a worn-out grip, and teach you how to replace it yourself, ensuring optimal performance on the court. You'll learn how to identify when it's time for a change, how to remove the old grip, and the step-by-step process to apply a new one. We'll also address common concerns, like difficulty removing the old grip and wrapping the new one evenly. With Selkirk Sport, you're not just getting a product, you're joining a community dedicated to enhancing your Pickleball experience. Let's elevate your game together.
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Pickleball Paddle Core Thickness (EXPLAINED)

Uncover the secrets behind the 14mm and 16mm options and how they can enhance your game. Whether you're an aggressive player seeking speed and power, or a strategist needing control and precision, we've got you covered. Our thin core paddles offer a crisp feel and powerful performance, while our thick core paddles provide a plush feel for more controlled gameplay. But remember, your play style isn't defined by your paddle. It's all about personal preference and finding the perfect balance that suits your game.
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Pickleball Paddles: Applying Tungsten or Lead Tape to Your Paddle

Step up your Pickleball game with Selkirk Sport's guide on using tungsten tape! This method, suitable for beginners and advanced players alike, can potentially enhance your court performance. Discover the benefits of adding weight to your paddle for increased power, control, and comfort. Remember, it's about finding the right balance for your playing style, physical abilities, and personal preferences. Our guide also provides a detailed breakdown of weight placement options and their effects on your game. Learn how to apply the tape with our easy, step-by-step guide to ensure you get the most out of your paddle.
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LUXX Control Air Overview

Introducing the Luxx Control Air. Building on the success of Selkirk Labs Project 003, the Luxx Control Air introduces transformative Florek Carbon Fiber technology to expand the sweet spot, amplify power play, and enable optimal performance on the court. This new, lightweight polypropylene Florek Carbon Fiber composition, paired with Selkirk’s revered 20mm X7 Thikset Honeycomb core, proprietary 360° Proto Molding construction, and enhanced Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless technology achieves unequaled control, accelerated spin, and ample power, securing the Luxx Control Air’s position as the ultimate control paddle.
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Introducing the SLK Reflex Bundle: Your Perfect Pickleball Starter Pack!

The SLK Reflex Bundle has everything you need to get started on the pickleball court! Created by the pioneers of today’s Pickleball paddle technology, SLK by Selkirk combines the latest developments with comfort, balance, and affordability. Because performance, value, and accessibility matter. Leaders in the Pickleball industry, Selkirk is known for innovation, design, and unmatched performance. Committed to bringing the game of Pickleball to a larger community, SLK by Selkirk delivers high-quality gear at an unbeatable price.
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How to Choose the Right Pickleball Paddle for You

Step into the world of Pickleball with Selkirk Sport as we guide you on choosing the perfect paddle. In this video, we delve into the essentials of paddle selection, from determining your playing style to understanding the importance of core thickness and paddle weight. We'll help you navigate through the diverse range of paddle shapes, materials, and grip sizes. Whether you're an aggressive player seeking power or a control-centric player valuing finesse, we've got you covered. Remember, the right paddle can significantly enhance your game. Join us and discover how to make your best move yet. With Selkirk Sport, you're not just playing Pickleball, you're living it.
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How to Apply Edge Tape to Your Selkirk Pickleball Paddles

This video will walk you through the benefits of using edge tape, why it's a game-changer for edgeless paddles, and a step-by-step guide to applying it. Edge tape not only protects your paddle's edge from wear and tear, but it also adds a visual flair to your equipment. Remember, while edge tape can safeguard your paddle from minor court-contact accidents, it's not a shield against all damage. So, play wisely and dive into this tutorial and discover how edge tape can prolong your paddle's lifespan and boost your Pickleball experience. Join the Selkirk Sport community, where we prioritize your needs and the sport of Pickleball.
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Exploring the Versatility of Vanguard Control Paddle Shapes and Specs

Shop the Vanguard Control here: https://slkrk.co/sdqkm19b The Vanguard Control is the perfect paddle for all levels of play. Here are some specifications related to each shape offered for the Vanguard Control (Invikta, S2, Epic) #selkirk #pickleball
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Exploring the Evolution of Pickleball Paddle Cores: Past, Present, and Future

We go through the different type of core materials found in pickleball paddles. Learn how each core type influences playstyle and performance, and get insights into emerging trends shaping the future of pickleball paddle design. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, understanding paddle cores is essential to finding the perfect match for your game.
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Explaining Selkirk's Pickleball Paddle Shapes

Discover the variety of paddle shapes we offer, from the Epic, S2, and Invikta, designed for the majority of players, to our specialty shapes for those with unique needs. Dive into the details of our Standard and Elongated paddle families. The S2 and Epic paddles, with their square shape, offer larger sweet spots and speedy maneuverability. The Invikta, Mach 6, Maxima, and Omni of the Elongated family, trade speed for reach and power. Whether you're a dedicated Pickleball player, a transitioning tennis player, or an aggressive player seeking extra reach and spin, Selkirk has a paddle for you. Join us as we guide you to the paddle that will enhance your game.
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Explaining Selkirk Paddle Lines (AMPED, Vanguard, Power Air)

Selkirk's paddle lines: AMPED, Vanguard 2.0, and Power Air. Each series is meticulously designed to meet the unique needs and skill levels of all players. The AMPED line, where our journey began, offers a perfect blend of control and power, thanks to our pioneering FiberFlex technology. Building on AMPED's success, we introduced the Vanguard 2.0 series, a testament to our commitment to pushing boundaries in control, power, touch, and spin. Lastly, as Pickleball evolves, so does our equipment. Our latest offering, the Power Air series, is the result of extensive research and development, delivering a sleek, modern paddle that champions power and spin.
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Discover the Ultimate Carbon Fiber Cleaning Block | Maintain Your Paddle's Peak Performance!

Introducing the revolutionary Carbon Fiber Cleaning Block – your raw carbon fiber paddle's new best friend! The Selkirk Carbon Fiber Cleaning Block is the perfect way to keep your raw carbon fiber pickleball paddle clean and performing at its best. This innovative cleaning block is specifically designed to remove ball fibers, dirt, and grime from the surface of your paddle, without damaging the finish. The Selkirk Carbon Fiber Cleaning Block is made from a high-quality rubber compound that is both gentle and effective. It is also non-abrasive, so you can be sure that your paddle will not be scratched or damaged. To use the Selkirk Carbon Fiber Cleaning Block, simply rub it over the surface of your paddle in a circular motion. The cleani
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Assembling Your SLK Prime Pickleball Net with Wheels: A Step-by-Step Guide

Here is how to put together your SLK Net with wheels so you can get on the courts and start enjoying some pickleball anywhere.
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Adding Weight to Pickleball Paddles: Selkirk Labs Project 003

In this educational pickleball instructional video, we will guide you through the process of adding weight to your Selkirk Labs 003 Paddle. Fine-tuning the weight of your paddle can have a significant impact on your gameplay, allowing you to customize it to your preferred feel and playstyle. Join our instructor @PickleballWill as he demonstrate step-by-step instructions on how to add weight to your Selkirk Labs 003 Paddle. We'll cover various methods and techniques, ensuring you have the knowledge and confidence to modify your paddle effectively.
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A Quick Guide to Paddle Weight: Lightweight vs Midweight

Selecting the right pickleball paddle weight can significantly impact your game. In this quick guide from Selkirk Sport, we'll help you make the right choice between lightweight and midweight paddles. Lightweight paddles offer quick hand speed and responsiveness, perfect for fast-paced play, while midweight paddles provide more power and stability, ideal for long shots and effective blocking. We'll also discuss the importance of comfort when choosing paddle weight and offer tips for players transitioning from other racquet sports. Learn about the variation in paddle weights and Selkirk's guaranteed weight range for advanced players.
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A Look Inside Selkirk's SLK Evo Paddles

Welcome to our educational pickleball instructional video focused on the SLK Evo paddles. In this comprehensive tutorial, we dive deep into the features and benefits of the SLK Evo, a paddle designed to elevate your game to new heights of performance and control. Join our expert instructor, Will Chaing, as he provides a detailed breakdown of the SLK Evo's innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Explore the paddle's unique characteristics, including its shape, size, weight, and materials, and learn how these elements contribute to its exceptional playability.
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A Look Inside Selkirk’s Pickleball Paddle: Pickleball Paddle Anatomy

Take a deep dive into the anatomy of a pickleball paddle with Selkirk Sport. In this video, we break down the two main parts of a paddle: the head and the handle. Learn about the face, core, edge guard, and throat that make up the head of the paddle. Discover how the handle's design, grip, and butt cap contribute to your performance. Understand how each component affects your playing style and enhances your game. With Selkirk Sport, you'll not only gain knowledge but also appreciate the intricate design that makes Pickleball possible. Equip yourself with the right paddle and elevate your Pickleball experience. Join us in this enlightening journey and become a more informed player.
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