I'm going to be dead honest. When Selkirk said that they found a way to make a paddle that had both power and control, I thought it was just a marketing pitch. I've never been more happy to be wrong. I got the Lightweight Amped Epic (came at 7.3oz), and it truly lives up to the hype. The first thing I noticed is how much control it had, allowing me to place shots like I had done it for years. Then, when it was game-time, the forgiveness of this paddle really came out. "Forgiveness" was another one of those things I didn't really believe was all that possible, but I was once again wrong. Off-center shots were as safe and unattackable as they could've been. This paddle really does have the control for the short-game, and the power for the put-aways. However, with that said, this paddle is like a beast that you have to tame. You don't want the wrong side of it coming out at the wrong time, but with time and practice, that animal will be your best friend. Pinpoint control, unbelievable forgiveness, great feel, and deadly power. The only thing that isn't absolutely stunning about this paddle is its spin-capability, but its thickness does allow you to always have the "stickiness" to get the spin you want. There's surely a reason why former tennis players, former racquetball players, former table tennis players (like myself), and even pickleball-only players love this paddle.
I bought the Amped Epic Lightweight after playing pickleball for about four months. After the second game with my new paddle I was in love. I had better control of my shots to the point of being shocked and thrilled. Within a month I purchased a second paddle to have “just in case.” I am a senior female who played tennis in my youth. The Amped Epic is perfect for me.
I have tried many paddles over the years almost every major brand. I settled in on Selkirks paddles about 1.5 years ago and once i tried the Amped series I had found my paddle. The Epic gives me great control and power. I like the lightweight for doubles and the heavyweight for singles play. Great touch and feel and very reliable backed by the best company for service! A powerful combination that make you a very satisfied customer.
I bought this paddle in green about 1.5 years ago. I liked it initially, but eventually found myself playing with a Topp paddle for several months. I eventually came back to the Epic Amped Midweight and fell in love with it again. I've since bought the limited edition black one and more recently a customized 8.3oz TOC version. So, now I have 3 Epic Amped paddles and enjoy them all. I'll be purchasing a 4th soon, since I really enjoy variety.
One fine paddle! Has everything I need. Power, control, long handle. I play with the midweight. Selkirk rules the court! Will be buying a new one soon. -Dennis Freeman.