A True Weapon
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.