I have been playing with this paddle for two weeks and it has taken my game to the next level. Touch, power, reach, quickness at the NVZ, it has it all. Do yourself a favor and purchase one of these paddles, you won't regret it!!
My first premium racket was a competitor's 6 layer skin model. As a player with a badminton and tennis background, I found it difficult to use. I reached out to Selkirk and their amazing team recommended the Invikta. It is simply an amazing racket. I don't notice the reduction in width and the extra length has already saved my bacon quite a few times. I don't know if it's the entire AMPED series that is like this, but I have more precision with my *****, serves and drop shots. And I still have plenty of power for when I need to drive the ball.
The Selkirk AMPED Invikta Lightweight is one of the best paddles in the Selkirk line up. I personally have increased the weight slightly to my preference using the lead tape. The power and the reach is just awesome, and the surface is such that you can generate a lot of spin. It gives a lot of control and power together. Go for it!!
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I remember my first paddle was this cheap paddle I got on Amazon. I didn't know anything about paddles, but I wanted an upgrade. I made a Google search for "best Pickleball paddle,” and the Prolite Supernova came up a lot. It was the most expensive paddle at the time, and I thought that meant it would be good. And it certainly was, compared to the Amazon one. I played with the z5, Paddletek, Engage and all the other high end ones that were out at the time. The Prolite was my go-to out of all those (solely because it was the most expensive one at the time, and so I thought it must be the best). I then remembered my mom bought the AMPED Invikta when it just got released. She was out of state, and so she asked me to use it and see if it was good. I remember thinking "who's Selkirk? I've never heard of them, I'll try it but it's no Prolite." I'm stubborn, and my bias won't ever let me change my mind. With all my stubborn biases, I played with it and literally within the first point, I realized this was the best paddle out there (literally the first point, the touch, control, power, length, I noticed it immediately). I couldn't deny it, no matter how much I wanted to. After the first game, I called my mom and told her I was gonna sell my Prolite and buy the Invikta. And to this day, anytime I play with any another paddle I feel *****. Not a joke, I need my Invikta. There's a reason why Selkirk became one of the biggest names in such short time. Re-reading this review, it sounds like it’s a paid review lol. It's not, I'm just being real. This paddle is way too OP. It's almost unfair. My mxd partner played with the Bantam, and I let her try my Invikta. After two sessions, she bought her own. Now we match, and it looks cool haha. Both my brothers use the Invikta too. Just buy it. (One recommendation would be to go .5 heavier than you're used to, and then you're good to go! It just has so much control that you can basically get free extra power but increasing the weight without losing that control)