I bought a midweight Invikta last winter and fell in love with it. I started to get some wrist and elbow pain so I stopped using it and gave it to a friend. Turned out the pain wasn't from the paddle. I tried many paddles after I gave the Invikta away and none of them were even close to it. I missed it so bad that I bought another one this year, this time the lightweight. I don't think I will ever use anything else ever again, though I am curious about the Vanguard Invikta.
I moved from a $30 paddle to the Selkirk Invikta. First thing I noticed was the hits seemed softer. After a few more hits I noticed the ball was going where I placed it. (That's not to say I didn't have any missed shots. I did.) Now that the ball is going where I want, I started adding power to my returns. I can put spin on ghe ball, especially with my back hand. I wasn't really trying to add spin, but noticed I was getting more spin. My rec opponents were discussing how to counter the spin. After about 2 hours my arm was starting to tire. I assume it was from hitting harder shots. Looking forward to the next outing with my new Invikta.
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!!