I was using an EVO Soft Max paddle until I noticed that the edge guard had come loose. I loved the paddle and when I contacted Selkirk, they immediately processed my warranty claim. But, when I was prompted online to select a replacement, I was confused. It seems as though this paddle along with the other EVO paddles had been discontinued and replaced with updated models. I contacted Selkirk and they walked me through the new models in order to get one that had the same characteristics as my previous model. I settled on this model, and to my surprise, I received the new paddle within days. As with most new paddles, it took me a couple of games to learn the nuances of this paddle. I could not be happier. I know this isn't one of the top-of-the-line models, but for my game, I consider myself a solid 3.0, it does the job. I have found that any mishits can be blamed on me. I look forward to many games with this paddle.