Which Selkirk Paddle Is Best for Me? (2022 Update)


Selkirk is one of the most popular pickleball paddle brands on the market. Their wide range of paddles features ultra-premium materials, eye-pleasing designs, and the latest paddle technology. If you’re currently in the market for a new pickleball paddle and you’re considering Selkirk, read on as this guide has all the latest info on Selkirk paddles.

Game-Set-Match, Inc. is pleased to be your official Selkirk pickleball paddle retailer. We carry all the latest models as well as some of the most popular previous generation Selkirk paddles. There are many different options to choose from, including different paddle models, paddle shapes, and colors. Your playing style should translate directly to the paddle you choose, so we’ll start by looking at the two newest paddle models to determine which one best suits your pickleball game.

First up is the Selkirk Vanguard 2.0. These top-of-the-line paddles features a carbon fiber face and pro-spin texture for optimal spin production. The carbon fiber technology is woven into the paddle to maximize the sweet spot and enhance shot consistency. The new Gen2 durable surface offers better resistance than previous models, making the Vanguard 2.0 paddles ideal for players wanting a long-lasting, spin-focused paddle. Choose from colors such as Blue Note, Crimson Black and Regal. Retail price is $199. 

Next up is the Selkirk Amped. These premium paddles feature a fiberglass face that produces terrific spin while also enhancing control. Its Durable Polypropylene honeycomb technology yields more power than many other paddles on the market. The Amped paddles are made with lightweight, durable, edge guard technology to create a solid, well-balanced paddle. The Amped paddles are a great choice for players wanting a powerful yet accurate paddle. Available colors include Selkirk Red, Sapphire Blue, Amethyst Purple and Regal. Retail price is $149.

Once you’ve chosen your base paddle, you can move on to select the paddle shape that best suits your style of play. Selkirk offers three different options you can choose from. The S2 features the largest face and a slightly shorter handle, making it an ideal choice for players seeking consistency and a maximum sweet spot. The Invikta has an elongated shape for added reach balanced with consistency. The Epic is styled in classic pickleball paddle shape with a maximum surface area and long handle. If you’re not sure which shape to choose, the Epic is a great place to start.

Now that you’ve chosen your paddle model and shape, it’s time to find the right weight. Most Selkirk pickleball paddles typically come in both lightweight and midweight options. If you’re just starting out, a lighter paddle will likely feel more maneuverable. A heavier paddle, on the other hand, will produce more power. We recommend picking up both weights and taking a few practice swings to see which weight feels better in your hands.

That wraps up the new Selkirk pickleball paddle models. If you’re looking for an old favorite or want to save a few bucks, you can also check out our selection of other Selkirk paddles, like the SLK Evo Hybrid Max, Evo Soft XL and Evo Soft Max. For a full description of the previous generation Selkirk pickleball paddles, check out our previous blog post on the different types of Selkirk pickleball paddles

Still not sure which Selkirk pickleball paddle is best for you? Try out a couple different paddles through our Paddle Demo Program. For just $5, you can “rent” them for 3 days so you can see what best suits your game out on the pickleball court. All demo fees go toward the purchase of a full-price new paddle! We’ll even give you $20 when you trade in your old paddle for a new one.

Game-Set-Match, Inc. has a full selection of Selkirk pickleball paddles at our stores in CentennialDenverLittleton or Boulder. Our pickleball experts are ready to assist you with custom product recommendations and advice to ensure you leave with the pickleball paddle that best suits your game.
 
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