Hybrid Midweight, Hybrid Lightweight
The VANGUARD Hybrid Epic Paddle has a longer handle for more comfort on two handed backhands, or for people with larger hands, but it accomplishes this without reducing the size of its reactive sweet spot. This VANGUARD Epic has the same dimensions as the original Amped or Prime series Epic models, but the VANGUARD version adds even more potency to its design through the addition of a newly designed face, edge guard and grip. The surface is made from cross-woven carbon fiber that’s double layered on each side of the paddle. This offers exceptional consistency in ball rebound over the entire face of the paddle, amazing durability, and a touch-centric feel that is unmatched. Combined with the thick X5 polypropylene core, dampens shock for a soft touch.
The Epic shaped paddles from Selkirk have long had the reputation of a paddle that will improve your game. It is wide (at 8″), and it gives you confidence for blocks, dinks, and thirds. The VANGUARD technology set takes this to a whole new level. In play testing, our product team repeatedly noted how forgiving this paddle was, and how consistent balls played even in off center hits. Those tennis style two handed backhand players LOVE the longer handle, and raved about the ability to work and roll shots. If you love that wide face, but wanted a shorter handle (for a larger surface area on the face), check out the S2 version of the VANGUARD Hybrid paddles.
The VANGUARD Hybrid Epic Paddle uses a Geo grip specifically developed for VANGUARD paddles, made for exceptional comfort, moisture-wicking properties and better tack. The edge guard has a low profile and adds very little weight so your gear is kept safe without slowing down your game. Choose between two different weights with the light ranging from 7.4 – 7.8 oz and the standard at 7.7 – 8.2 oz.
The VANGUARD Hybrid Epic Paddle will have you moving quickly around the court and returning shots with a natural sense of placement and power.
VANGUARD Hybrid Epic Paddle Technical Specifications
Lightweight Range: 7.4-7.8 ounces
Midweight Range: 7.7-8.2 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4″ (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8″.
Grip Style: Perforated cushion
Grip Manufacturer: Selkirk Geo Grip
Grip Length: 5 1/4”
Paddle Length: 15 3/4”
Paddle Width: 8”
Paddle Face: QuadCarbon (cross-weave carbon fiber)
Core Material: X5 Polymer honeycomb
Core Thickness: 0.65″
Edge Guard: EdgeSentry
Made in USA
Designed to achieve a larger sweet spot and longer resonance time, the VANGUARD face features proprietary bi-directional, cross-weave carbon fibre technology in two seamless layers, on both sides of the paddle. The double layer provides twice the stiffness in all directions, flattening the ball more on each hit, to give you consistency, maximum spin, and perfect feel.
Thick Poly Core Built for consistent speed, using advanced polypropylene honeycomb technology, the VANGUARD core works in conjunction with the revolutionary QuadCarbon Face to absorb the vibration from each hit and yield unwavering speed. The thicker core of the VANGUARD Hybrid transfers more energy into the core, giving you a larger sweet spot and a softer feel.
Handcrafted to achieve an unrivalled, well-balanced, and solid paddle, the VANGUARD’s durable edge guard technology is low profile and lightweight.
VANGUARD GEO GRIP
Created exclusively for the VANGUARD, the geo grip offers supreme comfort, enhanced wicking capability, improved traction, and premium style.
Overpower your opponents with accelerated ball velocity.
Get a consistent edge with an extra large sweet spot.
ENHANCED 3RD SHOT DROPS
Hit 3rd Shot Drops that your opponents can’t attack.
Catch your opponents off guard at the net with consistent fast and low drives.
Win the dink rally with reliable paddle responses.
Note about the Vanguard Paddle paint finish: Our testers have reported quick wear of the paint finish on these paddles. This is normal, and does not affect the performance of the paddle. Selkirk and Pickleball Central ask you to understand that this is not considered a defect in the product.
Hybrid Midweight, Hybrid Lightweight
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