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Power + Control…the two most desired characteristics in a paddle.
Previously, pickleball paddle manufacturers had to design paddles that either had power or control, not both. By focusing on one aspect, they had to sacrifice the other. Selkirk didn’t want to compromise thus the Amped series was born. The Amped series was engineered to amplify both aspects without compromising! It is the ultimate combination of power and control. The Amped series is pioneering an entirely new technology in the Pickleball industry with its FiberFlex Fiberglass face and patent pending thicker X5 polypropylene core. The revolutionary thicker paddle core provides an unparalleled degree of power and control along with many other performance benefits!
Power + Control…the two most desired characteristics in a paddle.
Previously, Pickleball paddle manufacturers had to design paddles that either had power or control, not both. By focusing on one aspect, they had to sacrifice the other.
We didn’t want to compromise. The Amped series was engineered to amplify both aspects without compromising! It is the ultimate combination of power and control. The Amped series is pioneering an entirely new technology in the Pickleball industry with its FiberFlex Fiberglass face and patent pending thicker X5 polypropylene core. The revolutionary thicker paddle core provides an unparalleled degree of power and control along with many other performance benefits!
And we have applied this innovative technology to all four of our popular shapes, Epic, Maxima, Omni, and S2.
Morgan Evans, 2017 TOC Champion: “Was it designed in a wind tunnel by scientists wearing long white coats and coke bottle glasses? No, but we won’t tell your opponents if you don’t. This is a paddle that seemingly defies logic. How can a paddle, a love child of pickleball with a Ph.D. in tennis, give so much power, and yet bestow a player with such precision as well? It won’t surprise you to know that the answer has many syllables, the new X5 Polypropylene Polymer Core. This patent-pending technology is here to challenge what we once thought was the limit of engineering.”
Glen Peterson, 2016 US Open Champion: “I’m convinced that the AMPED technology with the thicker X5 core is the best core technology available on the market today. I love it and think that a lot of people are going to find this paddle absolutely fantastic for their game.”
Tonja Major, 2017 US Open Gold Medalist: “I love this paddle! I was able to convert to it right away.”
Tyson McGuffin, 2017 CDA Classic Champion: “With the power, with the control, with the softness, it’s going to take anyone’s game to the next level.”
Kurtis Campbell, SoCal Summer Classic Champion: “With a lot of weaker paddles, they have a lot of touch, but they don’t have the power to put behind it too. But the AMPED has both.”
X5 Polypropylene Polymer Core: a revolutionary patent pending thicker polypropylene polymer core that amplifies both the power and control of a paddle
FiberFlex Unidirectional Fiberglass Face: Redesigned face engineered to amplify performance
Unibody Design: unibody design melds the X5 Core and Fiberflex face together for optimum performance and increased durability
Larger Sweet Spot
The combination of the X5 core and FiberFlex face creates the largest sweet spot of any of our paddles.
Tonja Major, 2017 US Open Gold Medalist: “Even if the ball doesn’t hit on the center of paddle, the AMPED plays very similar all around the face. There definitely is a larger sweet spot.”
Morgan Evans, TOC Champion: “The added thickness gives the paddle comfort and control while expanding the sweet spot towards the finely chiseled edge guard.”
A very noticeable attribute of the Amped paddle is its vibration dampening. In addition to giving the paddle a very solid feel, vibration dampening may help some players with their tennis elbow.
Ty McGuffin, 2016 National’s Medalist: “I mean the difference is just night and day. I can’t feel the vibration.”
When a ball hits off center, it tends to cause the paddle to torque or twist, which reduces accuracy. The X5 core reduces this giving the paddle additional control, a more solid feel, and increased ability to block hard drives. These same principles also make the AMPED paddle the ideal choice for playing in the wind.
Glen Peterson, 2016 US Open Champion: “With the AMPED paddle’s thicker core, I get more stability and the ball comes off more consistently. When I hit a ball off center, it feels like the inertia of the paddle doesn’t cause it to turn, which allows the ball to comeback more consistently.”
Neutralizes Ball Differences
The AMPED paddle neutralizes the differences in different brand balls. It’s never been easier transitioning from an indoor ball to an outdoor ball, or a hard and soft ball. Also, you no longer need two paddles for different balls; all you need is the AMPED!
Dee Davison, 2017 CDA Classic Medalist: “I’ve played with the Onix Indoor, Onix Pure 2 & Dura Fast 40. I believe this paddle neutralizes the Ball Controversy for players! The paddle is solid anywhere I hit the ball, no matter what ball I use. It feels the same onto and off the paddle. Therefore, I can forget about the extreme property differences of the balls (too soft, too bouncy, too hard) and just concentrate on perfecting my stroke pattern and approach to the ball!”
Tim Pontis, 2016 National’s Medalist: “Coupled with the thicker core and the Fiberflex face, I have all the power I need and the control. Playing in Arizona, I have to contend with, extreme temperature swings, and wind. I was planning on taking three different paddles to the Nationals this year so that I would be prepared for anything. Thank you Selkirk, I now only need one.”
The X5 Core and FiberFlex face are significantly quieter than our previous technologies and it sounds awesome!
Glen Peterson, 2016 US Open Champion: “When I’m looking for a Pickleball paddle, I’m looking for a paddle that looks good, feels good, and sounds good. I love the sound of the thicker core. It’s a more dull sound, but it’s also a more solid sound.”
The X5 Core and FiberFlex face combine to create a unique improved ability for Amped paddles to cushion the ball to stay on the face longer. This allows the player to manipulate the ball more effectively.
Morgan Evans, 2017 TOC Champion: “The ball really stays on the paddle for a long time. I can curl it as much as I need to.”
Impart More Spin
Because of the AMPED’s ability to cushion the ball, players can generate an unmatched amount of spin. This allows us to create the face that is not so rough you cannot diffuse an opponent’s spin.
Morgan Evans, 2017 TOC Champion: “The kind of spin you can generate with the AMPED, really dips the ball down into the court.”
The Amped Paddle carries on Selkirk’s signature “it feels lighter than it is” reputation, by utilizing our unique weight distribution EdgeSentry edgeguard technology.
Tonja Major, 2017 US Open Gold Medalist: “With the weight, I can’t tell a big difference from my previous lighter paddle, and I actually like the heavier weight since it helps me get more power.”
All AMPED Models are USAPA Approved
Available in all four popular shapes, the Amped paddle is perfect for any style of play.
The AMPED™ Invikta brings an increased sweet spot size compared to traditional elongated paddles. The large sweet spot and elongated surface area integrated with a long handle provide full court and full power – all of the control of our Polypropylene X5 Core™ Technology and our FiberFlex™ fiberglass surface working for you. It is the brainchild of National Champion Tyson McGuffin. This is the weapon of choice for conquerors of the court! The Invikta’s midweight version averages 7.8-8.2oz giving you extra power for hard drives from the baseline.
Pros who use the Invikta: National, Atlanta Open and US Open Males Singles Champion Tyson McGuffin
Epic: Keeping with the traditional paddle shape, the Epic combines a long handle with a large surface area.
S2: With a slightly shorter handle and longer face compared to the Epic, the S2 boasts the largest sweet spot and surface area of all our paddles, making it the Ultimate Pickleball players paddle!
Tony Tollenaar, 2017 TOC Medalist: “Selkirk got it right again with the New Amped S2 Design . This Unique paddle shape optimizes the playing surface with an even larger than before sweet spot allowing for improved accuracy and control. If you are looking for a paddle that will improve your execution on all shots …. the Amped S2 is for you.”
Omni: A long reach paddle designed for control. The Omni’s shorter handle increases surface area, allowing for a slightly wider face than typical elongated paddles and a larger sweet spot.
Maxima: The power player’s paddle! Engineered with a longer handle and paddle face, the Maxima’s long reach makes it perfect for driving the ball.
Morgan Evans, 2017 TOC Champion: “There is something to be said for a paddle that pushes the limits, that challenges the status quo. The Maxima does what its name suggests, it reaches the maximum length and width combination, in style. The rounded head provides a perfectly uniform sweet spot, while the streamlined tapered throat allows this weapon to cut through the air like a hot knife through butter. “