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AMPED Maxima X5 FiberFlex Paddle
AMPED Maxima X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from blue, green red or purple

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Our Price: $149.99

Product Code: SEL503



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AMPED Maxima X5 FiberFlex Paddle

The AMPED Maxima X5 FiberFlex Paddle is made for power players who have already developed a good sense of control on the courts. This paddle provides maximum flexibility thanks to its elongated face giving players incredible reach. If you have the reflexes, this paddle will give you the ability to return just about any shot. Despite its long surface, the handle is a reasonable size, allowing enough room for a comfortable grip.

The AMPED Maxima X5 FiberFlex Paddle has a generous 5-1/8" handle with a 17" length in total. It uses Selkirk's X5 core with a FiberFlex face, which is designed to create consistency all along the body. Whether you hit near the top or center, the ball will stay against the face longer to give you time to return volleys with perfect placement. The Selkirk "S" logo sits at a jaunty angle while the design's geometric background transitions between colored and plain halves.

The AMPED Maxima X5 FiberFlex Paddle was made to appeal to picklers coming from other racquet sports who want a paddle as technical as their play.

Choose from Standard or Light weight in blue, green, purple or red. See Technical Specification for more information.


PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:
  • A special opportunity to learn about the Selkirk Maxima AMPED Pickleball Paddle

  • Exclusive Interview with Morgan Evans: Selkirk Pro & Top Tournament Champion

  • PBC: "Morgan, thank you for spending some time chatting with us about this exciting new paddle. I want to start by asking you, why did you get involved with Selkirk?"

  • Morgan: "If someone asks you if you want a ride on a rocket ship, you don't ask which seat, you just get on! "

  • PBC: "That's a great response. I know you've been a Selkirk guy for a while, what paddle are you playing with and why?"

  • Morgan: "I play with the new AMPED Maxima for a couple of stellar reasons. Firstly, I love how the paddle plays, it suits my game perfectly. It allows me to be aggressive from all over the court while still allowing me the touch and feel to engage in extended dinking rallies."

  • PBC: "What do you like the most about the new AMPED version of the Maxima? "

  • Morgan: "The new Amped version has a substantially larger sweet spot, giving me far greater control on off-center shots, if I was to ever hit one of those of course..." (Editor's Note: If you don't know Morgan, you have to understand he's a rather cheeky chap, and he was winking with a big grin during that last answer.)

  • PBC: "We had an opportunity to chat about your involvement with Selkirk when you were here playing here at our courts last month. I wanted to follow-up and ask you how you think Selkirk's approach to design and manufacturing has improved the paddles you use:"

  • Morgan: "I think this is a classic chicken and the egg scenario. The meticulously well-crafted paddles play extremely well, there's no doubt, but would a 'rose by any other name still smell as sweet'?. The artistry that goes into the design of every paddle is simply gorgeous, and, like it or not, I think a number of players try them out because of this. Their designs get the foot in the door, luckily every paddle has the core to back up the check that its face has cashed. How ya liking these analogies? "

  • PBC: "Wow, Morgan, this is a fun Q&A. If you hit us with any more analogies, I might have to call a fault. (grin). Seriously though, you have a reputation as a great instructor. I'd like to tap into that expertise in regard to the AMPED line-up of paddles. Is there a particular Selkirk AMPED model that you think would be perfect for a new player who doesn't have any racquet sports experience?"

  • Morgan: "I think either the Omni or the S2 are perfect paddles to get started with for players with no previous racket experience. Their surface area and forgiveness make them ideal to build confidence in new players like this."

  • PBC: "Same premise, is there a particular model you think is perfect for someone making the jump from Tennis to Pickleball?"

  • Morgan: "Honestly, I believe the Maxima is the best choice coming over from tennis. It has a way of lifting the ball on groundstrokes so tennis players don't need to alter their technique to start playing aggressive pickleball."

  • PBC: Same premise, is there a particular model you think is perfect for someone looking for a 'touch' or 'control' paddle?

  • Morgan: "I think the Epic paddle is well designed to control the ball in all different positions. It's touch and feel gives players a sense of security that even when they are off balance, they can still put the ball where they want it."

  • PBC: "OK, one more time - same premise, is there a particular model you think is perfect for someone looking for a 'power' paddle?"

  • Morgan: "The Maxima wins again!! Precision and power is the name of its game, and I'm not just saying that because it has my name on it. At a maximum legal length of 17 inches, the leverage available at the sweet spot provides a huge amount of energy, and somehow keeps the ball in."

  • PBC: "I want to shift the chat a bit in a different direction. I think we'd love to know what its been like representing Team Selkirk out on the courts - can you share a bit about that experience?

  • Morgan: "It's been a real honor to represent TeamSelkirk. When I go to tournaments, I really feel like I am part of a team, and that sense of comradery goes a long way to helping perform at my best. I feel like they support me and my endeavors on and off the tournament court. They understand something that rings true with me, the game is more important than the match. They see the big picture in pickleball and support the game at every level, so when the day comes that I stop getting on the podium, I know that my place within the company isn't over."

  • PBC: "Morgan, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the exciting new Maxima AMPED paddle."

  • PBC Editor's Note: For those of you who haven't heard of Morgan before, he's an amazing pickleball player, coach and personality. Playing in sunny Southern California gives him weather that is similar to his 'home down under', but with the added advantage of a serious pickleball community. Morgan is a multiple time podium medalist at the sport's most prestigious events including the US Open and USAPA Nationals.

  • In-Depth Review from Michael Santomenna of Angel Hibbard Pickleball Friends

  • To tell you the truth, I was a little apprehensive when I first examined the Maxima. It's one of those longer, skinnier paddles. Its basic shape screams power, but the lack of width made me nervous about my ability to find the sweet spot. It was my first paddle of this particular shape.

  • The paddle features the latest in pickleball technology, including a thicker core material, an extremely comfortable handle, the length and diameter fit my medium-sized hand perfectly. A beveled edge guard is designed to deflect wayward ball contact inward, instead of away from the paddle. Lastly, the graphics of this ''Ferrari'' are really eye catching; at least my appearance on the courts would improve, if nothing else!

  • My first impressions were predictable. This paddle is much different than my old standby, however after playing with this bad boy for 50 or so games here are my conclusions:

  • The Maxima lives up to all the hype!

  • It has explosive speed; the ball really flies off the face when you hit the gas pedal. At the same time it has excellent touch and feel. The core feels soft yet firm. My dinking and blocking needed the most work as I transitioned into the Maxima.

  • The extra reach that this design affords is welcome and has extended my court coverage. It's provided a lot more "great get" comments. The beveled edge protector works. On the occasional off-center hits, the edge guard deflects the ball in a positive manner helping you to save the shot.

  • Lastly, it's nice to have people noticing the Maxima. Its looks have given my game a bit of a mental boost. I want to spend a moment discussing my greatest worry about this paddle: the "skinny" hitting surface. NONE of my concerns have come to pass. My ability to hit "chop shots" that pass along the diagonal surface area of the paddle has not been compromised. Don't think that finding the sweet spot and applying spin is compromised by the shape.

  • On the contrary, it has only proven an asset, giving me extra reach and power. This paddle has earned a permanent place in my hand.

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Pickleball Fanatic Sling Bag AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle AMPED S2 X5 FiberFlex Paddle AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle
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Sling has an adjustable shoulder strap and outside Velcro closure pocket. Available in Green, Gray or Blue. AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from aqua, blue, orange or red AMPED S2 X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from blue, green orange or red AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from blue, green, orange, or red

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Oooohhh February 13, 2018
Reviewer: Susan Wandler from Monroe, NC United States  
Love this paddle.  The more I play with it, the more I appreciate it.  I like the feel of the longer handle.  It moves in my hand well, so I'm able to compete easily at the NVZ.  I also like the power it gives me (8.4 oz).  I can drive a ball deep, but control the touch at the net.  It seems to be better for me than a typicalsized paddle.  Love the longer length.  Haven't had a problem with the slightly(1) less wide construction.  Feels smooth and very controllable.  A keeper!

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Love this paddle! February 13, 2018
Reviewer: David Brown from Denver, CO United States  
I have been playing for the past year with the old maxima, so I already love the shape and feel of the paddle.

The AMPED design definitely helps with ball control, especially when playing with DURAs and balls like it.

I asked to be sent the lighter version and the paddle I recieved was 7.0 ounces, which was lighter than I thought.  

It was weird playing with it the first day.

I added some lead tape to the top of the paddle and that gave it a little more power.  

That set up feels great, so that's what I'm sticking with for now.

I love the service from Pickleball Central!

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December 21, 2017
Reviewer: Shanna Williamson from Lake Havasu City, AZ United States  
Nice paddle. I'm not used to one that is that narrow & rounded. I did like the feel & the weight if it though.

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December 12, 2017
Reviewer: Faron Hood from Mesa , AZ United States  
I like the feel of the paddle, I still have to make an adjustment of positioning for my overhead smash

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Great Service December 8, 2017
Reviewer: Pauline Owen from Sechelt, BC Canada  
I must say how happy I am with the service I received when I ordered my new paddle. I placed the order on Friday and it arrived the following Monday. It also came with a couple of gifts. Thank you Pickleball Central.

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