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AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle


The AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle pairs up-to-date pickleball technology with a traditional shape. The lengthy handle and wide face offer a pleasant feel that reacts just as well along the edges as it does near the sweet spot. The head-heavy balance is great for players who prefer weighting that's somewhat similar to a tennis racquet. As an all-arounder with exceptionally smooth play, this paddle is one you'll want to have on hand.

The AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle has a unique face and X5 core that reduce noise and vibration while increasing the consistency of the paddle's touch. This allows you to keep the ball on the paddle longer and increase your control during placement. The design has Selkirk's "S" logo above center with a colored background on the upper half of the paddle and white below.

The AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle gives you the power to take advantage of every rally no matter where you are on the court.

Choose from blue, green, purple, orange or red. Now available in Standard or Light weight models and thin or standard grip size.
NOTE: Weights are calculated with a Standard grip. Choosing a THIN grip will reduce the weight by approximately .2 ounce
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PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the Selkirk EPIC AMPED Pickleball Paddle by PickleballCentral Staff:

"When the new AMPED Series paddles arrived, everyone on the team wanted to play with them immediately. I hit with all of them, and quickly gravitated towards the Epic. I normally prefer a traditional shaped, poly-core/graphite faced paddle. In my experience they tend to create soft playing paddles with exceptional touch, and a maximized sweet spot. As an ex-racquetball player, power isnít my problem Ė I want a paddle that gives me confidence at the kitchen.

When you pick up this paddle for the first time, you immediately notice how thick it is. This paddle is to Pickleball what Texas Toast is to sandwiches. It's thick, and I have to say, very, very tasty! I put around 4 hours on the paddle, using it during a couple of drills session, and some pretty spirited 3.5 - 4.0 level doubles play. I have to say Iím impressed with the new Selkirk AMPED Epic. Itís X5 FiberFlex face, and it's ultra-thick poly core are distinctive looking, and you are immediately struck by how different it is. I just finished my second day playing with it, and here are my impressions during play:

First, the paddle has an exceptionally large sweet spot. To me, a sweet spot is the area on the paddle starting at its bullseye center of the face and extending out where the ball behaves consistently. Having a large sweet spot is critical when handling shots at the maximum of your reach when you are stretching to dig out a ball or handle a great cross-court dink, or when your reaction time is challenged like when you are fighting off fast volleys. The Epic shaped AMPED paddle immediately gave me confidence in the way the ball would come off the face in all shot types.

Secondly, the paddle plays with exceptional control. Selkirk claims that their new X5 poly core/fiberglass face combination is energy absorbing and in my hands I believe it. Playing with a DURA ball in some aggressive competitive play, I found the feel of shots to be very consistent, inspiring confidence at the kitchen to dink or playing cut and drop shots.

My final test for a paddle is how well it does when you crank up the heat. I believe that generally most players are able to power up and crush a ball with almost any paddle. (I have the bruises to prove it too!) But some very soft playing paddles make you feel like you really have to crank hard, and that's just not the case with this Selkirk AMPED cored Epic Model. Serves, hard volleys, and overhead smashes all seemed to get where they needed (within my skills) with great pace.

I have to say that I could find only one barely negative thing to say about this paddle, and it probably says more about me than the paddle. Because it is so thick, it wasnít as easy to pick-up balls off the ground being rolled to me after faults or side outs. I know, thatís a very weird complaint, but seriously, this thing is up to one quarter of an inch thicker than other paddles and it was just a bit tougher to scoop us balls being rolled under the net. Shows you how different this paddle truly is. I think this is another winner from our friends at Selkirk!"


Edward, Marketing Department (3.5 Player)

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 68 Write a review.

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PB Central Shopping Experience -Selkirk Amped EPIC February 12, 2019
Reviewer: Susan H from Redondo Beach, CA United States  
The shopping experience at PB Central is always excellent.  The customer service personnel go above and beyond to assist in getting the paddle you want.  My latest purchase was the Selkirk Amped EPIC paddle.  I needed a lighter weight than my current paddle due to shoulder injury and Selkirk was recommended.  After consultation with PB service rep, I chose the Amped EPIC and she found a 7.7 oz paddle to meet my needs and shipped it the next day.  I've used the paddle a couple of days of playing and still getting used to its lighter weight but so far so good.

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Amped Epic x5 fiber Flex February 12, 2019
Reviewer: Ruben from ON Canada  
Very nice paddle

,I  have demo a large # of paddles, the Amped  Epic is my



#1 great control, and good power.Pickleball Central has
the best people to deal with.thank you to all of you
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Unbeilivable!! February 12, 2019
Reviewer: Randy from Ohio  
I am new to the sport with a year under my belt. My current paddle was 8.6 ounce standard grip graphite construction. I was experiencing severe tennis elbow. After extensive research I decided to give this racket a try at 7.8 ounces with the smaller diameter grip. I have played with it for 2 weeks nearly every day and my tennis elbow is all but gone. Sweet spot is unbelievable, with awesome power and control. My advice, you get what you pay for and this racquet will defiantly not disappoint.  Pickleball Centrals fast delivery and customer service cannot be beat as well!

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Selkirk Epic - Standard weight & grip February 6, 2019
Reviewer: R. J. E. from Los Angeles, CA United States  
I love the Selkirk Epic paddle!  You won't regret getting one.  At first, I had ordered the light-weight S2  because I was starting to get tennis elbow but found the S2 was too light for me and it felt unbalanced due to the short grip.  I was also having problems with getting enough power to hit deep shots.  I traded it for the standard mid-wt. Epic with standard grip and couldn't be happier.  It's given me more control & power and I feel it has improved my game.
As for Pickleball Central's customer service, they were fantastic!


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The handle is not a comforting feel for me. January 30, 2019
Reviewer: Janice Francis from Vancouver, WA United States  
Rub my hand. The weight was a little heavyas well.

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