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AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from aqua, blue, orange or red


 
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AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle


The AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle uses a lengthy face and unique materials to complement the control player's needs. The special FiberFlex face keeps balls against it longer than most, giving picklers more time to respond and place their shots right where they want them. The X5 core has a gentle touch that minimizes vibration and sound, allowing for smooth play and consistency. With a considerable width despite its length, you'll benefit from a broad sweet spot.

The AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle has a 4-1/4" handle which allows players to use a ping pong-style grip and place a finger against the back of the face. This contributes to increased stability and wrist action. The paddle's background is partly colored while the other half is white, all overlaid with a geometric design. Selkirk's "S" logo is situated evenly along the top of the paddle while its name lies underneath.

The AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle provides an even amount of reach and responsiveness, letting you dictate the pace of play.

Choose from Standard or Light Weight Models and thin or standard grip. Colors: Black, Orange, Aqua/Green, Blue, or Red.

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:

A special opportunity to learn about the Selkirk Omni AMPED Pickleball Paddle

Exclusive Interview with Glen Peterson: Selkirk Pro & US Open/USAPA Nationals Gold Medalist


PBC: "Glen, thank you for agreeing to spend some time talking about your new paddle. Your prior paddle, the Omni 31P was a poly core paddle with a graphite face. This new one is also poly core, but it has a much thicker core (5/8" thick vs. .1/2" thick) and uses the new FiberFlex face. Can you compare how this new paddle feels compared to your old paddle? Can you describe the change in the way a shot feels using your new paddle?

Glen: "The new Amped Omni is heavier and feels more solid and stable than the Omni 31P. When I hit a ball outside the sweet spot of the Amped Omni, I feel that I get a more consistent response than with the Omni 31P. In other words, the ball seems to come off the paddle more like I was hitting it in the sweet spot. I get noticeably more control with the Amped Omni and slightly less power. The Amped Omni is particularly well matched with the Dura ball. This is partly because it is heavier and partly because of the fiberglass surface. The Amped Omni Fiberglass suface seems rougher and seems to grab the ball better."

PBC: "Weve traditionally thought about Graphite paddles as playing softer than Fiberglass faced paddles. Do you think is paddle defies these traditional expectations about the combinations of core and face materials? If so, how?" Glen: "I agree that traditionally graphite paddles play softer and provide more control than fiberglass paddles. This may be partly due to the fact that graphite surfaces are generally lighter than fiberglass surfaces. I do believe the thicker Amped core absorbs more of the ball's energy resulting in more control and softer play. I am convinced that the enhanced control is generated by the unique core, not by the fiberglass surface."

PBC: "Can you describe what its like to hit with a paddle that has a thicker core like the new Amped Paddles?"

Glen: "First, the thicker core looks right to me. Secondly, the sound it emits when a ball is hit has a lower, more solid tone. Third, the thicker paddle seems to have more inertia, so when I hit a paddle off center the paddle rotates less in my hand and the ball comes off more consistently."

PBC: "Can you describe what kinds of shots that benefit from using AMPED technology? Are there shots that players might have more confidence in playing with this new paddle?"

Glen: "Ground strokes feel more solid and consistent with the thicker core. I have slightly less power but noticeably more control. Third shots are noticeably more accurate with the Amped technology. I can stroke a third shot with more confidence of hitting my target. Finally, I feel that blocking shots or volleys is easier with the thicker Amped core. I just hold the paddle steadily and the blocked ball drops over the net, even when the ball does not hit the center of the paddle."

PBC: "Which color is your favorite, and why?"

Glen: "Green/Blue because it is my signature paddle and these colors suit my love of the Pacific Northwest. Plus, I love the translucence of the Amped Omni. I can see the sun shining through!"

PBC Editor's Note: For those of you who do not know Glen, he's one of the true gentlemen of Pickleball, and one of the most amazing players in the sport. He is a 10 time Gold Medalist at the US Open, USAPA Nationals, and Tournament of Champions. At the 2017 US Open, Glen won Gold in the Men's Doubles 55 - 60, Silver in the Men's Doubles 50+ Open, and Bronze in the 50+ Open Singles. At the 2016 USAPA Nationals, he won Gold in the Men's Doubles 50+ Open, and Silver in the Men's Singles 50+ Open.

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Excellent Paddle June 25, 2019
Reviewer: Jon Freyer from Aurora, CO United States  
This paddle has really made a difference in my game. I'm now getting to those balls that were juuuuust out of reach. I highly recommend it.

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June 24, 2019
Reviewer: Steve Peterson from Arden Hills, MN United States  
Excellent service. Exactly what I ordered and arrived with a couple of days.

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Darn good paddle June 20, 2019
Reviewer: Kenny from Seffner, FL United States  
This is my second one of these. The new one is 1/10 of an oz lighter but I can’t tell. It’s a better paddle than I’ll ever be. I can hit the ball into the net and out of bounds with the best of them. And I’m darn good at it.

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BEST paddles June 20, 2019
Reviewer: AC Miller from Perrysburg, OH United States  
This paddle is the best!  LOVE the AMPED OMNI X5 lightweight 7.5 plus the heavier weight, 7.8 one.  I was going to return the lighter one but decided to KEEP BOTH.  LOVE...LOVE... paddles and your service is excellent!!!  Kudos to you!

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Best paddle on the market! June 20, 2019
Reviewer: AC Miller from Perrysburg, OH United States  
I ordered the 7.5 paddle and thought it was too light so I ordered the heavier weight one, 7.8 oz. thin grip but NOW decided to KEEP both.  I LOVE these paddles!!! Your service is excellent......

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