Selkirk Latitude Composite Widebody Pickleball Paddle
The Latitude Composite Pickleball Paddle gives you a big hitting surface without sacrificing speed. The polymer PowerCore is perfect for taking the punch out of fast slams while allowing you to return the ball right where you want it. An above-average handle length offers a comfortable amount of room for your hand while providing superior reach. This paddle was made for players who enjoy a big sweet spot but want to respond quickly at the net.
The Latitude Composite Pickleball Paddle has a broad 8-1/4" width and a medium weight range of 6.9 - 7.5 oz. The handle is 5-1/4" long with a small grip. The Latitude has a beautiful, bright design with complimentary colors in the background and a mixed striped/honeycomb design.
Available in the following colors: Lemon Blueberry, Lakeside Lime, Raspberry Orange, Red Force, and Blue Force.
Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Pickleball Central's Pro Staff Review of Selkirk Latitude
Here's the review of the Latitude from Pickleball Central's 5.0 Rated In-House Teaching Pro - Peter Hudachko:
"I was really excited to test out the new Selkirk Latitude. I found this to be a very good lightweight paddle, excellent for intermediate players looking for a paddle that gives them good touch. It uses a composite poly core, so when you want to swing harder and generate some power, the paddle won't let you down. The low-profile, high-tack grip provides exceptional feedback, adding to the sense of paddle control. If you desire a paddle that is more head weighted, then this paddle is for you. Seriously - Selkirk Quality for under $70? Count me in!"
Check out what our Assistant Pro-Shop Manager Pete Saman had say after playing with the Latitude Widebody:
"We added the Latitude into our demo pool, and I wanted to make sure I understood this paddle from Selkirk before customers started asking me about it. With over 100 demo models available, I really enjoy trying out new paddles. The first thing I notice when I pick up a paddle is its grip. I prefer a medium to medium small grip and this grip felt good. It's thinner with less texture than I am used to, but the grip translated the core feel really well - ball strikes feel solid. The paddle plays a bit top-heavy - making it play heavier than its 7.0 weight. I feel it would be really well suited for someone with racquetball or table tennis experience. When I picked it up, I immediately weighed it and was a bit surprised it weighed in at only 7.0 ounces. The head-heavy weighting really shows when you hit a long volley - it had enough power and control to punch a ball back despite it's light weight. The paddle has a very solid feeling core - very sturdy feeling when you hit it. Because of its composite core, it has quite of bit of pop. It has a nice feel, especially when trying to put some spin on the ball. I think this is a game improvement paddle for experienced intermediate players, or a great starter paddle for someone who is taking the sport VERY seriously. Great Selkirk quality at a fantastic price. I'm a fan of the Latitude!"