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VANGUARD Hybrid Mach6 Paddle
Unparalleled consistency, choose from midweight or lightweight

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MSRP: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.99

Product Code: SEL805



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VANGUARD Hybrid MACH6 Pickleball Paddle

The VANGUARD Hybrid Mach6 Pickleball Paddle is a top quality option for players coming from the world of tennis or those who simply prefer a racquet-like feel. The squared off face and extra long length allow for impressive reach, double-handed backhands and plenty of quick action so that you can respond to any shot in a flash. The versatile design is powerful so you can put away pickleballs but controlled enough for volleys at the net. The slightly smaller face (measured in square inches) results in one of the most aerodynamic paddles we've seen from Selkirk. The smaller face gives you fantastic balance and hand speed, but is large enough for great defensive postures and gives more space to that much longer handle. The VANGUARD Hybrid Mach6 Pickleball Paddle absorbs shock thanks to the X5 poly core but also offers a gentle touch. Each side of the face uses two layers of bi-directional carbon fiber that allow every inch of the paddle to feel reactive. The edge guard has a low profile to help avoid mis-hits while the tacky grip absorbs moisture. It has two weight ranges, light at 7.6 – 7.9 oz and midweight at 7.8 – 8.3 oz. The VANGUARD Hybrid Mach6 Pickleball Paddle has a highly dynamic design and will open up new tactical possibilities in your game.

Understanding the differences between Selkirk's exciting VANGUARD Power and VANGUARD Hybrid paddles:

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Note about the Vanguard Paddle paint finish: Our testers have reported quick wear of the paint finish on these paddles. This is normal, and does not affect the performance of the paddle. Selkirk and Pickleball Central ask you to understand that this is not considered a defect in the product. See image below for "normal wear" example. If you feel your Vanguard paddle ever experiences abnormal or excessive wear or flaking of the paint, please contact Customer Service.

PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the Selkirk Mach6 VANGUARD Pickleball Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff & Local Club Members:

"If you are a fan of long handled paddles for a two handed shot, Selkirk and the queen of the two handed shot, Lindsey Newman, have a paddle for you. The Mach6 Vanguard Hybrid has a 5 ½” handle with a paddle face that is 7” wide. The graphite face helps to make a large percentage of the face playable, important with a shape like this. I have started to hit back hand dinks with two hands. I found this paddle helped me to be more consistent in placing the ball with that shot. While I don’t normally hit a forehand dink with two hands, I just couldn’t help give it a try it with the Mach6. It just felt natural. I had more control on blocks, I just couldn’t get the same power as a one handed shot. The paddle measures up to the leading long handled paddles on the market. With the Vanguard face, it may take it to the top."
John, Channel Sales (4.0 Player)

"In the last 9 months we've seen a select group of paddle companies craft paddles uniquely for the needs of players using two handed grips. Most people think of the traditional two handed backhand (from Tennis), but pickleball has seen a very unique evolution for two handed play on dinks, blocks, volleys, and other defensive postures. Top Professional Player Lindsey Newman (and her Brother Riley) both deploy this approach to amazing success. They are known as some of the best defensive players in the sport. They were the masterminds providing the product development input to the new Selkirk Vanguard MACH6 Hyrbid (and its soon to be released thin core cousin, the MACH6 Power Edition). This review pertains to the 5/8 inch think Hybrid thick core version of the MACH6.

While this paddle has the smallest face of the Selkirk Family, it doesn't mean it is anything other than a fantastic performing paddle. It's smaller face (measured in square inches) is used differently by players who leverage two handed play. They tend to put the paddle on the ball more accurately, and it becomes a very aerodynamic, whippy, quick hand weapon.

My own experience with testing this paddle was exciting. I am not a two-handed player, so I sought out a play group that included a couple and we shared the paddle around the foursome to compare notes. The paddle definitely carries the typical Vanguard play feel. The amount of the face that provides consistent usable response is exceptionally large. The paddle is balanced very much towards the head, so playing one handed it feels head heavy with a higher perceived swing weight. But played with two hands, it changes into a rapid fire quick response paddle.

We're here in the Puget Sound (where the Newman's grew up), and EVERYONE is excited about this paddle in our area. While Lindsey is playing with this thick core Hyrbid MACH6, Riley will be playing with the thinner core Vanguard Power MACH6 upon its release in a couple months. For this Hybrid Core version we tested today, play testers loved the feel, and those with any sort of two handed play felt super comfortable immediately. In fact, it was hard to pry it away from those folks when the test day was done!"

Edward, Product Evaluation Team (4.0 Player)

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

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5 of 5 July 4, 2022
Reviewer: Eddie Giles from Jupiter, FL United States  
Great paddle! Great service! Timely delivery!

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5 of 5 Vanguard hybrid mach 6 paddle May 10, 2022
Reviewer: judith f-h from kill devil hills, NC United States  
Great paddle. Fabulous customer service. Ordered and received in 4 days. Amazing.

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5 of 5 February 18, 2022
Reviewer: Elizabeth Ranes from Salt Lake City, UT United States  
I love the paddle. It's helped to improve my game. Adds more power and control. I've played tennis for years so I like the longer length of this paddle.

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5 of 5 Excellent Paddle January 20, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lovettsville, VA United States  
This paddle feels good in my hand and enables a smoother, swifter change in grip as needed.  The  pastel graphic is another plus as it is distinctive compared to other paddles.

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5 of 5 mach 6 paddle November 9, 2021
Reviewer: beau from el prado, NM United States  
great touch and power, being on the short side the longer paddle is and asset

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