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VANGUARD Hybrid S2 Paddle
Unparalleled consistency, midweight paddle


 
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Price $199.99


Product Code: SEL801


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VANGUARD Hybrid S2 Pickleball Paddle

The VANGUARD Hybrid S2 Paddle has a broad face so players can enjoy the VANGUARD line's largest sweet spot. If you want touch, pop and power in an agile and comfortable package, this paddle is the way to go. The Hybrid S2 uses the same dimensions as the original Prime and Amped models but has the VANGUARD upgraded features including the carbon fiber surface, unique new edge guard and the Geo grip. The face is made with a bi-directional carbon fiber that uses two layers on each side of the paddle to create the exceptional sweet spot. This creates a super reinforced design for more consistency, defense and feel.

The VANGUARD Hybrid S2 Paddle uses a low profile edge guard that protects your equipment while reducing the chances for mis-hits. The Geo grip on the handle was made specifically for the VANGUARD line and has excellent moisture-wicking properties, better traction and comfort. The Hybrid S2 has a thick X5 poly core that reduces vibrations and provides a pleasantly soft touch. It comes in midweight only at 7.8 - 8.3 oz.

The Vanguard Hybrid S2 Paddle keeps you closely connected to the action so you can feel every hit while controlling pickleballs without any strain.

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 S2 VANGUARD Pickleball Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff & Local Club Members:

"Selkirk’s largest sweet spot just got bigger. The Vanguard S2 expands on the biggest advantage of the S2 shape – hitting surface and sweet spot. The combination of the new carbon fiber (aka graphite) face and incredibly successful X5 core (from the famous AMPED Series) is incredible. This paddle is more forgiving with one of the largest hitting surfaces in the game. I believe that the AMPED S2 will continue to be popular with players who like the shape and are looking for a bit of extra power. (The fiberglass face of the AMPED paddles has more pop off the face.) However, for fans of the S2 who are looking for a little softer play, more ball feel, and a bit more control, the Vanguard S2 is it!"
John, Sales Director (4.0 Player)

"I tried several models of the new VANGUARD paddles. I used to play with the Selkirk AMPED Omni, which I love. I feel like Selkirk’s new VANGUARD Hybrid construction on provides a softer feel than the AMPED – the new X5 QuadCarbon woven carbon fiber face enhances ball feel and touch, giving excellent control and lots of power. The sweet spot is great – wherever I made contact with the ball it felt good. I also love the texture. I like to use spin on my shots and these paddles enhanced my spin control. The S2 shape is perfect for someone who wants to maximize the width of the available hitting surface, but prefers a shorter handle. If you want a longer handle, check out the Epic. If you want a longer paddle that is more head biased on balance, check out the Invikta."
Karen, Marketing Director (4.0 Player)



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5 of 5 Excellent all-around paddle October 19, 2021
Reviewer: Steve S from Sioux Falls, SD United States  
Great paddle for all aspects of play, from ground strokes to dinks. Also easy to get around for speed-ups.

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5 of 5 Still in the 30 day test phase August 24, 2021
Reviewer: Art Gonzales from Pittsboro, NC  
Looking to make decision soon

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5 of 5 5 August 17, 2021
Reviewer: Dale Willette from Clarkston, MI United States  
Great service

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5 of 5 Paddle and customer service June 22, 2021
Reviewer: Steven Hanson from Oviedo, FL United States  
As always the customer service was outstanding!  I am coming back from rotator cuff rehab and am having reinvent my game.   I tried this paddle a friend had and I  could not believe the difference it has made in my being able to play well again.  If you told me I'd spend this much on a paddle I would have laughed at you.  Now, for me, it was worth every penny.

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5 of 5 Consistent top to bottom June 16, 2021
Reviewer: TKW from Leander, TX United States  
Seriously, it's almost as if Selkirk has engineered the very idea of a sweet spot out of these Vanguard paddles. This S2 hits so consistently top to bottom, left to right, that even my mis-hits pretty much go where I intend for them to. It's a lot of money for a pickleball paddle, but for the non-pro who misses the very center of the paddle face from time to time (sound familiar?) I'm not sure you can get better performance and consistency at any price.

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