Played PB since 2016. Rated 4.0+. Great paddle - good combination of control and power. Sweet spot may be larger than other paddles but I think it is more subjective. You can still mis-hit. Love the grip but it might not be for everyone. The shorter length doesn’t bother me as I hit a one-handed backhand. Excellent service from Pickleball Depot.
SELKIRK VANGUARD HYBRID S2
It has a nice soft touch for short shots. The handle is a bit too short for me but I really like the feel of the paddle.
VANGUARD HYBRID Accelerated speed and unparalleled consistency for another level of performance. Recommended for most Pickleball players, from beginner to pro. Available in midweight and lightweight designs.
S2Benefits- With its widebody design & slightly shorter grip, the S2 brings the largest sweet spot of any of our shapes.
Skill Level: Beginner to Pro
Average Weight: 7.9oz - 8.3oz
Grip Length: 4.5"
Grip Circumference: 4.25"
Sweetspot size: 10
Made in the USA
Surface Area: Largest
Handle Length: Medium handle (4.5")
The Vanguard S2 Lightweight is not available. Based on the Vanguard raw materials, the S2 Lightweight has been difficult to obtain the weights characteristic of a lightweight.
PADDLE WEIGHT REQUESTS:
Paddle weight requests are welcomed at no additional charge and will be fulfilled to the best of our ability as inventory allows. We unfortunately cannot guarantee weight requests, however when the exact weight is not available we will fulfill the order the with a paddle that is +/- 0.1oz within the requested weight. Beyond a +/- 0.1oz the shipping department will contact you with alternative weight options.
Designed to achieve a larger sweet spot and longer resonance time, the VANGUARD face features proprietary bi-directional, cross-weave carbon fibre technology in two seamless layers, on both sides of the paddle. The double layer provides twice the stiffness in all directions, flattening the ball more on each hit, to give you consistency, maximum spin, and perfect feel.
Thick Poly Core Built for consistent speed, using advanced polypropylene honeycomb technology, the VANGUARD core works in conjunction with the revolutionary QuadCarbon Face to absorb the vibration from each hit and yield unwavering speed. The thicker core of the VANGUARD Hybrid transfers more energy into the core, giving you a larger sweet spot and a softer feel.
Handcrafted to achieve an unrivalled, well-balanced, and solid paddle, the VANGUARD's durable edge guard technology is low profile and lightweight.
VANGUARD GEO GRIP
Created exclusively for the VANGUARD, the geo grip offers supreme comfort, enhanced wicking capability, improved traction, and premium style.
Overpower your opponents with accelerated ball velocity.
Get a consistent edge with an extra large sweet spot.
ENHANCED 3RD SHOT DROPS
Hit 3rd Shot Drops that your opponents can't attack.
Catch your opponents off guard at the net with consistent fast and low drives.
Win the dink rally with reliable paddle responses.
ELEVATED SKILL SET
Develop your Pickleball skill set and shot selection faster with VANGUARD'S unrivalled toolset.
Paddles are covered for limited lifetime of original purchaser (non transferable) for breakage or any manufacturer defects other than inflicted damage to the paddle (some limitations on denting). See website for restrictions and further details
*Once purchased, please register your paddle for Selkirk Lifetime Warranty HERE
Note about the Vanguard Paddle paint finish: Extensive testing of the Vanguard paddles has seen quick wear of the paint finish on the surface of these paddles. This is normal, and does not affect the performance of the paddle. Selkirk and Pickleball Depot 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 or Selkirk directly.