Engage 'Elite Pro' Maverick
This paddle requires a light touch, if you can hold off smashing the ball, you'll be rewarded with some pretty nice shots.
The perfect paddle, a lot of control of the ball, very fast for the short game in the kitchen and shots with a lot of power ..
Bought this Paddle on a Friday when most of you were at the Kelowna Tournament, Cara (Cinderella) was left behind and was very helpful and cheerful. Had some serious problems adopting my serve to the longer but same weight paddle, now really enjoying it, extra leverage means less effort and more accuracy, and still seems quick at the net in fast volley exchanges.
Pickleball Depot is a great place to deal with. The Engage Maverick didn’t suit my game but Pickle Depot allowed me to send it back and exchange it for The Engage Elite Pro paddle. This is the only company that I will ever deal with. They are really knowledgeable and patient. Steve
I have been using my Maverick paddle for 3 weeks now. It has taken some time to adjust to the longer handle and narrower face. The grip material got sweaty and bothersome so it was changed for a honeycomb style material which I like better.
The Maverick paddle is not particularly quiet as claimed by Engage. Actually there is very little of Engage’s advertising hype that was observable in practice (sweet spot, spin, control, etc. ). Considering the exaggerated marketing hype and price of this paddle maybe I was expecting too much but I did not find that this paddle took my game to the ‘next level’. It is a quality competitive paddle but performance is not a cut above some less expensive graphite paddles I have used.
I do like the subdued graphics on the Maverick.
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