The Selkirk Vanguard Hybrid S2 is the ultimate Pickleball paddle shape. It has a slightly shorter handle than the traditional Epic shape, which allows for a slightly larger face. This means the S2 boasts the largest sweet spot of any of Selkirk’s paddles.
In the new range of innovative, brilliantly designed Vanguard paddles, Selkirk pinpointed what matters most in Pickleball: speed and consistency.
With the Vanguard paddles, Selkirk set out to explore Carbon Fiber technology. They took on the largest research and development effort the industry has perhaps ever known. Their engineers developed a proprietary QuadCarbon technology with two layers of carbon fiber on each side, instead of just one. This unique approach delivers a paddle like no other that gives you ultimate consistency, accelerated ball velocity, an extra large sweet spot, maximum spin, and perfect feel.
More than a performance paddle, the VANGUARD is the next frontier.
- Skill Level: Beginner to Pro
- Weight: 7.8-8.3oz
- Height: 15.75”
- Width: 8.0”
- Grip Length: 4.75”
- Grip Circumference: 4.25”
- Vanguard Geo Grip
- Core: X5 Polymer Honeycomb
- Face: QuadCarbon (cross-weave carbon fiber)
- Edge: EdgeSentry™
- Made in the USA by Selkirk Sport
QUADCARBON FACE: Designed to achieve a larger sweet spot and longer resonance time, the VANGUARD face features proprietary bi-directional, cross-weave carbon fiber 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.
X5 HONEYCOMB 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.
LARGER SWEET SPOT: Handcrafted to achieve an unrivaled, 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.
If you are interested in the same technology, but want a large sweet spot and longer handle, check out the Vanguard Epic. Alternatively, if you want a paddle with a longer handle and extended reach, the Vanguard Invkita is the paddle for you.