The Invikta X5’s younger sister is the Selkirk AMPED S2 X5 FiberFlex Pickleball Paddle. The S2 X5 is a standard-sized pickleball paddle that has all of the technical features of the Invikta X5. It promotes the same feeling of power and control as the Invikta X5, but in a smaller pickleball paddle.
The Selkirk AMPED S2 X5 Pickleball Paddle is made for players of all skill levels and has the same technology as the rest of the AMPED line. The S2 X5 paddle is 15.75 inches long and 8 inches wide, making it both shorter and wider than the Invikta X5. Selkirk also offers the S2 X5 in two different weights.
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The lightweight paddle is 7.4–7.8 ounces in weight, while the midweight paddle is 7.9–8.4 ounces in weight. As a result, whether you like a lightweight or middleweight paddle, you may select the one that best matches your game. With a grip circumference of 4.25′′, the Selkirk S2 X5 has a shorter grip length of 4.5′′ than the Invikta.
This means the paddle’s reach around the net is a little shorter. Despite this, the S2 X5’s big sweet spot and broad paddle surface more than make up for the lack of reach when striking the pickleball ball. The Selkirk AMPED S2 X5 includes Selkirk’s EdgeSentry technology as well as a FiberFlex paddle replica.
All of the AMPED paddles have the same level of power and control, so this paddle is no exception. Choose the S2 X5 if you want to play pickleball with the widest sweet spot in the industry. No need to worry.
Paddle Face & Edge Guard
The same FiberFlex paddle face as the rest of the Selkirk AMPED range can be found on the Selkirk AMPED EPIC S2 Pickleball Paddle. The FiberFlex paddle face has a spin-enhancing surface and is made of special fiberglass. One of the paddle’s most prominent features is the S2 paddle face. A top pro, Tyson McGuffin, feels the AMPED range paddles provide him the power, control, and softness he needs to take his game to the next level, thanks in part to the paddle face and core design. Selkirk’s Low-profile EdgeSentry edge guard protects the paddle from hard court miss-hits on the Selkirk AMPED S2.
EdgeSentry is designed to extend the life of paddles while enhancing durability and performance. Furthermore, the EdgeSentry technology contributes to the vibration dampening properties incorporated into the paddle’s core.
If you are changing from the Selkirk EPIC S2, you will notice a difference in the paddle’s structure and reliability. Whether you hit pickleball hard or gently, the AMPED S2 will be controlled, smooth, and consistent in its contact with the pickleball.
The Selkirk AMPED S2 Pickleball Paddle has the same X5 Core as previous AMPED paddles. The X5 core is constructed using a polypropylene honeycomb technique that has been particularly developed to boost power. While the S2 operates similarly to previous AMPED paddles, the S2’s larger paddle face and improved surface provide a large sweet spot for balance and control. Selkirk has also added technologies like Vibration Dampening Technology and Torque Suppression to the X5 core.
If you suffer from joint discomfort or tennis elbow, the vibration control at the core of the S2 will be beneficial to you. When you strike the pickleball, the S2 actively dampens the amplitude and frequency of vibrational vibrations in the paddle, while torque suppression helps to keep the paddle stable if you make an off-center hit.
Dimensions & Weight
Because of the epic paddle proportions integrated into the S2, the Selkirk AMPED S2 Pickleball Paddle has an extra-large surface area. The AMPED S2 is 15.75′′ long, giving you plenty of reach and leverage while crushing the pickleball. However, unlike the AMPED INVIKTA, the S2 has an 8′′ broad paddle face and a shorter paddle handle for the greater room on the paddle face and control when playing around the net. The AMPED S2 is also ideal for people who like a shorter paddle handle since it allows you to lay your finger or thumb on the paddle face.
The AMPED S2 is available in two different weights: light and medium. The lighter paddle is 7.4 to 7.8 ounces, while the medium paddle is 7.9 to 8.4 ounces. It’s important, like with the other paddles in the AMPED series, to pick the right weight for your game. If you rely on power, go with the heavier paddle, while quick-reaction, fast players should go with the lighter S2. Because the X5 Core is featured in both the medium and lightweight paddles, you won’t be sacrificing anything in terms of power.
Handle & Grip
The Selkirk AMPED S2 Pickleball Paddle has a handle length of 4.5 inches, making it the smallest paddle handle in the AMPED series. These pickleball paddles have a bigger striking surface and a shorter paddle grip. Playing the AMPED S2 with a finger or thumb on the paddle face is best. A pleasant and stable grip is provided by Selkirk’s Comfort Hold on the S2.
Perks Of Using This Paddle
In the Selkirk AMPED series, the Selkirk AMPED S2 Pickleball Paddle has the biggest sweet spot. The Selkirk AMPED S2 Pickleball Paddle delivers a punch with its X5 paddle core, FiberFlex paddle face, and shorter paddle handle.
- Power and control are provided by the X5 Honeycomb Core.
- Paddle Face with FiberFlex – Increases Spin.
- Torque Suppression and Vibration Control Technology
- The Selkirk AMPED Range’s largest sweet spot.
- 8′′ broad paddle face with FiberFlex face – the largest sweet spot in the pickleball market.
- Range paddle with more power and control.
- Tony Tollenaar, a silver medalist in the US Open, came up with the idea.
If you are looking for the largest sweet spot in the AMPED series, this is the pickleball paddle for you. An Edge Sentry edge guard and Selkirk’s Comfort Grip round out the features of the AMPED S2. In combination with Selkirk’s FiberFlex paddle face and X5 core, this technology delivers unmatched power, control, and spin.
We adore the Selkirk AMPED S2 Pickleball Paddle and often include it on our top pickleball paddles list. We would wholeheartedly suggest the AMPED S2 to anybody seeking a pickleball paddle with a shorter paddle handle and a wide-bodied paddle face design.