Engage

Poach Infinity EX Traditional Paddle

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6-layer composite face, engineered for control and durability. Maximum allowable surface texturing to spin your cut shots with ease.

LITE-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Engage Poach Infinity EX Composite Pickleball Paddle

The Poach Infinity EX Composite Paddle from Engage Pickleball is the next generation of the beloved Poach Advantage Paddle that earned many fans over its long life. This new version features a softer feel thanks to the 6-layer face material and vibration-dampening skin that mitigate impact vibrations, which tend to aggravate pickleball elbow and muscle soreness. Incredible responsiveness and control are the name of the Infinity game. This unique approach to layering on the paddle face is augmented by omni-directional texturing for spin control, enhancing your cut serves. This surface texture is applied evenly with superior bonding techniques, resulting in wonderful consistency and durability so you won't experience the texture wearing away, even after prolonged use.

The Poach Infinity EX Composite Paddle is offered in two weight ranges; a LITE 7.5 - 7.8 oz. model, and a Standard 7.9 - 8.3 oz. model. It has a 5.25" long handle, with a medium (4.25") circumference, that arrives wrapped in Engage's ultra-perforated cushion grip which absorbs sweat and draws it away from the hand. The Infinity EX's overall length is 16.0", while the width is a full 8" so you can enjoy the advantages of a generous sweet spot, great blocking ability, and reactive play. The core is manufactured from Engage's proprietary Control Pro Black Polymer Honeycomb which, when combined with the 6-layer face material, provides a high degree of finesse and touch.

The Poach Infinity EX Composite Paddle by Engage Pickleball is the next generation of a legendary paddle, which will surely win some converts of its own.

Reviews of the Poach Infinity EX Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:


"Engage has always been known for their power paddles. Their line has as much power as any on the market. The problem for me has always been harnessing that power. When they came out with the Poach Advantage, I loved it because I felt I could control it. The new Poach Infinity EX is even better!

I used to carry the Poach Advantage in my bag for the days I felt I needed a Power Paddle. The only issue I had with the Poach Advantage was that I sometimes over-hit with a direct sweet spot strike. By contrast, I find the Poach Infinity EX to be very consistent at the sweet spot, no more “hot hits.” I can get the extra pop AND keep the ball between the lines.

The core thickness is a traditional 1/2” (like the
Elite Pro, Elite Pro Maverick and original Encore Composite) helping provide the pop. However, due to the 6-layer composite skin on the face, this paddle plays softer (more like the Trident or the Poach Icon). The Poach Infinity EX comes in Lite (7.5 – 8.0 oz.) and Standard (8.0 - 8.5 oz.) weight ranges. Handle length is longer than average at 5.5” and has one grip option at 4 1/4” in circumference.

Overall, I found the net play to be consistent, but I did need a game to dial it in. Once I did, I felt the Poach Infinity EX helped me handle windy conditions, and feel confident in the short game. For "all court" players who like a little power, the Poach Infinity is a must try."

John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)


"The Poach Infinity EX is a great balance of touch, control, and put-away power. I am a huge fan of paddles with a textured surface, and the Poach Infinity EX's textured face excels at allowing me to put the perfect amount of spin on the ball. I am able to reset shots and cushion blocks better thanks to the soft play of the paddle. As a player who naturally generates power, I was easily able to put away balls even with the 7.6 oz lightweight version of this paddle. Engage has won this player over with the release of the new Poach Infinity EX; I just might have found my new go-to paddle!"
Enrique, Member of Puget Sound Pickleball Club (4.5 Player)


Specifications

Poach Infinity EX Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Average Weight: 7.6 ounces (LITE weight), 8.1 ounces (Standard Weight)
Weight Range: 7.5 - 7.8 ounces (LITE weight)
Weight Range: 7.9 - 8.3 ounces (Standard Weight)
Grip Circumference: 4.25" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: Ultra-Perforated Cushion
Grip Manufacturer: Engage Pickleball
Handle Length: 5.25"
Paddle Length: 16"
Paddle Width: 8"
Paddle Face: Omni-Directional 6-Layer Vibration-Dampening Textured Composite
Core Material: Proprietary ControlPro 'Black' Polymer
Core Thickness: 13mm (0.5")
Edge Guard: Cyclone Low-profile Vinyl 1/4" overlapping paddle face
Manufacturer: Engage Pickleball
Made in the USA

Reviews ()

  • Poach Infinity EX
    3

    Nov 10, 2022

    I tried it for two days and then returned it. The handle is fine, the weight distribution is fine; but I found the surface to be quite hard and loud; I returned the paddle mostly because I need precise control I thought this was a weakness. (My level is 3.8-4.0)

    Jeffrey

  • Great paddle and company
    5

    Jul 20, 2022

    I have ordered many times from Pickleball Central. Pickleball paddles have been great. I have loved the Poach Infinity Ex Paddle. I had a problem with one of my paddles that had a warranty. Pickleball Central sent me a new one immediately and sent a postage paid padded package to send the defective one back. Great company to work with.

    Jul 20, 2022

  • Engage Poach Infinity EX Pickleball Paddle
    5

    Jun 20, 2022

    Great paddle. It lives up to all my expectations whether serving, smashing, or drinking.

    Al Bradshaw-Whittemore

  • Pickleball Product Review
    5

    Jun 17, 2022

    Jun 17, 2022

  • Soft feel, good shock absorption
    4

    Jun 13, 2022

    I bought this paddle specifically because it was advertised as being designed to help with tennis elbow issues. I have that condition and a paddle that absorbs and mitigates shock is paramount for me. This paddle does a good job of that and plays well. For anyone reading this I also strongly recommend the Oneshot Pureshot Brian Ashworth Series Paddle which I personally think is a slightly better paddle and does an even better job of absorbing shock and playing extremely well.

    David M