Pursuit EX 6.0 Graphite Paddle

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Thick core reduces shock and improves control, while omni-directional face texture improves spin. Available in 3 weight ranges.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Pursuit EX 6.0 Pickleball Paddle

The Pursuit EX 6.0 Paddle from Engage Pickleball offers a pro-level combination of control and responsiveness. Its impressive performance stands the test of time thanks to a textured, omni-directional surface which is attributed to the graphite itself rather than a textured overlay material. This prevents the texture from wearing down and creates a consistent feel across the entire face. You will find it is easier to add spin to your cut shots, in addition to the surface "gripping" pickleballs for longer periods so you can carefully place your shots.

The Pursuit EX 6.0 Pickleball Paddle features a core that is 0.6" thick, so it provides a higher degree of control and shock dampening than standard half-inch-thick paddles. The Pursuit EX 6.0 delivers a soft touch, but is still highly durable due to the Control Pro Black proprietary core material. The face is broad, at 8" across, and its handle is 5" long with a medium-to-large 4-3/8" circumference. The paddle comes in three weight ranges: lite at 7.5 - 7.9 oz, and standard weight at 8.0 - 8.4 oz. The grip is perforated and features a tacky feel so that you will feel confident in your grasp even during heated games.

The Pursuit EX 6.0 Pickleball Paddle will keep you in top form throughout intense games, and has a precision-based, reliable design.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".


Pursuit EX 6.0 Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.7 ounces
Weight Range: 7.5-7.9 oz (Lightweight)
Weight Range: 8.0-8.4 oz (Standard Weight)
Grip Circumference: 4 3/8" (Std) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Ultra Perforated Cushion (Std)
Handle Length: 5"
Paddle Length: 16"
Paddle Width: 8"
Paddle Face: Naturally Textured Graphite, Friction-based Skin
Core Material: ControlPRO Polymer Core
Core Thickness: 0.6"
Edge Guard: Cyclone Low-Profile Vinyl
Made in the USA
Manufacturer: Engage Pickleball
USA Pickleball Approved

Reviews (38)

  • Pursuit. EX6 Carbon Graphite paddle

    Dec 30, 2023

    This paddle is light, has good pop, and lends control to shots. It meets the criteria I was looking for.

    George Long

  • Pursuit EX 6.0 Graphite Paddle Engage

    Dec 29, 2023

    I love this fiberglass paddle. I feel like I have much more control, both with placement and spin. The only downside for me is I wish the handle wasn’t so thick, maybe I have small hands, but didn’t think so.

    Nancy Russel

  • Engage 6.0 EX

    Dec 17, 2023

    When I spoke to the sales person, I had mentioned that I’d had this paddle in the past and it’s a great all-around paddle. Especially for deep in the backhand and has a lot of pop. That pop also lends to dinking ball control. This paddle does not have the pop as the one I had before, and it’s the exact same paddle. Also, when I spoke with the sales person about the weight, I wanted a 7.7 ounce or 7.8 ounce. I said no 7.9 ounce. I was in the category I believe lightweight. I received a 7.9 ounce. On the paperwork it said 7.8 or 7.9 ounce. This was not what we discussed over the phone several times. I tried it out anyway, because I had no paddle to work with. One or 2 ounces does make a difference in gameplay and reaction. I contacted customer service several times through email and not one person has responded. I had great interaction over the phone with the sales person, but when it came to two mistakes on two different pieces of equipment, not one response back from the company. Ordering from Pickleball Central again, and this was my first time, won’t be likely. Unless they fix both these problems.


  • Engage Pursuit EX 6.0

    Dec 5, 2023

    I purchased this paddle as an upgrade to my Engage Advantage Poach. I’ve only played with it a couple of times and there is an adjustment period from my old paddle. The Pursuit is noticeably heavier when compared to the Poach. With the Poach, I felt I could swing more freely with my topspin and the ball would still be in play. With the Pursuit, I have to generate more topspin to be able keep the ball in play. The textured graphite face makes the adjustment very doable. The Pursuit was noticeably quieter than my Poach, which for me was a plus. This is most likely due to the new polymer core. The difference of noise does take a little time to adjust to. The biggest improvement between the Pursuit and my old Poach is the dink-ability and touch. This racquet has great feedback and touch around the net. With my old Poach, the ball seemed to push the paddle around. With the new Pursuit, the paddle absorbs the ball’s velocity while delivering easy and controlled placement and feel. I feel confident that as I get used to the differences between the Pursuit and my old paddle, it will enable me to be better around the net which was never my strength. I think the adjustments I am having to make now as I get used to it, will payoff in terms of hopefully becoming a better all-around player.

    Gary Elick

  • Engage Pursuit EX 6.0

    Nov 3, 2023

    Love this paddle.


  • Face deteriorates

    Aug 26, 2023

    I bought the EX Pursuit for my wife (3 rating player), she plays 3-4 times a week. In a month and a half the face is showing bold spots (smooth instead of the original texture). I’ve reached out to PC for warranty.

    Mario Valdes Espinoza

  • Engage Pursuit Ex 6.0

    Jul 30, 2023

    I am a 78 year old probably 3.0 rec player playing 4-5 times a week. The things I like about the Engage Pursuit Ex 6.0 are 1) It has a fairly large sweet spot which is good for an intermediate rec player. The longer version allows for a few more gets but the larger sweet spot and better control I think is better for for us rec players 2) It has more grit for more spin Probably not the most spin available but decent spin. 3) The thicker version of the paddle also gives better control although a little less power. Things I like less 1) handle is a little thicker than most but still OK 2) It is a little head heavy. I tried out both the mid weight and lightweight paddles. I normally get midweight paddles but like the lightweight version of the Engage Pursuit Ex 6.0 because of the weight balance. I can add lead tape later if I want. I think this is an excellent pallet for an intermediate rec player at a reasonable price especially when it is on sale like presently.

    Cliff O

  • Engage Pursuit Ex 6.0

    Jul 25, 2023

    I am a 78 year old rec player 4-5 times a week. I have not been rated but most likely am a decent 3.0 player. I have tried number of other paddles but like this one better than the others I have tried. The Engage Pursuit Ex 6.0 had a large sweet spot with is great for us older mid level players. That gives it excellent control for the touch shots. It has enough power for put away shots. The only drawbacks I have found are 1) it is head heavy. That did not bother me on serves and drives but seemed to make it a little less maneuverable. I am currently using the mid weight paddle but am going to try the light weight, and 2) the standard grip is 4 3/8 vs most other paddles at 4 1/4. I don't have large hands and it did not bother me but I have seen some other reviews where it did. There is a newer version of this paddle called the Ultra Engage Pursuit. I have not played it but the reviews of it say the two main updates are the weight has moved more to the handle so it i less head heavy and supposed to have more spin. However the price of the Engage Pursuit has been discounted quite a bit and the Ultra price has gone up so the difference in pricing is not quite $100. So I think the Engage Pursuit Ex 6.0 is a great paddle at a reasonable price for us mid level players.

    Clifford OBryan

  • Engage Pursuit EX 6.0 (Lite)

    Jul 24, 2023

    Great Service from Pickleball Central.

    L. Fitch

  • Engage Pursuit EX 6.0 (Lite)

    Jul 24, 2023

    Great "all court" paddle. I own two of this model. Truly has power and control. Spin capability is very good. Resets are easy and dropping hard shots at the net come easy. A bit softer than carbon fiber, which is a plus for me.

    L. Fitch