Pursuit EX Graphite Paddle

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Omni-directional graphite face adds spin and control without texture loss over time.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Pursuit EX Pickleball Paddle

The Pursuit EX Paddle from Engage Pickleball offers a finely honed touch which can be used to control every shot with a high level of accuracy. Its surface is made up of a proprietary omni-directional graphite, creating a natural texture which provides friction against pickleballs. Unlike overlaid materials, this texture won't wear away with use and will continue to feel "grippy" so it can be adding spin with ease. Engage's Control Pro Black core creates a very gentle yet durable base which dampens vibration while improving reactivity.

The Pursuit EX Pickleball Paddle has a 5" long handle with a medium circumference of about 4.25". The EX is offered in three different weights to ensure its feel and balance suit to your style of play. The featherweight model weighs in at 7.1 - 7.4 oz, lite weighs 7.5 - 7.8 oz, and the standard weight range is 7.9 - 8.3 oz. The paddle's grip has a high amount of tack with perforations so that your hand stays secure even when sweating or in hot temperatures. Its core is 1/2" thick, offering more power and "pop" for your game.

The Pursuit EX Pickleball Paddle has an exceptional feel and will serve to add consistency and precision to your game.

Reviews of the Pursuit EX Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"The Pursuit EX is an exciting new paddle from Engage. By taking their traditional powerful cores and adding a graphite face, they have built a paddle that allows control-oriented players to fall in love with an Engage paddle. This EX is a traditionally shaped paddle, and is designed for all-court and defensive player styles. It still delivers plenty of "pop" for your drives thanks to the 0.5-inch-thick core. It features a generous sweet spot to assist you in improving your drops and dinks, and thanks to its exposed graphite on the paddle face it has tremendous texture for wicked spin.

If you love the width of a traditionally shaped paddle, and desire even more control than this EX offers, you should try out the
Pursuit EX 6.0 which offers all of the benefits of this EX while adding an extra 1/10" to the thickness of the core. The slightly thicker core material widens the sweet spot even more, while dampening the power just a touch. Either way you go, the new Pursuit line from Engage will provide you extra confidence in your game."
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)


Pursuit EX Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.7 ounces
Weight Range: 7.1-7.4 oz (Featherweight)
Weight Range: 7.5-7.8 oz (Lightweight)
Weight Range: 7.9-8.3 oz (Standard Weight)
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (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: 0.5"
Edge Guard: Cyclone Low-Profile Vinyl
Made in the USA
Manufacturer: Engage Pickleball
USA Pickleball Approved

Reviews (16)

  • Pursuit EX lightweight

    Sep 25, 2023

    Great paddle, but I realize I like a heavier, wide body type better.

    Karen LaTorra

  • Paddle review

    Jul 16, 2023

    Like it but wish handle was a 1/2 inch longer

    Scott Maltz

  • Pretty darn good

    Feb 18, 2023

    I like the light weight, but just wish the handle was longer. Also, I started to get white nicks in the surface almost immediately, which my friends who have the MX haven't experienced. However, I like the way the ball hits the paddle, and there aren't dead spots, like there were on the Black Ace, which I returned.


  • Excellent paddle

    Dec 22, 2022

    Very pleased

    Chuck Wood

  • Pursuit EX Graphite Paddle

    Dec 17, 2022

    I like this paddle a lot. The weight (7.23) is a full ounce lighter than my previous Engage paddle and it makes a big difference. I started having issues with my right bicep to the point where it really hurt to serve the ball. Between resting my arm (no play) for a week, finding a good elbow sleeve (Incrediwear) and this lighter weight paddle, I'm back in the game!

    Barbara Monihan

  • Engage Pursuit pickleball paddle

    Dec 14, 2022

    Very nice control and construction.

    Alan Pranke

  • Engage MX

    Dec 13, 2022

    This paddle combines more power than Pursuit EX 6.0 w stable control as well Love it!

    Susan S Donlin

  • Engage pursuit

    Dec 8, 2022

    Great power and good control. However the face does scratch easily

    John Bamberger

  • Excellent paddle

    Sep 6, 2022

    Middle weight is well and balanced


  • Great service

    Jul 29, 2022

    Jul 29, 2022