Pursuit EX Pickleball PaddleThe 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)
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
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.
Dec 22, 2022
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!
Engage Pursuit pickleball paddle
Dec 14, 2022
Very nice control and construction.
Dec 13, 2022
This paddle combines more power than Pursuit EX 6.0 w stable control as well Love it!