Pursuit MX Graphite Paddle

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Long-handled paddle with omni-directional surface texture which improves spin & precision.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Pursuit MX Pickleball Paddle

The Pursuit MX Paddle from Engage Pickleball adds versatility to your game and an exceptional touch which improves precision. It has an omni-directional surface texture which increases the face's ability to grip pickleballs and add spin. The graphite itself is designed to provide this traction rather than a separate overlay, meaning it won't wear away over time and maintains a high level of performance. Engage's proprietary Control Pro Black honeycomb core provides a gentle touch which reduces impact shock, yet stays strong and resists deformation even with regular use.

The Pursuit MX Pickleball Paddle features an extended 5-3/4" long handle, allowing for double-handed backhands and a wider variety of grip styles. The total paddle length is 16-1/2" which translates to greater reach for those just out of reach lobs or shots at your feet. The Pursuit MX is offered in three weight ranges to match your preferred play style: featherweight ranges from 7.1 - 7.4 oz, lite from 7.5 - 7.8 oz, and standard weight from 7.9 - 8.3 oz. The core measures 1/2" thick to balance power with the control offered by a graphite face.

The Pursuit MX Graphite Pickleball Paddle will boost your reach and accuracy, and assist you in pulling off strategies that will keep your opponents guessing.

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

Reviews of the Pursuit MX Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"You had me at Engage and Graphite. We’ve been waiting for this power brand to put out a graphite paddle for some time, and now they have combined the softer Poach core with an all-new graphite face. And immediately, this paddle vaulted to the top of my list of Engage Paddles. The graphite adds a level of control I have not seen in this brand without taking away all the power; plus, the textured surface allows you to shape shots with top spin, cut, and side spin. This is the type of paddle that gives players the confidence to go for it.

The half-inch-thick Pursuit paddle comes in two shapes – the
Pursuit EX (16” L X 8” W with a 5” handle length), and this Pursuit MX (16.5” L X 7.5” W with a 5.75” handle length). Additionally, each shape is available in two core thicknesses: the 0.5” core (EX and MX) and an ultra-control-oriented 0.6” core (EX 6.0 and MX 6.0). And believe me, each shape/core combination offers its own unique set of playing characteristics.

This Pursuit MX (our play group called this one "long and skinny") is my favorite of the 4 models – ironic since I am neither long nor skinny. The extra length of the paddle puts the sweet spot out towards the head of the paddle, where I like it. I enjoy the attack-inspiring qualities of this paddle. A little more whip from the handle length and just a little more "pop" than the Pursuit EX.

This is an exciting series of paddles which serves up numerous playability options to help you find the one that perfectly fits your game."

John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)


Pursuit MX 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 3/4"
Paddle Length: 16.5"
Paddle Width: 7.5"
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 (9)

  • Engage pursuit mx

    Dec 10, 2023

    Was expecting a little more pop on this paddle ***PBC Response*** Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We know that not every paddle will be right for every player which is why we offer our 30-day no questions asked test drive allowing you to send the paddle back within 30 days of arrival for any reason at all. Please reach out to our customer service team by phone or email for more information on the seamless process. - Anastasia, PBC Team

    Larry Bogdan

  • Light and powerful

    Sep 7, 2022

    Small grip fits my small hand. Light weight but powerful!


  • Pickleball Product Review

    Jul 21, 2022

    Shao Lean Hu

  • Expensive however well worth it.

    Jun 28, 2022

    The feel is excellent. The paddle has both control and pop.

    Jun 28, 2022

  • Great paddle

    Feb 4, 2022

    I’ve hit with dozens of paddles and nothing compares to this. It has great “feel” at the line and great “pop.” I only wish Engage still made it in the elongated shape. With a little more reach, it couldn’t be beat!

    Timothy Gysin

  • Great experience

    Aug 19, 2021

    Everything went better than I expected.


  • Paddle

    Jul 21, 2021

    Good Paddle, but the cost or mark up is really mcuh to high. Friend bought same paddle from a rep at Wolverine in Ann Arbor for $150.

    Benjamin Reitmyer

  • Amazing spin

    Jul 7, 2021

    This paddle has it all. Shape, handle, soft core, great surface texture, and plenty of pop from the thin core on the MX version. For a thin paddle it has great touch and feel and the ball still explodes off the sweet spot on drives. Don’t know how well it holds up before getting dead spots, but hoping to get a year out of it!

    Joe B

  • Engage Pursuit

    Jul 7, 2021

    Excellant experience and a great Paddle! No excuses now !

    Rick Lebeau