Pursuit MX Pickleball PaddleThe 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)
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
Light and powerful
Sep 7, 2022
Small grip fits my small hand. Light weight but powerful!
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Jul 21, 2022
Expensive however well worth it.
Jun 28, 2022
The feel is excellent. The paddle has both control and pop.
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!
Aug 19, 2021
Everything went better than I expected.
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.
Jul 7, 2021
Excellant experience and a great Paddle! No excuses now !
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!