Selkirk SLK Evo Hybrid Max 2.0 Fiberglass Pickleball Paddle
The aptly named SLK Hybrid collection features Selkirk's paddles that balance great power with a measure of control to help you exploit your opponent's weaknesses. The Selkirk SLK Evo Hybrid Max 2.0 Pickleball Paddle is the more maneuverable of the two paddles in the Hybrid line, allowing this 7.8 ounce, midweight paddle to bring plenty of control to your power game. The control elements are further enhanced by the 13mm (0.51") thickness of the Rev-Hybrid Polymer honeycomb core.
While the core material, paddle thickness, and short'ish 4.85" handle length all boost the control attributes of the SLK Evo Hybrid Max 2.0, it is the C7-Flex Hybrid Fiberglass face material that inspires you to hit powerful drives and overheads. This fiberglass hitting surface measures a defensively-oriented 11.15" long by 7.85" wide, acting as a great blocking and resetting tool. This material returns gobs of energy back to the ball when struck, to boost ball velocity and help you drive winners past your opponents.
The SLK Evo Hybrid Max 2.0 Paddle from Selkirk Pickleball is a nicely-balanced finesse paddle with a slight lean toward power due to its profile and composite fiberglass face. Tremendous value is baked in!
Average Weight: 7.8 ounces
Weight Range: 7.6 - 8.0 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: SLK Ultra-Comfort
Grip Manufacturer: Selkirk Sport
Handle Length: 4.85"
Paddle Length: 16"
Paddle Width: 7.85"
Paddle Face: C7-Flex Hybrid Fiberglass
Core Material: Rev-Hybrid Polymer Core
Core Thickness: 13mm (0.51")
Edge Guard: EdgeSentry Edge Guard
Manufacturer: Selkirk Sport
Designed in the USA
Made in China
Jun 29, 2023
Prior to this paddle, I was using the ProKennex ProSpeed II. It is a good paddle for those with injuries, especially elbow issues, which I was dealing with when I purchased it. However, I am no longer plagued with elbow issues, so I decided to try the SLK EVO Hybrid Max 2.0. I play a lot of both singles and doubles, and this paddle has transformed my game. My shots are far more powerful (both my serves and my return shots). I have found that many of the shots that just missed clearing the net with my ProKennex now make it over without my having made any change to my style of playing. I have also noticed significantly more spin on the ball. I have played with various paddles that cost significantly more than this one, and I still prefer the EVO 2.0 . The only thing I added was an overgrip from Gamma. I may experiment with tungsten tape, as I would be fine with a bit more weight (my paddle was 7.4 oz out of the box and about 7.7 oz after I added the overgrip). At this price point, I am not sure how you could go wrong. In short, whether you're brand new to pickleball or have been playing for a bit, I would definitely encourage you to check out this paddle.
Great intermediate paddle!
Feb 14, 2023
Great value! Got it on sale for $80 but would still have been satisfied at full price. Feels solid. Not too heavy or light. Not the grittiest surface to the touch but has some texture and I get good spin. Seems pretty well constructed and durable so far. Would definitely buy again.
Pickle ball paddle
Feb 9, 2023
Good medium price paddle appropriate for an average player. I am happy with this paddle so far.
Feb 6, 2023
This paddle has been absolutely fantastic. I was about a 3.0 player and, with this paddle, I've absolutely seen a HUGE improvement in my game and am confident that I'm a 3.5, pushing a 4.0 (since I've recently had another lesson). My power hits and strong, but controlled, I have massive control with my dink shots, my serves are so much better, I consistently hit the sweet spot, and it's very comfortable to use. I even let my boyfriend borrow it for a game and he pickled someone for the first time ever!! I definitely recommend this paddle to new and intermediate pickleball players.
Jan 19, 2023
Very happy with this paddle.
Selkirk SLK Evo Hybrid Max Paddle
Dec 19, 2022
Excelent paddle, strong, light
Very nice paddle
Sep 1, 2022
I am not experienced enough at Pball to give a well informed review, but this paddle seems to work very well and while I have only used a few times so far, be well constructed. At the moment, I'd buy it again
SLK EVO hybrid max paddle
Jul 26, 2022
This is a great paddle. Great mid-tier price point performance.
Jul 18, 2022
Ordered the paddle online & received it 2 days later. Fast, efficient transaction & delivery.
New to Pickleball - Needed a paddle
Mar 24, 2022
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