VANGUARD Power Air Invikta Paddle

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Maximum grit for crazy spin, with AirDynamic open throat and edgeless design for power and maneuverability. Best tech Selkirk has to offer comes to the Invikta.

Midweight/Medium Grip

Selkirk VANGUARD Power Air Invikta Pickleball Paddle

Declared by Selkirk to be "The Ultimate Power & Spin Paddle," the VANGUARD Power Air Invikta is engineered for attacking and power. As with the other models in the Power Air line, this iteration of the top-selling Invikta shape brings innovations tested and proven via Selkirk's Labs program to their broader line of pickleball paddles. The Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless Technology and Air Dynamic Throat reduce wind resistance and increase swing speed which, along with the elongated shape, result in tons of power. Next, Selkirk's ProSpin+ NextGen Texture applied atop a hybrid face material incorporating a first-of-its-kind blend of carbon fiber (for control) and Fiberflex fiberglass (for power), you'll be able to generate top spin and cut shots like never before. Finally, the molded one-piece feel and FlexFoam injected beneath the perimeter result in consistent paddle performance...and a confidence boost for you.

The VANGUARD Power Air Invikta has a 5-1/4" handle length for one- or two-handed shots, while the handle measures 4-1/4" in circumference and arrives wrapped in Selkirk's popular Geo Grip. At 16-1/2" in overall length, by 7-3/8" wide, the Invikta provides great reach and more than sufficient surface area.

Please note, because this is a truly edgeless paddle it will chip if struck against the court surface. We recommend applying one to two layers of electrical tape or branded edge guard tape to the edges of this paddle for protection against damage.

The VANGUARD Power Air Invikta from Selkirk Pickleball offers top-end power for those with the soft hands to control it up close. Experience the latest in pickleball paddle technology, developed to give you an edge.

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

Reviews of the VANGUARD Power Air Invikta Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff

"Power. Spin. Maneuverability. Forgiveness. Until now, pickleball players have sacrificed one or more of these attributes for a single paddle, but the research and development team at Selkirk has forged a new sweet spot with the Vanguard Power Air. On first strikes with the Power Air Invikta, I felt some serious pop off the face coupled with enough spin to make me confident in my ground strokes right away, almost like I had a tennis racket in my hand. With a thin maneuverable profile, a gritty textured surface, and the extended Invikta shape, I was not surprised with how the Power Air played from the baseline, but I loved the feeling of effortlessly bending the ball around and keeping my opponents deep in the court. What I did not expect was the confidence I felt at the net to place dinks wherever I wanted without having to hyper focus on hitting the center of the paddle every time. The Power Air has the largest sweet spot of any edgeless paddle I have tried. If you are looking to add more power to your game, are transitioning from tennis or love playing singles, the Power Air Invikta could be the paddle you have been waiting for."
Joseph, Marketing Team (4.5 Player)


VANGUARD Power Air Invikta Paddle
Reviewer: Chet Baker
Exceeded my expectations. The spin was excellent, but I was surprised at how much my soft game improved given how lively the face is. Great purchase.

I absolutely love this paddle. It has a great feel in your hand.
Reviewer: Kevin Pflederer
This paddle has changed my game. I feel confident in hitting spins and drops where I want them. The balance is perfect for the size of the paddle

Truly Exceptional. Perfect fit for the tennis player
Reviewer: Michael Woodward
My wife is a huge fan. The extended length has made all the difference. Transitioning from the bounce of a tennis ball and the difference in a pickleball has been a challenge for her. With the Selkirk Invikta, the transition has become easier to embrace. Pricey but given the benefit and improved play, more than worth the price.

Best paddle yet
Reviewer: Charles Patti
I like to try various paddles, always looking for just the right one. I love this new paddle—lots of spin potential and power. Nice grip although I prefer a longer grip. Paddle is pushing the price limit but if you are looking for spin and power, I recommend this one.


Selkirk VANGUARD Power Air Invikta Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.9 ounces
Weight Range: 7.7 - 8.1 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: Selkirk Geo Grip
Grip Manufacturer: Selkirk Sport
Handle Length: 5 1/4"
Paddle Length: 16 1/2"
Paddle Width: 7 3/8"
Paddle Face: Hybrid Blend of Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Polymer Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 1/2" (0.5")
Edge Guard: Edgeless DuraEdge
Manufacturer: Selkirk Sport
Assembled in USA

Reviews (46)

  • Don’t like it. Less control & to light

    Feb 22, 2024

    It’s not for me

    Invikta power air

  • Very active paddle

    Dec 17, 2023

    Excellent paddle – active and controlled.

    Rich Deschler

  • Power

    Nov 4, 2023

    I am loving my new paddle as it gives me the power I was lacking.

    Mary P Mulligan

  • Invicta

    Nov 3, 2023

    The pop/power is quite evident, but the grit on the pedal allows for a great spin, which I really enjoy. Everything is right about it.


  • Pickleball Paddle

    Oct 10, 2023

    The Vanguard Air Ivanka Pickleball paddle that I purchased purchased has great control, power and spin. After an initial game or two and getting used to it I am very pleased with the way it functions.

    Chris Blackwell

  • Power Air Invikta

    Oct 9, 2023

    I was loaned this paddle and was told that it might take a week to get used to the feel and to dial it in. Within a few games I knew this was my next purchase. The ball pops off this thinner paddle design with a lot of speed. However what surprised me was the control I still felt with this paddle. Many of my friends have now bought this model too. #SelkirkAdvocate

    Gordy Holmes

  • Paddle review

    Sep 28, 2023

    The Selkirk power air just didn't feel good in my hands during play. It didn't hit like I thought it would. Of course this is a personal opinion. I have an Engage pursuit ultra MX and I love how that plays and hits!


  • Perfect paddle

    Sep 13, 2023

    Great feel. Soft touch with power. Ergonomically sound.


  • Selkirk paddle

    Sep 12, 2023

    Love it!

    Lizbeth M. SWANSON

  • Awesome Paddle

    Sep 5, 2023

    This paddle is very light and responsive. You can easily put a spin on the ball with this paddle! Killer serves are easy!

    Wendy Dallmann