VANGUARD 2.0 Invikta Paddle

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An elongated 16-1/2" paddle with a correspondingly long'ish handle, surface textured for spin, and evenly-reactive carbon fiber face.

Light-Midweight/Medium Grip

VANGUARD 2.0 Hybrid Invikta Paddle

The VANGUARD Hybrid 2.0 Invikta Paddle gives players the elongated style they love in a new and even more dynamic design. This model is made using highly reactive quantum carbon fiber as the face material, which creates a Gen2 surface optimized for durability with wear-resistant construction. A new Pro-Spin texture adds even more opportunity to grip pickleballs and create unexpected shots when your opponents least expect it. The paddle's shape is perfect for ensuring follow-through in your swings and placing better drop shots.

The VANGUARD 2.0 Invikta Paddle is offered in both a light weight range from 7.4 - 7.8 oz., and a midweight range from 7.7 - 8.2 oz. Its overall length is 16-1/2", which makes it a perfect choice for full-court defense and those who like or need plenty of reach. The 5-1/4" long handle is 4-1/4" in circumference and is a bit longer than average, allowing room for double-handed backhands so you can change up your strikes. Finally, it features a 5/8" thick X5 honeycomb polymer core which minimizes impact vibrations and keeps every stroke feeling smooth and controlled.

The VANGUARD Hybrid 2.0 Invikta Pickleball Paddle from Selkirk can truly do it all, and will comfortably expand your court coverage while bolstering your skills.


VANGUARD Hybrid 2.0 Invikta Paddle Technical Specifications
Lightweight Range: 7.4 - 7.8 ounces
Midweight Range: 7.7 - 8.2 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: QuadCarbon (cross-weave carbon fiber) with Pro-Spin Texture and Gen2 Durable Surface
Core Material: X5 Polymer Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 5/8" (0.625")
Edge Guard: Low Profile EdgeSentry Guard
Manufacturer: Selkirk Sport
Made in USA

Reviews ()

  • Wonderful

    Nov 28, 2022

    I finally found a paddle where the mistakes are all mine. None can be blamed on the equipment. A great combination of power and control with texture to create amazing spin on my serves and shots.

    Dave Dershin

  • Just Right!

    Nov 19, 2022

    This is my first paddle with the elongated shape! I demoed one for 5 days before purchasing this one! After 2 weeks I find the sweet spot on the paddle is extended and I have more reach for roll volleys and getting to wide angled shots. I get more touch & control of volleys, dinks & blocks but slightly less power. The spin from the paddle surface is also very sweet. This is due to the thicker 16mm core. I will spend more time drilling with this paddle to get really comfortable with it! Selkirk a job well designed & implemented. Thank you Pickleball Central for getting my paddle out very swiftly!

    Ralph Brinley

  • Excellent

    Sep 7, 2022

    I definitely have more control than I had with my beginner paddle.

    Sally S

  • awwesome paddle

    Aug 10, 2022

    Gives me the reach and control I need with enough grip to spin the ball.

    Marcia Cyr

  • Favorite Paddle

    Aug 1, 2022

    I tripped and broke my Vanguard as I fell. Not hurt; paddle damaged beyond repair. So I ordered the Vanguard 2.0. I hated the week I spent without my Selkirk.