VANGUARD Hybrid Omni Paddle

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Long face paired with a shorter handle create a head-heavy feel for increased power and precision.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

VANGUARD Hybrid Omni Pickleball Paddle

The VANGUARD Hybrid Omni Paddle has the longest face in the VANGUARD line so players can cover the entire court and pull off unexpected maneuvers. The elongated style is ideal for advanced players who can swing with precision but still want a large surface area and crave the increased power, reach and forward momentum this style provides. It comes with a host of improvements over the previous AMPED line including a new type of face, high traction grip and slimmer edge guard.

The VANGUARD Hybrid Omni Paddle has a 7.5 – 7.9 oz weight range in the light model and 7.8 – 8.3 oz range in the standard model. Its face is made up of two layers of Toray carbon fiber on both sides which creates exceptional consistency and sensitive touch. The X5 poly core is thick enough to absorb vibrations and prevents stress to the joints. At 4-1/4” long, the handle can be used normally but players can also put their index finger on the back of the face for increased stability. It has a medium grip circumference.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"

Note about the Vanguard Paddle paint finish: Our testers have reported quick wear of the paint finish on these paddles. This is normal, and does not affect the performance of the paddle. Selkirk and Pickleball Central ask you to understand that this is not considered a defect in the product. See image below for "normal wear" example. If you feel your Vanguard paddle ever experiences abnormal or excessive wear or flaking of the paint, please contact Customer Service.


VANGUARD Hybrid Omni Paddle Technical Specifications
Light Weight Range: 7.5-7.9 ounces
Midweight Range: 7.8-8.3 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Perforated cushion
Grip Manufacturer: Selkirk Geo Grip
Grip Length: 4 1/2”
Paddle Length: 16 1/2”
Paddle Width: 7 3/8”
Paddle Face: QuadCarbon (cross-weave carbon fiber)
Core Material: X5 Polymer honeycomb
Core Thickness: 5/8" (0.625")
Edge Guard: EdgeSentry
Manufacturer: Selkirk
Made in USA

Reviews (15)

  • Vanguard hybrid, Omni

    Oct 3, 2023

    I really liked the speed coming off the paddle but the grip was just too short for my hand. A friend (with smaller hands) tried it and really liked it. SOLD!


  • Love this!

    Dec 17, 2022

    Light weight, great for playing inside.

    Lynn Dragovich

  • Paddle

    Dec 13, 2022

    - The handle is too short .. - The sweet spot is too high near the top .. - The spin feature is very poor ..

    Nick Aljabi

  • Omni Vanguard

    Dec 12, 2022

    Little disappointed in the spin surface. Expecting it to be more like the Power Air gripping surface.


  • Great paddle

    Aug 26, 2022

    I went away from Selkirk for awhile but saw some excellent reviews on the vanguard. I wasn’t disappointed

    Earl Boyd

  • Outstanding

    Aug 25, 2022

    Most amazing paddle ever. Worth every cent! Perfect for experienced players.

    Nancy M

  • Great Paddle

    Aug 18, 2022

    Great paddle with lots of control. Excellent paddle for players who like short handle with finger extended!

    Jimmy Druce

  • New paddle

    Jul 21, 2022

    I like the new Selkirk vanguard hybrid Omni paddle. I like that it's made in USA and guaranteed .the surface is good for spin,and the elongated shape gives me the extra reach.Still getting used to it but I know it's going to be good.

    Guy Capitano

  • New Paddle

    Jun 11, 2022

    Really like shape and feel. Look forward to getting more c omfortable over time

    John B

  • VANGUARD Hybrid Omni Paddle

    May 23, 2022

    I play with a table tennis grip. This paddle is the perfect extension of my hand. As usual, the Pickleball Central service was beyond perfect.

    Paul Culp