Selkirk’s Amped Invikta features FiberFlex tm surface and a durable polypropylene honeycomb core. It comes in a lightweight and midweight option and offers 3 different grip sizes. The lightweight version averages 7.3 – 7.7 ounces. The midweight version averages 7.9 – 8.3 ounces. The heavier weight adds extra power for baseline drives.
Linda Thompson, a senior pro player with Team Selkirk, gives us some insights into what makes the Amped Invikta her pickleball paddle of choice.
When did you start playing with the Amped Invikta?
Linda: About 2 years ago.
What made you try it?
Linda: I was looking to add more control, so I wanted something a bit softer. I wanted something with a bit more feel to help with my soft game.
Did you like it immediately? Was there an adjustment period?
Linda: I felt comfortable with it quickly, and it didn’t take too long for me to make the adjustments needed. One of the adjustments was getting used to the sound. It is a quieter paddle than I was used to. I get feedback from the sound of contact and that was a bit of an adjustment.
I didn’t lose my power, and I gained control and accuracy in the areas I was hoping for.Linda Thompson
What do you like best about the Amped Invikta?
Linda: The paddle has great control, but it still allows me to use my power. It is what I was looking for. I didn’t lose my power, and I gained control and accuracy in the areas I was hoping for. I also like that the handle length is 5 and ¼ inches. That gives me room for the two-handed backhand when needed.
How would you rate its durability?
Linda: I have never had a crack or any issues.
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Linda Thompson is a senior pro with Team Selkirk. In addition to competing in professional pickleball events, she also organizes tournaments and shootouts, and teaches pickleball throughout Central Ohio. Linda is also an instructor, teaching nationwide for Level Up Pickleball Camps.
Linda’s most recent tournament results in the senior pro events are:
Chicago APP: Gold Women’s Doubles, Bronze Mixed Doubles
Atlanta PPA: Bronze Women’s Doubles
Texas PPA: Silver Women’s Doubles
Vegas PPA: 5th Women’s Doubles
Punta Gorda: APP Silver Women’s Doubles
World Pickleball Championships: Bronze Mixed Doubles, Women’s Doubles was canceled.
Linda is competing next week in the Simone Jardim PPA Florida Grand Slam in the Women’s Doubles Senior Pro and Mixed Doubles Senior Pro Events. Good Luck Linda!
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