Hybrid Invikta a sweet spot that is much larger, coming further down the face See image below for \"normal wear\" example. This is an awesome paddle! \u003c\/i\u003eTHE FOREFRONT OF INNOV\u003ci\u003eA\u003c\/i\u003eTION AND \u003ci\u003eA\u003c\/i\u003eDVANCEMENT \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u0026gt;\u0026gt;The \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eV\u003c\/i\u003eANGUARD\u003c\/strong\u003e Story\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003estatus quo is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ethe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eenemy \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDriven \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eby a love of the game\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSelkirk \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehas \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ea \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esingular \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003epassion\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eto \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elead the Pickleba\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003el\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003el \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eindustry in innovatio\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003en\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ede\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esign\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eand performance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. The Vanguards are coming in and out of stock so if you don't see the one you want keep checking back. VANGUARD HYBRID  Accelerated speed and unparalleled consistency for another level of performance. Selkirk took on the largest research and development \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eeffort the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eindustry \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehas \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eperhaps \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eever \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eknown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. Since top performance matters most to the pickleball community, Selkirk chose to use the technology with the highest level of performance. The VANGUARD Hybrid Invikta Paddle comes in a light weight range at 7.7 - 7.9 ! 1. I have let Selkirk know of my complaint and am now waiting for a response. I started practice with old S-2 Amped so I could give the Vanguard a fair evaluation. I would recommend giving it a pretty good demo before jumping into that purchase. If out of stock, please add your email to our \"Out of Stock\" notifier below and you'll be emailed the next time this product becomes \u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16.38px;\"\u003eavailable\u003c\/span\u003e for purchase!\u003c\/font\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c80a0a;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eVANGUARD\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c80a0a;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003enou\u003c\/i\u003e\u003ci\u003en \u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c80a0a;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1. Selkirk Vanguard Hybrid Paddles. To stay up to date on the upcoming VANGUARD, sign up for more info on release dates, paddle specs, video, and more. Handcrafted to achieve an unrivaled, well-balanced, and solid paddle, the VANGUARD’s durable edge guard technologyis low profile and lightweight. We will notify you when this product becomes available. This is normal and does not affect the performance of the paddle. Reviews of the Selkirk Epic Vanguard Pickleball Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff & Local Club Members: "The Epic is the most standard pickleball shape in the Selkirk Vanguard Line-up. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCONSISTE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNCY\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGet a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003econsistent \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eedge with an \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eextra \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elarge \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esw\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eeet \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003espot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eENHANCED 3RD SHOT D\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eROPS\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHit \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e3rd \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShot \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrops that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ey\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eo\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eur \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eopponents \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ecan\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e'\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003et \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eattack\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.