Selkirk Labs Project 003 (ships in 4 business days)

$333.00
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Purchase price includes a collector’s case and a complete paddle presentation.
Plus, receive a $77 Labs Gift Card by submitting R&D feedback.

Learn more about the future of Pickleball paddles here: https://www.selkirk.com/pages/new-selkirk-paddles-the-future-of-pickleball-technology

The ultimate Pickleball paddle for control, power, and spin.


003 Epic Release Date: August 2nd, 2022
003 S2 Release Date: August 2nd, 2022
003 Invikta Release Date: October, 2022


The Story

Labs Project 003 takes what players love most about the AMPED and VANGUARD paddles and elevates it to an entirely new level, with a larger sweet spot, more power, and more spin. 

Selkirk AMPED transformed the Pickleball industry back in 2017 as the first ever thick core paddle and Labs 003 builds upon this innovation, becoming the new thickest core paddle on the market, at an impressive 20mm thick. This advancement is only made possible by our latest innovations—360° Proto Molding single-piece construction and a new lightweight polypropylene core—developed in Selkirk Labs. 

Labs 003 also features the revolutionary Pro Spin+ technology, Air Dynamic Throat, and FlexFoam Perimeter developed in Selkirk Labs Project 002. 

Additionally, the 003 introduces Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless technology for increased aerodynamics and durability.

 

Overview

  • The leading paddle for balanced Pickleball players
  • The thickest core paddle on the market, with an impressive 20mm core
  • Gives you the feel of a control-and-soft paddle, with incredible power
  • Generates more combined power and control than any previous Selkirk paddles
  • Provides maximum spin, ideal for aggressive and controlled drives
  • The thick core reduces paddle torquing while blocking drives
  • Features the largest sweet spot of all Selkirk technologies
  • Feels lighter than it is

 

Technology 

  • X7 Thikset Honeycomb Core: At an impressive 20mm, the Labs 003 is the thickest core paddle available in the Pickleball industry. This innovation amps up power and control and gives the 003 the largest sweet spot of any paddle we have ever launched.
  • Air Dynamic Throat: Developed in Selkirk Labs with Project 002 and fine-tuned to provide maximum flex, the Air Dynamic Throat is now larger and even closer to the handle, offering optimal air flow and improved ball control.
  • ThroatFlex: Created to provide maximum flex when you connect with the ball, our new ThoatFlex open throat design extends dwell time on the paddle and enhances power play, for unbeatable consistency.
  • ProSpin+ NextGen Texture: Formulated in Selkirk Labs to generate more spin than any technology on the market, our ProSpin+ NextGen Micro Texture technology features a longer-lasting spin surface and provides unparalleled consistency, ensuring you can shape and control the ball with ease to dominate the court.
  • CarbonFlex Fiber Twill: Paired with the X7 Thikset Honeycomb Core, CarbonFlex gives you an incredibly soft and control feel, while still enhancing power.
  • 360° Proto Molding: Engineered to provide 360 degree composite coverage, using a proprietary high pressure manufacturing process, 360° Proto Molding technology generates ultimate power, while delivering a consistent feel on every play.
  • Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless Technology: Introduced to increase edge reliability alongside the FlexFoam edge perimeter, Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless technology is composed of our specialty, impact resistant blend of composites and polymer.
  • FlexFoam Perimeter: Achieved by injecting specially formulated foam into the entire perimeter of the paddle, our FlexFoam Perimeter technology increases durability, adds weight, enlarges the sweet spot, and absorbs the vibrations from every hit, for a stable, reliable feel. This technology was originally developed in Selkirk Labs for Project 002.
  • CM Anti-Torque Technology: Thickness of core and mass placement gives you added stability creating an even smoother playing experience.

 

Labs 003 Purchase Price: $333

Purchase price includes a collector’s case and a complete paddle presentation.
Plus, receive a $77 Labs Gift Card by submitting R&D feedback.

Exclusively available via Selkirk Labs application.


Shapes

Catering to all player preferences, the 003 paddle will be available in 3 iconic shapes. Epic and S2 shapes are available immediately and the Invikta shape will be made available in October, 2022.

  • Epic | Long Handle & Standard Paddle Shape: Pairing a traditional Pickleball paddle shape with a large surface area and a long handle, the Epic delivers the perfect blend of power and control. Versatile and well-rounded, the Epic paddle shape is ideal for the beginner and the seasoned pro.
  • S2 | Standard Paddle Shape with Short Handle: Featuring the largest sweet spot of all Selkirk paddle shapes, the S2 provides amplified power and reliable consistency. Its traditional shape and extra large surface area pairs with a shorter handle to offer players ultimate control on the court.
  • Invikta | Long Handle & Longest Paddle Shape (Available in October): Favored for its increased sweet spot size when compared to other elongated Pickleball paddle shapes, the Invikta is popular with intermediate to Pro player, and is the brainchild of National Pickleball Champion, Tyson McGuffin. Its elongated shape, large sweet spot, and long handle provide more power, more reach, and more spin.

 

Comparisons 

  • Labs 003 versus the Power Air: The Power Air is a power paddle with control; the 003 is a power and control paddle. If you want to become a power player and drives are an important part of your game, we recommend the Power Air. If you are a balanced player or a control player looking for more power, the 003 is the paddle to consider. With its extremely consistent sweetspot and all-around playability, the 003 is easy to transition to from any other paddle, while we advise 1-2 weeks to comfortably transition to the Power Air if you normally play with a control-oriented paddle.
  • Labs 003 versus AMPED & VANGUARD: If you are a fan of our AMPED or VANGUARD paddles, we are confident you will love the 003. The 003 will be a natural switch. The 003’s control and increased sweet spot offer an immediate performance improvement with minimal adjustment time. Simply put, the 003 has no weaknesses. You will experience similar control to the AMPED and VANGUARD, with significantly enhanced power and spin. Whereas AMPED and VANGUARD paddles have 15.88mm thick cores, the 003 is the thickest core paddle now available in Pickleball—at 20mm thick. In addition, the 003’s Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless technology and FlexFoam Perimeter are durable, increases the paddle’s sweet spot size and, combined with the innovative Air Dynamic Throat, optimizes the paddle’s aerodynamics and swing speed.

 

Specifications

003 Epic

  • Midweight Range: 7.5 – 7.8 oz.
  • Grip Circumference: 4 1/4"
  • Grip Selkirk Geo Grip
  • Handle Length: 5.25"
  • Paddle Length: 15.85
  • Paddle Width: 7.85"
  • Face: Hybrid Blend of Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
  • Core material: Polymer Honeycomb
  • Core Thickness: 20mm
  • Edge Guard: Edgeless DuraEdge
  • Manufacturer: Selkirk Sports
  • Assembled in the USA

 

003 S2

  • Midweight Range: 7.6 – 7.9 oz.
  • Grip Circumference: 4 1/4"
  • Grip: Selkirk Geo Grip
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • Paddle Length: 15.6"
  • Paddle Width: 8.25"
  • Face: Hybrid Blend of Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
  • Core material: Polymer Honeycomb
  • Core Thickness: 20mm
  • Edge Guard: Edgeless DuraEdge
  • Manufacturer: Selkirk Sports
  • Assembled in the USA

 

003 Invikta

  • Midweight Range: 7.7 – 8.1 oz.
  • Grip Circumference: 4 1/4"
  • Grip: Selkirk Geo Grip
  • Handle Length: 5.5''
  • Paddle Length: 16.4"
  • Paddle Width: 7.5''
  • Face: Hybrid Blend of Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
  • Core material: Polymer Honeycomb
  • Core Thickness: 20mm
  • Edge Guard: Edgeless DuraEdge 
  • Manufacturer: Selkirk Sports
  • Assembled in the USA

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