The New Babolat WZRD and the Selkirk lux comparaison

The New Babolat WZRD and the Selkirk lux comparaison

François Marcotte ·

So let's compare the babolat WZRD and the selkirk lux. Why do we compare those racquet it is because they are in the same category. We have two racquet that are 20mm of thickness and they are both control paddle.

So let's start with an overview of each paddle:

Babolat WZRD Pickleball Paddle


  • Weight: 8.3-8.6 oz (average 8.5 oz)
  • Core Material: 20mm Polypropylene Honeycomb
  • Surface Material: 3K Woven Carbon Fiber with RPM Grit technology
  • Paddle Shape: Shield shape for a larger sweet spot
  • Grip Size: 4"
  • Handle Length: 5"
  • Paddle Length: 15.8"
  • Paddle Width: 7.9"
  • Thickness: 20 mm
  • Construction: Uni-Body (Mono-Molded)
  • Technology: SMC Pure Feel for vibration dampening
  • USAP Approved: Yes

Ideal Player: The Babolat WZRD is designed for advanced and expert players who prioritize control, touch, and finesse over raw power. It is particularly suited for defensive players who excel in dinks, resets, and crafting strategic plays. The paddle's construction enhances spin and dwell time, making it ideal for players who want to add disguise and precision to their game

So we have a paddle that is heavy for the player so i will say that the player that like light paddle are not going to find themself confortable with this paddle and are risking injury.

Selkirk Vanguard 2.0 Lux Pickleball Paddle


  • Weight: 7.8-8.2 oz
  • Core Material: X5™ Polypropylene Honeycomb
  • Surface Material: QuadCarbon+ Face with EdgeSentry technology
  • Paddle Shape: Midweight and elongated shape for extended reach
  • Grip Size: 4.25"
  • Handle Length: 5.25"
  • Paddle Length: 16.5"
  • Paddle Width: 7.4"
  • Thickness: 16 mm
  • Technology: Pro-Spin+ for increased spin capability
  • USAP Approved: Yes

Ideal Player: The Selkirk Vanguard 2.0 Lux is tailored for players who desire a balance of power and control with an emphasis on precision. It suits intermediate to advanced players who engage in aggressive play styles but also need touch for softer shots. The elongated shape and lightweight design make it versatile for players looking to cover more ground and execute a variety of shots with both power and finesse

Here we have a paddle that is lighter, so it is going to fit more the common player. The only note with that is going to be that the fact that the paddle is lighter it is very difficult to create power and you kind a need the invikta paddle to be able to generate something.

Important note for the paddle face:

For the babolat WZRD you have a carbon face and for the selkirk one you have a paint grit face. The difference is that the spin on the carbon one is going to stay a little bit longer.

In summary, if you like an heavy paddle that is going to give you a lot of control i will go for the babolat WZRD. If you like a lighter paddle in the same category i will go for the selkirk lux.

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