Selkirk Omni 31P XO Graphite Polymer Elongated Glen Peterson Signature Design Pickleball Paddle
The elongated shape of the Omni allows intermediate to advanced players to perform advanced shots. The Omni utilizes Selkirk's Polymer PowerCoreTM and EdgeSentryTM technologies along with a Graphite face to produce a solid yet very lightweight elongated paddle. If you want a unique paddle that gives you an edge on the court, the Omni is for you.
THE OMNI STORY
This elongated paddle has been a long time in the making. There has been an arduous process to find the perfect combination of weight, width, length, balance, surface texture and feel. And then Selkirk decided to add some beauty to it! That process is now complete and Selkirk is extremely pleased to introduce to you the Omni Graphite 31P XO paddle with specs and shape designed by Glen Peterson.
THE OMNI PLAYER
You are an advanced player who always seeks the latest equipment that gets you an edge on the court. You aren’t afraid of taking risks and driving a slightly high dink into your opponents. You like a lightweight paddle that has excellent control but still allows you to put the ball away. If this sounds like you, the OMNI 31P XO paddle is for you.
THE OMNI SPECS
- PowerCoreTM: powerful, durable, and consistent polymer core
- EdgeSentryTM: lightweight, low-profile, and durable edgeguard
- Graphite Surface: lightweight, touch surface
- Printed Graphics lightweight and rough surface for spin
- Average Weight: 7.0oz – 7.3oz
- Paddle Width: 7.25”
- Paddle Height: 16.25”
- Handle Length: 4.25”
- Handle/Grip Circumference: 4.25”
THE OMNI COMMENTARY
The perfect combination of power and control makes or breaks an elongated paddle. Because of the slim design of an elongated paddle, you need a core that provides consistency and pop but also touch to control the ball. Selkirk achieves this with a Polymer PowerCoreTM combined with a Graphite surface. The OMNI has the perfect balance of power and control for an elongated paddle.
Weight matters tremendously for elongated paddles. Elongated paddles tend to be head heavy because of the extra length. This will wear on your wrist over extended play. A head heavy paddle also hinders you from quickly whipping the paddle around for a perfectly timed shot. Selkirk’s goal was to manufacture an elongated paddle in the lightweight class. They achieved an average weight of 7.1oz - 7.3oz because of their EdgeSentryTM edge guard technology which is extremely lightweight and durable. The EdgeSentryTM edgegaurd balances the Omni paddle perfectly which allows you to not just get the paddle on the ball but also to make the game-winning shot.
Is the Omni only for singles play? While it is true that elongated paddles usually are suited best for singles play, the Omni is designed to excel in both doubles and singles play. This is because the shape is slightly wider than most elongated paddles. The extra width increases the sweet spot size. In fact, the Omni allows for a couple shots that will be sure to give you an advantage in doubles. Because you have a longer reach with the Omni, you can drive a slightly high dink back into your opponents. The increased length also allows you to take advantage of angles better.
Will it take me a while to get used to the Omni? A typical elongated paddle will take you a while to get used to because the slim design requires more precision and the head heavy weight can be difficult to master. However, the Omni avoids both of these issues because it is slightly wider and lightweight (7.1oz - 7.3oz). There have been 5.0 players change to this paddle mid-tournament that love it!
Can I only use a shake hand grip with the Omni? Selkirk designed the Omni to work excellent with the shake hand grip and with the normal continental grip. The shake hand grip is the common grip in Table Tennis where you hold the paddle up high with one finger on the paddle face. The shorter grip length of the Omni allows you to use a shake hand grip comfortably. However, the grip is still long enough to use the standard continental grip, but you won't be able to do a two-handed backhand with it.
THE OMNI DESIGNER: GLEN PETERSON
Glen hails from the Great Northwest in the Seattle area, the birthplace of Pickleball. Glen began playing with his 82-year old father in 2011 at the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell, Washington. He began competing at the tournament level in 2013 and his wife, Paula, says that his addiction to pickleball has finally subsided to normal levels. His only regret is that he wished that he had started playing Pickleball in his twenties!
Glen has proven to be a fierce, yet gracious competitor on the court and has piled up some impressive wins over the last few years. In 2015, winning Gold with Scott Moore at the Tournament of Champions in Mens Doubles Legends - Open and Silver in Mens Singles Legends - Open and at Nationals VII he won Gold in Men's Singles 50+ and Bronze in Senior Open Men's Singles. In 2014 at TOC he won Gold in Senior Men's Open as well as Silver in Open Men's Singles at the 2014 Nationals VI. Glen is showing no signs of slowing down!
Glen has been a pioneer in the development of the elongated paddle concept. In the past, Glen had worked with several manufacturers trying to get that perfect combination of elements aligned into one paddle with varying degrees of success. After working closely with Selkirk Sport in getting the shape, height, length, weight and feel just right, Glen has finally found the paddle that he wants to use and even more importantly, feels comfortable putting his name on.
Selkirk Sport was the first manufacturer to offer a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. They can offer this industry-disruptive warranty because all their paddles are made in the USA with the superior materials and manufacturing processes.
Every Selkirk paddle is proudly manufactured in the United States of America. Selkirk's processing facility is in Hayden, ID, which is very close to the Coeur D'Alene Lake. Manufacturing paddles in the United States with primarily USA materials ensures premium quality. However, Selkirk Sport is committed to not only maintaining the quality of their products, but also to continually improving their paddles with the latest innovative technologies.
Selkirk Sport is a family owned and operated company which started in May of 2014. Selkirk is committed to excellence in their products, customer service, employees, and sponsored players. Selkirk's mission is to give back to the Pickleball community and help grow this amazing sport!
Selkirk Sport offers a wide range of paddles that cater to different levels, styles of play, and individual preferences.
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