The Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle is the latest and best paddle to be added to the Engage Pickleball range. In fact, after it’s introduction early this year, the Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle has already caught the attention of top pro player’s like Brian Staub and Gigi LeMaster who use the Engage Encore 6.0 in their tournament play. The Encore 6.0 features Engage’s FiberTEK skin which promotes maximum spin and forgiveness during miss-hits, while the paddle’s core is made from Engage Pickleball’s ControlPro Polymer technology. Both elements of the Encore 6.0 have been carefully thought out together to provide players with more power, without reducing the size and effectiveness of the sweet-spot.
Many top players complain that thicker pickleball paddles reduce the touch and effectiveness in the sweet-spot. While many pickleball paddles have increased thickness to substantially increase power, few have been able to combine this power increase with better control in the paddle. That is what Engage has looked to fix with the Encore 6.0. Encore themselves have admitted that they delayed the launch of their first ‘Thick Core’ paddle because they were adamant that they had to get it right. In doing so, they have created a pickleball paddle that has a soft touch, increased balance and excellent abilities to kill fast shots made by opponents.
Check out our Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle review to find out everything you need to know about the Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle before you buy.
Paddle Face & Edge Guard
The Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle face utilizes Engage’s FiberTek paddle skin. The FiberTek skin is built to provide maximum forgiveness in the paddle, while also giving you great ability to spin the pickleball. What’s more, the Encore 6.0’s paddle face benefits from special Core & Skin dimensioning carried out by Engage that helps the paddle face to increase power, while distributing vibration throughout the paddle. These enhancements create a much smoother and better touch in the paddle, which combines with the sweet-spot to give you a better all-round feel.
The Encore 6.0’s paddle face measures 8.125″ across the paddle face. This wide-bodied design gives you tones of room on the paddle face to make winning shots, while the Core & Skin dimensioning further helps to reduce vibration in the paddle if you do make a off-center shot.
At the core of the Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle sits Engage’s ControlPro Polymer core. Including Vibration Control Technology and built with increased thickness, the Engage Encore 6.0 is Engage’s first ‘Thick Core’ pickleball paddle. Engage has spent a lot of time designing and developing their Core & Skin Dimensioning to give you a brilliant mix of power and control when using the Encore 6.0. Not only this but the ControlPro Polymer core includes Vibration Control Technology which helps to distribute the forces surrounding ball-impact throughout the pickleball paddle. Not only does this help provide a smoother, more controlled contact with the ball, but it reduces the impact of tennis elbow.
Dimensions & Weight
The Engage Encore 6.0 comes in a variety of different options, making it a very diverse pickleball paddle. Firstly, you can pick up the Encore 6.0 in either a medium weight or lightweight option. The LITE version of the Encore 6.0 weighs between 7.5 – 7.8 ounces, while the standard (medium weight) option weighs between 7.9 – 8.3 ounces. Depending on your preference, pick the weight option to suit your game. While you will get more power out of the medium weight Encore 6.0, the LITE option is quicker and easier to move with.
When it comes to the dimensions of the Encore 6.0, there are also some other great options. Firstly, you can get the standard sized Encore 6.0 which measures 15.5″ long and 8.125″ across the paddle face. This is a similar paddle size to popular competitor paddles like the Selkirk S2 or the Onix Outbreak. However, you can also pick up the Encore 6.0 in an elongated option with a wide face, or an even longer option that features a sleek paddle face like the Selkirk AMPED INVIKTA. See below size options:
- Encore 6.0 (15.5″ x 8.125″) – shorter paddle size but epic maneuverability and low center of balance
- Encore EX 6.0 (16″ x 8″) – great balance between elongated shape, with wide paddle face
- Encore MX 6.0 (16.5″ x 7.5″) – elongated pickleball paddle shape with extended grip – built for more power, reach and spin
Regardless of which shape and the weight you decide on, the Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle is packed full of the same leading technology and benefits.
Handle & Grip
The Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle has a 5″ handle length, giving you great feel and plenty of space on the handle for two-handed backhands. The Encore MX 6.0 and the Encore EX 6.0 have an elongated 6″ paddle handle which helps to provide more leverage and reach in combination with the longer paddle face. There are also two grip circumference options when buying the Encore 6.0. Firstly you can opt for a standard 4 3/8″ grip or a thin 4 1/8″ grip. Only you will know which grip circumference is right for your game, but it;’s great to know there is so much flexibility when it comes to the ENcore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle.
Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle Review Summary
It’s easy to sum up the Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle. Firstly, the Encore 6.0 paddle is a brilliant pickleball paddle suitable for anyone looking to level-up their pickleball game. Whether you are a beginner or elite-level pro, the Encore 6.0 will give you better consistency in your game, as well as the opportunity to play more powerful, controlled shots. As Engage’s first ‘Thick Core’ paddle, the Encore 6.0 includes some of Engage’s latest and best technology, as well as the flexibility to cater the dimensions of the paddle around your game. Already used by some of the top pro players in the game, we have absolutely no doubt about recommending the Engage Encore 6.0 to you as one of the best paddles on the market. Available in five great color options, the paddle also looks great on-court.
Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle
The Engage Encore 6.0 Pickleball Paddle is the latest and best pickleball paddle in the Engage range. Available in a number of brilliant paddle dimensions, the Encore 6.0 is a 'Thick Core' paddle that provides power, spin and control.
- Used By Top Pro-Players Like Brian Staub & Gigi LeMaster
- Core & Skin Dimensioning Provide Epic Balance & Feel In the Paddle
- Thick Core helps Provide Power & Control
- FiberTek Skin Adds Forgiveness & Maximum Spin