Racquetball Learning Center

Racquet Technologies

listed by manufacturer

  • Dunlop Technologies
  • E-Force Technologies
  • Ektelon Technologies
  • Gearbox Technologies
  • Head Technologies
  • ProKennex Technologies
  • Wilson Technologies

AeroSkin Cx

AeroSkin Cx

36% Reduced aerodynamic drag = Greater racquet head speed for more power

Dunlop has taken the concept of low drag surface texturing to a new level. Inspired by the textured skin of sharks and engineered in a wind tunnel, AeroSkin Cx smoothÕs turbulent air and reduces drag by up to 36% to provide greater racquet head speed for more penetrative shot making.

Available Racquets

BioFibre

BioFibre

18% Reduced shock on ball impact = Greater comfort, feel and control

Stronger than steel and lighter than carbon, Dunlop has extracted the stem fibres from plants and woven them into the shaft portion of the racquet. On ball impact this natural fibrous structure actively filters shockwaves by 18% to provide a cleaner more solid hit than conventional all composite construction.

Available Racquets

MoS2 Grommets

MoS2 Grommets

27% Reduced string friction; 40% increased abrasion resistance = Greater power and durability

Inspired by the wear resistant self lubricating properties of snake skin, Dunlop has engineered a revolutionary new polymer featuring a microscopic lubricant MoS2. This increases grommet durability by 40% and reduces string friction by 27% delivering more string movement for enhanced power

Available Racquets

CxMax Technology

CxMax Technology

Aerodynamic profile throughout the racquet hoop inspired by the wing structure of birds of prey to reduce drag versus traditional box shaped profiles for enhanced racquet head speed. Concave geometry at the top of head gives added main string length helps generate maximum power.

Available Racquets

Pentagonal Geometry

Pentagonal Geometry

The shaft portion of the racquet has been engineered to a 5 sided cross section which results in enhanced racquet stiffness and power and also minimises torsional twist for increased levels of control.

Available Racquets

Power Boosters

Power Boosters

Stabilizing tubes create a solid stringbed for added stability over the entire hitting surface. Increased power HIgher Performance More power on off-center hits. Increased shot accuracy and ball control

Available Racquets

Powerhouse Shaft

Powerhouse Shaft

Solid feel with less vibration, more stability/control Frame mass moved to point of impact-more power More whip and power

Available Racquets

Recoil Power Edge

Recoil Power Edge

Increases stiffness for blasting power in hitting zone. Stabilizes frame for a solid feel Allows longest possible cross-strings for increased stringbed deflection and power

Available Racquets

Extreme Longstring

Extreme Longstring

All mains and crosses extend in free space from head through handle to the outside edges of the frame. Increased stringbed deflection Max power

Available Racquets

Dual Cylinder Construction

Dual Cylinder Construction

Frame made from two graphite tubes with stabilizer bridge All crosses anchored at outside edge of frame for added length and power.

Available Racquets

By-Pass Stringing System

By-Pass Stringing System

Power and livelier ball response. Mainstrings skip every two holes. The ball does not directly strike two mainstrings at once.

Available Racquets

Zero Richter Tubes

Zero Richter Tubes

String vibration is massively reduced. Mainstrings are enclosed in 84" of vibration-dampening tubes hidden in the handle

Available Racquets

Launchpad Technology

Launchpad Technology

Maximizes power and eliminates unnecessary, deflection-limiting cross-strings in racquet throat. Increases stringbed deflection.

Available Racquets

Fiber Alignment Tech (FAT) Zones

Fiber Alignment Tech (FAT) Zones

More strength and power in racquet head. Pushes out and aligns fibers in high-stress curved areas of frame.

Available Racquets

Total Carbon Head

Total Carbon Head

Adds stiffness, durability and power. Paint and non-structural materials replaced with additional carbon graphite.

Available Racquets

Monster String Hole Technology

Monster String Hole Technology

Extra-large 2.54 sq. cm holes allow both main and cross-strings to be anchored on the outside of the frame. More stringbed deflection and power.

Available Racquets

Full Motion Strings

Full Motion Strings

Center mains and crosses move unrestricted in free space and do not touch the frame's inside edge. Stringbed is liveler and power and deflection are increased.

Available Racquets

Longstring Power Corners

Longstring Power Corners

Concave corners in upper frame extend the length of mains and cross-strings. Stringbed deflection at the head of the racquet is increased for more power.

Compression Technology

Compression Technology

30% thinner frame sharpe with super-thick frame walls. Faster swing speed, more power, and maneuverability, and armor-like durability

Longstring

Longstring

Eight center mains extend in free space from the head of the frame through the handle for increased stringbed deflection and power.

Available Racquets

Power Trac Frame

Power Trac Frame

Twisting and distortion are reduced. More energy is transferred to the ball for more power. Better feel at impact.

Available Racquets

Wishbone Frame

Wishbone Frame

Three-part fin system stiffens frame in throat. Improves control and durability by eliminating twist and torque.

Available Racquets

EXO3 Ports

EXO3 Ports

The exo skeletal structure that suspends the string bed from the frame, creating a virtual head size that is 10% larger, while expanding the sweet spot up to 51% for ultimate power. In addition, frame vibration is reduced by up to 63%.

Available Racquets

EXO3 Energy Bridge Inserts

EXO3 Energy Bridge Inserts

These extra bridges allow you to customize the weight and balance of your frame, putting you in total control of making the right racquet selection for your game.

Available Racquets

DPR

DPR

Longer main strings for ultimate power. Main strings wrap around two Power Rings in the throat maximizing main string length for greater power. Grommetless throat increases frame durability and stiffness.

Available Racquets

Speedports

Speedports

Ektelon replaced traditional pin-sized string holes with revolutionary giant O-ports, providing total string freedom for a livelier response across the entire string bed. This increases the sweet spot, creating a Sweet Zone, which means ultimate power on every shot!

O-Ports

O-Ports

O-ports reduce aerodynamic drag, creating a fast and maneuverable frame with a lightweight feel for accelerated swing speeds enabling players to reach more shots and rip more winners than ever before. Ektelon replaced traditional pin-sized string holes with revolutionary giant O-ports, providing total string freedom for a livelier response across the entire string bed. This increases the sweet spot, creating a Sweet Zone, which means ultimate power on every shot!

Available Racquets

Power Plugs

Power Plugs

Inserting Power Plugs into the O-Ports of the frame adds extra weight in key locations. This changes the weight, balance, and stability of the frame. Greater power can be achieved by adding weight.

Power Scoop

Power Scoop

A concave "scooped" shaft absorbs more wall and floor impacts, providing greater comfort and durability with full-frame stiffness for maximum striking power.

Available Racquets

Air Comfort Handle

Air Comfort Handle

Four air filled quadrants that move independently for MORE shock absorption and grip ventilation. The red cross dampener quiets frame vibrations for MORE control.

Available Racquets

Power Fan

Power Fan

Innovative racquet design features increased string length and a unique string pattern that's more open at the sweet spot. The patented Double Barrel Grommet system reduces frame holes for maximum stiffness and strength.

Power Ring 8

Power Ring 8

The evolution of Power Ring continues with Power Ring 8. By developing a throat area with 8 Power Rings, each main string wraps around it's own independent Power Ring. This allows maximum string resiliency, ultimate shot control and re-stringing is a breeze!

Available Racquets

Power Ring Technology

Power Ring Technology

An inverted "ring" in the throat of the frame creates longer main strings of uniform length for enhanced power across the entire string bed. Grommet-less throat increases frame durability and stiffness.

Available Racquets

f3 Stabilizer

f3 Stabilizer

Optimal weight distribution system provides perfect balance for maximum stability and sweet spot.

Triple Threat w/Tungsten

Triple Threat w/Tungsten

Woven titanium, copper, and carbon is placed in three critical racquet locations: 10 o'clock, 2 o'clock and at the bottom of the handle. A larger sweet spot is created in every direction. Arm shock is reduced. Power and control are increased, and stability is optimized. With the addition of Tungsten, the racquet is benefitted with precision weight distribution as well as providing a better feel without the addition of weight.

Available Racquets

MRS Technology (Material Response System)

MRS Technology (Material Response System)

Gearbox is at the forefront of Graphite Design and Engineering. Exceptional racquet technology not only requires the use of high modulus and medium graphite materials, it also demands that these materials be used in the proper combination and at the optimal angles to achieve extraordinary racquet construction. MAX2 features GearboxÕs New M.R.S. Technology. By methodically adjusting the ratio of High Modulus Graphite and Higher Impact Resistant Graphite, Gearbox maximizes the frameÕs response giving the MAX2 More Power, Improved Balance and Durability. In addition, the MAX2 features a re-engineered lay-up design optimizing the fiber angles in key areas of the racquetÕs structure. This improves bending and torsional stiffness of the frame, which in turn, maximizes the impact response.

Available Racquets

Solid Head Power Technology

Solid Head Power Technology

Solid Head Technology is achieved by compressing graphite, creating a concave shape to the upper portion of the racquet head effectively doubling the wall thickness without having to add material. This concave shape and doubled wall thickness significantly increases power, rigidity and strength, all while keeping your racquet light and maneuverable. The MAX2 is the most Powerful and Durable racquet designed by Gearbox!

The MAX2 Solid Head Technology now extends to cover 45% of the frame. The compressed material starts at the top of the racquet and extends further down the sides creating a super strong concave shape for exceptional power. MAX2's compressed concave frame provides a slim aerodynamic profile at the top of the racquet where velocity is greatest, resulting in less wind resistance allowing faster swing speeds and ultimately more power. MAX2 concave design enlarges the hitting surface area without increasing racquet size giving maximum control for center and off center shots.

Available Racquets

Power Bevels

Power Bevels

All string holes now feature a cone-like bevel, molded into the inside graphite wall adding strength and rigidity to the frame. Power Bevels increase string bed deflection to the maximum possible distance resulting in more energy returned to the ball for superior power and control. Power Bevels improve shot accuracy by reducing torsion.

Available Racquets

Maximized Sweet Spot

Maximized Sweet Spot

MAX2 features the largest Sweet Spot ever designed by Gearbox. MAX2Õs larger 107 square inch String Bed maximizes string deflection and increases the Sweet Spot by 20% for more Power. MAX2Õs Concave Shape and Power Bevels create the largest string bed possible for its dimensions to improve shot accuracy and maintaining racquet control.

Available Racquets

Displacement Channels

Displacement Channels

Parallel ridges run the length of the Solid Graphite Head improving in-plane frame stiffness and reducing deformation. More energy is returned to the ball for superior power and accuracy. Impact energy is channeled downward and away, to protect weakened areas caused by drilled string holes in the frame structure. Displacement Channels strengthen racquet structure and improve durability.

Available Racquets

Power String Bed

Power String Bed

Unique Power String Bed is designed to accommodate the use of thinner gauge string, which is ideal for improved Power, Control and overall performance. Wide string space around the frame's edge lessens friction and allows more stretch for increased Power. Dense String Pattern design provides additional string support at Sweet Spot to improve ball contact for exceptional control.

Available Racquets

Graphene

Graphene

Graphene is an ultra-light and ultra-strong substance which is 200 times stronger than steel. Head places Graphene in the shaft so that weight can be redistributed to more functionally relevant areas of the handle and tip. This unique construction provides players with increased swingweight for more power with less effort.

Available Racquets

Innegra

Innegra

Innegra is the world's lightest high performance fiber. Its extreme toughness together with Head's advanced carbon composite technology leads to an ultra tough hybrid composite.
This Head Innegra hybrid-composite structure is integrated into the racquet for shock absorption and improved stability. As a result vibrations are reduced by up to 17% on ball impact for improved control and precision -- protecting the player from the forces of a ball impact. On top of this, Head's new hybrid-composite structure with the ultra tough Innegra fiber considerably extends the performance of a Head racquet. With Innegra, racquets remain in perfect condition without losing any performance properties.

Available Racquets

YouTek

YouTek

YouTekª combines superior technologies to perfectly match your individual needs. Whether your game is aggressive and adventurous or consistent and smooth, YouTekª enhances your performance and brings out the best in you.

Available Racquets

d3o

d3o

D3O changes its behavior under dynamic loading/impact. It exhibits two different mechanical states (stiff or soft) under different impact rates or forces. On powerful, aggressive shots, the smart molecules lock together within nano seconds to dramatically increase its stiffness for maximum power. In its relaxed state, it absorbs impact to provide softer touch and better feel.

Available Racquets

Corrugated Technology

Corrugated Technology

HEAD's Corrugated Technology is a revolutionary new throat design that optimizes power. Corrugated rails are incorporated into the throat of the racquet creating up to 12% more stiffness than conventional racquet design resulting in explosive power on every shot.

Available Racquets

Inner Grommet System 2

Inner Grommet System 2

The next generation of Head's revolutionary Inner Grommet System technology. Each tube is now lined with Teflon, a friction reducing polymer allowing the strings to slide through the IGS tubes with nearly no friction. This results in maximum energy transfer, which increases power on every shot.

Available Racquets

Aramid Bumper

Aramid Bumper

Ultra strong aramid fibers are integrated into the bumper material. The molecules of those fibers strengthen the chemical bond increasing the durability of the racquet head by up to 17%.

Available Racquets

Dual Power Construction

Dual Power Construction

HEAD's new DPC technology incorporates a tapered beam design that puts more mass in the head and throat areas of the racquet. This increases stability and delivers incredible power on every shot.

Available Racquets

Metallix

Metallix

Unchain the Power with Metallixª, a specially developed matrix of carbon fibers and a new crystalline metal alloy with a grain-size 1,000 times smaller than conventional metal.

Available Racquets

Flexpoint

Flexpoint

Two precisely engineered holes, strategically positioned in the center of the racquets sweetspots, are coupled with innovative dimples that work together to create a powerful flexpoint that is activated every time you hit the ball. As the ball impacts the stringbed HEAD's patented Flexpoint PWR goes to work creating a "cupping" effect that delivers power and perfomance benefits never seen before in the sport of racquetball.

Available Racquets

Liquidmetal

Liquidmetal

The Liquidmetal material is applied to four strategic areas of the racquet's head and is the only material that utilizes all the energy your swing generates. Due to its liquid atomic structure, no energy is lost on ball impact. The secret of Liquidmetal's performance is its liquid atomic structure. Compared to conventional metals, it offers advantages that are far beyond today's racquet technology.

Available Racquets

Intelligence

Intelligence

Smarter racquet. Better game. Head's revolutionary material, intellifibers, are created from piezoelectric material. Head intellifibers are stategically placed in the throat of the racquet. Upon ball impact, Head intellifibers transform the mechanical energy from the ball impact into an electrical response in less than a milisecond. The intellifibers stiffen and reduce bending in the throat area of the racquet, which creates incredible power. Since electrical energy does not create vibration, 20% of racquet vibration is eliminated upon ball impact for ultimate comfort.

Available Racquets

Megablast Technology

Megablast Technology

The world's first stringbed energy return system! A specially formulated super thermo-polymer material called Head Energy is placed under the bumper guard and grommet area, effectively suspending the entire stringbed. Upon ball impact and deflection of the stringbed, the revolutionary Head Energy material explodes back to its original shape, creating an incredible "trampoline effect" for unprecedented ball acceleration.

Dura Zone

Dura Zone

HEAD engineers have eliminated 33% of the grommet holes in the head of the racquet by developing innovative shared ports. In addition, Power Channels have been lowered deeper into the throat of the racquet increasing the length of each main string for more power.

Available Racquets

Total Sweetspot Construction

Total Sweetspot Construction

Through Head's innovative corrugated structure, Total Sweetspot Construction increases torsional stability in the racquet head. This extends the sweetspot throughout the entire racquet head, resulting in ultimate control.

Available Racquets

IGS - Inner Grommet System

IGS - Inner Grommet System

Individual tubes pass through the frame eliminating exterior grommet holes. This results in unprecedented POWER, DURABILITY and COMFORT. Frame integrity is maximized by eliminating exterior grommet holes. IGS's Solid frame construction provides optimal stiffness for maximum power and feel. HEAD ENERGY material provides explosive string bed response on every shot.

Available Racquets

FFT Force Flow Technology

FFT Force Flow Technology

Force Flow Technology utilizes a unique throat design to help stiffen the racquet and redirect lost energy back into the stringbed of the racquet. This both minimizes vibration and maximizes power potential.

Available Racquets

Ionic - Advanced Kinetics

Ionic - Advanced Kinetics

Ionic is a remarkable inelastic composition of ionizing carbon structures used as a coating for the Kinetic mass and chambers, creating a completely clean and unique feel of pure atomic energy. Basically, it maximizes the efficiency of the Kinetic technology by removing static friction from the equation.

Available Racquets

Kinetic

Kinetic

1. As you swing the racquet forward, microbearings load to the back of the 100 precision-engineered chambers integrated into the frame

2. As the racquet impacts the ball, the loaded bearings explode forward to the front of the chamber transferring the resulting kinetic energy into the ball

3. After impact, a shock wave is released into the string bed from the ball and is immediately absorbed into the kinetic chambers around the racquet frame almost eliminating vibration to the arm

Available Racquets

Spiral Tech Carbon

Spiral Tech Carbon

The racquets of ProKennex are made of Spiral Tech Carbon, a unique space age blend of treated Spiral Tech Graphite and High Modulus Graphite, combined with Nano Epoxy. Spiral Graphite has exceptional dampening qualities to maximize playability while High Modulus Graphite delivers the needed strength and power.

Available Racquets

String Suspension Technology

String Suspension Technology

This unique grommet designs suspends the strings away from the frame, reducing focused stress at the grommets and allowing for increased string movement. The result is improved stringbed feel and more pop off of the racquet.

Available Racquets

BLX

BLX

Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance. Wilson's new technology, BLX, has used these basalt fibers and woven them longitudinally with [K]arophite Black to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry. With basalt, a smoother signal reaches the hand. BLX technology delivers clean feedback and better sensation for the PERFECT FEEL.

Available Racquets

Articulated Grommet Technology

Articulated Grommet Technology

Articulated Grommet Technology allows an extraordinary 76¼ string movement for maximum sweet spot.

Control Base

Control Base

An innovative design in the hoop of the frame, creating an extremely stable racquet allowing for more control.

Power Strings

Power Strings

Wilson's Power String Technology takes advantage of the space in the handle of the racquet allowing the strings to be as long as possible. The longer strings allows for a larger sweetspot and 15% more power.

Available Racquets

Linear Geometry

Linear Geometry

New frame technology providing up to 35% more overall stability compared to a classic beam construction.**

Power Holes

Power Holes

Bigger holes allowing 26 degree string movement for a bigger sweet spot.

Available Racquets