customer review

Comments: I have had 2 of these 170's and the frames break very easily. I realize that RbW doesn't carry these anymore....I normally play with the Harrow 160 Connect and those racquets are awesome...never had one break or crack and I have had some wall shots that should have broke it. 
From: Gearhart, Horn Lake, MS, USA, 09/16
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: 35 Head Megablast 

Comments: Tried it for a week as a demo. It's not a bad racquet at all but didn't connect with it either. It did feel sort of hollow or "cheap"? I can see how some like it and you can do a lot worse. 
From: Tony, NJ, USA, 03/15
Skill-level: B 

Comments: Regarding durability/warranty: while I was using this racquet, I was hearing a swishing noise....kept looking for a broken string.  Finally I saw the problem...the frame totally fractured and displaced on the side. I kept playing with it  because I didn't have another racquet with me that day.  Won 3 out of 4 games. Sent it back to RbW, and they sent me a new one....Harrow deemed it a defective racquet.  No problem, no hassle. I am more than pleased with the racquet, Harrow, and RbW.
From: Bill, Myrtle Beach, SC, 09/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: factory 

Comments: Bought for XMAS.  Broken by early Spring.   Great racquet with lots of power with terrific control.  Sweet spot is high up on the racquet which took some getting used to.  A checked wall swing (I usually concede the point than hit my racquet) cracked the frame. Sent back to manufacturer 3 months ago and haven't heard a word.  Let's see if the company backs up their product. Someone commented on buying a 2nd one as a backup.  Sounds like some good advice..
From: Abdel, Tallahassee, FL, USA, 06/14
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: I have been playing with this stick since January of 2014. Tons of power and very accurate. I have since purchased a second one for a back up.             
From: Bill S., Fort Myers, FL, USA, 03/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: My student is a LPRT pro, sponsored by Harrow. She uses the Sovereign, playing or practicing 6 days a week and has not had any durability problems in a year. I have other students who use Harrow and have not had any problems.
From: Anon, 03/14

Comments: Demoing the racquet now and I love it!!! But scared to buy because of durability problems.
From: Chris, Spokane, WA, USA, 02/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: My buddy and I both tried this racket and loved playing it. It had great control and acceptable power. Problem is both of ours broke in the same place, at the throat about at the level of the dampener. Neither racket was abused. I would love to have another one, but I wouldn't pay for one again.
From: Sam, Grapevine, TX, USA, 01/14
All racquets purchased from Racquetball Warehouse have a one year manufacturer warranty against manufacturing defects. If your racquet is still under warranty you may send it to us for warranty consideration.]  

Comments: Racquet hits real good but has zero durability.  Will not be buying this racquet again
From: John, 01/14
Skill-level: A 

Comments: Trying this racquet for the first time is pretty awesome. Its feels very powerful and i totally LOVE the long teardrop shape. Best racquet i've ever tried. Totally recommend it 
From: Juan C., San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 10/13
Skill-level: B+
String type and tension: 38lb 

Comments: I'll add my voice to the chorus of praise for this racquet.  I demoed the Sovereign along with the Gearbox MX165T, 170T, and the Head Zeus.  The Sovereign was hands down my favorite of the bunch.  Such a solid feel, yet so responsive.  I've played with an Ektelon 03 White for years.  I still love that stick, but it feels a little flimsy after hitting with the Sovereign.  The Sovereign feels slightly heavier (probably due to the balance), but no less maneuverable.  So sturdy, but so alive at the same time.  And I love the handle -- long, with a wide base.  This is a special racquet.  I ordered one before I had returned the demo.    
From: Jonathan, Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA, 10/13
Skill-level: B
String-type and tension: Factory 

Comments: What a pleasant surprise this racquet was when I demoed it last week! 170g unstrung is my sweet spot, and this racquet was easy on the wrist while performing plenty of power. Thanks to its dense string pattern, control is excellent. The only reason I didn't buy it is because my two other E-force Bedlam racquets felt very similar to this, but I just might change my mind in the future. Give this puppy a try!
From: Steve, Newport News, VA, USA, 09/13
Skill-level: B+
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: I demoed this stick and loved it!!!!! It feels as light as my Toron Light. The string pattern is great, dense and the strings do not move as much as my Toron Light. The power is better than i expected. It actually weighs the same as the Toron 160!!!
From: Rich, 07/13
Skill-level: B-C
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: I now use the Sovereign 170. It is the best playing racquet I have used since I started playing with any and all brands back in 1984. Control. Power. Looks. What more could a guy want?
From: Ron, Denton, TX, USA, 04/13
Skill-level:64 B
String type and tension: factory spec

Comments: I now own the Harrow Sovereign 170. My most recent prior racquets were the E-Force Heatseeker 2.0 190 gram and Head tko 185 gram racquets.  I have also used Ektelon toron, Head Liquidmetal 170 and 190, E-Force NXT GEN 170, super dc 30, demoed Head submission 165, Scorpion 170, Gearbox 170t and 185 q.  The balance of the sovereign is better for me than all the rest I have tried. The slightly head heavy balance makes the 170 feel light for full swing but is not so easily deflected by the ball as with other light racquets. I am a 64 year old b player. I recently played with the racquet in league. I played against a,b, and c players. I served 9 aces on the c player, 6 on the b player and 7 on the A player. It is an amazing racquet.
From: Anon, 04/12

Comments: I demoed the 170 sovereign from Harrow, woody clouse is a genius, great manuverability, power, accuracy, all the shots were going down, nothing left up, very surprising power, no big technology to this frame, pick it up and try it.  Downside: Will the company be around for awhile to produce such great racquets? rating 0-10, a 11 score.
From: Scott, Placentia, CA, USA, 01/13
String type and tension: Factory Strung

Comments: Awesome racquet, demoed all three Harrows and the Sovereign is the perfect racquet for my game. Awesome control and power, able to hit pinches and splats again with this racquet after coming from the Ektelon Toron and ProKennex FM175. Most solid feel of the new racquets, I took the time to demo and play the 170G models from all companies and this was the winner for me. I encourage everybody to demo it!
From: Todd, WY, USA, 11/12
String type and tension: Tecnifibre x-one 17G

Comments: OMG!!! What a racquet! Ive been playing with the E-Force Command Power Flex 170 for 3 yrs and really liked it. Last month I tried the Ektelon Toron 170 and it was a bit heavy..then the Toron Lite. Toron lite was very good but after 3 days my elbow started hurting. So I picked up this harrow racquet...and also the Harrow 180 Spiritus. When I first saw the narrow frame on top of the racquet it was kind of a turn off....boy was I wrong!!! This 2 racquets are sooooo greatttt!!!! I just love them...the balance on this two racquets..the weight..the way the feel its awesome!!! been hitting with the 180 for a week and love it...hit with the 170 two weeks ago and loved it!! I just need to make up my mind on which one I'm gonna stick with. Now, the down size which is an easy the factory Ashaway String that comes with it...The Superkill XL...I restrung the racquet with Ashaway Superkill 17 and if feels a lot better.
From: Lorenzo, Savannah, GA, USA, 10/12
String type and tension: Ashaway SuperKill 17

Comments: I have played with Ektelon racquets for pretty much my entire playing career since I learned as a teen, some 30+ years ago. I currently play with the Ektelon EXO3 Copper. I recently did a demo of the Sovereign 170 and Connect 160 racquets. The 160 was a little light for the way I play (the EXO3 is 190g), but still both racquets were fantastic.  The power spot for these two racquets is higher on the head than most people will be use to. This provides, what I thought what I thought was an increase in power, especially in the 170. There was definitely an adjustment period for it. I played a total of 14 games in three different sessions with the two racquets and by the time that was done I had adjusted my swing and timing to accommodate the change in racquet length.  I still want to demo the Spiritus 180 because I think it might be the better racquet for my swing and give me more of the same feel that I get from the Ektelon EXO3 Copper. However, I think the three racquets are fantastic and would highly recommend anyone give them a try.
From: Andy, Denver, CO, USA, 10/12
Skill-level: BB
String type and tension: Demos were factory strung

Comments:  I have been using the Harrow Sovereign since early February.  It is the best racquet I've ever owned. It is a very dense string pattern for great control 16x22. Still it has plenty of power even at 35 lbs. Large sweet spot, long handle for leverage. Feels great in the hand. I'm completely happy I switched to this racquet, strongly encourage you to demo it.
From: Darrell, Canandaigua, NY, USA, 07/12
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: zyex 17 guage, 35lbs

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