customer review

Dunlop Disruptor One 65 (165) Racquet

Comments: I demoed this series of racquets and found them all to be quite nice, no fancy gimmicks just straight-forward solid performers.  The racquets felt comfortable in the hand, with a nice solid throat, no torsion that I noticed and, with a simple rubberband dampener, negligible vibration. Each of the racquets has a different weight and balance, so there is probably one that matches just about any player's preferences.
I compete with the PK FFT-175, so the Havoc (175) was the most comfortable weight and balance for me, coming in pretty even feel-wise.  I think the sweet spot was not quite as large as the FFT, but that could be matter of string-type and tension.  The power and control were solid. I consider the PK FFT to be one of the best racquets I've ever hit with, but the Dunlop Havoc is a good contender.
The Disruptor (165) was a bit too light for me.  A bad wrist prevents me from reaching the peak swing speeds needed for the lighter racquets, so this did not have enough natural oomph for me.  But otherwise it felt very maneuverable and quick on the court.
The Menace (185) was likewise a bit on the heavy side for me.  My wrist slows me down enough that I was lagging behind shots and unable to place them, but with time to adapt I am sure I could become comfortable with this stick.  This racquet hit with the most power out of the set for me, given my slower wrist.
All around these racquets are solid entries into the racquetball space. I would definitely consider playing Dunlop in the future.
From: Jason, Dayton, OH, USA, 02/14
Skill-level:A/elite
String type and tension: Demo 

Comments: I normally play an Ektelon Speedsport Red (170g). I found the Disruptor 165 to be a little too head-heavy for my taste.  I could feel my backhand getting weaker into the 2nd and 3rd games as the wrist grew tired of the weight.  On the positive side, these are probably the best looking graphics on the market right now.  Really wanted to like the Disruptor more.
From: Ahmed, VA, USA, 01/14
Skill-level: B/C
String type and tension: demo 

Comments: So I have have been demoing this racket (as well as the One75 and One85) for the second time for the last few days.  I played with the 165 and 175 when they first came out, but they didn't have the 185 which is my typical racket weight (Ektelon O3 Copper). Even having tried the One85 now I still like the One65 best out of this group.  In spite of the fact that a lighter racket is typically not suggested for increased control I have found this racket to provide even more control for me that my heavier Copper and the power is excellent.  I had gone with the 185 Copper because I am getting older and thought it was time to transition my game, but I find that my game might not be ready for that.  Even though I have been playing with Ektelon for almost 20 years I am planning to get one of these for myself for Christmas, and put the O3 Copper away for a while. However, I would seriously suggest different strings and grip.  The strings play like something on a recreational racket you would get at Target and the grip definitely reflects Dunlop's tennis background; it is not nearly grippy enough for the speed of racquetball.  I will put the Ektelon Vision grip on it and anything would be better strings.  With as well as this racket played with these factory limitations I can't wait to play with it when I put these upgrades on it!
From: Andy, Centennial, CO, USA, 11/13
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: Technifibre or Prince and manufacturer recommended tension 

Comments: Not only are they the best looking racquets that I have ever seen, been playing for 20 years. They hit the ---- out of the ball!!!Look out IRT, here comes this Cornhusker!!
From: Jake A., Lincoln, NB, USA, 11/13
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: Loving these racquets!
From: Linda, Dallas, TX, USA, 09/13
Skill-level: Pro
String: multi 

Comments: I have been demoing all 3 racquets in the Disruptive Series for the last week and all I can say is what great racquets! I normally play with a Gearbox 185 so I thought this racquet would be too light for me, but I was wrong.  This racquet had great power, great control and great playability from the front and back court.
From: Scott, Boise, ID, USA, 09/13
Skill-level: Open
String type and tension: Factory 




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