Comments: Incredible difference from my old Wilson Warlock. The GB250 makes my old racquet feel like a 2lb. sledge. I was worried about the head weight of this racquet, but it feels nicely balanced to me. No vibration at all, I don't even think you need the dampener provided. A little less power than my old racquet as to be expected with a lighter racquet, but the sweet spot is so much larger. I'm not a power player anyway, so this racquet suits me much better. I love the featherweight, but am still getting used to timing my shots since my swing speed increased. I think the stock grip is nice, but will have to see how long it lasts. The look of this racquet isn't going to turn anyone's head, but I kind of appreciate not glamming it up. Seems like the durability of the frame isn't an issue, and should last a long time. I was nervous about the 18g mono, but I have about 10 hours into it and it is still going strong. Once/when/if it breaks I will be using 18g GB Multi as I am a believer in their products, and have heard very good things about the multi besides the price. Best part was the new sale price.
String type and tension: Stock
Comments: Racquet is awesome have two of them but it's not the racquet it's the person using it.
Comments: Another solid product by Gearbox! This racquet is durable and light enough for quick(er) hands and control; however, may be the reason for some of the vibration and lower power when compared to its 170g counterpart. For compensation, the grip is smaller than the listed SS (3 5/8 in) allowing the player to add power and there was no slippage problems; the head heavy balance does not hurt either. Great for the above average recreational player, but a bit pricey in my opinion.
Comments: 1st impression - rubber handle started to peel off. The racquet felt off-balance causing the racquet to roll, resulting in high shots (not low enough like I'm used to). The weight was good, but had many inconsistent shots. Power was good, but felt off-center.
Comments: This is the first time I tried these name brand racquets. I played with the GB-165 & GB-170. Both racquets are awesome !!! but I went for the GB-165 because it felt head heavier that the GB-170. Power, Control & Balance are just amazing in both of them. They are truly a great racquets overall.
Comments: I just got a hold of one of these at my club for a nice price and I have to say all the good things they say about this racquet are true. It has great accuracy, feels very stable for its light weight, and doesn't lack in the power department. I do wish the one I bought had been of the larger grip size as I usually play gloveless but it was the only one there. I did break the string on the second day but that's normal for me.
Comments: This is an amazing racquet with a plain & simple design and a lot of power & excellent control.Great product-value.I pretty happy with it. I never heard from this brand before but racquet feels very solid.
Comments: This is awesome racquet, I took me a litle while to get used to this 7 points heavy head racquet............... but once I did the results were fantastics. Now I hit the ball much harder with an amazing control & precision compared with my old Head Extreme 180. I purchased 2 of these racquets, you also must try the Gearbox gloves,very durable and has a great feel.
Comments: This is an amazing racquet; solid frame, great feel, excellent control & very powerful. One of the best racquets you can buy right now for 2008/09 models! Before I decided to buy this racquet I compared it with these new 08/09 models: Gearbox GB 250 165/170, PK KM 175, PK Quad 170, PK HC2 165, Ektelon Speedport, Ektelon O3 White, Head Amp 175, and the E-Force Command 170/175. Overall this racquet is by far a superior racquet. Very simple design but effective, I am extremely happy with it. Before you decide to buy any racquet try out this model or the GB 250 170g and you will see for yourself.
Comments: Just picked up this racquet last week. I currently have been playing with a O3 White and found the buzz a little annoying. I wanted to try something a little more head heavy without increasing the weight. This racquet hits very solid. No more string buzz. The sweet spot is not as big as the O3 White but I have not really had any problems. I am still using stock string; I feel like I get more power on my forehand, but about the same or less on my backhand (most likely my swing though), but I am still adjusting to the slightly different weight.
Comments: Awesome looking and feeling racquet. Great compnay. Hate to say that I lost a ton of MPH on the ball when switching from E-Force NXT Gen160. Maybe a different string tension would help. Everyone should at least try it, I will be sticking with the NXT Gen for now.
Comments: This one is better than last years model. Like the color, love the weight and the faster rotation. I recommend this racquet for players that want power with control as well as touch.
Comments: Great racquet! Easy to move around and lots of pop. Haven't changed the strings yet-I will be putting in 18g Gearbox Multi. Everyone should definitely demo this racquet before buying anything else.
Comments: This racquet is awesome! Great power and excellent control. Huge sweet spot & a solid head frame. Very stiff, great racquet overall.
Comments: I ordered this racquet just to try out another manufacturer racquetball company and I am very pleased with the results of how this racquet hits the ball. It's just an amazingly great racquet overall.
Comments: I demoed this racquet 2 weeks ago at the club where I play racquetball. It's a super ultra stiff racquet, I was amazed by the power zone kill and the control you can get with these racquets. My previous racquets were 3 E-force NXT Gen 175's.
Comments: This racquet is awesome! The power & control are super! I recently tested the new Gearbox GB 250 165 & 185 and both hit pretty well, better power & control. I already ordered 2 new gearbox 250 165's.
Comments: At 165G it is so fast. It is not as balanced as the 170G but I like it. I just got mine last week and I've got one strung with the Technifibre 505 and the other one I have the Ashaway PowerKill 17. The ball has a ton of spin and control with the 505 but not quite the power level. The PowerKill has great power while still having pretty good control. I like both strings, prefered Technifibre in my E-Force Lethals that I just replaced with these racquets.