E-Force Bedlam 170 Lite Racquet
E-Force Bedlam 170 Lite Racquet

A long time classic and best seller, the E-Force Bedlam 170 Lite has the design and technologies to compete with the pro-level sticks and specs that can accommodate a wide range of players.  This racquet is all about the power of three's with its Tri-Tear headshape and Tri-Carbon frame design, which combine to give you a hard-hitting frame with a nice touch of control.  Additional E-Force technologies include the 22" Longstring and Bypass stringing system, which at this price point make for a real steal. Cosmetics have been updated for the 2014-2015 season.

Head Size: 108 sq. in.
Length: 22 in.
Unstrung Weight: 170g
Strung Weight: 203g
Strung Balance: 3 pts Head Heavy
Strung Swingweight: 151
Factory String: E-Force Platinum 16
Composition: Graphite (Tri-Carbon)
Grip Type: E-Force Resin
String Pattern:
14 Mains / 22 Crosses
Mains skip: 7H
One Piece
Shared Holes: 5H,6H,8H
String Tension: 28-32 pounds

Comments: This racquet is not well made.  My first one began to bend after having it for 4 months. I called E-Force and they sent me another Bedlam for free since the frame of the racquet has a 12 month warranty.  The new one began to bend in just 3 weeks.  Don't buy this racquet because you won't own it for long.
From: Dave, Chelmsford, MA, USA, 08/14
Skill-level: B 

Comments: This racquet is absolute garbage!! It looks good, but when you get into racquetball warfare (hitting the wall or any other light contact this racket will crumble! I have broken three (3)! It is a very fragile racket! Do not get me wrong I am a  long time E-Force guy and am very happy with my Heat seekers, and my other Bedlam (older versions) rackets. The material that it is made of is terrible! Do not waste your $
From: Bradley, Bullhead City, AZ, USA, 02/14
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: I switched to E-force from Ektelon and have had this racquet for under six months and it broke up at the top. I purchased  the same racquet and it broke within 3 months and at the same place. Not as thrilled with the frame but it delivered a nice shot. will look for another racquet.
From: Christal M., Bluffdale, UT, USA, 02/14
Skill-level: Open
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: I just started playing with one of these. My Invasion 175 met the wall one too many times and I didn't feel liking dropping another 220 bucks.  So far I can say that I don't really like this racquet. I've had all E-Force's for the past 2 years but this one has a lot of vibration and not nearly the power.  I'm sure in part it's due to going from 175 to 170 but it feels like its more than that.  I did put on a python grip as I always do. I'll put a dampener on it and I'm sure it'll break in a few months. Bottom line is make sure you try before you buy one of these. 
From: Steve, Portland, OR, USA, 08/13
Skill-level: A
String type and tension:  factory

Comments: I have the older version when there were no tubes. Never liked the racquet but the racquet I play with broke so I decided I would use this one. I put a rubber grip on this one because the grip was to small for my hands. I also put a ektelon dampener on it because the vibration was ridiculous. I played today with it and I actually like it more than my ektelon that broke. I think with a better grip and a dampener the racquet is awesome. so far. 
From: Chris B., 04/12
Skill-level: c
String type and tension: factory

Comments: I've been playing with this racquet for about six months. Love the racquet, but as some others have said, I feel a lot of vibration, especially in off-center shots. I haven't had any problems with string or frame durability. The grip is worn out, so I'll need to replace that. Good racquet.
From: Brad, ID, USA, 10/11
Skill-level: C
String type and tension: Platinum 16 gauge, 32lbs

Comments: I've had this racquet for about 5 or 6 years and have never had any problems with it.  The only reason I'm getting a new one is because the frame cracked slightly near the top.  I've won a lot of tournaments with this racquet!   
From: Chris, MI, USA, 03/11

Comments:  I bought this racquet and after hitting the ball like 5 times I broke the center string.  Seems like a nice racquet but I will agree with others that you can feel the vibration.
From: Jason, WA, USA, 11/10
Skill-level: Intermediate
String type and tension: stock

Comments: The standard string is weakly strung and I believe that is keeping me from "feeling" the power.  I am disappointed at best, wish I had gotten a heavier racquet, I feel the loss compared to my older one.
From: Doug, Olympia, WA, USA, 11/10

Comments:  I've been playing with this racquet for a couple of months now and my game has improved partially because of the feel of the racquet. It's light but the head heavy feel generates a ton of power. You will need a good vibration dampener though. I added a head tennis racquet dampener and it completely eliminated this problem. This racquet is also very durable. Awesome value and I'll likely purchase another as back up.
From: Craig, IN, USA, 05/10
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: E-Force Platinum @ 30lbs.

Comments: I've played with this racquet for 8 games and I have already snapped a string. Really like the performance it presents but upset on the quality. Can't believe I'm paying for a restringing already.
From: Brian, NJ, USA, 03/10
Skill-level: Intermediate
String type and tension: stock

Comments: Just bought this racquet and it is great. Kill shots, control, and the feel are great. I may buy another one as back up  
From: c.w.d., USA, 01/10

Comments: I really like this racquet it was nice and lite
From: Mike, Springfield, MA, USA, 10/11
Skill-level: THE BEST

Comments: Great racquet...very light great control and feel...i plan on getting another one after the one i have wears out...
From: Nate, Fredrick, MD, USA, 10/11