Ektelon O3 Blue II 180 Racquet
Ektelon O3 Blue II 180 Racquet

You'll be hitting winners till you're blue in the face with the Ektelon O3 Blue II 180 Racquet.  One of the more widely used frames since its inception, the O3 Blue really packs a punch.  At 225g strung, you can let this frame supply most of the power, and if you were worried about the maneuverability, the relatively even balance will help you to wield this weapon.  A very popular frame among beginner and intermediate players, the technology outfitted in the racquet has stood the test of time. The O ports help you to increase your swing speed, and the triple threat materials help maintain torsional stability and add strength to the frame.  If you're looking for a frame that you can take up the ranks, your search is over.

Head Size: 106 sq. in. / 684 sq. cm.
Length: 22 inches / 56 cm
Unstrung Weight: 180g / 6.5oz
Strung Weight: 225.4g / 8oz
Balance: 11.25in. 2 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 162
Factory String: Ektelon Synthetic Gut
Composition: Graphite
Grip Type: Ektelon Maxtac Grip
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7H,9H,10H,11H
Two Piece
Shared Holes: 5H,6H
String Tension: 25-35 pounds

Comments: This is the first racquet I have purchased.  I play 5 times a week and it has held up perfectly.  My power significantly increased and allowed me to start beating the guys that introduced me to the game.  I really like the balance compared to the sticks I demoed.
From: Brent, Leavenworth, KS, USA, 03/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: Great racquet especially for the price.  It's light but generates great power.  No vibration or flexing of the racquet at all.  The factory grip is excellent and my hands sweat!  One issue that does seem to haunt the O3 line - breakage.  I am hard on my racquets so I didn't give this much thought when mine broke but I then started reading reviews on other sites and this line has more then its fair share of breaks.
From: Dan, Chicago, IL, USA, 02/14
String type and tension: Factory installed