Gearbox MAX2 165T Neon Green Racquet
Gearbox MAX2 165T Neon Green Racquet
$219.95
+ Demo Racquet


Durability, power, and hot new graphics will help you achieve your MAX potential! The Gearbox MAX2 165T racquet features an all new Material Response System (M.R.S.) which maximizes the frame's response by adjusting the ratio of High Modulus Graphite and Higher Impact Resistant Graphite.  Weighing in around 20 grams heavier than it's MAX1 Green predecessor, this MAX2 165T Neon Green is slightly less maneuverable (because of an increased swingweight) but is more powerful due to a 8 point head-heavy balance.  Overall, this new design includes improved torsional stiffness, more power, and continues the tradition of durable frames that Gearbox is known for.  

Head Size: 106 sq. in. / 684 sq. cm.
Length: 22 inches / 56 cm
Unstrung Weight: 165g / 5.8oz
Strung Weight: 198g / 7oz
Balance: 12in. 8 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 164
Factory String: Gearbox Mono Premium 18 (black)
Composition: Graphite
Grip Type: Gearbox Smooth Wrap
Cover: Not Included
String Pattern:
14 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: N/A
Two Piece
Shared Holes: 6H,7H,1T,2T
String Tension: 25-35 pounds

Comments: There is a difference in weighting between the Max1 and Max2 though the head weight is not bad at all, it really does help with back of court shots.  The Max2 has additional power to the Max1 while still keeping the consistency of shots.  I was worried about front court play with the added head weight, though it really has not seemed to be a problem.  All in all it is a great racquet, though there is going to be an adjustment period from the Max1 to the Max2.  Though I am prefering the Max2 over the Max1 all in all.  
From: Missoula, MT, USA, 07/14
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Gearbox Multi 18g 

Comments: You can for sure tell the difference from the max 1 to the max 2 as far as the weight and the balance.  It does have a little bit stiffer frame, but hits harder and is for sure more head heavy.  It hits great, but am still breaking it in so might do a follow up review after a few weeks  
[Update 7/14] The max 2 is too head heavy now for my liking.  I'm going to have it rebalanced to the same specs as the max 1.  Everything i was hitting was going to the ground.  
From: Eric, Midwest City, OK, USA, 07/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: Stock