+ Demo Racquet

#Itsbeast and you'll know it from your first swing of the Gearbox MAX1 165Q! This fiery new stick is the latest and greatest creation and is the most playable racquet to join the GB family. New Solid Head Power Technology now extends to 45% of the frame, which compresses graphite creating a concave head shape, doubling the wall thickness and durability without adding material or weight. Also new to the MAX1 line, Power Bevels that increase string bed deflection to maximize energy into the ball, and the largest sweet-spot of any Gearbox racquet. Durability, power, and a hot new look will definitely help you achieve your MAX potential! 

Head Size: 106 sq. in. / 684 sq. cm.
Length: 22 inches / 56 cm
Unstrung Weight: 165 / 5.8oz
Strung Weight: 178.1 / 6.28oz
Balance: 11.875in. 7 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 146
Factory String: Gearbox Mono Premium Black 18
Composition: Graphite
Grip Type: Gearbox Smooth Wrap
Cover: Not Included
String Pattern:
14 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: N/A
One Piece
Shared Holes: 1T,2T,4T,6H,7H
String Tension: 25-35 pounds

Comments: Demoed this, the Invasion x, the FFt175, the new RG toron, and I own the Ares 175. the Gearbox allows me to put a lot of power behind the ball, but also allows me to place my touch shots, it has superior feel in both of these areas, compared to other racquets. It is so maneuverable and easy to control. This will be my choice
From: Joe, Logan, UT, USA, 03/14
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: A little more power than the solid.  I hit this racquet about 5mph faster than my solid.  But feel is the same.  I switched to gearbox from eforce 5 years ago.  Superior rackets by far. 
From: KC, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 01/14
Skill-level: Open
String type and tension: E-Force Oxygen 17g 33 lbs 

Comments: Contrary to Mr. Jim M., the 2013-2014 models DO have some upgrades and DO generate more power. Slight head heavy from last years but not much. In the end it's about power for me.
From: James, TX, USA, 06/13
String type and tension: Gearbox Multi 18g/30lbs

Comments: Plays like a dream. I've played with a lot of gearbox racquets, specifically the Solid 1.0 series and I must say this one tops them all. The 165 Orange offers such great speed and power. It's pretty similar to the Solid series but the frame feels so much more comfortable. If you're looking for a new frame that specializes in front court play, look no further. I may buy two...
From: Scott, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, 06/13
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Liquid 17 strung at 34-35 lbs.

Comments: Like the other models I have mostly noticed they have a different paint job and not much difference in technology. They work best with Ashaway and reduce vibration.
From: Jim M., Temecula, CA, USA, 05/13
Skill-level: Open
String type and tension: Ashaway 17 zyex