Ektelon 2014 ESP O3 White 170 Racquet
Ektelon 2014 ESP O3 White 170 Racquet
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Ektelon's 2014 ESP O3 White 170 Racquet is much more than just a cosmetic update! By shifting some of the weight towards the head for a new 2 point head-heavy balance, Ektelon was able to increase the power level of this model from the previous 3300 up to 3800 without increasing the overall weight of the racquet. Packed with Ektelon innovation, this stick features a combination of a large sweetspot (O3 ports), long main-strings (DPR - Double Power Ring), plus one of the most open string patterns in the game (ESP - Extreme String Pattern). Both pros and amateurs who loved the previous O3 White racquet will appreciate the powerful updates to this classic Ektelon model.


All racquets come factory strung with a wrist cord installed. Click the Specs tab for more details.

 

Unstrung Weight: 170g
Strung Weight: 188g
Strung Balance: 2 pts Head-Heavy
Strung Swingweight: 145 kg x cm² (low dynamic inertia = control)
Factory String: Prince Lightning XX 17 Red
Factory Grip: Ektelon Vision II Rubber Grip Clear
Cover: Not included by manufacturer
String Pattern:
12 Mains / 16 Crosses
Mains skip: 5H, 7H, 8H
Two Piece
No shared holes
Head Size: 106 sq. in.
Head Shape: Quadraform
Racquet Length: 22 in.
Composition: GraphitXtreme w/ Carbon Kevlar

Comments: This racquet has excellent power with no vibration transfer, however it does take some getting use to that you can feel the vibration in the handle. Overall, I would say this is an excellent racquet especially if you are prone to tennis elbow.
From: Helen, Durham, NC, USA, 04/16
Skill-level: early intermediate 

Comments: I bought this racquet a few months ago.I tried kennex,eforce x5,head x 3,harrow x 2.I always loked the harrow soverign 170, but the handles come off them.just a nail looking pin that wallows out the hole and the pin comes out.This ektelon reminds me of the harrow.But the regular string pattern gives it much more feel and control.The hex grip gives me a sure way of channging from forehand to backhand.on 1-10 scale of power with the eforce apocalypse being a 10 and this racquet being an 8, it suits my swing speed best.I am 66, b player.Use standard string.I have had it for about 20 games and it already looks like the strings are ready to break.I hope ektelon addresses this problem.
From: Ron, Denton, TX, USA, 12/15
Skill-level: senior b
String type and tension: factory 

Comments: Like the racket but the string keeps breaking bought 2  the string only lasted a month. While waiting for those get restrung bought another one only lasted a month. At least the restrung ones lasted a month and a half...lol 
From: Jefferson, San Rafael, CA, USA, 04/15
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Factory 

Comments: Great racquet!!! I'm really happy Ektelon decided to bring this one back in the large grip size :) Now if I could just find the 17g Lightning XX string in red, I would be all set...
From: Efrem C., Easton, PA, USA, 08/14
Skill-level: Open
String type and tension: Factory string and tension