Ektelon O3 RG 165 Racquet
Ektelon O3 RG 165 Racquet
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Ektelon, along with one of the most prominent figures in racquetball teamed up to bring you this great frame.  The Ektelon O3 Ruben Gonzales racquet features a lightweight frame and thin beam design, which gives it amazing maneuverability and ball control.  Changes to the 2011 model include the new graphite bonding process to give this racquet the strength of its namesake.  The frame still features Ektelon's Total Racquet Customization technology, which makes customizing the weight and balance of this stick effortless when you purchase the custom weight inserts.

 

Head Size: 106 sq. in.
Length: 22 in.
Unstrung Weight: 165g
Strung Weight: 190g
Strung Balance: 1 pts Head Heavy
Strung Swingweight: 136
Factory String: Ektelon Lightning XX 16
Composition: Graphite
Grip Type: Ektelon Maxtack wrap
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 5H,7H,9H,10H,12H,13H,14H
Two Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 26-34 lbs
Ektelon Power Level: 3100

Comments: I"ve had this racquet for two years and play 5 times a week. I"ve yet to even put a crack in my frame like others have mentioned, but I'm not a heavy wall banger either.This racquet is great because it provides amazing power and a lot of control. Keep in mind though the power is recquired by you to have a nice full swing.This racquet is highly recommened for those who play upfront who have reflexes and can chase the ball around the court with its lightweight.
From: Michael, Edinburg, TX, USA, 03/15
Skill-level: B+
String type and tension: Megablast/ 32 

Comments: This racquet hits very well. Lots of power. Good control. Has a major design flaw. Lack of good grommets on side holes supplying sweet spot will allow the strings to drive into the frame of the racquet and break the frame at this point. It also results in a broken string at this point. I have seen 2 racquets from Ektelon break in the exact same spot in only 2-3 month span. If you are looking for a durable, well designed frame that will keep you on the court, look elsewhere and consider looking for grommets at all string/frame interfaces. 
From: Rob, Hampton, VA, USA, 01/15
Skill-level: B+
String type and tension: 34 lbs Head MegaBlast 

Comments: I have had 3 of these racquets in the last 4 years.  I play 3 days a week, 2-3hrs every time.  This is by far my favorite racquet in the last 30 years of playing.  I could spend more money, but I wouldn't find a better racquet.  Very Happy with my Ektelon O3 RG.  
From: Mark, Kokomo, IN, USA, 04/14
Skill-level: Senior 

Comments: I love this racquet. I don't plan on changing it for a long time. Since I've been playing with it my game has improved a lot. If your looking for a light racquet that also delivers power this is the one for you.
From: Davie, Bethlehem, PA, USA, 02/12
Skill-level:B