Ektelon EXO3 Re Ignite 180 Racquet
Ektelon EXO3 Re Ignite 180 Racquet
$179.99
+ Demo Racquet


Feel like you're losing the flame in your game? Then Re-Ignite it with this newly updated stick from Ektelon. All of their frames for the upcoming season use a new graphite bonding process to improve the frame's integrity.  The use of lighter weight materials for the cosmetics helped to compensate for the heavier resin used in order to keep the same feel you're used to but with greatly improved durability.  The new and improved Ektelon EXO3 Re-Ignite now weighs in at 180g unstrung; making this the hardest hitting racquet in the new Ektelon line. The heavier weight makes it ideal for doubles and hard hitters, especially with the head light balance to make it maneuverable when needed. If it's still not enough muscle for you, you have the option to customize the racquet with new weighted inserts to really maximize the power potential.

Head Size: 106 sq. in. / 684 sq. cm.
Length: 22 inches / 56 cm
Unstrung Weight: 180g / 6.3oz
Strung Weight: 203.2g / 7.2oz
Balance: 10.875in. 1pts Head Light
Swingweight: 143
Factory String: Ektelon Premier Power 17
Composition: Graphite
Grip Type: Ektelon Vision II
Cover: Not Included
String Pattern:
14 Mains / 17 Crosses
Mains skip: 5H,7H,9H,10H
One Piece
Shared Holes: 11H
String Tension: 30-38 pounds

Comments: Bought this racket last year. Broke/cracked one in a routine not so hard collision within first 6 months. Appreciate the replacement reignite from rbw. However that broke too in another less than 6 months following a crash between two racquets in a doubles. The break is like a crack but it bends the racquet resulting in a funny looking shape and balance. Have been using ektelons for few years.Moving onto some other brands now.  Liked RBW customer service though.
From: Amit, Dallas, TX, USA, 01/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: 17g, 33lbs 

Comments: Had this racquet for six month,plays well but developed crack in corner.return it last week so i'm waiting...   
From: Warren, USA, 10/13
Skill-level: Intermediate
String type and tension: 17g, 35 lbs 

Comments: The Re-Ignite redesign is outstanding, I currently have 2 and they have been restrung multiple times this season and the frame is still in great shape. This is a far better design than last years model, which did not last over two months each.
From: Rick, Hartford, WI, USA, 02/12
Skill-level: OPEN
String type and tension: 16 gage string 

Comments: This was my first racquet back in 2010. It's really heavy but the racquet will take a beating. It has a metal frame but has no graphite. It's shape will distort if you hit the wall too hard on the sides but it won't crack and break like higher quality racquets do. The racquet also vibrates like no tomorrow. The vibrations will give you tennis elbow. All starter kit racquets vibrate. It's worth the $20 if your not sure if you'll like racquetball.
From: Jordan, Edmonds, WA, USA, 12/11
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Stock/stock

Comments: This is a great racquet. It has a very firm feel throughout the frame. I'm more of a power+tap player and the racquet does well with both styles. The only bad thing about this racquet is that if you smack it on the wall while playing the paint chips off. Ektelon makes an accessory called Ektelon bumper guard tape. I'm assuming they knew that would happen. Unfortunately that also makes the racquet heavier.
From: Jordan, Edmonds, WA, USA, 12/11
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: 32 lbs., Ektelon Premier Power 17

Comments: If you liked EXO3 Black you'll love it. Very similar feel, more power. EXO3 Black developed crack after 1 year, this is a sweet upgrade...
From: Mike, Neenah, WI, USA, 08/11
Skill-level:A+
String type and tension: factory