+ Demo Racquet

Updated for 2013, Gearbox eliminated all paint from the Solid 1.0 frame and incorporated sharp new decals. By eliminating the weight from paint, they were able to include more graphite, further strengthening the racquet. With close specs to its green brother, the Gearbox Solid 1.0 165g Quadraform gives you more forgiveness on off center shots with it's wider head shape and sweet spot.  Gearbox has added two new technologies in conjunction with their Solid Head and Proportional Frame designs.  New in the Solid 1.0 line are the Displacement Channels for improved structural integrity and maximum power and the new String Dimples, designed to reduce harsh string angles and improve frame durability.  The new cosmetics give these improved frames a fresh, contemporary look.

Head Size: 106 sq. in. / 684 sq. cm.
Length: 22 inches / 56 cm
Unstrung Weight: 165g / 5.8oz
Strung Weight: 180.6g / 6.5oz
Balance: 12in. 8 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 148
Factory String: Gearbox Monopremium 18
Composition: Graphite
Grip Type: Gearbox Smooth Wrap Grip
String Pattern:
14 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: No Skips
One Piece
Shared Holes: 6H,7H
String Tension: 25-35 pounds

Comments: I really liked this racquet when I demoed it. The racquet does not feel 8pts HH as advertised, and I had no problems maneuvering the racquet when I needed to in live play, which I dominated with the 165Q. This along with the 170Q are excellent in regards to side wall shots. The durability of the racquet is also as good as advertised, as it took a couple wall hits very well. Great power and large sweet spot too. Overall, I was very impressed with this racquet.
From: Steve, Columbus, OH, USA, 06/12
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Factory Specs