Ektelon Inc., a manufacturer of equipment for racquetball, has introduced five models of racquets reinforced by Oxeon's (Boras, Sweden) TeXtreme spread-tow carbon fiber, resulting in improved strength and torsional stability. TeXtreme is an ultralight and strong carbon fiber technology that is 20 percent lighter than conventional carbon fiber reinforcements that reduce weight without sacrificing strength or stiffness.
“The partnership with TeXtreme is a significant step for us in our continual focus on developing the most innovative products in the sport,” says Scott Winters, vice president of Ektelon. “The elements of power and control are the two single most important factors in game performance. For us to be able to embed TeXtreme’s unique carbon fiber technology in four critical impact areas on five new frames is exciting. We believe it will take the game and its players to a new level. Through TeXtreme’s carbon fiber material, which is 20 percent lighter, the racquets will provide improved strength and torsional stability which will result in maximum power, frame strength and shot accuracy.”
Winters continues, saying, “Ektelon plans to launch an entire new product line, including additional racquets with advanced carbon Kevlar material, racquetball gloves, eyeguards, sport bags and footwear. We can’t wait to kick off the new season with all of these great new products hitting our warehouse in July, and it’s great to have a new revolutionary technology featuring TeXtreme to lead the way. “
The new TeXtreme racquet models will be available in mid-August from retail locations where Ektelon products are sold.
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