Ektelon Longbody 165 Racquetball Racquet
Ektelon Longbody 165 Racquetball Racquet Details
|Weight: 165g (unstrung)||Racquet Length: 22.5 in|
|Factory Grip: Ektelon Vision II||Factory String: Ektelon Premier Power 17g|
|Balance Point: Even||Frame Shape: Teardrop|
|Strung Surface: 106 sq in||Power Level: 5200|
|*Power Level is set by Ektelon|
Description of the Racquet
About 18 years ago the first 22 inch racquetball racquet was introduced (previously 21 inches) and it was a revolutionary change in terms of the ability to reach and grab balls you never had before but more importantly it gave the player the MOST POWER in the history of the game. We’re proud to introduce the first 22 ½ inch and 23 inch racquet series into racquetball called the Longbody 165 (22 ½ inch) and Longbody 175 (23 inch). Using Ektelon’s successful teardrop shape of the RG Toron which is our current #1 selling racquet and adding the extra length of this racquet it’s the hardest hitting Ektelon racquet we’ve ever had in our hands. The Longbody racquets also contain 3 already successful technologies including Textreme, EXO3 and ESP. We wouldn’t be surprised if this is the hottest selling high end Ektelon series of all time at Racquetworld.com.
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A racquet cover IS NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option to add a cover for $10 if you would like. Do to the extra length of these racquets the only racquet cover that fits the Longbody Racquets properly is the Racquetworld Cover.
At this time Longbody Racquets are not sanctioned for tournament play due to the extra length but if you are a non tournament player like most of the racquetball world pick one up and enjoy the extra power!
RacquetWorld's General Notes
I would recommend changing the grip to a Python (Our favorite), which will be $11.00 installed, for the added traction to prevent slippage. The Racquetworld Grommet Tape upgrade ($1) can save you $$ in the long run as sometimes strings break from the grommet being worn down.For those who don't know what the grommet is, it's the plastic piece at the top of the racquet that the strings go through.When you hit the wall and floor this gets worn down.
The Python Atlas string upgrade is recommended because factory string is less playable/durable than the Python Atlas string we suggest. At the time of purchase, the Python Atlas restring upgrade is $22.00. It's normally $36 if you mailed the racquet to us later so you save $14 if you choose the upgrade right away. Another string we highly recommend is the Python Atlas Deluxe restring upgrade ($25.00), and it’s a little softer than the original Atlas for those players that prefer a softer string with incredible playability/durability.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Megasorb, Gamma Worm or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
The wristlacer black is the default wrist tether that comes on your racquet at no charge.If you want to change colors, a small fee of $2.95 will be added for switching.
A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?"It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet. Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper.For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.
Racquet Covers - Choose one for $10 (RacquetWorld Cover is Only $8.00)
A full racquet cover is NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option of adding a full cover for $8-10 if you would like. If you want the best cover on the market buy the Racquetworld Cover. It is oversized, has a full outside pocket, a handle strap and a large shoulder strap as well as a ventilated pocket to let your grip breathe and best of all its $2 less than the others because we want to help you by supporting our company! The charge will only be $8.00 when added to the cart for this choice instead of $10.00 like the other covers.
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