Weight: 165g (unstrung)
Factory String: Ektelon Premier Power 17g
Strung Surface 106 sq in
Factory Grip: Maxtack Grip
Frame Shape: Teardrop
The EXO3 Attack came back last year and was a huge success for all the Ektelon fans that have been missing that frame for years. For 2011-2012 Ektelon added another Attack called the EXO3 Attack Lite which starts at a 165 gram weight and can increase depending on how you choose the inserts. The Attack Lite is one of the lightest and most maneuverable racquets they have ever created.
This racquet can be ordered with different inserts to increase the balance and weight slightly. Please take a look at our Insert Chart (Technology Tab) to see how you would like your racquet designed. For a nominal $10 charge you can switch to a different weight setup or you can purchase the weights so you can have them done at a later time you have your racquet restrung. If you want us to install the different inserts make sure you choose a string upgrade as well for $21.95 along with the weight setup of your choice. Any questions let us know!
If you're unsure about your model or weight...try our DEMO Program.
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.
RacquetWorld General Notes
RacquetWorld recommends 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 its 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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Exclusive RacquetWorld Racquet Ratings
Ratings and comparisons for all racquets can be found in RacquetWolrd Exclusive Racquet Ratings
Racquetworld's Durability Rating: 93.00
Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24- 94.08 Age 35 93.10 Age 45+ 92.12
Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court): 96.04
Control 1 (Front Court) represents how the racquet handles upfront in the court. We are basically looking at how certain components stacked together to produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability. To figure this out we look at the weight, balance point, and shape of the frame. We throw all this info into Pat's brain along with a couple hours of hit testing and out pops the rating. This value is useful especially for doubles players who find themselves covering the upfront court a lot. It is also good to know if you are a good server and find yourself quickly putting away returns off your serve without leaving front middle court.
Racquetworld's Control Rating #2 (Back Court): 94.57
Control 2 (Back Court) represents the traditional control rating when taking a full shot from mid to back court. Our goal with control is to redirect the Force of the ball. We again focus on weight, balance point, shape, string pattern and tension, frame stiffness and on court experience.
Racquetworld's Overall Rating: Age 24- 94.46 Age 35 93.97 Age 45+ 93.48
Bang for the Buck $$$
Technology - Manufacturers Features:
RacquetWorld Ektelon Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Ektelon Technology Section
The New EXO3 Attack Lite comes with Yellow Energy Bridge Inserts. These bridges allow you to customize the weight and balance of your frame, putting you in total control of making the right racquet selection for your game. You can purchase a pack of Silver Energy Bridge Inserts for $10 to add weight to the frame.
The default from the factory is all Yellow inserts for a 165g weight (Ultra Light choice in the table below). The inserts are strung into the racquet so to change them the racquet must be restrung.
NOTE: These inserts must be strung into the racquet
|Ultra Light||Control & Stability||Power Version||Power & Stability|
|Balance||1 pt HH||Even||2 pt HH||1 pt HH|
|Characteristics||Overall lightest weight for ultimate manueveribility and control||Slightly more head light with improved stability||Head heavy version for fast racquet acceleration||Best combination of power, stability and feel|
|Benefits||All around performance with lightweight control||Quick shots in front court and off balance shots from back court||Improved pop on drive serves and splats, power from the back court||All around performance with maximum power|
- Energy Bridge Inserts
- Super Widebody
- Energy Bridge
- Energy Channel
- Sweet Zone
- Air & Comfort
- Power Scoop
- Graphite Extreme
- Wallglider Bumper
Energy Bridge Inserts
The New EXO3 Attack Lite comes with Yellow energy bridge inserts strung from the factory for the lowest possibel weight. These bridges allow you to customize the weight and balance of your frame, putting you in total control of making the right racquet selection for your game.
The default from the factory is all Yellow inserts for a 165g (unstrung) weight. The inserts are strung into the racquet so to change them the racquet must be restrung.
NOTE: These inserts must be strung into the racquet
EXO3 features The Energy Channel, a radical new frame design which creates elongated open channels located at the 12, 3 and 9 o'clock positions of the frame which moves the mass to the outer most edges of the frame for exceptional stability. Complementing the Energy ChannelTM of EXO3 is a visible, engineering breakthrough called the Energy BridgeTM. Soft thermoplastic pieces are inserted into the Energy Channel to create an exo-skeletal bridge structure along the outside surface of the frame. The result is a string bed that is almost entirely suspended from the frame itself.
Energy BridgeTM An exo skeletal structure made from thermoplastic that creates racquetball's first suspended string bed. The suspended string bed increases the virtual headsize of the racquet and reduces frame vibration by up to 63% and enlarges the sweetspot by up to 51%
Energy ChannelTM A sculpted groove within the frame that enhances the dynamic benefits of the Energy BridgeTM to provide added stability, boost ball control and increase spin.
Other Ektelon Technologies Used
Delivering Extra Stiffness and Stability. Frame designed with a cross section exceeding 24mm to increase stiffness and stability. Power, torque resistance and frame vibration are improved.
Ektelon replaced traditional pin-sized string holes with revolutionary giant O-ports, providing total string freedom for a livelier response across the entire string bed. This increases the sweet spot, creating a Sweet Zone, which means ultimate power on every shot!
The new grip system for the MORE performance racquets, the clear grip of the Air + Comfort handle reveals four air-filled quandrants that move independently for MORE shock absorption and grip ventilation. The red cross dampener at the bottom quiets frame vibrations for extra comfort.
Tungsten is a strong dense metal which provides precision weight distribution, allowing further weight reduction in non critical areas, to deliver superior sweet spot size, power, directional control, and reduced shock in a lighter weight racquet frame.
A unique shaped shaft which absorbs wall and floor impacts for more comfort and durability, yet provides full frame stiffness for maximum ball striking power.
Lightweight premium grade graphite/carbon composite increases stiffness to bring you more power.
The longer racquet revolution now adds a new dimension to racquetball! One-half to one-inch longer than standard length racquets, perfectly balanced LongBody racquets make the game easier to play. A LongBody racquet adds up to 10% more power and as much as 13% more reach to your game.
Wallbeater Bumper System...
Less shock. Patent-pending bumper system reduces shock from impact 70% as well as frame breakage vs. normal plastic bumpers.