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Gearbox GB 250 170g Teardrop Racquetball Racquet
    Gearbox GB 250 170g Teardrop Racquetball Racquet
    Purchase Gearbox GB 250 170g Teardrop Racquetball Racquet
    • SKU: 1508030011x
      Gearbox GB 250 170g Teardrop Racquetball Racquet

    • Price: $129.95 Original Price: $199.99
      Bang for the Buck: $$$$
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    • Grip Size:

    Weight: 170g (unstrung)

    Factory String: Gearbox Mono 17

    Strung Surface 106 sq in

    Factory Grip: Gearbox Smooth Wrap

    Balance: Head Heavy

    Frame Shape: Teardrop

    One of the most sought out Gearbox racquet series of all time is finally back in stock at an unreal price and it is only available at The GB250 series is what started it all for Gearbox in helping make them the powerhouse racquet manufacturer they are today. These racquets come in 165g Tear, 165g Quad, 165g Quad Feather, 170g Tear and 185g Quad weights. When the GB 250 series sold for $200 it was hard to keep in stock and now that it is below $130 it will be even harder. Pick up 1, 2 or 3 before it’s too late as this will be one of the best deals we have available in this price range.

    If you're unsure about your model or weight...try our DEMO Program.

    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 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. 


    Gearbox GB 250 170g teardrop
    Verified Buyer
    Really good raquet. Best when playing in middle to front court. The Gearbox GB 250 170g helps control the ball the way I want it to. Would definitely recommend it.
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    Gearbox 170
    Verified Buyer
    I love this racket! I actually just bought a second one as a spare or for a partner. Super light but strong. I like the colors too. 1st good racket purchased and glad I picked it. You should not be disappointed. I have big hands so I chose the bigger grip of 3 15/16ths. The smaller grip was too small for me. Buy it!
    4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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    GB 250 - Superb Value and Great Power
    Verified Buyer
    I went from Head Liquid Metal to the GearBox GB 250 as RW had an amazing Cyber Monday sale. Just tried it for the first time and while I took a bit of adjusting going from a balanced Head, to a top heavy GearBox. However, I can say that my weak shots that I usually miss, I was able to much better return off the backhand and make them a defensive-offensive shot. I am very pleased with the control as well; I was able to place the ball right where I wanted and basically killing all the power of the other player without much effort. I went with the 170 which is the same weight that I have with the Head Liquid Metal. This racquet looks and feels great; and even at the 129 price, it is a superb racquet. Nothing to lose. Highly recommended. Will most likely end up buying another to have a backup. Thanks RW for the superb sale!
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    Great value
    Verified Buyer
    This is my first gearbox racquet. I have been very pleased with the way it plays and the control.
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    Gearbox GB 250 170g Teardrop Racquetball Racquet
    Verified Buyer
    This is a good racquet but this was my first Gearbox. I must admit that to me the racquet plays much lighter than my E-Force ,170g racquets.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Plays great - power and consistent
    Verified Buyer
    Love it, unfortunately, courts are closed for a while due to current situations, but look forward to getting back on the court soon with it!
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    Winning more games !
    Verified Buyer
    I'm 75 and have been playing (not winning) for 20+ years. This is best racquet I've own so far. Used Ektelon in the past.
    3 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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    Very Pleased
    Verified Buyer
    Purchased this for a birthday present for my husband. He is very pleased with the performance.
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    Great Racquet!
    Hits very well. Better than my last couple Head racquets. Great grip and a bigger sweet spot. Better control and fewer mishits. Highly recommended, especially at this price.
    6 of 7 customers found this helpful.
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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:  94.00 

    Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24-  95.05  Age 35  95.05  Age 45+  93.08 

    Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court):  94.56 

    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):  93.58 

    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-   94.55   Age 35  94.55   Age 45+  93.57 

    Bang for the Buck  $$$$ 

    Technology - Manufacturers Features:

    RacquetWorld Gearbox Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Gearbox Technology Section

    • Hand Crafted
    • Solid Head Design
    • Perfect Frame Design
    • Fiber Orientation
    • Proportional Frame Design
    • Frame Torsion
    • Quadra/Tear Drop Hybrid
    • Effortless Swing Profile
    • Unique Dampner System

    Hand Crafted using only the best materials

    100% Graphite construction made from high modulus and Premium Grade Graphite

    Patent Pending Solid Head Design

    Single tube frame construction transitions into a solid head providing extreme power.

    True Power Comes from the Perfect Frame Design

    Gearbox's racquet frame is a finely tuned spring that reduces energy loss and returns most energy back to the ball

    Fiber Orientation

    The right combination of fibre angles for ultimate power, control, strength and durability

    Frame Torsion

    A combination of fiber angles providing stiffness at select points along the frame, which optimize power

    Quadra / Tear Drop Hybrid Frame Design

    The teardrop shape maximizes the power of your racquet while the Quadra Form provides all the control you need

    Effortless Swing Profile

    Designed to provide the least amount of air resistance.

    Unique Dampner System

    Minimizes Vibration

    Proportional Frame Design

    A Racquet that feels right in your hand, Dimensions specifically calculated for extreme power, control and maneuverability

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