Weight: 190 g (unstrung)
Factory String: Powerzone PPS
Strung Surface 106.5 sq in
Factory Grip: Softac
Balance: 1/3" Head Light
Frame Shape: Teardrop
The Head CPS Defender is a great entry level Racquetball racquet. It features a crystal power system with a weight of 190 grams and 106.5 sq. in. head. There is a power zone string pattern for more power.
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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.
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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: 84.00
Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24- 74.40 Age 35 75.84 Age 45+ 75.36
Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court): 74.88
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): 75.36
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- 75.75 Age 35 76.47 Age 45+ 76.23
Technology - Manufacturers Features:
RacquetWorld Head Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Head Technology Section
- CPS - Crystal Power System
- Ultra Lightweight
- Pyramid V
- Powerzone String Pattern
CPS - Crystal Power System...
The Crystal Power System is a new molecular structure that is integrated into the original racquet frame. Anodization is an Electrolytic Process that changes the microscopic texture of the surface and changes the crystal structure of the alloy. This increases the stiffness of the frame for more power and durability.
Power Zone System...
Innovative new string pattern with "double-hole" grommets creates longer main strings while keeping the sweetspot up high where you need it. Unique oversized coneshaped grommets allow maximum string elasticity, providing a "trampoline effect" for increased power with every hit.
Ultra Light Weight...
Increased racquet-head speed promotes lightening-quick maneuverability and more power. An additional benefit time for even the quickest on-court action.