Weight: 170g (unstrung)
Factory String: Pro Kennex Tournament 17g
Strung Surface 106 sq in
Factory Grip: Pro Kennex Friction Grey
Balance: Head Heavy
Frame Shape: Teardrop
The HC2 Quad series has performed very well over the years at Racquetworld. Currently there are two other HC2 Quad's coming in at a 165 and 175 weights. Many customers feel the 170g weight is ideal for racquetball so this should fit in nicely at an affordable price.
Here's how Pro Kennex describes the two technologies:
HC2 stands for "Hot Core, 2 cylinders". HC2 incorporates PK's Core 1 technology using a balsa wood center box surrounded by dual cylinders, making it ultra-stiff (the stiffest racquet in PK's line to date) without compromising feel and eliminating shock and vibration.
When you strike a ball with a Core1 racquet each of the independent graphite cylinders creates a separate, opposing shock wave. When the two opposing shock waves meet at the wood spine they counteract and cancel out each other, eliminating the harsh negative impact shock and vibration. The wood spine then transmits only the remaining clean, responsive, organic feel in your hand. It's lightweight power with feel.
The Result: The player feels the ball on the strings because much of the disruptive initial shock is eliminated while the wood shapes the vibrations into information a player can use.
Benefits: Better feel of the ball on the strings, more focused energy transfer, better control, easier on the body.
These are available in 3 5/8 grip size only
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: 90.00
Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24- 90.72 Age 35 90.72 Age 45+ 88.80
Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court): 92.16
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): 91.20
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- 91.03 Age 35 91.03 Age 45+ 90.07
Technology - Manufacturers Features:
RacquetWorld Pro Kennex Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Pro Kennex Technology Section
- Quad Balance Technology
- String Suspension Technology
- Bicyclindar Technology
- HC2 (hot core, dual cyclindar)
- Core 1 System
- Hardwood Spine
- Dual Graphite Cyclinders
- Modulus Graphite
- Long Frame Technology
The new Quad technology strengthens 4 different quadrant of the frame. This leads to a stiffer more responsive, more durable frame with enhanced control and power.
String Suspension Technology
Single tube frame construction transitions into a solid head providing extreme power.
HC2 - Hot Core 2 Cyclinders...
C2 incorporates PK's Core 1 technology using a balsa wood center box surrounded by dual cylinders, making it ultra-stiff (the stiffest racquet in PK's line to date) without compromising feel and eliminating shock and vibration.
When you strike a ball with a Core1 racquet each of the independent graphite cylinders creates a separate, opposing shock wave. When the two opposing shock waves meet at the wood spine they counteract and cancel out each other, eliminating the harsh negative impact shock and vibration. The wood spine then transmits only the remaining clean, responsive, organic feel in your hand.
Long Frame Technology...
1" (22" total) longer to increase the hitting leverage of the racquet for faster head speed and increased power.