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Ektelon carbon fiber racquetball

News International-French

4 Jun 2014

Ektelon, Inc. is an American manufacturer of equipment for racquetball. In their new product line they have five models reinforced by TeXtreme resulting in improved strength and torsional stability.

Ektelon is excited to announce the launch of a new racquet line featuring TeXtreme technology. As the Official Racquet of USAR, Ektelon sees a game-changing opportunity through the addition of this unique carbon fiber technology, in the construction of their new line. 

Many sports have seen the use of TeXtreme make an immediate and dominant impact on performance from  Formula 1 Racing, Americas Cup, advanced aerospace, bicycles, extreme sports, and in addition, over 400 NHL players currently use this carbon fiber weave technology in their hockey sticks. TeXtreme is an ultra light, and strong carbon fiber technology, that is 20% lighter than conventional carbon fiber reinforcements that reduces weight without sacrificing strength or stiffness. 

The launch of the new Ektelon line is thought to be the single most innovative launch, not just for Ektelon, but possibly the sport as a whole.

“The partnership with TeXtreme is a significant step for us in our continual focus on developing the most  innovative products in the sport,” said Scott Winters, Vice President of Ektelon. “The elements of power and control are the two single most important factors in game performance. For us to be able to embed TeXtreme’s unique carbon fiber technology in four critical impact areas on five new frames is exciting. We believe it will take the game and its players to a new level. Through TeXtreme’s carbon fiber material, the racquets will provide improved strength and torsional stability which will result in maximum power, frame strength and shot accuracy.”

Compared to a traditional unidirectional carbon, TeXtreme carbon tape is much thinner. Both may be made from 15k filament, but TeXtreme’s technology spreads it over a wider area, resulting in a lighter weight for the same given surface area. These tapes are then taken and woven into what is known as TeXtreme fabrics.

The new racquet models will be available in mid-August from a retail location where Ektelon products are sold.

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