by Black Knight
Black Knight Ion Storm XT Squash Racquet Characteristics: The Storm XT uses Thin-K technology in a fast and powerful bridged frame. It is also equipped with: Nano Crystalline Technology (NCT) which is an additive incorporated into the carbon fibre that not only helps reduce vibration but binds the fibres for added durability. BK’s Thermal Core technology (TC) in which the racquet is pressurized with superheated air while it is being cured in the ovens. This allows for a uniform curing process inside the frame and out for greater durability and a more responsive hit. 16K fibres, the highest standard of graphite available -16,000 individual strands woven together for more structural strength. Power of 6 - this frame is fine-tuned for optimum performance by first analyzing it under stress at 6 points, from the handle to the top of the head. The resulting data are then used to make further adjustments to the frame until the ideal specifications are achieved. With a Dynamic Weight of 130 and a frame weight of 135g, the Storm XT has a head light balance. Rated as stiff, it is strung with Ashaway PowerNick 19 string for better bite on the ball and less air resistance. RAD Mesh on the handle is ideal for a secure long lasting grip on this great racquet. Designed for: Advanced to Professional Frame: Thin-K, PowerSurge, 16K, Power of 6, and NCT, with BK’s Thermal Core. RAD Mesh grip. String: PowerNick 19 black String Tension: 26 lbs Rigidity (RF): 91 stiff AFW: 135 grams DW: 130 Balance: Head light Speed: 9.2 Power: 8.9 Control: 9.5 Area: 475 sq.cm.