Ektelon brings new innovation to racquetball
July 1, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — 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, which is 20% lighter, the racquets will provide improved strength and torsional stability which will result in maximum power, frame strength and shot accuracy.” Winters continues by saying, “Ektelon plans to launch an entire new product line, including additional racquets with advanced Carbon Kevlar material, racquetball gloves, eyeguards, sport bags and footwear. We can’t wait to kick off the new season with all of these great new products hitting our warehouse in July, and it’s great to have a new revolutionary technology featuring TeXtreme to lead the way.”
￼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 TeXtreme racquet models will be available in mid-August from a retail location where Ektelon products are sold.
Based in Omaha, NE, Ektelon is a division of Active Brands Company. Ektelon has enjoyed the longest, most successful reign of dominance in the sport of racquetball. Ektelon’s heritage includes some of the top players in the sport’s history including racquetball legends who helped shape the sport such as Charlie Brumfield, Dr Bud Muehleisen and Bill Schmitkie and in more recent years, former No. 1 players Mike Yellen, Jerry Hilecher, Dave Peck, Ruben Gonzalez, Lynn Adams and Rhonda Rajsich. In addition, Ektelon has introduced more revolutionary technologies and programs to the sport than any other company. Ektelon innovations include oversized racquetball racquets, the Racquet Taper System (RTS), Power Ring® racquets and Total Racquet Customization, VisionGrip and EXO3 among others. For more information please contact us at 800-283-2635 or log onto our website at ektelon.com.
About Active Brands Company
Active Brands Company is focused on advanced athlete protection and performance equipment. In addition to Ektelon, the company’s portfolio includes Battle Sports Science, Muhammad Ali, Viking, NuttyBuddy, and TapouT. Learn more at activebrandscompany.com