Weight: 185g (unstrung)
Factory String: Gearbox Mono 17
Strung Surface 106 sq in
Factory Grip: Gearbox Smooth Wrap
Balance: Head Heavy
Frame Shape: Hybrid
One of the most sought out Gearbox racquet series of all time is finally back in stock at an unreal price and it is only available at Racquetworld.com. The GB250 series is what started it all for Gearbox in helping make them the powerhouse racquet manufacturer they are today. These racquets come in 165g Tear, 165g Quad, 165g Quad Feather, 170g Tear and 185g Quad weights. When the GB 250 series sold for $200 it was hard to keep in stock and now that it is below $130 it will be even harder. Pick up 1, 2 or 3 before it’s too late as this will be one of the best deals we have available in this price range.
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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: 99.25
Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24- 94.56 Age 35 96.53 Age 45+ 95.99
Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court): 93.58
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): 94.07
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- 94.41 Age 35 95.4 Age 45+ 97.59
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Technology - Manufacturers Features:
RacquetWorld Gearbox Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Gearbox Technology Section
- Hand Crafted
- Solid Head Design
- Perfect Frame Design
- Fiber Orientation
- Proportional Frame Design
- Frame Torsion
- Quadra/Tear Drop Hybrid
- Effortless Swing Profile
- Unique Dampner System
Hand Crafted using only the best materials
100% Graphite construction made from high modulus and Premium Grade Graphite
Patent Pending Solid Head Design
Single tube frame construction transitions into a solid head providing extreme power.
True Power Comes from the Perfect Frame Design
Gearbox's racquet frame is a finely tuned spring that reduces energy loss and returns most energy back to the ball
The right combination of fibre angles for ultimate power, control, strength and durability
A combination of fiber angles providing stiffness at select points along the frame, which optimize power
Quadra / Tear Drop Hybrid Frame Design
The teardrop shape maximizes the power of your racquet while the Quadra Form provides all the control you need
Effortless Swing Profile
Designed to provide the least amount of air resistance.
Unique Dampner System
Proportional Frame Design
A Racquet that feels right in your hand, Dimensions specifically calculated for extreme power, control and maneuverability