Rank
#1

HEAD Liquid Metal 170 Racquetball Racquet, (SS) 3 5/8" Grip

  • 170 grams (Unstrung)
  • Head size: 106 sq. in.
  • Factory Grip: Head Hydrosorb
  • Head Cover NOT INCLUDED

How To Choose The Best Racquetball Racquet

What Is The Purpose Of A Racquetball Racket?

Racquets are designed to be played using two hands. There are three main types of racquets available today; the standard tennis-style racket, the squash style racket, and the hybrid type which combines elements of both styles. All these different types of racquets serve different purposes depending on who you're playing and where you play. For example, the squash style racquet has a shorter handle length compared to the traditional tennis style racquet. This makes it easier to control and maneuver around the court while still maintaining power behind each shot.

The Standard Tennis Style Racket

This is the most popular form of racquet currently being used by recreational players. Most professional players use this type of racquet due to its versatility and ability to produce spin on the ball. The standard tennis style racquet features a long handle and a head shape that resembles a baseball bat. The head itself consists of four major parts; the throat, the top section, the middle section, and the bottom section. Each part serves a specific function during the game. The throat is responsible for producing topspin and helping the player generate speed on the ball. The top section is responsible for generating mid-range shots and controlling the ball once it reaches the net. The middle section is responsible for creating slice and giving the player added stability when hitting groundstrokes. Finally, the bottom section is responsible for providing additional support and balance when striking the ball.

The Hybrid Type

Hybrid type racquets combine the best aspects of both the squash and tennis style racquets. Players can now get the same performance benefits of a squash style racquet along with the increased reach and comfort of a tennis style racquet. Some hybrids include a squash style grip, a modified throat, and a slightly smaller head. Others include a squash style grip, a modified throat, and a slightly wider head. Regardless of the differences between the two types of hybrids, they provide the same advantages as their respective models.

How Do You Choose Which One To Use?

There are many factors involved in choosing the right racquet for you. First, you must decide whether you'd rather play singles or doubles. Second, you must determine whether you'd rather play indoors or outdoors. Third, you must figure out how far away you plan on playing. Fourth, you must take into consideration your budget. Lastly, you must decide whether you'd rather play with a partner or alone. Once you've decided which type of racquet you'd like to use, you'll need to select the appropriate string pattern. String patterns differ based on the type of racquet you're using.

The Importance of Purchasing a Quality Racquetball Racket

Racquetball has become very popular throughout the United States and around the globe. In fact, there are now many different types of racquets available today. Some of these include; tennis, squash, badminton, ping pong, and others. Each type of racquet offers its own unique advantages and disadvantages. For example, tennis racquets are generally heavier and stronger than those designed for badminton. Badminton racquets are lighter and easier to maneuver while playing. Ping pong racquets are typically smaller and lighter weight than tennis racquets. Squash racquets are generally light-weighted and easy to swing. However, most players agree that the best racquet for each sport is determined by personal preference.

Types of Racquets Available Today

There are several different types of racquets available today including; metal frames, composite frames, graphite frames, and hybrid frames. Metal frame racquets are considered the strongest and heaviest racquets available today. Composite frame racquets are constructed using carbon fiber which makes them lightweight yet strong. Graphite frame racquets are constructed using aluminum alloy which gives them strength and durability. Hybrid frame racquets combine both metals and composites into a single frame. All of these materials provide different levels of performance depending upon the player’s needs.

Most professional athletes play with metal framed racquets because they are extremely durable and long lasting. Most amateur players however, favor composite frame racquets due to their lightweight design and ease of handling. Both types of racquets require proper maintenance and care to ensure optimal performance. Players who wish to improve their game must invest in good quality racquets.

Players who enjoy fast paced games and high power strokes will likely gravitate towards graphite frame racquets. These racquets allow players to generate maximum speed and spin during powerful shots. However, graphite frame racquets lack the durability needed for extended matches. Therefore, players who enjoy slow paced games and low powered strokes will be drawn to hybrid frame racquets. These racquets combine the benefits of both metal and composite frames.

Choosing Between Tennis, Badminton, Ping Pong, & Squash Racquets

Tennis racquets are ideal for players who desire quick reflexes and accuracy. Badminton racquets are perfect for players who enjoy slower paced games where finesse skills are required. Ping pong racquets are excellent choices for beginners who wish to learn the basics of the game. Finally, squash racquets are ideal for intermediate level players who wish to develop their technique and skill set.

Features To Look For When Buying A Racquetball Racket!

Racquetball has become very popular recently due to its fast paced nature and competitive atmosphere. The game requires quick reflexes and excellent hand-eye coordination. As a result, many players are choosing to play using a racquetball racquet rather than a tennis racket. While there are several types of racquets available, each type offers different features which makes it easier to select the right racquet for your needs. Here are some important factors to take into consideration when purchasing a racquetball racquet.

Weight - Weight plays a major role in determining whether a racquet is suitable for you. Generally speaking, lighter weight racquets are best suited for beginners who lack strength and stamina while heavier racquets are ideal for experienced players who require greater power and control. In addition, lightweight racquets are generally recommended for younger children because they provide increased maneuverability and speed. However, heavy racquets are preferred by advanced players who wish to increase their endurance and improve their accuracy.

Balance - Balance refers to the overall balance between the head and handle of the racquet. Most racquet manufacturers design their products based on the player’s height and body structure. Therefore, most racquet brands offer two or three models designed specifically for men and women of varying heights. Players with smaller frames typically benefit from shorter heads while taller players enjoy longer handles. Additionally, racquet designs vary depending on the manufacturer. Some companies manufacture racquets with specific weights and lengths whereas others opt for a single style that suits everyone. Manufacturers also differ in terms of materials used to construct their racquets. Some manufactures use metal while others utilize composite material. Composite racquets are stronger and last longer than traditional steel racquets. Moreover, these racquets are easy to maintain and repair.

Different Types of Racket Ball Racquets

The most common type of racket ball racquet is called a tennis style racquet. The head shape resembles a tennis racquet. Tennis players use these types of racquets because they provide good control and power while playing singles games.

Another popular type of racket ball racquet is called a squash style racquet. Squash players use these types of racquets because they allow for greater maneuverability during doubles play.

Yet another type of racket ball racquet is called a badminton style racquet. Badminton players use these types of racquets because they give them excellent speed and spin.

Types of Rackets

There are three main types of rackets available today. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Tennis Style Racquets - These types of rackets resemble tennis racquets. They are designed to be used for single player games. Most tennis players use these types of rackets.

Squash Style Racquets - These types of rackets are designed to be used for double player games. Many squash players use these types of rackets.

Advantages and Disadvantages of each Type of Racket

Each type of racket has certain advantages and disadvantages. Here are the pros and cons of each type of racket.

Rank
#3

HEAD Intelligence I.165 Racquetball Racket - Pre-Strung Head Heavy Balance Racquet

  • HEAD PERFORMANCE: Born out of revolutionizing how we ski and play tennis, HEAD has constantly pushed athletic equipment into the modern era. Pairing decades of experience with modern tech; HEAD offers nothing but top tier racquetball equipment.
  • POWER & PRECISION: This head heavy racquet features Intelligence Technology — the intellifibers produce an electrical charge on ball impact that causes the fibers to stiffen resulting in increased power.
  • REDUCED VIBRATION: Through the help of electrical energy, which does not create vibration, racquet vibration is decreased by up to 20%.
  • SUPERIOR MANEUVERABILITY: Sleek, thin beam design and light weight make the I.165 a seriously maneuverable racquet.
  • DIMENSIONS: Frame Weight: 165 g / 5.8 oz, Head Size : 655 cm / 102in, Grip Type: SofTac, Length: 552mm, Beam: 18.5mm, Grip Size: 3 5/8.
Rank
#4

HEAD Black Widow 160 Racquetball Racquet (3-5/8)

  • Weight: 160g
  • Headsize: 106 sq. in.
  • Length: 22 inches
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 16 Crosses
  • Cross Section: 24/22/22.5mm
Rank
#5

HEAD Ares (175g) Racquetball Racquet (3 5/8" Grip)

  • Weight: 175g (unstrung)
  • Balance: Head Heavy
  • Factory Grip: Hydrosorb White
  • Factory String: Megablast 16g
Rank
#6

HEAD Graphene Radical 170 Racquetball Racquet (3-5/8)

  • Weight: 170g (unstrung)
  • Balance Point: 270mm
  • Factory Grip: Hydrosorb Comfort Black
  • Factory String: Megablast 16g
Rank
#7

Head Radical Pro Racquetball Racquet (3-5/8)

  • Weight: 170g
  • Headsize: 106 Sq. Inches
  • Length: 22"
  • Cross Section: 24/21.8/22.3 mm
  • String Patter: 16x16
Rank
#8

WILSON Striker Racquetball Racquet

  • V-Matrix frame allows for extra string bed movement and greater power
  • V-Matrix cross section for added stiffness providing more power and strength
  • Ideal for recreational level racquetball
  • Wilson is the Official racquet of USA Racquetball
  • V-Matrix cross section for added stiffness providing more power and strength
  • V-Matrix cross section for added stiffness providing more power and strength
  • Ideal recreational level racquet
  • Perfect for a player looking to add more power to their game
Rank
#9

GB-75 Racquetball Racquet- 3 5/8" Grip

  • The Best Racquet in its Category
  • Weight: 190g
  • Handle Size 3 5/8
  • String: Gearbox 17g Monofilament
Rank
#10

E-Force Apocalypse Beta 175 5/8 Racquetball Racquet

  • PowerBooster G2 technology
  • Zero Richter Tubes X 2 technology
Rank
#11

MacGregor Scholastic Racquetball Racquet

  • Powder coated aluminum o-beam frame
  • Tear drop head with built-in bumper
  • Open throat design
  • Soft 4 inch PU grip
  • Strung weight: 210 grams
Rank
#12

MACGREGOR Collegiate Racquetball Racquet, Black

  • Tear drop head with aluminum o-beam frame
  • Built-in bumper with open throat design
  • Soft 4 inch PU grip
  • Strung weight: 210 grams
Rank
#13

Python Intro 5000 Racquetball Racquet Series (Blue)

  • 3 5/8" Grip
  • Perfect Racquet for any beginner trying out the sport.
  • Racquet Cover not Provided
Rank
#16

GEARBOX M40 165 Teardrop 3 - 5/8" Green Racquetball Racquet

  • PATENTED SOLID FRAME TECHNOLOGY - 100% Carbon Fiber Construction ensures maximized control, power on demand and exceptional durability
  • ENHANCED FRAME RESPONSE - Your new M40 racquet will give you a more crisp and lively feel, with even MORE Power from the M40 Modulus Graphite & New Extended C3 Power Grooves
  • LIGHT AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - Superb maneuverability, maximized string deflection and maximized sweet spot
  • VIBRATION CONTROL - Exclusive adjustable rubber damper system for customized feel. Contract to eliminate vibration or stretch to increase string vibration feel
  • SPECIFICATIONS – Displacement channels, power string bed
Rank
#17

Gearbox M40 170 Quad 3-5/8" Yellow Racquetball Racquet, (23R03-1)

  • PATENTED SOLID FRAME TECHNOLOGY - 100% Carbon Fiber Construction ensures maximized control, power on demand and exceptional durability
  • ENHANCED FRAME RESPONSE - Your new M40 racquet will give you a more crisp and lively feel, with even MORE Power from the M40 Modulus Graphite & New Extended C3 Power Grooves
  • LIGHT AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - Superb maneuverability, maximized string deflection and maximized sweet spot
  • VIBRATION CONTROL - Exclusive adjustable rubber damper system for customized feel. Contract to eliminate vibration or stretch to increase string vibration feel
  • SPECIFICATIONS – Displacement channels, power string bed
Rank
#18

Ektelon Airblast Lite 1700 Racquetball Racquet, Grip SS

  • powerscoop; triple threat with tungsten; airhandle; power level 1700
Rank
#19

HEAD Graphene 360 Extreme 155 Racquetball Racquet (3 5/8)

  • FRAME WEIGHT: 155 g / 5.5 oz
  • BALANCE: 285 mm / 0.3 in HH
  • HEAD SIZE: 685 cm / 106 in
  • LENGTH: 557 mm / 22 in
  • BEAM: 21 mm
Rank
#20

HEAD MX Fire 190 Beginners Racquetball Racket - Pre-Strung Head Light Balance Racquet

  • HEAD PERFORMANCE: Born out of revolutionizing how we ski and play tennis, HEAD has constantly pushed athletic equipment into the modern era. Pairing decades of experience with modern tech; HEAD offers nothing but the best racquetball equipment available.
  • STABILITY: This head light beginners club racquet features Damp Plus that absorbs impact vibration before it can reach the handle for better feel and increased precision.
  • UNMATCHED VALUE: Loaded with some of HEAD's most popular entry-level features, this club racket is unbeatable for the price.
  • GREAT FOR BEGINNERS: The MX Fire is one of the heaviest racquets we offer, providing increased stability & control for beginning players.
  • DIMENSIONS: Frame Weight: 190 g / 6.7 oz, Head Size : 692 cm / 107in, Length: 557mm, Grip Size: 3 5/8.
Rank
#21

HEAD MX Cyclone 190 Club Racquetball Racket - Pre-Strung Light Balance Racquet

  • HEAD PERFORMANCE: Born out of revolutionizing how we ski and play tennis, HEAD has constantly pushed athletic equipment into the modern era. By bringing those decades of experience & a keen attention to detail to all racquet sports.
  • STABILITY: This head light beginners club racquet features Damp Plus that absorbs impact vibration before it can reach the handle for better feel and increased precision.
  • UNMATCHED VALUE: Loaded with some of HEAD's most popular entry-level features, this club racket is unbeatable for the price.
  • GREAT FOR BEGINNERS: The MX Cyclone is one of the heaviest racquets we offer, providing increased stability & control for beginning players.
  • DIMENSIONS: Frame Weight: 190 g / 6.7 oz, Head Size : 692 cm / 107in, Length: 557mm, Grip Size: 3 5/8.
Rank
#22

HEAD Graphene 360+ Radical 170 Racquetball Racquet (3 5/8")

  • At 170 grams and featuring Graphene 360+ technology, the RADICAL 170 is perfect for strong power hitters.
  • extremely maneuverable design
  • Power Channels℠increase the stiffness in the throat for an incredible amount of raw power
  • the RADICAL 170 brings state-of-the-art power to the masses.
Rank
#23

Wilson Triad 150 Racquetball Racquet XS

  • TRIAD means no vibration goes to your arm
  • The lightest in TRIAD Wilson line
Rank
#24

HEAD Graphene 360+ Radical 180 Racquetball Racquet (3 7/8")

  • Featuring Graphene 360+ technology, the RADICAL 180 is the perfect racquet for players who need a head-light power frame.
  • 180 Grams
  • Graphene 360+ RADICAL 180 is more head-light, which directly translates into maximum maneuverability
  • new Graphene 360+ technology, a combination of Graphene 360's energy transfer and innovative spiralfibers for an enhanced flex and clean impact feel
Rank
#25

HEAD Graphene 360+ Radical 160 Racquetball Racquet (3 7/8")

  • Graphene 360+ RADICAL 160 is designed for players with fast swing speeds
  • Lightest racquet in HEADs Radical Series
  • HEAD's Inner Grommet System for optimal stiffness and a solid feel
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