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Eye X-Lite 120 Control Squash Racket

Quick Overview

An open throat racket with a heavy top for added control. The slightly over-sized frame provides a generous sweet-spot whilst allowing for excellent control and touch. 

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: £120.00

Special Price: £80.00

Details

Eye X-Lite 120 Control Squash Racket

The Eye X-Lite 120 Control Squash Racket carries a stiff frame with a tight sweet spot, offering un-paralleled responsiveness and control. The open throat design is ideal for players who middle the ball on regular basis.

The Eye X-Lite 120 Control features cutting-edge Eye technology, limiting any unnecessary weight by removing the bumper strip and utilising ingenious Eye paint technology, minimising the amount of paint on the racket without detracting from its unique and innovative look.

Specs:

Headsize: 490 cm2
Racket Weight: 120g
String Pattern: Open string (14x18 strings)
Factory String:  Nylon (recommend X-Tech 1.15/1.20)
14 main x 18 cross (Control)
Balance: Head-heavy
Frame Flex: Stiff frame
Handle Size: Long and Round
Grip: Eye Grip

Eye Rackets Information

1. Eye warranty

Eye gives a 1 year warranty on all rackets. We have a very strict quality control and service is extremely important for us. Read about the conditions on www.eyerackets.com

2. No heavy bumper strip

Research shows that bumper strips guarding racket heads do NOT protect against breakage in 96% of all cases. Research also shows that the sides of the racket head, between 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock, are the most vulnerable areas when coming into contact with the squash court wall. These areas are not protected by the bumper strip.

3. Each racket comes in 4 different versions

Flexibility: Direct response / Touch
String pattern: Control (14) / Power (12)
Balance: Head-light / Head-heavy
Shape: Teardrop / Open-throat

4. Paint technology

Research also shows that the paint used on rackets can increase the weight of the frame by up to 5%. Eye has developed a simple solution for this that we call Paint Technology.
This minimizes the amount of paint on each racket without detracting from its innovative, unique look.

5. Eye string pattern technology

String patterns:
Here the string patterns are the biggest influencer. Simply put, a racket with an open string pattern (12x17 strings) provides more power, slice (spin) and is more forgiving with a mishit, while one with a closed pattern (14x18 strings) provides more control when you hit without slice (spin).
Please read "Spin potential" for more information.
Eye is the first to launch open string patterns on all its top models!

Spin potential:
Squash players who play with spin/slice may find an open string pattern extremely beneficial.
When the ball is struck with a racket with an open string pattern, more of the ball is embedded into the space between strings - with fewer strings coming in contact with the ball, the strings grab or "bite" into the nap, which allows you to transfer more spin onto the ball. This allows players who place more spin on their shots to increase their control. Some spin can still be achieved when playing with a closed-pattern racket, but you will need to hit the ball with a lot more power, to get the same result. However, strings in an open string pattern break a lot faster.

Eye Rackets - the Brand

Formed in Norway (with their HQ in Holland), Eye Rackets have developed their products with a focus on quality and honesty. There are no claims of revolutionary magic materials, simply clear explanation of how such high performing rackets are produced. By using premium composite metals, reducing the weight of the paint, removing the bumper strip and adjusting the string patterns, Eye are able to offer both control and power to suit every type of player. With some of the nicest balanced rackets you’ll ever play with, Eye pride themselves on developing and testing all products with current top professional players.

Ethos

First and foremost we’re a company owned and run by squash fans. As such, there is an underpinning theme that runs through everything we do - ‘how does it benefit squash?’

If we can help increase participation levels, keep juniors in the game and so encourage the stars of tomorrow, then we know we’ve done all we can to promote the game on both the national and international stage. We live for the day squash becomes an Olympic sport, just as you do; if we can help, even just a little bit, then be assured we’ll make sure we do!


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