Top-of-the-line racquetball equipment is designed for experienced players. Major manufacturers produce pro-caliber rackets geared for the highest skill levels. When players are ready to take that step -- and spend more than $200 for their racket, before customization -- they have many options. These five rackets earned generally strong reviews from users and suppliers.
This racket design allows for 22-inch mainstrings, the longest on the market, and a flexible shaft. The head is all carbon and the frame is composed of three carbon graphites. The Heatseeker 190 received high marks for power in the latest RacquetWorld.com testing. The Heatseeker models generally retail for $200 to $270, as of February 2011.
Kktelon EXO3 Attack
Players can customize the weight and balance of the frame with bridge inserts. This racket graded very high for ball control in RacquetWorld.com testing. Many professional players have used this model, including John Ellis, Jose Rojas, Keely Franks, Paola Longoria, Jennifer Saunders. EXO Attack rackets generally retail from $200 to $250, as of February 2011.
Wilson Warlock BLX
This racket is the top of the BLX line, which also features the Sword, Lockjaw, Rant and Force models. It is designed for high-end players seeking maximum power. The Warlock also earned good reviews for ball control in RacquetWorld.com testing. By blending basalt into this composite racket, Wilson creates effective vibration resistance. Professional player Mitch Williams uses and endorses Wilson rackets. The Warlock generally retails from $180 to $200, as of February 2011.
Pro Kennex Kinetic KM 700 Racquetball Racquet
This racket's increased power zone aids the less-skilled player. Its design reduces shock and dampens vibration. The KM 700 earned excellent grades for ball control through RacquetWorld.com testing. Professional player Kane Waselenchuk has endorsed the Pro Kennex line and enjoyed success with its products. This racket generally retails from $200 to $240, as of February 2011.
Head claims that its YOUTEK Technology allows this equipment to adapt to a variety of playing styles. The Blackjack, Full House and Royal Flush models all earned outstanding scores for ball control in RacquetWorld.com testing. These models generally retail from $220 to $250, as of February 2011.