03 June 2014
03 June 2014
Oxeon’s TeXtreme materials have been used by Ektelon, a US racquetball equipment manufacturer in their new product line resulting in improved strength and torsional stability.
“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.
Winters further states, “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 fibre 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 fibre 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. “
Oxeon believes TeXtreme is the next generation carbon fibre material in the sporting goods industry; it is based on using Spread Tows instead of yarns to achieve ultra-light weight and high-performance products.
The new TeXtreme racquet models will be available in mid-August from a retail location where Ektelon products are sold.
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