KENNELBACH, January 2007 – HEAD Racquetsports continues its legacy of innovation with the 2007 launch of the Metallix series for Squash, incorporating Metallix technology—one of the lightest and strongest new materials on the market. The new racquets will launch in spring 2007 along with a new range of squash equipment that will include bags, balls, indoor footwear and accessories.
HEAD Metallix is one of the lightest and strongest new materials made today, giving players a lighter, stronger and more powerful racquet. It consists of a specially-designed matrix of carbon fibers and a crystalline metal alloy that has a grain size 1,000 times smaller than that of a typical metal. The decreased grain size translates to an increase in strength.
“Through the application of HEAD’s latest game-improving technology, these exciting new racquets offer players the best performance on-court with power that cannot be chained down,” said Robert Marte, Division Manager, HEAD Racquetsports.
HEAD will introduce four racquets as part of the Metallix series this summer: The Metallix 160 is the choice of world No. 2 player* David Palmer and the Metallix 140 is the choice of top seeded sisters Natalie and Rachel Grinham. The Metallix 130 offers the most power in the line and the Metallix 150 rounds out the series with great maneuverability and control. The HEAD Metallix Series will be the stiffest, most powerful, high-performance squash racquet line.
“The new collection for 2007 has surpassed even my expectations of what a racquet should be, and I am sure that it will be as well received by the squash community,” said two-time world squash champion** Palmer.
*PSA January 2007
** 2002, 2006
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