The MaxForce 970 XL has been built light and flexible, with an XL frame, but with the balance towards the head to generate a lot of head speed for less powerful players. Although generally suited to singles, it is light enough to be excellent for very fast defensive play, and still hits hard for an attacking doubles player.
MaxForce: A dramatic advance in badminton performance. The MaxForce models incorporate 16K Hyper Tensile fibres, and BK Thermal Core into ESP (Extra Slim Profile) frames. Forged to play better at higher tensions, fast moving and powerful, the MaxForce racquets are also protected by a unique guarantee in Canada: a 12 month “no-fault” guarantee against any breakage while playing badminton.
Materials and Technologies used:
16K Fibre (Hyper Tensile): new in 2011) weaves together 16,000 individual strands for more structural strength and durability. It is through the use of 16K-HTF that BK was able to create the new MaxForce badminton models – extra slim frames yet recommended for stringing up to 36 lbs (16.4 kg).
BK Thermal Core: Carbon graphite racquets are hollow and must be pressurized internally while being heated and cured in the mold. With the BK Thermal Core process, superheated air is forced inside the racquet so that the structure is simultaneously cured from the inside and outside for a flawless effect. This process strengthens and stabilizes the frame, eliminating irregularities and producing consistent results from one racquet to another.
Extra Slim Profile (ESP): Extra Slim Profile frames compress the graphite layers into a stronger and more aerodynamic structure. With less air resistance, the racquet heads accelerate faster, while the denser structure complements advanced materials such as 16K-HTF in order to resist higher string tensions.
XMG (eXtreme Modulus Graphite): eXtreme Modulus Graphite (XMG) is a highly effective form of carbon-graphite rated above conventional High Modulus Graphite.
Brand: Black Knight
Strings: Sold unstrung.
Frame Weight: 85 grams
Stiff (Rigidity Factor 81 - 85)
Surface Area: 358 square cm
Weight Range: 85 - 89.9 grams (3U)
Balance: Head Heavy
Players seeking more CONTROL
Players seeking more POWER
16K Fibre (Hyper Tensile)
BK Thermal Core
Extra Slim Profile (ESP),
XMG (eXtreme Modulus Graphite)
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