Factory String: Synthetic Gut
Strung Surface: 80 in2/516 cm2
Frame Shape: Tear
String Pattern: 14/19
Gearbox has made a major splash in racquetball, paddleball, pickleball and now they have entered into the business of Squash Racquets. With over 10 years experience making top quality, premium products we have no doubt this new Squash line will live up to the Gearbox performance name. The 3 racquets that are kicking off their launch are members of the GBX Collection and they come in 125, 135 & 145 weights. What’s so special about these new frames? Let’s get into the details.
- Patented Solid Frame Technology - provides maximized control, superb maneuverability, power on demand with exceptional durability
- Massive Sweet Spot - Each GBX features a super concave shape that creates a massive sweet spot for consistent performance
- Vibration Control - Exclusive adjustable rubber dampening system for a customized feel
- Patented Solid Frame Technology (US Patent No. 7,867,428 B2)
- Maximized Control
- Massive Sweet Spot
- Power on Demand
- Superb Maneuverability
- Exceptional Durability
- Maximized String Deflection
- Vibration Control
- High Modulus Graphite Construction
Racquet Covers - SquashGalaxy Cover is Only $8.00
A full racquet cover is NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option of adding a full cover for $8 if you would like. See below for more details.
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Our favorite Squash wrap grip is the Squash Galaxy Wrap Grip. We've been in the business a long time and always get requests on what our favorite wrap grip is for squash so we went out and made our own! The Squash Galaxy Wrap grip has a smooth and extremely tacky feel and is the appropriate length and size for any squash racquet on the market. It's only $8 to have it installed at the time of purchase.
The Python Atlas Deluxe 18g (Black) string upgrade (+$25) is recommended at the time of purchase because the factory string generally has lesser playability and durability qualities and often strung too tight. After years of play-testing and selling strings in squash and racquetball we feel we can finally recommend a string to our customer base that not only offers great durability, but backs that up with a great feel and play. The Python Atlas Deluxe is a soft, multifilament string that will gradually fray through the life cycle of the string.(This is completely normal, so don’t worry about it. It will fray down to the very last fibers) For players looking for added “feel”, try the Atlas Deluxe in an 18g which is thinner and more responsive and for those who like a little "stiffer" string, try Tecnifibre 305 Green 17g which is still a multifilament or those who like a textured string that does not fray, try the Ashaway PowerNick 18g String.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Smart Sorb, Head Megasorb, or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?" It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet. Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper. For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!
We recommend an overgrip for players that tend a sweat a lot, want to build up a grip, or wear through wrap grips very often. An overgrip is thinner and wears quicker than re-grips, but can be changed much quicker and easier than a re-grip. We recommend the SquashGalaxy Black Overgrip or SquashGalaxy White Overgrip, but for those looking for the best sweat absorption, durability, and feel... the Overgrip/Re-grip gives the best combination. Note** when an overgrip is installed, you will not be able to see the re-grip if chose to have it installed.
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.
If you want the best cover on the market buy the SquashGalaxy Full Racquet Cover. It has a full outside pocket, a handle strap and a large shoulder strap as well as a ventilated pocket to let your grip breathe and best of all its $2 less than the others because we want to help you by supporting our company! The charge will only be $8.00 when added to the cart for this choice instead of $10.00 like the other covers.
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SquashGalaxy Ratings for the Gearbox GBX 145 Squash Racquet
SquashGalaxy's Durability Rating:
SquashGalaxy's Power Rating: Age 24- Age 35 Age 45+
SquashGalaxy's Control Rating:
Court Control represents how the racquet handles. We're basically looking at how certain components stacked together produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability.
SquashGalaxy's Overall Rating: Age 24- Age 35 Age 45+
PATENTED SOLID FRAME TECHNOLOGY (US Patent No. 7,867,428 B2)
Gearbox's patented Solid Frame Technology is achieved by compressing two separate graphite walls closely together, thus creating a racquet with a super concave shape. This method of graphite compression effectively doubles the frame’s wall thickness, without having to add more material. The result is a light, maneuverable racquet with an extremely strong durable structure. In addition, the racquet’s super concave shape significantly increases the surface area on the string bed, giving the racquet a Massive Sweet Spot and Maximized String Deflection. Solid Frame Technology gives the GBX racquet exceptional control, maneuverability, and power on demand with superb durability.
MASSIVE SWEET SPOT
Solid Frame Technology creates a larger surface area on string bed resulting in a Massive Sweet Spot for Exceptional Control and Consistent Performance.
VIBRATION CONTROL SYSTEM
Exclusive adjustable rubber damper system for a customized feel. Contract to eliminate vibration or stretch to increase string vibration feel.