Strung Surface: 74.40 in2 / 480 cm2
Factory Grip: PU Supergrip
Balance: 345 mm
Frame Shape: Tear
String Pattern: 14/18
Working with Joel Makin, Karakal has developed the Joel Makin Tour Spec. Signature Series Racket: The Karakal Raw Pro 2.0.
We’ve modified the frame slightly for this new version and added an additional vibration dampener to the frame. Manufactured using Nexgen Fast Fibre Graphite the racket has a 120gram frame weight and 345mm balance point, which makes the racket feel beautifully balanced and powerful. We have also redesigned the handle on this frame to a smooth oval, ergonomically designed to Joel’s preferred shape and spec.
The racket comes strung with our new Hot Zone 120 braided string as standard and has a 14/18 string pattern. The racket also comes with our Eco Fleece cover which is 100% recyclable and is of course fitted with our No.1 Karakal PU Super grip.
- Hot Zone 120 braided string - Black
- 120gram frame weight
- 345mm Balance
- Nexgen Fast Fibre Construction
- Midplus 480 sq cm
- Square String Pattern 14/18
- Full Bag Eco Cover
- Fitted with the World's No.1 Karakal PU Super Grip
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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.
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SquashGalaxy Ratings for the Karakal RAW PRO 2.0 Squash Racquet
SquashGalaxy's Durability Rating: 82.30
SquashGalaxy's Power Rating: Age 24- 89.48 Age 35 94.09 Age 45+ 86.12
SquashGalaxy's Control Rating: 84.76
Court Control represents how the racquet handles. We're basically looking at how certain components stacked together produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability.