I am proud to introduce you to the new Dunlop Blackstorm 3.0 squash rackets. These rackets are extremely popular which is hardly surprising: for a reasonable price you get a light racket with good playing characteristics. With this combination, Dunlop has set the bar so high that so far, other brands have not managed to find an answer to this. The Dunlop Blackstorm racket collection got the update 3.0 this year, and the three models, the Graphite, the Titanium and the Carbon have a fresh new look.
First I will briefly explain which characteristics the rackets have in common and then point out the differences so that you can easily choose the right racket. All Dunlop Blackstorm 3.0 squash rackets are made of 'high modulus' graphite which makes them very strong. They are unlikely to break even if you hit the wall, as sometimes happens in squash. Furthermore, vibrations caused by the ball touching the strings are better absorbed by the 'high modulus' graphite, and this improves the feel you have about your shots. At the 3- and 9-hour positions, 4D Braided material has been woven in four directions to ensure that the racket blade remains stable during a shot. This gives you more ball control.
Differences between the Dunlop Blackstorm 3.0 Squash rackets The racket with the most precision from this collection is the Dunlop Blackstorm Graphite 3.0. This compact racket has a classic shape with a bridge. The spaces between the strings are small because of the string pattern of 16 x 19, and it is easy to hit the ball accurately. Due to the head light balance, the Graphite is extremely manoeuvrable.
If you want a bit more power without losing too much in terms of precision, choose the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 3.0. This racket has a larger racket blade which allows the strings to move more, providing extra power. The Power Grommets, larger openings in the frame, give the ball even more acceleration. In addition, the head heavy balance of this racket contributes to the excellent power characteristics. Thanks to all this, you can effortlessly hit hard with the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon 3.0 but at the same time the classic shape of the frame and the closed string pattern of 16 x 19 offer you enough control for accurate shots. To sum up, the Carbon performs well in all areas and is an excellent all-rounder.
If what you look for is maximum strength and you prefer a racket which allows you to play offensively, go for the Dunlop Blackstorm Titanium 3.0. This racket has a clearly elongated teardrop-shaped blade and the strings can move more compared to the other Blackstorm 3.0 models. During a shot, the ball gets a lot of acceleration, and it is easy to put your opponent under pressure with hard shots and power play. Thanks to the teardrop-shaped blade the Titanium 3.0 is very forgiving and makes it possible to control the ball even if you hit it close to the frame. The racket is very streamlined and due to the clearly head light balance, very easy to maneuver.
Whichever racket you choose from the new Dunlop Blackstorm 3.0 collection, you become a dangerous opponent. However, it is important to know which racket best suits your style. Players who are looking for a solid racket with a lot of power will love the Titanium while the Graphite is the dream racket for anyone looking for maximum power. If you are seeking a great mix of strength and precision, the Carbon is your racket. When it comes to value for money, the entire Dunlop Blackstorm 3.0 collection deserves an excellent rating.
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