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The Ion series has been developed in collaboration with multiple British Open Champion David Palmer, and the Ion Storm was used for his 2008 British Open victory.
All the Ion racquets use Nano-Crystalline Technology (NCT) as an additive to the polymer structure of the graphite frame, for reinforcement at key stress points while allowing for fine-tuning of the weight and balance. The combination of NCT with the Ion frame geometry also effectively reduces frame distortion and torque for a larger sweet spot and greater control for hard hitters such as Palmer. The shaft is flared in 2 dimensions between the bridge and the handle to create a progressive flex, increasing power transfer.
Frame: NCT, XMG, Rad Cushion grip
String: PowerNick 18
String Tension: 26 lbs with PowerNick 18
Rigidity (RF): 93
Actual Frame Weight: 135g
Dynamic Weight: 140g
Balance: Head heavy
Area: 475 sq.cm.
Designed for: Advanced to Professional
Characteristics: David Palmers original designed racquet. The bridged frame is stiff and suitable for power players yet delivers incredible accuracy and control. The gold chrome racquet is now recognized worldwide as a true champions racquet.