TeXtreme carbon fibre technology is now being used in racquetball. (Photo credit: Lisa F Young/Shutterstock.com)
TeXtreme carbon fibre technology is now being used in racquetball. (Photo credit: Lisa F Young/Shutterstock.com)

TeXtreme® says that a number of sports have seen improvements in performance through the use of its carbon fibre technology. These have included Formula 1 Racing, Americas Cup, advanced aerospace, bicycles, extreme sports, and in addition, over 400 NHL players currently use this carbon fibre weave technology in their hockey sticks. TeXtreme® is an ultra-light and strong carbon fibre technology that is 20% lighter than conventional carbon fibre reinforcements that reduce weight without sacrificing strength or stiffness.

“The partnership with TeXtreme® is a significant step for us in our continual focus on developing the most innovative products in the sport,” said Scott Winters, Vice President of Ektelon.

“The elements of power and control are the two single most important factors in game performance. For us to be able to embed TeXtreme®’s unique carbon fibre technology in four critical impact areas on five new frames is exciting. We believe it will take the game and its players to a new level. Through TeXtreme®’s carbon fibre material, which is 20% lighter, the racquets will provide improved strength and torsional stability which will result in maximum power, frame strength and shot accuracy.”

Winters continues: “Ektelon plans to launch an entire new product line, including additional racquets with advanced carbon Kevlar material, racquetball gloves, eyeguards, sport bags and footwear”

TeXtreme® is claimed as the next generation carbon fibre material in the sporting goods industry. It is based on using spread tows instead of yarns to achieve ultra light weight and high-performance products. The company says that manufacturers using TeXtreme® technology can achieve better properties on weight, stiffness and strength, compared to those using other carbon fibre materials.