Black Knight innovation now brings the Power Channel concept to badminton with the models of the Power Channel Series. In addition, the top models also feature the new Vibra Plate frame construction.
The PC V60/V65 and V80/V85 add Vibra Plate to the mix. Vibra Plate Technology modifies the racquet's cross-section to stiffen the head against torsion on impact and to interrupt the transmission of shock through the frame to the handle. The result: an exceptionally solid hit - excellent for control on off-center shots, and outstanding for power hitters.
Characteristics of the PC-V80/V85 :
Power Channel with Vibra Plate
Characteristics: The Power Channel groove in the head creates a larger string surface without increasing head size, while the Vibra Plate Technology stiffens the head against torsion on impact and interrupts the transmission of shock through the frame to the handle. The result: an exceptionally solid hit with excellent control on off-center shots, and outstanding performance for power hitters. This frame is oriented towards players looking for power more than control. Players oriented more towards control should refer to the PC-V60/V65.
BLACK KNIGHT PC-V80/85 FEATURES:
BERYLLIUM/ GRAPHITE MESH:
Lighter and stronger than Titanium, it is found in serious performance level racquets. Many parts of supersonic aircraft are made of beryllium alloys because of beryllium's lightness, stiffness, and dimensional stability.
a highly effective form of carbon-graphite rated above conventional High Modulus Graphite.
HMG or HGH MODULUS GRAPHITE:
A high strength, high performance grade of graphite fibre.
VIBRA PLATE TECHNOLOGY:
It modifies the racquet's cross-section to stiffen the head against torsion on impact and to interrupt the transmission of shock through the frame to the handle. The result: an exceptionally solid hit - excellent for control on off-center shots, and outstanding for power hitters.
an absorbent cotton base covered by a tacky outer layer with an almost flat surface. However, a slight ridge, created by stitching, winds up the handle. This ridge creates surface resistance for a surer grip in hot conditions.
POWER CHANNEL - PERFORMANCE WITHOUT PENALTIES:
Would you like to have a more dynamic string bed, a larger sweet spot and better control near the frame, all without losing head speed?
Black Knight's innovative Power Channel concept delivers.
In badminton, a larger string surface means a wider and longer sweetspot and more liveliness in the strings. Yet if you enlarge the head you reduce the head speed. Thus our challenge - add more string area without enlarging the head.
The BK solution: with a Power Channel groove in the head, a racquet delivers the best of both worlds ? the string surface becomes larger and more responsive, but the head size does not increase. The result: performance without penalties.
This model is 68 cm in length, 1.5 -2.0 cm longer than traditional racquets.
Adding extra length in a lightweight badminton racquet is the surest way to add power. The longer axis between the hand and the point of contact adds head speed, and that translates into more energy to the shuttle.
Traditionally, badminton racquets are built 66-66.5 cm in length. At Black Knight, you will find most of our full graphite racquets to be 67cm, with a few models available at 68cm for the maximum effect.
Many XL models also have long handles for players who change their grip position according to the shot being played.
String : Ashaway string recommended
Recommended Tension : 18-24 lbs
Total Length : 68 cm
Rigidity Index : 86
Avg. Frame Weight : 84 g
String Area : 362 cm2
NOTE: for the 2006-07 Black Knight has introduced an upgraded version of the V80, with the model number V85, and also of the V60 with model number V65. Specifications are the same as for the V60 and V80.