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.
Characteristics of the PC-20 (BA-890) :
Characteristics: This frame is oriented towards players looking for control more than power. See the PC-40 for power oriented results.
BLACK KNIGHT PC-20 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.
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 67 cm in length, 0.5 -1.0 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.
Recommended Tension : 18-24 lbs
Total Length : 67 cm
Rigidity Index : 84
Avg. Frame Weight : 85 g
"Very quick and responsive head! The movement of the racquet head is easy and very fast allowing fast recovery after the shots and makes it an advantage for both attacking and defending players. The balancing makes this racquet very suitable for fast games like doubles and mixed yet it has enough power for singles as well.
Multiple players had very positive feedback just by handling this racquet."
Note: The 2004 Canadian Men's Singles Champion, Stephan Wojcikiewicz, wins with the PC-20.