Prince Sets New Squash Benchmark with Racquets Reinforced by TeXtreme® Technology

Mar 23, 2016, 11:56 ET from TeXtreme(R)

BORAS, Sweden, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Prince® Global Sports is raising the bar once again with its newest squash collection featuring TeXtreme® technology. Prince practically set the squash world on fire when it entered the squash market for the first time in 1984, and the company has continued to innovate ever since in developing industry-leading racquets with proven game-changing capabilities.    

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Prince has introduced a completely new line of squash racquets, with five of the new models incorporating groundbreaking TeXtreme® technology into the head of the racquet. TeXtreme® is an innovative, light and ultra-strong carbon fiber material with superior stability that delivers increased power and greater precision control for squash players.    

"Prince is excited about the development of the new TeXtreme® collection. We're confident this line of racquets will help us to continue not only meeting the needs of every squash player at every level, but more importantly helping all players play better squash," says Jon Ballardie, VP of Global Squash at Prince Global Sports. "Prince is a company built upon pushing the boundaries of innovation for over 40 years, and with each and every technological advancement we have enhanced the performance of players of all ages and abilities. Our new TeXtreme® collection is further proof of our ongoing commitment to innovation."    

TeXtreme® is based on spreading tows (yarns) into tapes that are weaved into a fabric. The fabric produced is much thinner than conventional carbon fiber fabrics, with straighter fibers that optimize and strengthen the composite while delivering lighter weight. Positioned in the upper hoop of the racquet at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions, TeXtreme® reduces racquet head frame deformation. This results in superior torsional stability upon impact, creating a larger sweet spot for unparalleled power, response and accuracy for all squash players.        

Regarding the launch of the new series, Prince CEO Mike Ballardie remarked, "The TeXtreme® line of racquets is another example of the Prince commitment to providing squash players around the world with the best technology to improve performance."       

In addition to the use of TeXtreme® in squash racquets, this innovative technology is widely used in Formula 1, NASCAR and America's Cup racing, as well as in the manufacture of bicycles, golf shafts, ice hockey sticks, surfboards, rowing shells, skis, and snowboards. TeXtreme® is also in high demand for various industrial and advanced aerospace applications.       

About Prince 
Founded in 1970 by Robert H. McClure of Princeton, New Jersey, Prince® Global Sports is the leading racquet sports company that places a focus on the research and development of game-changing product innovations in tennis and squash. Today, the company engineers a wide range of products including racquets, footwear, balls, strings, grips, bags, team apparel, machines and accessories. For more information, head to www.princesports.com    

About TeXtreme®  
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements are the ultimate choice for making ultra-light composites. TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent, which enables the development of optimized reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Utilization of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products confirms that 20-30% lighter composite parts can be produced with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.        

TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB. Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements with its products marketed under the brand name TeXtreme® .

For more information, please visit http://www.textreme.com .

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