Black Knight Ion X-Force Squash Racket

This is the Black Knight Ion X-Force.

There are a few versions of this racket, and they have different specs.

Black
Yellow
Pink
Samantha Cornett Signature

Apparently the X-Force is made of Nano Crystalline Technology. Now crystals, they’re already pretty small. But Nano Crystals are EVEN SMALLER, so that must be good, right? To their credit, Black Knight actually explains on their Website that this is “an additive incorporated into the carbon fibre that not only helps reduce vibration but binds the fibres for added durability.”

Black Knight Ion X-Force Black

Black Knight Ion X-Force Black Squash Racket
Image via amazon.co.uk

Racket Info

The racket weighs 140 grams (medium) and is head-heavy.

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Black Knight Ion X-Force Yellow

The Black Knight Ion X-Force Yellow:
Black Knight Ion X-Force Yellow
Product photo via controlthet.com

Racket Info

It’s like the Black Knight Ion X-Force Black, but yellower. Also, the yellow guy is 5 grams heavier, and is head light, compared to the head-heaviness of the black.

Weight: Heavy (145 grams)
Balance: Head-light
Head Size: Small (475 sq. cm)

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Buy (Canada): controlthet.com

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Black Knight Ion X-Force Pink

Here’s the Black Knight Ion X-Force Pink. Looks like a pink version of the Black Knight Ion X-Force Yellow.

Black Knight Ion X-Force Pink
Image via holabirdsports.com

Specs

Weight: Heavy (145 grams)
Balance: Head-light
Head Size: Smallish (475 sq. cm)
String Pattern: 14 x 16
Strung with: Ashaway SuperNick XL Micro

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Black Knight Ion X-Force – Samantha Cornett Signature

Canadian #1 Sam Cornett actually plays with a custom version of the black version. DSR has some background from Sam on how her custom Black Knight Ion X-Force came to be:

It is a red version of the very popular yellow-on-black model. The original plan we thought of was a pink version of the racquet to market to younger girls, and anyone else who enjoys pink of course! However, pink isn’t at the top of my list, so I asked if green or red would work. Fred Reid from Black Knight was very open to ideas and thought red would be a good one, Canada-style!

Here’s a photo:

Sam Cornett Black Knight Ion X-Force

More photos from Samantha’s Facebook page:

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Here she is at the 2012 US Open, with the original non-Sam version of the X Force:

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Photo via usopensquash.com

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Reviews

Here’s what Paul from PDH Sports had to say about the yellow and black versions:

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Comments

  1. Iqbal says

    I bought the Black Knight Ion x-force two months ago and have absolutely loved it. Don’t yet know how it performs for durability. Great power and very good control. I am a bit inexperienced when it comes to rackets (Had tried Prince Airstick 140 and Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite before, and BK ion x-force is FAR superior to both.

  2. Greg says

    I get all my black knight rackets at sportsvirtuoso.com , they seem to have the lowest prices for Black Knight.

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