The Black Knight Ion Element PSX:
Image via controlthet.com
I hear from PDH Sports that there will also be a Daryl Selby signature version of this racket. Currently Daryl is using the Black Knight Magnum Corona 6.
Weight: Medium (135 grams)
Head Size: Small (475 sq. cm)
Strings: Ashaway Powernick 19
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Black Knight Ion Element PSX Reviews
Control the T says this a “great looking, great performing racket”. They say this is Black Knight’s top-of-the-line racket, it’s stiff, and it has a thinner beam than the Black Knight Ion X-Force.
Via a comment from Greg:
– The most headlight racquet i’ve ever played with
– Very stiff, a lot of feedback from hitting the ball
– Excellent headspeed from small flicky shots – lets you hold the swing until very late
– Very good power (as much as 500cm Precision Elite, despite being more headlight and a smaller head)
– Very good control – feels amazing to volley and drop
– Maybe it’s just because its so headlight, but I’m scared to hit a wall with it. Here’s to hoping its strong
– I ultimately chose to buy this racquet and am pretty happy with it so far!
I have a brand new (never hit and still in the packaging) for sale in Toronto for a reasonable price. If anybody wants it please contact me through my Kijiji ad (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-other/city-of-toronto/black-knight-ion-element-psx-squash-racket-brand-new/1250484160).
Just hit with this racket for the first time tonight and I am really impressed with it. I’ve been playing BK rackets for the past few years, the Ion Galaxy and the Razor TC but the Element PSX is clearly superior to both of those. I was surprised at how powerful it is compared to other, similar style frames. Part of this is due to the thin Powernick 19s but my Razor TCs would also come stocked with that same string and definitely weren’t as powerful as this frame. Control and feel are both excellent too. I found some previous BK Ion rackets to be too stiff (the Storm and X-Force rackets in particular) but this racket isn’t like that at all and the feel is buttery soft. I expect the Powernick 19s to last only a few weeks and then I’ll replace them with the Ultranick 18s but I don’t really expect that to affect the playability much. This racket also looks great to boot! Looking forward to using these rackets for a long time!
Jon Catuccio says
Loved hitting with the Red ION so I may have to try this one. Anyone playing with it now?
I’m still using mine 6 months later and still love them. The Powernick 19s didn’t last very long but that’s to be expected. I replaced them with Ashaway’s Ultranick 18s and they still produce plenty of power with good control and feel. Durability has been excellent too with both rackets taking some hefty punishment with no signs of any breakage. I expect to be using these rackets for a long long time.
Jon Catuccio says
Thanks Rod, ordering one today although lately since added some Zyex Asahway string, really enjoying my Beast 750.
The PSX is pretty even balance from what I remember. What rackets were you using before it?
Is your ion element psx still functioning? i.e. does it have an cracks yet or is it still going strong?
It’s still going strong Faraaz. I’ve got 3 of them now and have had no issues with any of them. They appear to be very durable rackets.
I was using the BK Razor TC/Ion Galaxy.
The PSX is slightly head light but I like to choke up on my grip so that’s a balance point that I enjoy.
Interesting choice to put PN19 as the string. Not renowned as a long lasting string and I would have thought one of the 18 guage strings from Ashaway might have been a safer option. Last thing you want to do is get a restring after a couple of weeks with a new racket.
Karam Singh says
Looking forward to trying this! Currently use X-force black. PN19 is lovely to play with (as long as you can afford it – doesn’t last too long for me).