“ Brand: Dunlop / Type: Squash Racket „
Costing only £14.99 from Sports Direct, Dunlop's 'G-Force 15' is the latest in a long line of squash racquets that i've owned over the last couple of years. The racquet has a 500 square centimetre head size, and comes complete with a 3/4 length head cover - but how does it perform?
The Look and Feel of the Racquet
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Predominantly red in colour, the G-Force 15 is adorned with a decorative series of dots and lines which make it look generally attractive. Made from a composite construction, the racquet feels solid in the hand, although it's by no means the lightest that i've used. That said, the weight isn't especially noticeable, and for a cheaper racquet the string tension is excellent. During play, the squash ball springs off the head with relish, and the racquet's overall balance is very good. The white grip which comes as standard is slightly thin, although additional grip can be purchased depending on personal preference.
In terms of the racquet's longevity - well, these cheaper items do have a tendency to break after a few months of play. Unfortunately, when I say 'break', i'm not talking about the odd snapped string (fairly easy to replace) - i'm talking about the actual side of the racquet splitting, which signals the end of our ball-hitting friend. The G-Force 15 actually has a decent lifespan for it's price, and in my experience it will last for at least a couple of months before it gives up the ghost - of course, this will depend on your style of play - and if you're someone who plays with a lighter touch, then you may get a longer lifespan from the racquet.
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I've used many 'budget' squash racquets in the past, and the G-Force 15 is up there with the best of them. For only £14.99, the racquet offers very good value for money and the overall feel is actually better than some of the racquets I have used which cost twice as much. Where you undoubtedly lose out is in the weight department - and compared to the pricier racquets of this world, the G-Force 15 is a wee bit heavy. However, overall i'm happy to award the G-Force 15 four out of five dooyoo stars, as a racquet which is perfect for a beginner / mid level player.
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Head size: 500 cm sq
Frame weight: 185g
Balance: Head Light
String Pattern: 14 x 20
String Tension: 20-30lbs / 9-14kgs