Characteristics: The Ion Storm was designed for former World Champion and 3 time British Open Champion David Palmer. He used this racquet to win the British Open in 2008. This 135g bridged frame racquet is balanced towards the head for more power, while the stiff flex rating ensures a very controlled hit. Using Nano Crystalline Technology (NCT), an additive incorporated into the Xtreme Modulus Graphite (XMG) fibres to reduce vibration and bind the fibres for added durability, makes this into an impressive weapon for both singles and doubles. Strung with Ashaway PowerNick 18 for hard hitting performance and has BK’s Rad Cushion Grip for superior grip control. Designed for: Advanced to Professional Frame: NCT, XMG, Rad Cushion grip String: PowerNick 18 String Tension: 26 lbs with PowerNick 18 Rigidity (RF): 93 AFW: 135g DW: 140 Balance: Head heavy Speed: 8.5 Power: 9 Control: 9.5 Area: 475 sq.cm.