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Ashaway Liberty 495 Squash Racquet
In addition to the advanced materials composition, Ashaway squash rackets share two special frame features: Nodal Enhancement
Rather than the traditional uniform or tapered frame cross-section, Ashaway rackets employ strategically positioned nodes to effectively "tune" the frame for optimum results:
Power Node - positioned to amplify the effect of 6 main strings, this node stiffens and reinforces the frame at the 12 o'clock position.
Control Nodes - positioned to support the strings at the heart of the sweatspot.
Stabilization Nodes - stiffen and solidify the frame at key points to create a more stable impact for the hit.
Full Motion string holes (20)
Complementing the Power and Control Nodes, 20 string holes have been enlarged to allow the strings to pivot against the outside of the frame rather than the inside, adding up to 2 cm of active string length.
Head size: 495 sq. cm.
Frame Weight: 135 g
Composition: Carbon 4, eXtreme Modulus Graphite
Pre-strung: Ashaway SuperNick XL Ti
Recommended Tension: 25-29 lbs
Balance: Head light
Cover: Full cover with mesh
As with the Rad 475, the use of XM Graphite and Carbon 4 provides an overall structure that is light, strong and highly responsive. However, the Liberty 495's larger area and bridged frame also provide a broad sweet spot that favors touch players, enhanced by a slim cross section that is aerodynamic and fast to swing. Look to the medium stiff frame to amplify power.