The Genesis Of the Black Knight Sam Cornett Racquet by Samantha Cornett
February 26, 2013
- The Sam Cornett Ion X-Force racquet from Black Knight came into
production December 2012. 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!
How it came to be was pretty exciting for me, as Fred and I were
organizing my contract for the coming year and he told me that BK would
be happy to have a racquet in my name in the lineup, since I’ve been
doing well and I’ve been playing with them since I was about 12! We
then went over the specs together, and out came this hot little number.
The racquet weighs 140g with a nice head light balance point. The
racquet has a PowerSurge shaft design that not only helps increase the
power but has very little vibration so it is a really solid racquet! It
is pretty stiff and is pre strung with Ashaway string so there is no
need to restring it.
Black Knight will be donating a portion of the sales of this model to
help me fund my squash career which is very generous and a huge help,
as costs associated with playing on the Tour are high. The racquet is
available for purchase from online retailer www.Racquetsource.com as
well as various proshops and racquet stores across the country
-naturally I love it and would highly recommend it! Huge thanks to my
sponsors Black Knight and RacquetSource for their constant support.