Gearbox Racquetball was started by the company's founder, designer, and pro-level racquetball player, Rafael Filippini. Rafael was an outstanding racquetball player known for his blistering drive serve and intense play. While playing professionally Rafael became started working in the racquetball industry designing innovative racquetball products. After years of being known as the expert in racquetball racquet building he created Gearbox to fulfill his vision of a racquetball only, design-driven brand. Gearbox racquetball is free from the passing trends of the racquetball industry. Being a young company has not stalled their progress because of his already large presence in the industry. Be assured that any new product launch has met the very strict standards of Rafael. Call him the Steve Jobs of racquetball. Every product has been thought with the serious and recreational racquetball player in mind. The concept is simple to empower the racquetball community at large.
Gearbox Racquetball is located in San Diego a hot spot for the racquetball community. Their presence is felt throughout the Americas as they have taken great pains to help grow the sport south of their border.
The Gearbox team can often be seen travelling to all the major events in a a team bus(show bus pic). Its this kind of dedication and love of the sport that has set them apart. An impressive stable of players make up the Gearbox Team led by Mexican great Alvaro Beltran who’s highest ranking on the IRT is #3. Also a member of the team is 2011 Pan American Games Silver medailist Gil Mejia and 7 time Canadian Champion Mike Green.
Gearbox racquetball takes its roots in being a company for the player designed by a racquetball player. Seeing racquetball not only as a great sport but also as a great lifestyle, Gearbox wants to create a proud and enduring identity for the sport. Gearbox is committed to designing products for the racquetball player lifestyle, products that promote racquetball on and off the court. Look for Gearbox to create some new exciting ideas to bring help bring racquetball glory days of the mid 80s back in vogue.