Newly engineered, MDX composite construction barrel is built with a multi-directional composite design to create an ultra-responsive barrel with explosive sound. SDX EXT, Extended Shock Dissipating Connection (US Patent No. 10,016,667), increases stiffness to maintain energy transfer to the ball, while also dismissing all harsh, unwanted vibrations from players’ hands. Ring-free barrel construction allows for more barrel flex and increases performance with no “dead” spots. Carbon composite handle and MDX composite barrel connect by SDX EXT to dismiss harsh, unwanted vibrations from players’ hands. Sting-free nylon knob for improved comfort and control. Micro-perforated soft-touch grip with extra tack improves feel and control. The Echo Connect comes standard with a black 1.75mm grip.