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Babolat Aero Modular
Aero Modular Technology

AeroPro racquets feature a frame with varying profiles at three strategic points: the throat, the shaft and the head of the racquet.

Player Benefits:
A faster swing due to improved aerodynamics Increased power while maintaining excellent ball control

Babolat Play

Babolat Woofer
Woofer

*Woofer Technology from Babolat

THE FIRST DYNAMIC SYSTEM WHICH MAKES THE FRAME AND THE STRINGS INTERACT WHEN STRIKING THE BALL

A tennis racket is a frame with strings. The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. The strings are attached to both sides of the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the ball. This means that racquets do not deliver their full potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball.

PULLEY FUNCTION

  • The WOOFER eliminates string lock-up: the strings are free to move.
  • The whole surface area reacts on impact: with the WOOFER, more strings work together when striking the ball. The strings are interactive. This increases sweetspot size, improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing much of the shock produced during ball impact.

PISTON FUNCTION

  • Increase in the Trampoline Effect: The piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact, delivering 10% extra power and ensuring that the strings retain their energy for a longer time.
  • Shock Absorption: The pistons act like a suspension system to dampen unwanted vibration.

Babolat Aerobeam Technology
Babolat Aerobeam

The world's most aerodynamic racquet. +15% air penetration thanks to the aerobeam technology.

Babolat Cortex
Cortex

Babolat's Cortex shaft vibration dampening system is designed to offer greater comfort during play. Available in two versions, the Cortex system used in the Pure series of racquets reduces harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feedback required for feel. The result of filtering unnecessary vibrations results in what Babolat calls a "pure feel." The Cortex system used in other Babolat racquets filters and dampens for maximum comfort.

Babolat Cortex Active Technology

The Active Cortex Technology reduces shock and vibration, leaving the player with a cleaner feel at impact.

Babolat EVO BEAM
EVO BEAM
Different thickness of the beam for less torque at ball impact and better responsiveness.


Babolat X-Sider
X-SIDER
Strategically placed grooves in the frame enlarge the sweetspot and provide a more forgiving response on off-center hits.


Babolat Response Woofer
Response Woofer
New material in the Woofer Grommet System, PEBEX, improves performance.


Babolat Stabilizer Technology
Stabilizer Technology
Hybrid frame construction (blending square and elliptical beam shape) delivers more responsiveness at impact. This is combined with stategically placed stiff carbon fibers for more torsional stability (less twisting on impact).


Babolat Flex Carbon
Flex Carbon
New material featruing a lower density of carbon fibers for a more flexible feel.


Boris Becker Delta Core
Delta Core

The composite Carbon Nanotubes design was taken as a basis by the laboratories of the Fraunhofer Technology Development Group, where the arrangement of the molecules was further enhanced. The main innovation of the Delta Core material is the delta-shaped arrangement of the individual molecules, which permits a more finely meshed network. The tube structure is retained; it is simply made more compact and solid. The Delta Core material can be processed very finely, and thanks to optimised racquet production processes, it can be used throughout the racquet frame.

Donnay Dual Core
Dual Core

The Dual-Core racquets have a second layer of Xenecore tubing on the inside of the hoop that futher fortifies the frame and eliminates the loss of energy on ball contact.

Donnay XeneCore
XeneCore

XeneCore is a new fiber technology that uses high-pressure solids to form and reinforce the graphite fiber composite to incredible levels of strength that has allowed Donnay designers to reduce the thickness of the racquet beam width to a dramatic 15 millimeters, the thinnest in tennis. The thin beams greatly reduce air resistance (the same reason that sleek sports cars outperform bulky SUVs in wind-tunnel tests) providing unparalleled levels of maneuverability. The high-tensile strength of XeneCore also dampens vibration and provides unexpected power, while reducing the "shadow effect" from the beam blocking a portion of the string bed on off-center hits resulting in "frame shots." The net result of XeneCore technology is a previously unachievable level of all-around performance.

Donnay Weighting System
Customized Weighting Technology System Kit

The Donnay customization kit that is sold separately allows users the option to adjust the weights and balances exactly to their liking to any Donnay racquet. There are three interchangeable buttcaps weighing two, seven and 12 grams, along with weighted slides that can be easily applied to the sides and top of the frame in the blink of a changeover. The combination of the slides and lightest buttcap tips the balance more to the head for more power; no slides and the heaviest buttcap increase control and further enhance maneuverability. There are 10 combinations in between.

Dunlop Aerogel Technology
Aerogel

Aerogel is the world's lightest solid. It has strength up to 4,000 times its own weight. Aerogel's nanometer-sized molecular network delivers an unmatched strength to weight ratio for enhanced stiffness and power. Aerogel racquets offer incredible power with touch and feel without compromising weight.

Dunlop Aeroskin
Aeroskin

This technology is inspired by shark skin. The unique surface appplication is strategically applied to the racquet frame. The dimpled texture creates localized turbulence and streamlines airflow over the racquet surface. This reduces drag by up to 25%, resulting in a faster racquet speed for more power.

Dunlop HM6 Carbon
HM6 Carbon

This technology is inspired by a bee's honeycomb. High modulus carbon fiber is engineered into hexagonal sheets and is placed between layers of Aerogel-enhanced carbon. These hexagonal sheets help evenly distribute impact forces and absorb unwanted racquet frequencies to enhance feel up to 10%. The HM6 Carbon reduces energy loss and maximizes energy return.

Dunlop Gecko-Tac Grip
Gecko-Tac Grip

This unique nano-scopic surface treatment on the grip is inspired by gecko setae. The perforated design increases moisture reduction and provides up to 50% more grip and tack. This results in enhanced control, precision and comfort.

Dunlop CX Technology
CX Technology

CX Technology is inspired by the wings of birds of prey to reduce aerodynamic drag in the hoop. This combined with a TruOval head shape greatly increases the racquet's sweet spot to maximize power. CX Technology = enhanced racquet speed and power.

Dunlop AFG
AFG

Inspired by the sandfish skink, a lizard that can swim through sand, Dunlop's unique grommet technology combines microscopic ridges with a near frictionless, high strength polymer that provides greater string movement and improved aerodynamics for added penetrative power. AFG = Enhanced power.

Dunlop Anatomic Construction
Anatomic Construction

Apex predators are highly evolved for power and precision. Taking inspiration from their anatmoical bone structure, Dunlop has inverted the structural form of the throat in 3 key areas to minimize torsional deflection for increased precision and control on off-center shots. Anatomic Construction = Enhanced control and precision.

Dunlop Aeroskin CX
Aeroskin CX

This technology is inspired by shark skin. The unique surface application is strategically applied to the racquet frame. The dimpled texture creates localized turbulence and streamlines airflow over the racquet surface for an aerodynamic effect. This reduces drag by up to 36%, an 11% increase from previous Aeroskin Technology, resulting in a faster racquet speed for more power, maneuverability and reaction time.

Dunlop MoS2 Grommets
MoS2 Grommets

Inspired by snake skin, a unique self-lubricating polymer blend that is designed to reduce string friction for 27% greater power and increased abrasion resistance for 40% greater durability. Greater string movement + reduced friction = greater power + greater durability.

Dunlop CX Grommets
CX Grommets

Pocketed grommets around the hoop allow for smooth airflow around the racquet beam cross section. It helps make the 3.0 up to 8% more aerodynamic than the previous model for greater racquet head speed.

Dunlop BioFibre
BioFibre

Superior natural fibres in the throat and handle have been extracted from the stems of plants. These are designed to increase racquet stability and reduce unwanted shock, producing 18% greater feel and control.

Dunlop iDapt Technology
Dunlop iDapt Technology

Create the perfect racquet with Dunlop's iDapt Technology! This technology allows the player to select from 3 different cosmetic options, 2 different lengths (27" or 27.5") and 3 different levels of feedback: soft, medium and firm.

Dunlop Shock Sleeve Technology
Shock Sleeve Technology

Personalize the feel by selecting from 3 different levels of feedback - Soft, Medium and Firm

Dunlop Aero Boost Grommet System
Aero Boost Grommet System

Wider grommet holes for increased sweetspot and power. Spring loaded grommet provides the stringbed with increased touch and power. Parellel drilling for larger sweetspot, more power and spin.

Gamma RZR
RZR

GAMMA RZR racquets were designed reduce drag allowing more acceleration and speed in the natural swing. The rounded radius surfaces, Tapered Bridge Beam and Low Profile Bumper allow the RZR to easily displace and channel air around the frame regardless of the angle of attack, improving racquet head speed on every shot.

Head LiquidMetal

LiquidMetal®
Developed by the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), LiquidMetal® alloy provides 29% more power than Titanium. Just as its name implies, LiquidMetal® alloy is different from conventional materials because of its liquid (or "amorphous") atomic structure. This means that LiquidMetal® alloy does not deform on impact, resulting in ultimate energy return.

Head places LiquidMetal® at four strategic areas of the racquet's head, integrated in the main layer of the frame's construction. This allows all of the energy from ball impact to be used for a power return - so what a player puts into his or her swing is exactly what they get out. The result is what Head calls Pure Energy. Perfect Power™

Integrated String Dampener (ISD)

Integrated String Dampener (ISD)
Affixed to the grommets at the base of the head, the (ISD) absorbs string vibration. Now even the most powerful racquet is easy on the arm and completely comfortable, no matter what style of play.

Total Sweetspot Construction

Total Sweetspot Construction
Total Sweetspot Construction increases torsional stability in the racquet head and extends the sweetspot throughout the entire racquet head, resulting in ultimate control.

Head Titanium Tennis
Titanium Tennis Technology

FEATURE:
A composite weave of ultra-strong titanium and ultra-light graphite fibers which help with weight reduction, while maintaining stiffness and power.

BENEFIT:
Better frame maneuverability. Improves overall racquet stability.

Head Twin Tube
TWINTUBE Technology

FEATURE:
The inner hard shell of TwinTube technology is made of pure graphite. The outer shell consists of soft, absorbing polyamide.

BENEFIT:
Increased ball acceleration combined with better, overall racquet feel.

Head SofTac Grip
SOFTAC Grip

FEATURE:
Soft elastomer compound and traction surface construction for increased feel and tact.

BENEFIT:
Prevents unintentional twisting of the racquet in a players hand. Also provides additional vibration dampening and perspiration absorption

NoShox Dampening System

NoShox Dampening System
A newly developed "memory foam" integrated into the racquet handle reduces vibrations 27 percent better than systems in conventional racquets.

HEAD MicroGEL
MicroGel Technology

FEATURE:
When combined with carbon composite fibers in the racquet head, MicroGel deforms and compresses upon ball impact, uniformly absorbing and distributing the impact load around the entire frame.

BENEFIT:
According to HEAD, MicroGel creates a rock-solid feel and improved comfort while offering extra stability against twisting.

Head d3o
d30

d3o belongs to the "smart materials" category, which is a futuristic material with abnormal behavior characteristics. More specifically, d3o belongs to a subcategory of "dilatant foams", which dramatically change their behavior under dynamic loading or impact. Integrated in the lay-up and positioned in the shaft of the racquet, d3o offers new possibilities for tennis players.

The d3o technology is able to sense the needs of the players during different strokes (it's able to adapt to you). On high-speed impacts (aggressive shots), the smart molecules lock together within nanoseconds and dramatically increase the stiffness of the whole racquet frame to provide maximum power. On slow-speed impacts (slice or drop shots), the d3o molecules absorb the impact to provide a softer touch for better feel. What does this mean to a tennis player? Passing shots are even harder and drop shots more precise, rewarding your spontaneity and supporting your courageous decisions.

Head Innegra
Innegra

Innegra is the world's lightest high performance fiber. Its extreme toughness together with Head's advanced carbon composite technology leads to an ultra tough hybrid composite.

This Head Innegra hybrid-composite structure is integrated into the racquet for shock absorption and improved stability. As a result vibrations are reduced by up to 17% on ball impact for improved control and precision -- protecting the player from the forces of a ball impact. On top of this, Head's new hybrid-composite structure with the ultra tough Innegra fiber considerably extends the performance of a Head racquet. With Innegra, racquets remain in perfect condition without losing any performance properties.

Head Graphene
Graphene

Graphene is an ultra-light and ultra-strong substance which is 200 times stronger than steel. Head places Graphene in the shaft so that weight can be redistributed to more functionally relevant areas of the handle and tip. This unique construction provides players with increased swingweight for more power with less effort.

Head Dynamic String Pattern

This Dyanimc 16x19 String Pattern puts 8 mains in the heart of the racquet to provide the control of a tight string pattern with the spin and forgiveness of an oppen pattern.

Pacific Technologies

ProKennex Ionic Technology
Ionic Technology

According to ProKennex the new Ionic-AKS technology offers a 56% performance improvement over the original Kinetic System. The use of a new composite Kinetic material and a process designed to reduce the build up of static electrical force inside the Kinetic strip adds even more power and further reduces frame shock and vibration compared to the original Kinetic System.

ProKennex Kinetic System Technology
Kinetic System Technology

Thousands of micro-bearings are housed inside chambers around the racquet head. As the racquet swings forward, the micro-bearings move to the back wall of the frame, loading energy. When the racquet strikes the ball, this kinetic mass transfers forward, adding power and reducing frame shock and vibration.

ProKennex Reach Technology
Reach Technology

A term meaning any ProKennex racquet longer than the standard 27 inch length. Reach racquets provide more power (leverage), extend reach, and provide better angles when serving.

Prince EXO3 Grommets
What is EXO3 Technology?

A high-tech patented racquet design utilizing large holes and String Suspension Inserts to deliver a superior effective hitting area compared to conventional racquets with the same headsize.

How Does EXO3 Technology Work?

Strings are completely liberated from restrictive, response-strangling grommets, allowing the strings to respond more freely - even at the outer edges of the string plane for balls you may hit off-center.

How does EXO3 Technology Benefit You?

A larger, more consistent hitting area- at ANY headsize - allowing all players the advantage to take their game to the next level. Now, even shots hit off center will feel and respond as through they were hit direct center.

Prince O3 Technology
O3 Technology

O-Ports provide total string freedom
  • Increases sweetspot size by 54%
  • Generates a livelier response across the entire stringbed
  • Dramatically improves play for all player levels
O-Ports reduce drag, producing faster swing speeds
  • Increases power from anywhere on the court
  • Provides maximum maneuverability

Prince Tungsten Triple Threat
Tungsten Triple Threat (Triple Braid)

A weighting system that promotes balance and stability with Triple Braid - woven titanium, copper and carbon that's placed in three critical racquet locations: 10 o'clock, 2 o'clock and in the bottom of the handle. Benefits include an expanded sweet spot with less shock to the arm.

Tungsten is a strong, dense metal used in the production of missiles. By fortifying Triple Braid with this tenacious metal, stability is improved for more power and precision.

Prince Cross Bar Stabilizer
Cross Bar Stabilizer

100% graphite stabilizing bar midway in the throat of the racquet to reduce twisting and provide a more solid feel.

Prince Double Bridge
Double Bridge

Clear dampener inserted between two parallel graphite bridges reduces string and frame vibration.

Prince Longbody
Longbody

A term meaning any Prince racquet longer than the standard 27inch length. Stretch racquets provide more power (leverage), extend reach, and provide better angles when serving.

Prince ESP (Extreme String Pattern)

PowerAngle Diagonally-Strung
PowerAngle Diagonals

IDEAL COMFORT with EXCELLENT PLAYABILITY

PowerAngle diagonal strings are equal in length and reduce vibration by dispersing the impact of the ball more evenly around the frame.

Conventionally-strung rackets have horizontal and vertical strings that are unequal in length and unevenly disperse the impact of the ball.

EQUAL-LENGTH DIAGONALS REDUCE VIBRATION BY 40% = EASY ON THE ARM

PowerAngle diagonals protect the muscles and joints of the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand from harmful vibrations and undue stress. The longer, diagonal strings reduce vibration and disperse the impact away from the racket handle, resulting in unmatched arm comfort. Conclusive scientific lab tests, validated by Intel Science Competition, 2008, showed that PowerAngle stringing "significantly reduces levels of vibration (by 40%) without reducing overall performance, and lessened the negative physical effects on a tennis playerís elbow." Doctors and tennis coaches endorse PowerAngle, confirming that less effort is needed to hit a ball solidly and that less vibration is transmitted to a player's arm.

BETTER TRACTION = MORE CONTROL

PowerAngle diagonal strings grip the ball strongly, similar to the way diagonal treads on tires produce superior traction. The tennis ball stays on the diagonal strings longer, guaranteeing added spin with superb control.

EASY TO STRING and EXTENDED STRING LIFE

PowerAngle Rackets have dot-to-dot number markings on each frame, making them as easy to string as conventionally-strung frames. The diagonal pattern forms a more secure weave that creates less friction between strings. As a result, PowerAngle stringing lasts longer than conventional stringing.

Feel better. Play better. Go diagonal!

Pacific Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance

Pacific guarantees that you always have 100% identical racquets, so your game depends on y our form on the day, and not on differing racquets.

Pacific BasaltX
BasaltX

BasaltX Fiber Technology
  • Optimal combination of stiffness and flexibility in specific areas to reduce torque and enhance power and feel
  • Reduction of shock and vibration, delivering greater playing comfort
  • Basalt fibers are environtmentally friendly
  • Volcanic natural material
  • Pacific Speed Zone System
    Speed Zone

    The special developed and patented Speed Zone System delivers maximum ball acceleration combined with a high level of control.

    Pacific BX2 Technology
    BX2

    BX2 Technology
  • Uses a higher density of Basalt Fibers to enhance feel, stability, comfort and power.
  • 20% lighter in overall fiber weight
  • 28% stronger
  • 20% more vibration dampening
  • Basalt fibers are environtmentally friendly
  • Volcanic natural material
  • Solinco Nickel-Mesh Technology
    Nickel-Mesh

    The SOLINCO PRO Series utilize an innovative and high-performance material called Nickel-Mesh which is at the core of our new line of performance racquets.

    - SOLINCO is the first tennis equipment company worldwide to utilize this high-performance Nickel-Mesh material for superior racquet strength, stability, feel, control and power.

    - Nickel Mesh is individually nickel anodized high performance carbon fibers carefully woven together into a solid and powerful mesh.

    - By strategically designing the SOLINCO PRO Series with Nickel-Mesh extending over 32cms of the frame, it is able to enhance the strength, as well as the stability at impact of the racquet by neutralizing the torque and side-to-side twisting of the frame, allowing for a unique solid and crisp feel, with improved control and power

    Tecnifibre Velocity Shaft
    Velocity Shaft

    A uniquely aerodynamic beam shape that cuts down on wind drag to enable explosive swing speeds.

    Tecnifibre VO2 Max
    VO2 Max

    Ultra dense carbon braids (at 30/60/90 degree angles) to increase the stability of the racket upon impact. Located at the shoulder level of the frame, this technology enables control and stability.

    Tecnifibre Tour Prepared
    Tour Prepared

    Directly inspired from racquet preparation for professional players. This technology integrates silicone in the lay-up. The result is fewer vibrations for a cleaner feel along with more stability and power.

    Tecnifibre Synergy Link
    Synergy Link

    The use of polyurethane in the bumper, which offers 18% additional shock absorption and more comfort.

    Tecnifibre PU Power Pads
    PU Power Pads

    Volkl Power Bridge
    Power Bridge

    POWER BRIDGE is an innovative construction that considerably increases the stability of the yoke area of the racquet. This makes the entire racquet more powerful and dynamic. This effect is achieved on the one hand by integrating the high-strength DNX material and on the other hand by increasing the specific material density in the yoke.

    Volkl Catapult Technology
    Volkl Catapult Technology


    1. Pre-Load - Activating the Catapult: The Catapult is a spring freely mounted onto the frame and is pre-loaded during the stringing process.

    2. Control Phase - Receive Time: As the ball hits the string bed, the Catapult spring compresses and energizes or "loads" the catapult, thus creating a deeper string bed pocket. The increase in receive time (the Control Phase) results in 30% more control and a larger sweetspot.

    3. Power Phase - Release Time: The explosive resetting of the Catapult shortens the release time (the Power Phase) by 30%, delivering more power. Power is further enhanced because the ball compresses less and retains more of its own energy.

    Volkl DNX
    DNX

    DNX is a new unique material structure featuring high-strength micro tube construction that is 25 times stronger than regular carbon fibers. DNX is an entirely new material class whose properties represent the fourth dimension of carbon. DNX has strength characteristics that have never been reached before, a true break-through in material development, now exclusively available in the new DNX Racquet Series by Volkl Tennis.

    Volkl Classic Big Grommet
    Classic Big Grommet


    Funnel-shaped grommets allow the strings to move more freely. The result is a significant improvement in precision and control on off-center hits. Ideal for players with slower more compact strokes.

    Volkl Vibration Control Handle
    Vibration Control Handle

    The Vibration Control Handle features an EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) sheath surrounding the handle of the racquet shaft. Designed to help dampen vibration and provide some added protection for arm muscles and joints, this is visible technology you can actually see through the butt cap of the racquet.

    Volkl Sensor Tour Handle System
    Sensor Tour Handle System


    Includes a two part racquet shaft and TechnoGel surrounded by EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate). This is visible technology you can actually see through the butt cap of the racquet. Designed to dampen vibration without sacrificing touch, playtests seem to verify that the Sensor Handle System does contribute to a more comfortable and forgiving feel.

    Volkl Soft Butt Cap
    Soft Butt Cap


    A clear, soft feeling butt-cap placed on the end of Volkl racquets. Soft Butt Caps compliment the handle systems by further absorbing unwanted shock and vibration while still allowing racquet "feedback."

    Volkl Twin Absorber
    Twin Absorber


    This dampening system, especially developed for tournament racquets, is comprised of a two part racquet shaft injected with an integral foam. The result is a reduction of torsional shock by 60% and vibration by 40%.

    Volkl DNX POWER ARM
    POWER ARM

    The dynamic properties of the POWER ARM produce maximum power for every tennis player. Being structurally decoupled from the racquet head, the POWER ARM is pulled backwards upon ball impact. The tennis ball plunges deeper into the stringbed. Right at the moment the ball changes direction, the recoil sets in: The POWER ARM recoils dynamically and leads to extreme acceleration on the ball.

    Volkl Organix
    Organix

    High tech carbon nano tubes combined with cellulose as the base material. Organix material will be loaded up with kinetic energy during ball impact and releases it back again immediately.

    Volkl Optispot
    Volkl Optispot

    A visual support to hit the ball in the center of the sweet spot. Highly visual and contrasting optic field helps the eye to focus on the hitting zone and keep your attention on the ball.
    Elements of the same color, shape or size, will be seen as one. With Optispot, the contrast between colors on the racket, will form a visual center, which allows the players eye to focus on the center of the string bed and pay closer attention to the ball.

    Volkl Bio Sensor & Pin System
    Volkl Bio Sensor and Pin System

    Bio Sensor is an active vibration dampening system which provides the player unmatched feel and a 15% increase in dampening. (When compared in lab tests vs the Volkl Sensor Tour Handle System.)
    BIO SENSOR eliminates vibrations, which have a negative influence on the playability of the racquet.

    Starting with the 2014 Organix racquets, Volkl introduces a new Pin System in their Bio Sensor handles. These pins are made of a material called V-Sponse" which has exceptional dampening properties.

    There are three different types of pins, each with unique benefits to the target playing audience. The RED PIN is the softest and is great for recreational players looking for maximum comfort. The YELLOW PIN is medium firm and is great for intermediates who want a comfortable but slightly firmer feel. Finally, the BLACK PIN is for advanced players who want maximum feedback.

    Volkl V-Sponse


    Provides exceptional dampening and energy return.

    A uniquely pliable thermoplastic elastomer appl ied to the Grommets and BioSensor Grip Pin to increase comfort and power! As applied to the grommets, the V-Sponse material creats a "Spring Effect" which snaps the ball out of the stringbed with more speed.

    Volkl Super Grommet System
    Volkl Super Grommet System

    Wilson nCode
    nCode

    When a racquet is nCoded nano-sized silicone oxide crystals permeate the voids between the carbon fibers. This adjustment made at the molecular level significantly strengthens and enhances the stability of the overall carbon matrix. Stronger and even more resilient nCoded racquets play better longer.

    nCoded racquets measure 2 times stronger 2 times more stable and up to 22% more powerful than ordinary racquets.

    Wilson Triad Technology with Iso.Zorb
    Triad Technology with Iso.Zorb


    According to Wilson, the traditional one-piece racquet design may minimize critical playing characteristics (power, comfort, control) when attempting to maximize another.
    But what if the hoop and the handle never touched? Not only could you maximize power in the hoop and control in the handle, you could isolate shock and prevent it from reaching the arm. For the first time ever, you could design a racquet that didn't compromise. Introducing TRIAD, a revolutionary tri-component design that (according to Wilson) maximizes power, control, and comfort without compromising one for the other. The hoop and the handle of a TRIAD racquet are designed as customized components. They never touch. Wilson buffers them with Iso-Zorb™, an exclusive Wilson polymer similar to the material used in skyscraper foundations to absorb the shock of an earthquake. Wilson believes this design breakthrough delivers a level of performance impossible in an ordinary one-piece racquet.

    Wilson HyperCarbon

    Hyper Carbon

    Hyper Carbon is a space age material used primarily by the aerospace industry in the construction of satellites and state of the art airplanes. As defined by Wilson, Hyper Carbon is......"the first Ultra High Modulus graphite ever used in tennis racquets." Hyper Carbon is claimed to be 4 time stronger, 4 times stiffer and 65% lighter than titanium.

    Wilson Hammer
    Hammer Technology

    Hammer technology maintains the majority of racquet mass, or weight, in the head of the frame (head heavy balance), with the intention of increasing stability and power. In turn, weight is reduced in the shaft and handle, providing for a higher and larger sweetspot, or Center of Percussion (COP).

    Wilson Pro Staff
    ProStaff
    A timeless racquet style developed over 30 years ago. Features a head light balance, thin beam, braided graphite/Kevlar construction and perimeter weight system at 3 and 9 o'clock for torsional stability. Known for providing amazing control and feel.

    Wilson Stretch
    Stretch:

    A term meaning any Wilson racquet longer than the standard 27inch length.Stretch racquets provide more power (leverage), extend reach, and providebetter angles when serving.

    Wilson Dual Taper
    Dual Taper Beam:

    Wilson's varying width of a racquet's cross-section. From a side view, the cross-section of a Dual Taper Beam racquet varies from thin-to-thick-to thin in the racquet's head-to-shoulder-to-handle regions respectively. This tapered design concentrates racquet stiffness in the primary area where the racquet bends during ball contact.

    Wilson [K]arophite Black
    [K]arophite Black

    [K]arophite Black is a proprietary next generation structure created through a unique process at the nanoscopic level resulting in more feel and a stronger and more stable racquet.

    Wilson [K]ontour Yoke
    [K]ontour Yoke

    [K]ontour Yoke is a new frame engineering technology that enhances stiffness at key stress points on the racquet for improved torsional stability.

    Wilson [K]ompact Center
    [K]ompact Center

    [K]ompact Center is a new industrial design innovation that improves handling, maneuverability and provides additional feel. Directly inspired by world #1 Roger Federer.

    Wilson BLX
    BLX

    BL=Basalt. Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance. These new fibers are woven longitudinally with [K}arophite Black to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry.

    Wilson Amplifeel
    Amplifeel

    Amplifeel handle technology provides an even cleaner and enhanced feel int he racquet. Amplifeel also allows for a more customized handle system providing additional handle comfort to further support maximizing the feel in each racquet and player segment.

    Wilson Amplifeel 360
    Amplifeel 360

    Provides a superior, enhanced feel while increasing racquet power and reducing weight with a full Basalt expanded handle and a new shock-absorbing engineered urethane polymer. The full Basalt handle filters out unwanted vibrations and transmits a cleaner feel, giving the player a heightened sense of the ball. The specially engineered urethane absorbs some of the shock for more of an arm-friendly feel.

    Watch the Wilson Amplifeel 360 video

    Wilson Spin Effect Technology (S.E.T.)
    Spin Effect Technology (S.E.T.)

    Using fewer cross strings than main strings, this technology allows the main strings to deflect more for maximum snapback. The result is massive spin punctuated by balls that dive very sharply. This is the first racquet system that actually increases ball RPM without players needing to radically change their swing speed.

    Watch the Wilson Spin Effect video

    Wilson Parallel Drilling
    Parallel Drilling

    Provides a consistent, more forgiving stringbed response while dramatically increasing the sweetspot.

    Yonex Isometric Square Head Shape
    ISO (Isometric Square Head Shape)

    This exclusive Yonex innovation results in a sweet spot up to 48% larger than a traditional oval head shape. According to Yonex, it ensures more power and control with fewer off-center shots.

    Yonex OPS System
    OPS (O.P.S. System)

    This unique feature is designed to give you more spin, control and feel for the ball. The narrow shaft flexes on impact, minimizing shock to the arm and increasing dwell time, or the amount of time the ball is in contact with the string bed.

    Yonex IPS System
    IPS (I.P.S. System)

    By inserting extra weight at the three and nine o'clock positions, a greater "moment of inertia" is created on the face of the frame, reducing torque (twisting) and increasing overall frame stability.

    Yonex Flex/Torsion Control Shaft
    Flex/Torsion Control Shaft

    The new technology in the Flex/Torsion Control Shaft is used to produce more powerful shots with solid stability. Memory Titanium which is loaded into the shaft has twice the force of restitution than that of normal graphite. The result is a superior resiliency which converts the torsion into a higher repulsion power that effectively returns the speed of any ball. Also the front width of the shaft has been wided by 14% compared to conventional racquets. The simultaneous pursuit of greater repulsion power and better maneuverability results in the most solid shots while taking a full swing.

    Yonex Elastic Ti
    F2 ElasticTi

    Elastic Ti delivers the performance players have long wanted in a frame - high elasticity and high strength together. Moulded into shaft, Elastic Ti shaft overcomes the limitations of conventional frame material. With its powerful rebound effect, a split second after impact and deflection. Elastic Ti Frame snaps back to its original shape with high accuracy and with the full energy of the swing.

    Yonex Soft Grommet
    Soft Grommet

    The soft grommets are located at the 4 corners of the frame. These grommets are designed to reduce the shock from any off-centre hits, widening the sweet spot still further.

    Yonex Neofade
    NEOFADE

    A new material which absorbs impact shock and reduces vibration - is inserted into all four corners of the racquet. Disruptive vibrations within the racquet head are then reduced by 15%.

    Yonex X-Fullerene
    X-Fullerene

    The revolutionary material X-Fullerene is also inserted into the upper sides of the frame in all EZONE racquets. The cross-linking structure of X-Fullerene improves the internal strength of the frame for superior stiffness and therefore greater power.

    Yonex Inner Isometric System
    New Inner Isometric System

    Yonex updates its ISOMETRIC Technology with an improved grommet system, applying both deep and shallow grooves inside the frame. The new ISOMETRIC technology provides a 7% larger sweetspot.

    Yonex Dual Shut System
    Shockless Grommets

    Features Shockless Grommets in the throat combined with a Quake Shut Gel embedded in the grip to reduce impact vibration.

    Yonex New O.P.S.
    New O.P.S.

    Improved Yonex O.P.S. (Oval Pressed Shaft) manufacturing Technology introduces rounder shaft corners providing an ideal level of flex, increased stability and extended ball dwell time.

    Yonex Neo CS Carbon Nanotube
    Neo CS Carbon Nanotube

    Yoenx delivers a more flexible shaft for greater comfort. Also increases dwell time for easier access to spin.

    Yonex 3D Vector Shaft
    3D Vector Shaft

    Deeper groover in the shaft to improve racquet stiffness and reduce twisting. The result is an increase in power and precision. Please Note: Yonex updated their V-Core Technology starting with the 2014 fall/Winter VCore line. The updates include grooves that extend all the way from the grip through the throat. Also, the Lower throat section was built up to add stability.

    Yonex Black Micro Core
    Micro Core

    Reinforced areas at 10 and 2 o'clock provide greater stability, power and spin in the functional areas of the upper hoop where many advanced players make contact. Yonex adds carbon graphite and elastic particles to increase face stability and vibration dampening.

    Yonex BT Hybrid
    BT Hybrid

    By using differently shaped grommets for the mains and crosses, this technology promotes the string movement needed for increased spin.