Bending Zone Technology
Bending Zone Technology uses a thinner cross section in the shaft's height to reduce stiffness for more control and feel. While increased stiffness in the head provides more pop. Combined the result is controlled power!
Aero Modular TechnologyAeroPro racquets feature a frame with varying profiles at three strategic points: the throat, the shaft and the head of the racquet. Player Benefits:
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.
Babolat Aerobeam The world's most aerodynamic racquet. +15% air penetration thanks to the aerobeam technology.
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's Elliptic Design promises no twisting, no bending and no added weight to your racquet. It provides:
GT TechnologyGT construction provides excellent stability at ball impact. The additional rigidity provided by this technology allows for more power and precision, making it perfect for modern ball strikers!
The Active Cortex Technology reduces shock and vibration, leaving the player with a cleaner feel at impact.
Different thickness of the beam for less torque at ball impact and better responsiveness.
X-SIDER Strategically placed grooves in the frame enlarge the sweetspot and provide a more forgiving response on off-center hits.
New material in the Woofer Grommet System, PEBEX, improves performance.
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).
New material featruing a lower density of carbon fibers for a more flexible feel.
A higher sweetspot for more power and comfort in the contact zone. A tighter string pattern for more dirctional control.
The second generation of Babolat's AEROMODULAR technology. Features a frame with varying profiles at the throat, shaft and the head of the racquet, each of which are strategically shaped to reduce wind drag and boost swing speed. It features internal Woofer and Cortex systems.
FSI Spin (Frame String Interaction)
Wider spaces between cross strings 5 - 12 for more ball bite. Oblong grommets for greater string "snapback" and higher RPMs (spin!!).
Sensor Plus 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3DOM Grommet System
Greater string movement + reduced friction + decreased mass = greater power. Inspired by the sandfish skink, a lizard that can swim through sand, Dunlop's unique grommet technology fuses microscopic ridges and a near frictionless high strength polymer with a cartilage inspired elastomer that provides 3Dimensional string movement for superior penetrative power. 3DOM Grommet System = enhanced power and comfort.
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.
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.
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.
MoS2 Grommets (Glide Polymer) Inspired by snake skin, a unique self-lubricating Glide 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.
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.
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
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.
Shock Sleeve Technology
Personalize the feel by selecting from 3 different levels of feedback - Soft, Medium and Firm
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.
SRX Shock Reduction Technology
Advanced vibration dampening system in the handle. Mono body with reinforced carbon fiber + PU construciton. Offers Maximum strength and rigidity for energy transfer but remains extremely comfortably.
Engineering advances in the layup allow for a sharper leading edge up to 9% smaller cross section in hoop allowing the beam to cut through the air faster with more elasticity and power than conventional beams.
Parallel Strung Technology
Grommet holes, pegs and string are in exact alignment across the main hitting area, allowing for greater string movement and a larger sweetspot!
Hyper Flare Butt Cap
With 30% wider flare without compromising the weight. This updated ergonomic flare enhances racquet control and stability in the hand.
RZRGAMMA 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.
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)
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 increases torsional stability in the racquet head and extends the sweetspot throughout the entire racquet head, resulting in ultimate control.
Titanium Tennis Technology
A composite weave of ultra-strong titanium and ultra-light graphite fibers which help with weight reduction, while maintaining stiffness and power.
Better frame maneuverability. Improves overall racquet stability.
The inner hard shell of TwinTube technology is made of pure graphite. The outer shell consists of soft, absorbing polyamide.
Increased ball acceleration combined with better, overall racquet feel.
Soft elastomer compound and traction surface construction for increased feel and tact.
Prevents unintentional twisting of the racquet in a players hand. Also provides additional vibration dampening and perspiration absorption.
NoShox Dampening System
A newly developed "memory foam" integrated into the racquet handle reduces vibrations 27 percent better than systems in conventional racquets.
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.
According to HEAD, MicroGel creates a rock-solid feel and improved comfort while offering extra stability against twisting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graphene XT is the next generation of Graphene. This evolution of the original Graphene utilizes bigger platelets which allow for better bonding. The result is a racquet that is 20% lighter and 30% stronger, thus allowing for an even more optimal distribution of weight to the poles. Ultimately, by creating a racquet that accelerates more easily, and by putting more mass at the tip, closer to where modern ball strikers make contact, this technology gives the player easier access to power!
Adaptive String Pattern
Head's Adaptive String Pattern allows the player to switch between a 16x16 and a 16x19 string pattern. This gives the player unprecedented control over the racquet's response. The 16x19 string pattern offers a great balance of spin, precision, power and comfort. The 16x16 pattern increases the comfort, power and spin - and it allows the player to take advantage of a higher launch angle (see easier net clearance!)
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.
Kinetic System TechnologyThousands 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.
Spiral Tech Carbon
A combination of stiff high modulus graphite (for power) and softer Spiral Tech graphite (for dampening). ProKennex claims this offers better playability than conventional graphite frames.
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.
O3 Technology O-Ports provide total string freedom
O-Ports reduce drag, producing faster swing speeds
Triple Threat Technology
A weighting system that promotes balance and stability with Triple Braid reinforcement 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. **Prince Lightning Racquets do not contain Tungsten.
Sweet Spot Expansion
Formerly known as "Sweet Spot Suspension", this string support system, designed to dampen vibration and increase sweet spot size providing larger grommets typically at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. These larger grommets allow the strings better movement upon impact, thus providing greater forgiveness on off-center hits.
Cross Bar Stabilizer
100% graphite stabilizing bar midway in the throat of the racquet to reduce twisting and provide a more solid feel.
Clear dampener inserted between two parallel graphite bridges reduces string and frame vibration.
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.
Revolutionary material designed to boost overall stability without increasing stiffness.
Constant Taper System (CTS)
The use of variable beam thickness to increase stability, power and flexibility.
PowerAngle Diagonals IDEAL COMFORT with EXCELLENT PLAYABILITYPowerAngle 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 ARMPowerAngle 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 player's 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 CONTROLPowerAngle 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 tightens the spec variance between frames so that each racquet delivers a virtually identical feel and response.
BasaltXBasaltX Fiber TechnologyOptimal combination of stiffness and flexibility in specific areas to reduce torque and enhance power and feel.
Speed ZoneThe special developed and patented Speed Zone System delivers maximum ball acceleration combined with a high level of control.
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
Sony Sensor Technology
Analyze your game like never before! The Sony Smart Sensor attaches to compatible butt caps and sends a detailed snapshot of your game to your smartphone or tablet. Includes a video option!!!! (Sorted alphabetically)
A uniquely aerodynamic beam shape that cuts down on wind drag to enable explosive swing speeds.
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.
The use of polyurethane in the bumper, which offers 18% additional shock absorption and more comfort.
A flexible material added to the layup to increase overall stability.
Reinforced bumper material to protect the racquet in high-wear areas.
EZ Lock Eyelet
Reinforced staging area for knots to preserve the life of the grommets.
Horse Back Strip
Bumps on the grommet strip to help the strings absorb more shock and transfer more energy to the ball. The result is added comfort and power!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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%.
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.
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.
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 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-SponseProvides exceptional dampening and energy return. A uniquely pliable thermoplastic elastomer applied to the Grommets and BioSensor Grip Pin to increase comfort and power! As applied to the grommets, the V-Sponse material creates a "Spring Effect" which snaps the ball out of the stringbed with more speed.
Volkl Super Grommet System
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.
Hyper CarbonHyper 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.
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).
ProStaffA 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.
A term meaning any Wilson racquet longer than the standard 27inch length. Stretch racquets provide more power (leverage), extend reach, and provide better angles when serving.
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.
[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.
[K]ontour Yoke is a new frame engineering technology that enhances stiffness at key stress points on the racquet for improved torsional stability.
[K]ompact Center is a new industrial design innovation that improves handling, maneuverability and provides additional feel. Directly inspired by world #1 Roger Federer.
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.
AmplifeelAmplifeel handle technology provides an even cleaner and enhanced feel in the 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.
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
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
Provides a consistent, more forgiving stringbed response while dramatically increasing the sweetspot.
Braided Graphite + BasaltIn this revolutionary new layup, Wilson braids Basalt with carbon graphite fiber throghout the entire frame. This is the first time Basalt has been braided. Since Basalt is so elastic, it allows the racquet's hoop to flex in ways that improve feel, dwell time and control.
X2 ShaftOffers a longer handle to give two-handed backhands better feel and leverage. Also features a narrower shaft for quicker grip changes.
FST TechnologyWilson creates an extremely aerodynamic frame to match the speed of the modern game. The result is a faster swinging racquet that offers easier access to pace and spin.
Cushion Foam TechnologyWilson adds a unique foam to the handle to help absorb impact shock and vibration. The result is a smoother feel at ball contact.
Carbon Fiber Graphite High Modulus Graphite for a firm feel and explosive power.
Wilson X2 ErgoA customizable handle shape creates optimal personalized feel for the modern two-handed backhand.
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.
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.
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.
X-FullereneThe 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.
New Inner Isometric SystemYonex 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.
Shockless Grommets Features Shockless Grommets in the throat combined with a Quake Shut Gel embedded in the grip to reduce impact vibration.
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.
Neo CS Carbon NanotubeYoenx delivers a more flexible shaft for greater comfort. Also increases dwell time for easier access to spin.
3D Vector ShaftDeeper 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.
Micro CoreReinforced 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.
BT HybridBy using differently shaped grommets for the mains and crosses, this technology promotes the string movement needed for increased spin.
Aero Fin Technology Yonex builds grooves into the upper hoop to decrease wind resistance by 14%. The result is faster head speed and easier access to pace and spin.
Quake Shut GelYonex adds a unique material to the handle to help soak up harsh vibrations.
Nanometric DRA highly flexible and highly resilient material that is designed to snap back on ball contact, creating a higher velocity shot.
Tough G FiberA highly highly resilient material applied to the racquet's midsection to facilitate frame snapback
Lock Booster SystemTighter spacing for the upper crosses coupled with a grommet/bumper system that locks the strings into place.