Tennis is becoming more and more hi-tech. Racquets are using new materials and technologies. Recently, we’ve seen big changes, including the use of graphene to make lighter, stronger, more powerful racquets. Now, we’re seeing focus on another aspect of the game: spin.
Wilson is launching its patent-pending Spin Effect Technology™ — the first racquet system that will add up to 200 RPMs per shot without the player needing to change his or her swing.
Here are some interesting facts about Wilson’s new Spin Effect Technology:
- strings have 3.3 times more movement
- 69% more snap back or recoiling of the strings before the ball leaves
- adds up to 200rpm to the player’s shot
The benefits of more spin? Spin allows for more controlled power, and also opens up areas of the court a flatter ball may not be able to reach. According to Wilson, it’s like lowering the net by two inches and making the court a foot longer, giving players a bigger margin for error while adding control on their shots.
Recommended strings: monofilament like Luxilon 4G (these strings have better snap back qualities). Serena Williams uses these on half her strings.
[caption id="attachment_231" align="alignnone" width="150"] Wilson Steam 99S with Spin Effect Technology[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_232" align="alignnone" width="150"] Wilson Steam 105S with Spin Effect Technology[/caption]