Wilson Sporting Goods Co. ‘s 2017 Ultra tennis racket line
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.’s 2017 Ultra racket line, which delivers more power than the previous generation of the racket while maintaining its versatility from every corner of the court. The 2017 Ultra collection has been designed for singles and doubles players who seek a racket that can provide effortless power on every shot and, in turn, enhance the effectiveness of their play.
The 2017 Ultra collection features the brand’s new design DNA for its performance rackets. This look is comprised of clean lines, bold color accents, matte finishes and a smooth, velvety paint that not only enhance the racket’s appearance, but adds the element of texture, or feel, to Wilson tennis rackets. The 2017 Ultra franchise showcases midnight navy and bright blue as its primary colors.
ABOUT THE 2017 ULTRA RACKET LINE
The 2017 Ultra line has been designed to enhance the performance of a wide range of players. It consists of six models: the Ultra 100 Countervail® (CV), Ultra 100L, Ultra 100UL, Ultra 105S CV, Ultra 110 and Ultra Tour. Each model has been developed to reflect differences in athlete age, size, and ability, and varying head sizes, weights, technologies and string patterns allow players to select a model that is right for them based on their individual needs and style of play.
The Ultra 100L and Ultra 100UL are two maneuverable, lightweight options ideal for juniors and smaller adults.
New technologies in the 2017 Ultra line include Power Rib™ and Crush Zone™, both of which have been integrated to provide the player with greater power:
- Power Rib is an enhanced racket throat geometry at a crucial bending and twisting area of the frame. This provides greater stability and stiffness that result in more power and increased directional accuracy.
- Crush Zone is an innovative grommet system that compresses at impact and increases ball dwell time on the strings. The benefit of this technology is better feel and more potential energy that drives explosive power.
Together, these integrated technologies increase the racket’s hotspot by 15 percent. The hotspot is located in the center of the sweetspot, where players derive the greatest power and force behind their shots.
Two models in the 2017 Ultra line feature Countervail (CV) technology (the Ultra 100 CV and
Ultra 105S CV), which is exclusive to Wilson performance rackets. CV is an integrated frame technology that minimizes vibration without sacrificing performance and feel. According to a University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology study**, tennis players using a racket with CV experienced up to 30 percent less vibrational energy from the racket and, as a result of less fatigue, 40 percent more control over their shots. In addition to maximizing player energy, CV shortens recovery time after matches.
Each 2017 Ultra model is compatible with the brand’s X2 Ergo handle technology, which is a customizable handle shape for the top hand of two-handed backhands to create optimal feel for the modern two-hander. This provides players with more power, versatility and leverage.
Four models from the 2017 Ultra line will be available for purchase worldwide on August 15, 2017. Those models include the Ultra 100L, Ultra 100UL, and Ultra 100UL ($199.00/MRP US); the Ultra 100 CV ($219.00/MRP US) and the Ultra Tour ($249.00/MRP US). The Ultra 105S CV and Ultra 110 ($219.00/MRP US) will be available for sale globally on October 2, 2017.