Wilson [K] Factor Technology
Wilson's new [K] Factor technology is a
total concept in racquet design not one single technology.
[K] Factor provides control. [K] Factor is very [K]ool.
Now racquet manufacturers know how to make racquets of any head
size and power. Manufacturers have focused on power; but until now not on control. Wilson engineers have spent years perfecting
technologies to give racquets much better control. All these technologies
are now combined into the [K]Factor concept.
We have hit with the [K]Factor racquets, they work! Do you want to hit the ball exactly 2.5 inches inside the base line, or
is 2.4 better? [K] Factor can do it!
[K]arophite Black: The older nCode
technology at the molecular level filled silicon dioxide between the
carbon fibers of the racquet frame to stiffen and strengthen the
fibers. Karophite Black is a proprietary technology that goes
beyond nCode. It is a lattice of tiny fibers that mixed with the
silicone dioxide which actually connects and binds the carbon fibers. This makes the racquet frame about 40% stronger
and stiffer than an nCode frame. The result is a stiffer head for
less distortion on hits and better control. This strength and
stability also gives many unique design options for the yoke, handle and
other parts of the racquet, this permits some of the other technologies
described below. [K]Arophite Black technology is used in all
[K] Factor racquets.
[K]ontour Yoke: The new [K]Arophite Black technology allowed the
Wilson engineers to develop a unique yoke design. "This new
frame engineering technology enhances stiffness at key stress points on
the racquet for improved torsional stability." In plain English:
when you hit the ball, the shaft and yoke don't twist and flex in weird
ways. Kontour Yoke is used in the K1, K3, K4, and K-Zen.
[K]ompact Center: The Wilson engineers also created a new shape
for the yoke area. They used a more compact design to give more feel,
improved handling, and maneuverability. Kompact Center and Kontour
Yoke go hand in hand; all the racquets with Kontour Yoke also have
Kontour Center. The K6.1 90 (Federer racquet) also uses it.
[K]onnector: 2 external wings are molded into each side of the hoop
and flex when the ball is hit. This provides increased dwell time for the
ball on the string. This provides greater control,
comfort, and a larger sweet spot. Sort of like the Babolat Woofer
system. Used in the K4 Oversize and K1 only.