Countervail is a thin layer of visco-elastic polymer
that is bonded to the graphite of the racquet to dramatically
reduce vibration and increase comfort.
Please see manufacturer website for videos and information http://www.countervailproducts.com/
Wilson Spin Effect Technology
Spin Effect is a patented Wilson technology that
greatly increases spin for the player with normal flat
strokes. For the modern aggressive game.
Effectively lengthens the court by a foot and lowers the net
by 2 inches; you hard shots will stay in and with spin will be
harder to return.
Wilson X2 Ergo Grip
Patent-pending X2 ErgoHandle provides for an
optimal, personalized feel on two-handed backhands. Nearly 80
percent of modern tennis players play a two-handed backhand,
and for competitive juniors that number climbs to nearly 90
percent, yet modern rackets haven't evolved to accommodate
this change. Wilson
Labs developed a player-directed handle insert system
that allows every player to customize an ergonomic handle
shape to optimize their grip. The X2 Ergo Handle provides the
ideal form for the top hand to dominate the modern two-handed
backhand. This gives players more power, versatility,
leverage, and feel.
Wilson Parallel Drilling
Parallel Drilling provides a consistent more forgiving
sweet spot response while increasing the sweet spot. Because the main strings don't have bends, they are less prone
to breaking on miss-hits.
AmpliFeel is a proprietary Wilson handle technology
that provides a clean and enhanced racquet feel. It
works, AmpliFeel racquets feel more comfortable and have a
noticeably nicer ball fee.
Wilson Braided Graphite + Basalt Fiber
Please see also BLX Technology Below
Braided Graphite and BLX Fiber is an improvement to the
original BLX technology to better combine the strength of the
carbon fiber and the flexibility of Basalt.
Wilson could have called this technology BLX 2.
Wilson BLX Technology (Basalt Fiber)
Basalt fiber is a material made from extremely fine
fibers of basalt volcanic rock. It is similar to carbon
fiber and fiberglass but has better physico-mechanical
properties than fiberglass, it is more flexible, and is significantly cheaper
than carbon fiber.
The initial development of Basalt Fiber was in France with the
first patent issued in the US in 1923. The technology
languished until the Soviet Union did significant development with Basalt Fibers for military applications. Now in the
21st century, interest in Basalt Fiber has increased because
it is slightly stronger that Carbon Fiber and significantly
In tennis racquets, this means a lighter material with a more
controlled flex. This permits design of a more stable,
comfortable playing head with no change in weight or
BLX / Basalt Fiber Racquets are very comfortable to play with
Wilson's nCode technology alters the molecular structure of carbon fiber by
filling micro-voids with special nano-sized silicone oxide crystals.
This prevents the fibers from moving around - at the molecular level.
The result to you as a player is that the head of the racquet is more stable; it
has much less flex and distortion when you hit the ball. This gives you more
control, a bigger sweet spot, and a clean crisp feel when you strike the ball.
This is not just advertising hype; it really does work. We have play
tested several identically strung nCode and non-nCode frames (the Triad 5 vs. the
n5, the H6 vs. the n6, the Hammer tour vs. the nTour) and it really does work.
The nCode racquets all had a bigger sweet spot and a crisper, more controlled
In addition, the racquets last longer. All carbon fiber racquets -
from all manufacturers - last only so long before the fibers wear out and the
racquet looses it's feel. For hard players this can be a season, for
average players it can be several years; but they do wear out. Wilson says
that on stress test machines, the nCode racquets kept their playability twice as
Wilson Triad Technology
Triad technology is a three piece racquet system:
the racquet head
the racquet handle
a special iso-zorb string to isolate the head and handle
The iso-zorb strip adsorbs shock and vibration which
make the racquet very comfortable to play with. Since the
racquet has this shock adsorption, Wilson can also make the head
area stiffer for greater control.
Wilson is continually improving the design of the iso-zorb
construction. Now in it's fourth generation, it has
increased feel with amazing comfort.
The iso-zorb material is an exclusive Wilson design. Triad
racquets were first introduced in 2000, over the past years we
have never encountered any construction or longevity problems.
Wilson Hammer Technology
Wilson's Hammer technology is basically a racquet that overall is
light but is also head heavy. The light racquet is maneuverable. The
heavy head provides power and stability on shots. "Hammer" is a
very effective and popular technology.