[K] Zen

by Bill Gray and Bruce Levine | December 07, 2009

Tags: racquet

Gear Review

Think of the [K] Zen as a transitional stick. If you’re a junior moving from an entry-level frame to something more competitive, this is definitely a racquet to try. Or if you’re an older player who can’t quite handle the demands of an advanced stick anymore, you’ll find a lot to like here. The head size, which is slightly bigger than mid-plus, gives the [K] Zen plenty of pop and a good-size sweet spot. It’s also more than 11 ounces, which not only beefs up the racquet’s stability but also requires the user to have a fairly full swing to get the ball moving. Still, the [K] Zen is head light, so it’s not cumbersome at net. Wilson’s new [K] Factor technology adds more nanofibers to strengthen the frame, plus there are slight structural modifications around the racquet’s throat that are designed to enhance stability and comfort. Besides a few minor complaints about less-than-perfect control, playtesters liked the [K] Zen’s relatively easy power and playability.

Bottom Line: This is a great option for serious weekend warriors looking for a racquet that doesn’t throw all control out the window.

Info & Specs

No manufacturer description available yet.

Length:27.25 in

Head Size:103 sq in

Strung Weight:11.2 oz

Balance:Even

Swing Weight:310 oz

String Pattern:16 mains, 19 crosses

Flexibility:Extremely Stiff

Suitable NTRP:3.5 - 6

Beam Width:26 mm / 26 mm / 26 mm

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