By on December 07, 2009
By filling in the microscopic spaces between the frame’s woven graphite fibers with silicone-oxide crystals, a technology the company calls nCode, Wilson has increased the racquet’s stability without adding weight. Indeed, hitting off-center won’t spell certain doom; often the racquet compensates for a mishit by keeping the ball in play. While the nTour 95 falls under the Wilson Hammer category—frames with weighty heads—it’s only slightly head heavy, so players who like evenly balanced racquets won’t be turned off. At the baseline, the nTour 95 rewards you with a nice blend of power and control if you drive through the ball instead of slapping at it. Testers said the nTour 95 wasn’t especially effective for generating spin, but it was outstanding for adding pace to flat groundies and serves. And volleys were solid. Although net-rushers will need a more maneuverable frame, power baseliners who come to net to knock off a volley or two will be pleased with what the nTour 95 has to offer.