W4 107

Reviewed | December 07, 2009

Tags: racquet

Gear Review

While we can’t comment on the colors—the frames we receive are painted black so playtesters (in this case, all women) aren’t concerned with snazzy cosmetics—we can say that the racquet is light and higHLy maneuverable. And the comfort is phenomenal, with no vibration and a solid feel, thanks to shock-absorbing grommets in the head and silicon dioxide crystals that Wilson uses to fill the microscopic spaces between the woven graphite fibers; it’s done using a process dubbed nCode, which also increases stability in most cases. But if you hit off-center on a hard-hit ball, the W4, because it’s so light, twists in your hand. That’s reason enough for advanced players to steer clear. You’ll also notice that the W4 has an oval head instead of the standard round head. This increases the length of the main strings to give the string bed a trampoline effect, for power and spin.

Info & Specs

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Length:27.25 in

Head Size:107 sq in

Strung Weight:9.6 oz

Balance:3/10 in. head heavy


Suitable NTRP:4.5 - 4.5