Wilson has updated the Burn 100 with Countervail technology and tweaked a few specs to enhance the racquet's feel and arm friendliness.
Wilson has also updated the cosmetic design of this racquet to be inline with the new Pro Staff and Blade lines, giving it a sleek mate black finish with pops of glossy orange at 3 and 9 o'clock.
This racquet has a slightly thinner beam width at the tip of the racquet which results in this racquet having a lower flex rating than the previous version (69 RA vs 72 RA). This, combined with the addition of Countervail, means that this racquet has a "plusher" feel compared to the previous Burn 100. Wilson hasn't totally eliminated the crisp feel that the Burn line of racquets is known for, just toned it down a little while making it much friendlier on the arm. A great update from Wilson that should appeal to fans of the previous Burn 100 as well as players that are fans of racquets like the Babolat Pure Aero, Babolat Pure Drive or Prince Warrior 100.
Even more exciting than the new cosmetic design is the addition of Countervail to the blend of Basalt and Graphite. Originally designed for the aerospace industry, this tech is a revolutionary shock dampening material that is currently being used in everything from high performance bikes to surfboards. While it is great at dampening shock and protecting the body from the rigors of training and competition, the best thing about this technology is that it does not change the feel of the racquet.
- Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.6 oz / 300 g unstrung
- Balance: 7 pts head light / 320 mm unstrung
- Swingweight: 319 strung
- Beam width: 23mm / 25mm / 23mm
- Flex: 69 RA
- Tension Range: 55-62 lbs / 24-28 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
Countervail is a patented, one-of-a-kind, layered carbon fiber, originally designed for the aerospace industry to dissipate vibrational energy in airplanes and space vehicles. Wilson LABS, the innovation hub at Wilson, has strategically placed precise amounts of the technology into specific areas of each Blade racket frame to give tennis players meaningful and cumulative physiological benefits over time, including maximum energy, particularly in late sets or long matches, and less fatigue. As a result, athletes will have more control over his/her shots and recover from training and matches faster.
Longer than average grip that allows players with two handed backhands more space for the top hand and better leverage.
Customizable racquet handle shape that allows players with two handed backhands the ability to personalize their grip shape.
Provides a consistent, more forgiving stringbed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.