Science + Tennis=Wilson K Factor Series

January 19th, 2012 by Courtney

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

Wilson K Factor

When thinking about tennis, “science” isn’t typically the first word that comes to mind; unless maybe you are, in fact, a scientist. The company, Wilson, however, uses science in every aspect of their line of Wilson K Factor tennis racquets.

Over the years, tennis racquets have come a long way in terms of their construction. The older wooden racquets were heavy and also very prone to heat and water damage. The problems with wooden racquets gave way to aluminum racquets and eventually, manufacturers started using graphite; making aluminum obsolete.

Wilson improved on the ordinary graphite racquets with the nCode, using silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide is basically the same thing as sand and found in common glass. It is one of the most abundant elements found on Earth. Wilson decided to incorporate the silicon dioxide into the microscopic empty spaces between the graphite fibers in standard graphite racquets.

Wilson also employs carbon black in their K Factor line of racquets. Carbon black is a material used in car tires. At the microscopic level, the silicon dioxide particles bond to the graphite fibers. This is called [K]arophite Black which enhances the force of Wilson K Factor tennis racquets even more.

It doesn’t end with the [K]arophite Black; there is even more technology that goes into Wilson K Factor tennis racquets like the [K]onnector, the [K]ontour Yoke and the [K]ompact Center.

The [K]onnector is a duo of wing-shaped fittings that work to expand the ball`s dwell time upon contact with the racquet. The [K]onnector gives more command of the ball and an even bigger sweetspot.

The [K]ontour Yoke is a new frame manufacturing technology in the cross section. It improves stiffness at key stress points allowing for improved firmness and stability.

The [K]ompact Center is a new design, inspired by pro, Roger Federer, in the triangular region between the handle and the head which dramatically reduces torsion.

The Wilson K Factor line offers racquets for all different levels of players. For a beginner, the ideal racquet would be the Wilson K Factor Zero, which, among other qualities, has a large head; assisting novices make contact with the ball.

The Wilson K Factor racquet best suited for intermediate players would be the K Factor Blade Team. The head size is smaller, allowing for better racquet handling.

For the intermediate/advanced players that have perfected most of the essential skills but still have some difficulty, the ideal racquet would be the Wilson K Factor Blade 98. Its 98 square inch head and a 3 point head light balance is perfect for moderate to powerful swings.

The Wilson K Factor line has proved that tennis and science make a perfect pair. With innovative technology like [K]arophite Black, the [K]onnector, the [K]ontour Yoke and the [K]ompact Center, Wilson has created a tennis racquet series unlike any other the industry has seen so far.

 

 

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