November 29, 2009

Holiday Tennis Gift Picks: Wilson K Six.Two

41l3jQajsOL._AA280_.jpgWilson [K] Six.Two Tennis Racquet
What's the difference between winning and losing? Wilson boils it down to one word: [k]ontrol. The Wilson [K] Six.Two remains one of the most versatile choices in the [K] Factor line, making it a terrific all-around racquet for players of any skill level. The [K] Six.Two is made using [k]arophite black nanotechnology, a proprietary next-generation structure that results in better feel and a stronger, more stable performance. As a result, it's easier than ever for players to shape their shots and hit the corners with accuracy. And control is a crucial tool, as players who had the fewest unforced errors have won a combined 74 percent of the most recent Grand Slam tournaments.

The racquet also boasts Wilson's Double Hole technology, with an increased diameter for the grommet holes. This allows the stringbed to flex more when impacted by the ball, resulting in a smoother feel and added power. Other details include a slightly more versatile 25 mm beam and a lightweight head. A favorite of players everywhere, the [K] Six.Two helps you [k]ontrol your opponent and take your game to the next level.

Specifications:

* Si: 5/6 (medium or fast)
* Head size: 100 square inches
* Length: 27 inches
* Weight: 10.0 ounces (unstrung), 10.6 ounces (strung)
* Balance: 5 points HL (unstrung), 2 points HL (strung)
* Grip size: 4 to 4-5/8
* Cross section: 25.0 mm
* Rec. string: [K] Gut
* Rec. grip: [K]ontrol
* Stringing recommendations: 16 x 19 pattern, 53- to 63-pound tension

Check out our full Tennis Gift Guide for all sorts of holiday ideas.

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November 28, 2009

Holiday Tennis Gift Picks: Bjorn Borg Stretch Black Tennis Ball Trunk

Bjorn Borg Fun Stretch Black Tennis Balls Trunk - Black
We haven't done a lot of men's underpants posts, but we're big Bjorn Borg fans, and hey, these are a pretty fun gift idea.

Combining innovative Swedish design and craftsmanship, this trunk sports a hip and happening design that will wow everyone who is lucky enough to catch a glimpse. This boxer-brief has an all-over print of black tennis balls against a white background. The front features a comfortable contour pouch for a snug fit. The beautiful waistband highlights the 'Bjorn Borg' logo in a semi-embossed print. Proclaim your fun and exuberant personality to everyone with this eye-catching boxer-brief! Specifications: Made of 95% cotton and 5% elastane. The sides measure approximately 9" from the top of the waistband to the bottom hem. The double-lined front pouch has a centre seam and a seam on each side. The back has full coverage with a seam on each side.

Check out our Holiday Tennis Gift Guide for more gifting ideas.

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November 27, 2009

Holiday Tennis Gift Picks: Wilson Hyper Hammer

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Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Tennis Racquet
One of Wilson's most popular "tweener" racquets, the oversized Hyper Hammer 5.3 combines both control and power, making it ideal for beginners looking to step up their game or intermediate players who want a little extra control. The Hyper Hammer 5.3 is known for its forgiving feel, with a Hyper Carbon construction that delivers increased torsional stability. As a result, the racquet is extremely stable from the baseline and exceptionally responsive at the net.

Specifications:
* Head size: 110 square inches
* Length: 27.5 inches
* Weight: 9 ounces (unstrung)
* String tension: 53 to 63 pounds
* String pattern: 16 x 20
* Beam width: 28 mm/25 mm, dual taper beam
* Composition: 15 percent Hyper Carbon/85 percent graphite
* Power level: Medium
* Swing speed: Moderate fast
* Grip: Cushion-Aire Conform

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November 23, 2009

What's All The Racquet's Holiday Tennis Gift Guide

2009 has been an incredible year for tennis, much like 2008 and 2007 before. But beyond the amazing pros in the game today, there has also been a lot of great tennis equipment this year. With Wilson's K line and the Head YouTek, the racquets alone will give you plenty of gift ideas for yourself or the tennis player in your life.

Tennis Racquets

51O4qI0ZCiL._AA280_.jpgHead YouTek Radical Pro Tennis Racquet & 3 Pack Bag
The Head YouTek Radical Pro is used by Andy Murray, and for good reason. The stick makes use of new Head technologies such as d3o and DuPont Teflon grommets in a player-oriented package. It has a 100 square inch head, moderately thin 21.5mm beam, leather grip and 11.7 oz. strung weight add up to a control and feel oriented stick for more advanced players. A more open 16x19 string pattern than Head typically has offered in its players frames makes the YouTek Radical Pro more spin friendly for topspin players. Head introduces d3o technology in the Head Speed Pro, and is a "smart" material in that it behaves differently under varying dynamic loading or impact. Integrated in the frame lay-up and positioned in the shaft area (where the racquet flexes the most), d3o seeks to help players maximize performance on all shots. High speed impacts lock d3o together within nanoseconds at the molecular level, stiffening the frame to provide maximum power. Conversely, on slower speed impacts, the d3o molecules absorb the impact providing softer touch for better feel. The YouTek Radical Pro also uses a DuPont Teflon grommet system that reduces friction. Less friction means maintaining more of the strings energy, and a resulting slight increase in power.

This is on sale for $189 and comes with a racquet bag - Great Deal!

51-EPNtS4uL._AA280_.jpgWilson K 6.1 Tour 90 Tennis Racquet & 3 Pack Bag Bundle
The latest racquet used by Roger Federer, the Wilson KSixOne Tour 90 picks up where the Wilson nCode nSixOne Tour 90 left off. Wilson introduces the use of K Factor technology and continues to feature classic feel in the same tradition as the previous-generation nSixOne Tour 90, Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 and Pro Staff Kevlar 85. 17mm flat beam and 90 square inch headsize provide the ultimate in feel and control for those players advanced enough to wield Federer's racquet of choice.

$159 + a 3-racquet bag, can't go wrong with that deal.

Apparel

41WrVxt5PcL._AA280_.jpgPolo Ralph Lauren Long Sleeve Solid Full Zip
While we can't guarantee you'll look as good as this handsome chap, we can tell you this is a really sweet tennis jacket. Its classic-fitting and comes in in cotton and microfiber performance jersey.

41cNXkLr7JL._AA280_.jpgRalph Lauren US Open Tennis Women Sweatshirt Sweater
While its not officialy US Open time, it doesn't mean that the Ralph Lauren US Open Tennis Women Sweater Sweatshirt isn't a great buy at $99 (usually retails at over $200). A great cut and look, made of 97% cotton, 1% elastane, 2% other fibers.

Stocking Stuffers (Pun Intended)

41G+Jt3adJL._AA280_.jpgadidas Formotion Tennis Cushion Crew Sock 2-Pack
The adidas Formotion crew sock is the ideal sock for the serious tennis player with anatomically-shaped left/right footbed to enhance natural movement of the foot. This sock has a fully cushioned footbed for impact absorbtion, a bandage compression channel which stabilizes and supports the ankle and arch. Anti-microbial technology decreases both athlete's foot and odor and Climalite® construction wicks moisture.

Thumbnail image for 31tkX6hG+BL._SL500_AA280_.jpgK-Bell Tennis Tennis Diva Sock
These socks are 80% cotton, 15% nylon and 5% Spandex, but who really cares about that, they're a lot of fun for the tennis diva in your life.

More Tennis Stocking Stuffers

61moKmkhdnL._SL500_AA280_.jpgUnique Mesh Pack of 12 Tennis Balls
This is a bag of 12 pressureless balls that never go dead. We've bought and used these, they are telling the truth. They're ideal for practice and throwing machines. The bounce is true and always the same. Made with real felt.

Thumbnail image for 515WTvCqKLL._SL500_AA280_.jpgUnique Restore Tennis Ball Pressurizer
The Restore tennis ball pressurizer maintains balls at their original pressure of 14psi, stopping natural leakage that occurs through rubber during storage in unpressurized cans. Restore will also re-pressurize balls for extended play.

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September 1, 2009

US Open Day Two's Match Racquet - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

atpt786.jpgJo-Wilfried Tsonga plays American Chase Buchanan today on the Grandstand Court.

What stick does Jo-Wilfriend swing? The Wilson Kobra Tour Tennis Racquet

Its a brand new frame - solid, accurate, impressive. Created for the new generation of aggressive tournament players, the Kobcra Tour offers plenty of power, maximum spin and the legendary ontrol of K Factor.

  1. Length: 27 in.
  2. Headsize: 100 in.
  3. Strung Balance: 7 pts. HH
  4. Strung Weight: 11.5 oz.

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Check out the The Wilson Kobra Tour Tennis Racquetand cheer the one they call "Ali" on today!

Photo Courtesy of the FFT

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August 31, 2009

August 21, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Wilson [K] Three.FX & Pro Team.FX

41jSYjQ8PKL._AA280_.jpgWilson [K] Three FX Tennis Racquet
The Wilson K Three FX is a new racquet featuring K Factor FX Quad Shaft technology which hollows out the shaft of the frame, making the the K Three FX more stable than the previous generation K Three. The K Three FX maintains nearly identical specifications to the previous-generation K Three, without upsetting the superior balance of power and control provided by Wilson's K Factor technology. A solid choice for a player looking for stability, power and an oversized sweetspot.The K Three FX retains the use of Triad technology to provide additional vibration dampening and arm comfort. Offering the second-largest headsize in the K Factor line at 115 square inches, the K Three FX delivers a surprising balance of power and control thanks to Wilson K Factor technology. A solid choice for a player looking for more power, an oversized sweetspot and a damped, comfortable feel.

[K]arophite Black-an evolution of Wilson nCode technology which utilizes a new structure incorporating additional bonds between the SiO2 and graphite molecules on a nanoscopic scale, resulting in more feel and a stronger, more stable racquet.

[K]onnector-2 external wings molded into each side of the hoop to increase dwell time of the ball upon impact, providing greater control and comfort.

[K]ontour Yoke-New frame cross-section shape that enhances stiffness at key stress points for improved torsional stability

[K]ompact Center-New shortened yoke design that improves handling, maneuverability, and provides additional feel.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 115 sq. in.
* Length:27.50 in.
* Weight (strung):9.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):41
* Balance:14.56 in. Head Heavy
* Cross Section:26/28mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:315 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Wilson K Grip
* Wilson Stiffness Index: 3

41vcmTYTPFL._AA280_.jpgWilson [K] Three FX Tennis Racquet
The Wilson K Pro Team FX is a new update to the K Pro Open and utilizes new Wilson FX Quad Shaft technology which hollows out the throat of the frame for added stability and lighter weight. The K Pro Team FX retains a classic 'tweener design, with a lighter 10.4 oz. strung weight, 23/26/22mm wide tapered beam and 100 sq. in. headsize.

All [K] Factor racquets utilize Wilson's proprietary next-generation [K]arophite Black structure which adds additional bonds between the SiO2 and graphite molecules on a nanoscopic scale, resulting in more feel and a stronger, more stable racquet. Overall, there are 4 new key [K] Factor technology concepts found in various configurations depending on the [K] Factor model:

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize:100 sq. in.
* Length:27.00 in.
* Weight (strung):10.40 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):65
* Balance:13.25 in. Head Light
* Cross Section:23/26/22mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:305 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Wilson Kontrol Grip
* Wilson Stiffness Index: 6

Wilson [K] Three FX Tennis Racquet

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August 20, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Prince EXO3 Blue & Ignite Team

41Nlj9+-7HL._AA280_.jpgPrince EXO3 Blue Tennis Racquet
A classic oversize racquet with anything but class performance. The Exo3 Blue 110, with Prince's patented Engery BridgeTM, gives you exceptional comfort with a supersized sweet spot. Great for players who like a lightweight and forgiving frame.


  • Power Level 1350

  • Headsize 110 sq in

  • Weight 9.2oz/260g

  • Balance 14.0in/35.5cm, 3 pts.

  • Head Heavy Swing

  • Weight 285

  • Length 27.25"

  • Cross Section 26-28-24 mm

  • String Pattern 16 x 19

Prince EXO3 Blue Tennis Racquet

41Nlj9+-7HL._AA280_.jpgPrince EXO3 Rebel Team MS 95 Tennis Racquet
The Prince '09 EXO³ Rebel Team 95 Tennis Racquet is a lighter option in the EXO³ Rebel line. This Racquet offers excellent control and great maneuverability. This racquet is made for players' looking for the control of a midsize in a lighter weight. Power Level-750. Head Size-95"². Weight (unstrung)-10.2oz/288g. Balance-13.3"/33.8cm, 2pts Head Light. Swing Weight-285. Length-27". Cross Section-20mm. String Pattern-18x20. String-Hybrid Power EXP. Grip-ResiPro.

Prince EXO3 Rebel Team MS 95 Tennis Racquet

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August 19, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Dunlop Aerogel 4D 1Hundred

41nQFU8xASL._AA280_.jpgDunlop Aerogel 4D 2Hundred Tennis Racquet
A 100% graphite racket combining AEROGEL and new 4D BRAIDED technology. The Aerogel 4D 2HUNDRED is designed for tournament/advanced players with a long powerful swing who require exceptional touch and feel. 4D BRAIDED technology has been added at strategic locations which improves the stability of the racket and greatly enhances touch/feel making this the ultimate control orientated racket. Ideally suited for players with aggressive, long strokes. Recommended for the 4.5-6.0 NTRP level players. 4D BRAIDED technology: Dunlop has further enhanced its Aerogel technology by taking it to the next dimension with 4D braiding. Four directional braided material is used at key points on the racket frame to significantly increase racket stability. - at 5 and 7 o'clock to minimize frame torsion and increase control - at 3 and 9 o'clock for increased stability and enhanced touch and feel. 4D braiding has been implemented across the whole Dunlop Aerogel portfolio, offering outstanding benefits to players of all abilities.

Dunlop Aerogel 4D 2Hundred Tennis Racquet

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August 18, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Head YouTek Radical OS & OS Lite

413RqYv8+SL._AA280_.jpgHead YouTek Radical OS Tennis Racquet

Head YouTek Radical Lite OS Tennis Racquet
The Head '09 YOUTEK Radical OS Tennis Racquet has the perfect combination of power and control. This is an excellent racquet for a wide range of players. Technology and Construction: Head® YOUTEK - d3o/Teflon®. Beam: 21.5mm, Head Size: 107 sq. in., Weight Unstrung: 10.4 oz. Balance Unstrung: 1"HL/320mm, Length: 27", String Pattern: 18/19, Swing Style: L4. Grip: HydroSorb Tour.

Head YouTek Radical OS Tennis Racquet

Head YouTek Radical Lite OS Tennis Racquet

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