Updated version of the POWERFUL racquet line from Wilson will not disappoint in the power compartment! That is for sure!
This is the review of the new Wilson Ultra 100 v.3 (version 3) that was released earlier this year during COVID-19 and that’s why this review is coming so late from me and from other sources. Anyways, let’s get in to the Wilson Ultra line. It’s made for an aggressive style baseline player who enjoy hitting winners left and right with the great power that this frame contains. Wilson has tried to make this frame as powerful as they can while still remaining playable to a lot of people from beginners to more advanced players.
This what they changed and added to the Ultra’s
- Integrated their PWS technology to increase frame volume at 3 & 9 for more stability (on earlier racquets this was visible on the sides)
- They got new Sweet Spot channels that caves in on the inside of the frame to extend the cross strings to increase grommet moving resulting in even more power
- Inverted Power Rib throat will give the racquet a more stable feel and less twisting
These are just some of the features that will increase stability and power in many different ways. As you can see on the specifications down below they make up for a lot of power and stability too.
- Head size: 100 in² or 645 cm²
- Length: 27 inches or 68,6 cm
- Weight unstrung: 300 g or 10,6 oz
- Balance: 320 mm or 7 pts HL
- Swingweight: 312
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Beam Width: 24,5/26/23,5 mm
- Stiffness: 73 RA
- Power level: Medium
- Strings: Tecnifibre Black Code 1.28 at 25kg (55lbs)
Note: The high stiffness rating feels much lower then listed. Feels like it’s under 70 at least
Every aspect of this racquet translates in to power, just look: high stiffness, thick beam, big head and 16/19 string pattern (open). So I am going to tell you what to expect from this, creating your own power and speed is not necessary since the racquet does that for you. It still gives pretty good directional control meaning you can aim at your target and hit it without problems. The biggest downside with this frame is the feel, if you watch the video review you can see some pretty bad missplaced (often long) drop shots which I all thought at the moment was going to be good but it wasn’t. So the serve and volley? Solid in my opinion, not a lot of feel there either but it had some “pop” to it so I could hit pretty confident on those shots. For a baseline type of player this is a weapon, hitting big serves and winners is what this racquet does the best so if that feels right why not go for it? Keep in mind though, with all this power you’re going to need some topspin to keep the ball down.
I haven’t tried the previous version of the Ultra but a friend of mine use the old one and tried this and played some really great tennis with it and enjoyed it very much out on the court. So it is for sure an update and it seems like Wilson has done a good job seeing so many love this racquet for it’s power and forgivness.
Overall good racquet with a lot of POWER that is easy to pick up and use of your not having your best day. It has great access to spin, power and stability perfect for the hard hitting baseliner preferably hitting with more topspin. If you got any questions please comment down below or check out my Instagram and that is all for this review. I hoped you liked it! Bye!