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ULTRA TOUR

VENDOR: Wilson Racquet Sports USA

$249.95

With its dense string pattern, head light balance, thin beam and buttery flex, Wilson's Ultra Tour has many of the ingredients found in a traditional player's racquet. Those ingredients point to a bygone era in racquet production -- a time before the classic virtues of control and feel were overtaken by the modern seductions of power and spin. Granted, the Ultra Tour lacks the weight of a classic player's racquet, and its 21mm beam is a far cry from the sublimely thin Pro Staff 6.0 85. However, this racquet provided our crew with levels of control and feel worthy of the classics. In addition to its outstanding feel, our playtesters applauded the Ultra Tour's comfort and maneuverability. Although we failed to reach a consensus on this racquet's downsides, a couple of our playtesters struggled to get sufficient spin (a common problem with dense 18x20 string patterns). Additionally, some of our players required weight customization to reach their preferred levels of power and plow through, but this was more a matter of fine-tuning than a defect. Ultimately, even with its many strengths, the Ultra Tour isn't for everyone. Players raised on thick beams, open string patterns and easy power will likely find a better fit with the more explosive Ultra 100 Countervail. However, if you want the control of a classic player's racquet minus the bulk, you should definitely clear some space in your bag for the Ultra Tour.
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ULTRA TOUR

ULTRA TOUR

$249.95
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