Racquet Reviews

Wilson Ultra 100 V4 Review

If you look for power and ease of use, this Wilson Ultra 100 V4 review might interest you! A nice update from Wilson.

Wilson Ultra 100 V4 Review

The Wilson Ultra is Wilson’s power line, with the exception of the Ultra Pro, which is a control-frame. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Wilson Ultra V3 (click to read my review), but V4 is a significant improvement.

Why is it an improvement? Well, Wilson has listened to the feedback, made it slightly softer (dropped the stiffness a bit), and added their Forty-Five braid into the layup. The new Ultra is a lot more comfortable and responsive on impact. I did not sense any harshness from this racquet, although the high stiffness might mean that sensitive elbows should be slightly careful with how they string it.

They also made the new Ultra a bit thinner in the shaft, which makes it travel faster through the air.

Wilson Ultra 100 V4 specifications

These specifications come from Tennis Warehouse, but they line up well with the racquet I got as demo from TWE. Mine had a slightly lower swing weight at 311 strung with Luxilon Alu Power 1.25 at 22.5 kg or 50 lbs.

Head Size: 100 in / 645.16 cm
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight:11.2oz / 318g
Balance: 13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL
Swingweight: 317
Stiffness: 70
Beam Width: 24mm / 26.5mm / 25mm
Composition: Carbon Fiber Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:Blue
Grip Type: Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T, 8H
One Piece
No Shared Holes

How does the new Ultra play?

Right from the first ball, it’s clear that the Ultra feels nicer to swing but also on impact. It offers good power, but nothing excessive or uncontrollable. It handles flatter shots well, as there is not much of a launch angle. And it produces good power and “whip” on serves. Exactly how a power racquet is supposed to perform.

All my play-testers and tennis nerds who tried this frame liked it from the beautiful blue to purple color-shifting cosmetic to how it performed on the tennis court. It’s an improved racquet in pretty much all aspects. That still doesn’t mean that it’s a frame full of finesse. This is still a racquet for you who want free depth and extra pop on your shots.

But if that is what you’re looking for, the Ultra 100 V4, should be on your demo list!

Have you tried the new Wilson Ultra 100 V4, and what do you feel about it? 

TN

View Comments

  • How would compare the Ultra 100 V4 to the latest Yonex Ezone 100? Especially with regards to comfort ?

  • Soy jugador de nivel intermedio y estaba jugando con la ultra v3 y cambie a blade v6 por su rigidez y sensación metálica aunque me ayudaba mucho en el servicio pero la bola me salía muy a las líneas aveces y con la blade e ganado confianza y más precisión pero cuando estoy en zona de defensa me quedo muy corto, mi duda no sé si actuilizar por ultra v4 o blade v8

    • The Blade V8 offers better control and comfort, while the Ultra is more powerful and easier to swing.

  • Thank you for your review!!! I wonder how does it compare with the Pure Drive 2021? Thank you, greetings from Chile.

  • I wonder if the high stiffness of the Ultra 100 V4 might give trouble later on. I recall that you initially liked the Dunlop FX 500 but after some time mentioned the high stiffness eventually impacted the arm. I hear similar comments from people that initially loved the Pure Drive but in the end had to stop using it. Just food for thought…..

    • Yeah, I'm always aware of that. It has not happened to me yet, and I've been using it on and off, but it's always something to consider. Generally, this is why I think it's usually safer to stay away from 70 RA, even if you don't feel the harshness when hitting for the first week.

  • I play with the 2022 model of the Ezone 100 which has an unstrung stiffness of 69 (measured by Tennis Warehouse). Before that I used the 2020 version of the Ezone 100 and with an unstrung stiffness of 71, I could definitely feel it in the arm. The 2022 model is far better for my arm even though stiffness rating is only 2 points lower. My arm is sensitive and I only use multifilament strings these days. The Ultra 100 sounds interesting though. Must order a demo and see how it feels.

    Your work is extraordinary Jonas. Tennisnerd is unique. It will be interesting to follow your tennis journey when you one days will age as well …..maybe that could be an interesting topic : how does age and reduced fitness affect choice of racquet and strings :)

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