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|
|Beam Width: 24mm / 26.5mm / 25mm|
|Composition: Carbon Fiber Graphite|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
|Grip Type: Wilson Pro Performance|
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?