Wilson Triad Five 2016
The Wilson Triad Five combines outstanding comfort, controllable power, and great spin capability. This racquet's amazing level of comfort comes partly from it's Triad Technology, which yields one of the lowest stiffness ratings of any current racquet. It does this by essentially isolating the racquet head from the rest of the frame to reduce shock and vibration to unheard of low levels. It also features Hammer Technology, which puts a lot more weight in the head, resulting in greater torsional stability and more energy transferred back to the ball for greater power on every stroke. It still remains very maneuverable due to its light 9.9 ounce strung weight. Baseline play also feels ultra comfortable and solid despite its very light weight. The extended length (27.25 inches) also enables more swing momentum on groundstrokes and serves. The head heavy balance factors in for big power whenever you need it. At 103 square inches, this very forgiving mid-plus headsize provides a nice margin for error while still offering enough precision for hard hitters. Net play is rock solid and stable even against the hardest hitters thanks to the additional weight in the head. This also guarantees plenty of controllable power to end points resoundingly! Any player looking for a forgiving mid-plus racquet offering comfort, controllable power, and excellent spin need look no further than the Wilson Triad Five for 2016.
Head Size: 103 sq. in. / 664.51 sq. cm.
Length: 27.25in / 69.22cm
Strung Weight: 9.9oz / 280.66g
Balance: 14.4in / 36.58cm / 6 pts Hh
Stiffness Index: Very Low (not indexable)
Beam Width: 26mm / 26mm / 26mm
Composition: Graphite/Basalt Matrix
Power Level: Medium
Player Stroke Style: Medium
Swing Speed: Medium
Racquet Colors: Red, Silver
Grip Type: Wilson Sublime
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 20 CrossesMains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9HOne PieceNo Shared Holes
String Tension Range: 50-60 pounds
Product Technologies: Triad TechnologyWilson says the traditional one-piece racquet design minimizes critical playing characteristics (such as; power, comfort, and control) while attempting to maximize others. If the racquet head and the handle never touched this would produce a new dynamically dampened frame. It would also maximize power in the head and control in the handle, it would isolate shock and prevent it from ever reaching the player's arm. This would produce a frame with no compromise. Wilson calls it; Triad, a revolutionary tri-component design that maximizes power, control, and comfort without compromise. The head and the handle of a Triad racquet are designed as customized separate components. They never touch, thus making this one of the most dampened, lowest-shock racquets ever designed.Hammer TechnologyHammer technology places most of the racquet's mass/weight, in the head of the frame (giving it a head heavy balance). This increases racquet stability and adds more mass at point of impact, yeilding more power. Conversely, mass/weight is reduced in the shaft and handle areas which yields a higher and bigger sweetspot, or Center of Percussion (cop) as Wilson defines it.