Weight: 170g (unstrung)
Factory String: SGX 16 Red
Strung Surface 108 sq in
Factory Grip: Micro Hybrid
Balance: Head Heavy
Frame Shape: Teardrop
2017 was Racquetworld's most exciting year with Wilson Racquetball we have ever had. We had our first exclusive high end racquet which was the Pro Staff and we sold out of it in less than 6 months and we thought the amount we ordered would last well over 1 year. We’re even more excited for the 2018-2019 season as we now have 3 exclusive racquets which are called the Pro Staff w/Countervail (170 grams), Pro Staff Lite w/Countervail (165 grams), and the Blade Lite w/Countervail (155 grams). Countervail technology has absolutely crushed it in Tennis and Squash and Pro Staff and Blade are the 2 series that have made Wilson what it is today so we are confident that Wilson will be a top contender this year for our best selling frames. Curious about Countervail Technology, Pro Staff and Blade? Let us lay it all out below.
Integrating Countervail (please see the video below about Countervail in Tennis Racquets) technology into these new racquetball frames maximize player energy, reduce muscle fatigue, and shortens player recovery time. These racquets will leave you feeling like you could play racquetball all night, wake up in the morning and want to do it all over again with an arm as fresh as the day before.
Pro Staff vs. Blade w/Countervail:
Pro Staff Series:
If you are the player looking for the classic comfortable feel that produces precision placement while still maintaining ultimate power the Pro Staff will be your pick.
If you are the player looking for the traditional frame shape racquet with an emphasis on more of a hybrid feel of power and control the Blade Lite will be your pick.
These are available in the smaller SS or larger XS grip sizes.
If you're unsure about your model or weight...try our DEMO Program.
A racquet cover IS NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option to add a cover for $10 if you would like.
RacquetWorld General Notes
RacquetWorld recommends changing the grip to a Python (Our favorite), which will be $11.00 installed, for the added traction to prevent slippage. The Racquetworld Grommet Tape upgrade ($1) can save you $$ in the long run as sometimes strings break from the grommet being worn down.For those who don't know what the grommet is, it's the plastic piece at the top of the racquet that the strings go through.When you hit the wall and floor this gets worn down.
The Python Atlas string upgrade is recommended because factory string is less playable/durable than the Python Atlas string we suggest. At the time of purchase, the Python Atlas restring upgrade is $22.00. It's normally $36 if you mailed the racquet to us later so you save $14 if you choose the upgrade right away. Another string we highly recommend is the Python Atlas Deluxe restring upgrade ($25.00), and its a little softer than the original Atlas for those players that prefer a softer string with incredible playability/durability.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Megasorb, Gamma Worm or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
The wristlacer black is the default wrist tether that comes on your racquet at no charge.If you want to change colors, a small fee of $2.95 will be added for switching.
A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?"It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet. Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper.For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.
Racquet Covers - Choose one for $10 (RacquetWorld Cover is Only $8.00)
A full racquet cover is NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option of adding a full cover for $8-10 if you would like. If you want the best cover on the market buy the Racquetworld Cover. It is oversized, has a full outside pocket, a handle strap and a large shoulder strap as well as a ventilated pocket to let your grip breathe and best of all its $2 less than the others because we want to help you by supporting our company! The charge will only be $8.00 when added to the cart for this choice instead of $10.00 like the other covers.
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Exclusive RacquetWorld Racquet Ratings
Ratings and comparisons for all racquets can be found in RacquetWolrd Exclusive Racquet Ratings
Racquetworld's Durability Rating: 95.00
Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24- 98.72 Age 35 99.54 Age 45+ 98.85
Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court): 99.03
Control 1 (Front Court) represents how the racquet handles upfront in the court. We are basically looking at how certain components stacked together to produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability. To figure this out we look at the weight, balance point, and shape of the frame. We throw all this info into Pat's brain along with a couple hours of hit testing and out pops the rating. This value is useful especially for doubles players who find themselves covering the upfront court a lot. It is also good to know if you are a good server and find yourself quickly putting away returns off your serve without leaving front middle court.
Racquetworld's Control Rating #2 (Back Court): 99.00
Control 2 (Back Court) represents the traditional control rating when taking a full shot from mid to back court. Our goal with control is to redirect the Force of the ball. We again focus on weight, balance point, shape, string pattern and tension, frame stiffness and on court experience.
Racquetworld's Overall Rating: Age 24- 99.35 Age 35 98.88 Age 45+ 98.63
Technology - Manufacturers Features:
RacquetWorld Wilson Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Wilson Technology Section
- Power Strings®
- AGT - Articulated Grommet Technology
Countervail - New for 2018 - 2019
OUTSMARTING FATIGUE WITH COUNTERVAIL
Countervail is the all-new material technology integrated into Wilson frames that maximizes a player's energy, reduces muscle fatigue and shortens recovery time. By smartly directing the ball,s energy within the frame instead of the body, Countervail conserves a player,s energy on every swing – keeping them in control from the first set to the last.
PROVEN IN NASA OPERATIONS
To counter the extreme conditions of space travel, NASA uses Countervail to maximize energy during flight – just like Countervail does during every swing.
MINIMIZED ENERGY TRANSFER, MAXIMUM FEEL
Special carbon fiber, integrated into the frame, transfers less of the ball's energy into the body, so players expend less energy during every swing while maintaining incredible feel.
Created by Material Sciences Corp and rigorously developed, vetted and tested by W Lab scientists and Wilson pro tour players.
- POWER STRINGS - Power Strings design maintains consistent string placement for lethal power on all shots.
- AGT - new Articulated Grommet Technology is the Combination of Power Holes™ and Articulated Grommet Technology it produces a supremely comfortable yet deadly and explosive shot.