|Asics Bending Zone|
|Bending Zone Technology
Bending Zone Technology uses a thinner cross section in the shaft's height to reduce stiffness for more control and feel. While increased stiffness in the head provides more pop. Combined the result is controlled power!
|Babolat Aero Modular|
|Aero Modular Technology
AeroPro racquets feature a frame with varying profiles at three strategic points: the throat, the shaft and the head of the racquet.
A faster swing due to improved aerodynamics Increased power while maintaining excellent ball control
Woofer*Woofer Technology from Babolat
THE FIRST DYNAMIC SYSTEM WHICH MAKES THE FRAME AND THE STRINGS INTERACT WHEN STRIKING THE BALL
A tennis racket is a frame with strings. The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. The strings are attached to both sides of the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the ball. This means that racquets do not deliver their full potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball.
|Babolat Aerobeam Technology|
The world's most aerodynamic racquet. +15% air penetration thanks to the aerobeam technology.
Babolat's Cortex shaft vibration dampening system is designed to offer greater comfort during play. Available in two versions, the Cortex system used in the Pure series of racquets reduces harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feedback required for feel. The result of filtering unnecessary vibrations results in what Babolat calls a "pure feel." The Cortex system used in other Babolat racquets filters and dampens for maximum comfort.
|Babolat Elliptic Geometry|
Babolat's Elliptic Design promises no twisting, no bending and no added weight to your racquet. It provides:
|Babolat Cortex Active Technology|
|The Active Cortex Technology reduces shock and vibration, leaving the player with a cleaner feel at impact.|
|Babolat EVO BEAM|
Different thickness of the beam for less torque at ball impact and better responsiveness.
Strategically placed grooves in the frame enlarge the sweetspot and provide a more forgiving response on off-center hits.
|Babolat Response Woofer|
New material in the Woofer Grommet System, PEBEX, improves performance.
|Babolat Stabilizer Technology|
Hybrid frame construction (blending square and elliptical beam shape) delivers more responsiveness at impact. This is combined with stategically placed stiff carbon fibers for more torsional stability (less twisting on impact).
|Babolat Flex Carbon|
New material featruing a lower density of carbon fibers for a more flexible feel.
|Donnay Dual Core|
The Dual-Core racquets have a second layer of Xenecore tubing on the inside of the hoop that futher fortifies the frame and eliminates the loss of energy on ball contact.
XeneCore is a new fiber technology that uses high-pressure solids to form and reinforce the graphite fiber composite to incredible levels of strength that has allowed Donnay designers to reduce the thickness of the racquet beam width to a dramatic 15 millimeters, the thinnest in tennis. The thin beams greatly reduce air resistance (the same reason that sleek sports cars outperform bulky SUVs in wind-tunnel tests) providing unparalleled levels of maneuverability. The high-tensile strength of XeneCore also dampens vibration and provides unexpected power, while reducing the "shadow effect" from the beam blocking a portion of the string bed on off-center hits resulting in "frame shots." The net result of XeneCore technology is a previously unachievable level of all-around performance.
|Donnay Weighting System|
|Customized Weighting Technology System Kit
The Donnay customization kit that is sold separately allows users the option to adjust the weights and balances exactly to their liking to any Donnay racquet. There are three interchangeable buttcaps weighing two, seven and 12 grams, along with weighted slides that can be easily applied to the sides and top of the frame in the blink of a changeover. The combination of the slides and lightest buttcap tips the balance more to the head for more power; no slides and the heaviest buttcap increase control and further enhance maneuverability. There are 10 combinations in between.
|Dunlop Aerogel Technology|
Aerogel is the world's lightest solid. It has strength up to 4,000 times its own weight. Aerogel's nanometer-sized molecular network delivers an unmatched strength to weight ratio for enhanced stiffness and power. Aerogel racquets offer incredible power with touch and feel without compromising weight.
This technology is inspired by shark skin. The unique surface appplication is strategically applied to the racquet frame. The dimpled texture creates localized turbulence and streamlines airflow over the racquet surface. This reduces drag by up to 25%, resulting in a faster racquet speed for more power.
|Dunlop HM6 Carbon|
This technology is inspired by a bee's honeycomb. High modulus carbon fiber is engineered into hexagonal sheets and is placed between layers of Aerogel-enhanced carbon. These hexagonal sheets help evenly distribute impact forces and absorb unwanted racquet frequencies to enhance feel up to 10%. The HM6 Carbon reduces energy loss and maximizes energy return.
|Dunlop Gecko-Tac Grip|
This unique nano-scopic surface treatment on the grip is inspired by gecko setae. The perforated design increases moisture reduction and provides up to 50% more grip and tack. This results in enhanced control, precision and comfort.
|Dunlop CX Technology|
CX Technology is inspired by the wings of birds of prey to reduce aerodynamic drag in the hoop. This combined with a TruOval head shape greatly increases the racquet's sweet spot to maximize power. CX Technology = enhanced racquet speed and power.
Inspired by the sandfish skink, a lizard that can swim through sand, Dunlop's unique grommet technology combines microscopic ridges with a near frictionless, high strength polymer that provides greater string movement and improved aerodynamics for added penetrative power. AFG = Enhanced power.
|Dunlop Anatomic Construction|
Apex predators are highly evolved for power and precision. Taking inspiration from their anatmoical bone structure, Dunlop has inverted the structural form of the throat in 3 key areas to minimize torsional deflection for increased precision and control on off-center shots. Anatomic Construction = Enhanced control and precision.
|Dunlop Aeroskin CX|
This technology is inspired by shark skin. The unique surface application is strategically applied to the racquet frame. The dimpled texture creates localized turbulence and streamlines airflow over the racquet surface for an aerodynamic effect. This reduces drag by up to 36%, an 11% increase from previous Aeroskin Technology, resulting in a faster racquet speed for more power, maneuverability and reaction time.
|Dunlop MoS2 Grommets|
Inspired by snake skin, a unique self-lubricating polymer blend that is designed to reduce string friction for 27% greater power and increased abrasion resistance for 40% greater durability. Greater string movement + reduced friction = greater power + greater durability.
|Dunlop CX Grommets|
Pocketed grommets around the hoop allow for smooth airflow around the racquet beam cross section. It helps make the 3.0 up to 8% more aerodynamic than the previous model for greater racquet head speed.
Superior natural fibres in the throat and handle have been extracted from the stems of plants. These are designed to increase racquet stability and reduce unwanted shock, producing 18% greater feel and control.
|Dunlop iDapt Technology|
|Dunlop iDapt Technology
Create the perfect racquet with Dunlop's iDapt Technology! This technology allows the player to select from 3 different cosmetic options, 2 different lengths (27" or 27.5") and 3 different levels of feedback: soft, medium and firm.
|Dunlop Shock Sleeve Technology|
|Shock Sleeve Technology
Personalize the feel by selecting from 3 different levels of feedback - Soft, Medium and Firm
|Dunlop Aero Boost Grommet System|
|Aero Boost Grommet System
Wider grommet holes for increased sweetspot and power. Spring loaded grommet provides the stringbed with increased touch and power. Parellel drilling for larger sweetspot, more power and spin.
GAMMA RZR racquets were designed reduce drag allowing more acceleration and speed in the natural swing. The rounded radius surfaces, Tapered Bridge Beam and Low Profile Bumper allow the RZR to easily displace and channel air around the frame regardless of the angle of attack, improving racquet head speed on every shot.
Developed by the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), LiquidMetal® alloy provides 29% more power than Titanium. Just as its name implies, LiquidMetal® alloy is different from conventional materials because of its liquid (or "amorphous") atomic structure. This means that LiquidMetal® alloy does not deform on impact, resulting in ultimate energy return.
Head places LiquidMetal® at four strategic areas of the racquet's head, integrated in the main layer of the frame's construction. This allows all of the energy from ball impact to be used for a power return - so what a player puts into his or her swing is exactly what they get out. The result is what Head calls Pure Energy. Perfect Power™
|Integrated String Dampener (ISD)|
|Integrated String Dampener (ISD)
Affixed to the grommets at the base of the head, the (ISD) absorbs string vibration. Now even the most powerful racquet is easy on the arm and completely comfortable, no matter what style of play.
|Total Sweetspot Construction|
|Total Sweetspot Construction
Total Sweetspot Construction increases torsional stability in the racquet head and extends the sweetspot throughout the entire racquet head, resulting in ultimate control.
|Head Titanium Tennis|
|Titanium Tennis Technology
A composite weave of ultra-strong titanium and ultra-light graphite fibers which help with weight reduction, while maintaining stiffness and power.
Better frame maneuverability. Improves overall racquet stability.
|Head Twin Tube|
The inner hard shell of TwinTube technology is made of pure graphite. The outer shell consists of soft, absorbing polyamide.
Increased ball acceleration combined with better, overall racquet feel.
|Head SofTac Grip|
Soft elastomer compound and traction surface construction for increased feel and tact.
Prevents unintentional twisting of the racquet in a players hand. Also provides additional vibration dampening and perspiration absorption
|NoShox Dampening System|
|NoShox Dampening System
A newly developed "memory foam" integrated into the racquet handle reduces vibrations 27 percent better than systems in conventional racquets.
When combined with carbon composite fibers in the racquet head, MicroGel deforms and compresses upon ball impact, uniformly absorbing and distributing the impact load around the entire frame.
According to HEAD, MicroGel creates a rock-solid feel and improved comfort while offering extra stability against twisting.
d3o belongs to the "smart materials" category, which is a futuristic material with abnormal behavior characteristics. More specifically, d3o belongs to a subcategory of "dilatant foams", which dramatically change their behavior under dynamic loading or impact. Integrated in the lay-up and positioned in the shaft of the racquet, d3o offers new possibilities for tennis players.
The d3o technology is able to sense the needs of the players during different strokes (it's able to adapt to you). On high-speed impacts (aggressive shots), the smart molecules lock together within nanoseconds and dramatically increase the stiffness of the whole racquet frame to provide maximum power. On slow-speed impacts (slice or drop shots), the d3o molecules absorb the impact to provide a softer touch for better feel. What does this mean to a tennis player? Passing shots are even harder and drop shots more precise, rewarding your spontaneity and supporting your courageous decisions.
Innegra is the world's lightest high performance fiber. Its extreme toughness together with Head's advanced carbon composite technology leads to an ultra tough hybrid composite.
This Head Innegra hybrid-composite structure is integrated into the racquet for shock absorption and improved stability. As a result vibrations are reduced by up to 17% on ball impact for improved control and precision -- protecting the player from the forces of a ball impact. On top of this, Head's new hybrid-composite structure with the ultra tough Innegra fiber considerably extends the performance of a Head racquet. With Innegra, racquets remain in perfect condition without losing any performance properties.
Graphene is an ultra-light and ultra-strong substance which is 200 times stronger than steel. Head places Graphene in the shaft so that weight can be redistributed to more functionally relevant areas of the handle and tip. This unique construction provides players with increased swingweight for more power with less effort.
|Head Dynamic String Pattern|
|This Dyanimc 16x19 String Pattern puts 8 mains in the heart of the racquet to provide the control of a tight string pattern with the spin and forgiveness of an oppen pattern.|
Graphene XT is the next generation of Graphene. This evolution of the original Graphene utilizes bigger platelets which allow for better bonding. The result is a racquet that is 20% lighter and 30% stronger, thus allowing for an even more optional distribution of weight to the poles. Ultimately, by creating a racquet that accelerates more easily, and by putting more mass at the tip, closer to where modern ball strikers make contact, this technology gives the player easier access to power!
|Head Adaptive String Pattern|
|Adaptive String Pattern
Head's Adaptive String Pattern allows the player to switch between a 16x16 and a 16x19 string pattern. This gives the player unprecedented control over the racquet's response. The 16x19 string pattern offers a great balance of spin, precision, power and comfort. The 16x16 pattern increases the comfort, power and spin - and it allows the player to take advantage of a higher launch angle (see easier net clearance!)
|ProKennex Ionic Technology|
According to ProKennex the new Ionic-AKS technology offers a 56% performance improvement over the original Kinetic System. The use of a new composite Kinetic material and a process designed to reduce the build up of static electrical force inside the Kinetic strip adds even more power and further reduces frame shock and vibration compared to the original Kinetic System.
|ProKennex Kinetic System Technology|
|Kinetic System Technology
Thousands of micro-bearings are housed inside chambers around the racquet head. As the racquet swings forward, the micro-bearings move to the back wall of the frame, loading energy. When the racquet strikes the ball, this kinetic mass transfers forward, adding power and reducing frame shock and vibration.
|ProKennex Reach Technology|
A term meaning any ProKennex racquet longer than the standard 27 inch length. Reach racquets provide more power (leverage), extend reach, and provide better angles when serving.
|Prince EXO3 Grommets|
What is EXO3 Technology?
A high-tech patented racquet design utilizing large holes and String Suspension Inserts to deliver a superior effective hitting area compared to conventional racquets with the same headsize.
How Does EXO3 Technology Work?
Strings are completely liberated from restrictive, response-strangling grommets, allowing the strings to respond more freely - even at the outer edges of the string plane for balls you may hit off-center.
How does EXO3 Technology Benefit You?
A larger, more consistent hitting area- at ANY headsize - allowing all players the advantage to take their game to the next level. Now, even shots hit off ce