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Racquet review: Wilson BURN 100S

You’ve likely seen the commercial featuring Kei Nishikori at work with the Wilson BURN racquet. If no, here you go:

Simona Halep also endorses the stick. Both players happen to be on fire at the moment.

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There are five racquets in the series which we introduced earlier this year. The line is Wilson’s first baseliner focused product.

Here are the key specs on the model we had a chance to try, the Wilson BURN 100S.

Wilson Burn100S

Head size: 100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.

Weight: 10.07 oz / 303 g (unstrung)

Composition: High performance carbon fiber for stiffness and groundie power

Best stroke style for this racquet: Medium-Full

Best swing speed for this racquet: Fast

String pattern: 18 x 16 (open spin-friendly pattern)

 X2 Shaft: longer handle and thinner beam that allows for quick grip change and better feel and grip when using a two-handed backhand. (very nice added feature)

Stiffness: 73 (on the higher end of the stiffness scale so less forgiving to older joints)

NTRP suggested level: 4.0

Cosmetic: black, orange and lime/vibrant and modern.

Sensor compatiblity: Sensors are built into the racquet and game info can be downloaded via the Sony Smart Tennis sensor which is sold separately (and we have not checked out yet).

The BURN100S feels comfortably light and evenly weighted.  Those that swing fast and full, and feel most comfortable at the baseline, will benefit from the power this racquet offers. That said if you play a lot of dubs, this might not be for you since you really should be getting to net a lot.  Strong junior players looking for more spin and power in their singles game should definitely take a look.

Test drive from the Wilson shop at Tennis-Warehouse. Try a few of the BURN models to see which one suits your game best. There are subtle differences between models.

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