The Wilson Profile series is recognized as the successful introduction of very stiff racquets to the mass market. The Profile, while not for everyone, suited a various style of player. The 110 square inch size simply allowed the player to make contact with the ball anywhere on the string bed and it had a really good chance of being a good shot. The 95 square inch we are looking at here did require slightly more “talent” to maximize the racquet’s performance.
What made the Profile so unique? Perhaps it was the patented “vibration frequency” which dictated the shape, or Profile, of the series. Vibration frequency is the best way to test for racquet stiffness and stiffness is a huge contributor to “power”. I don’t remember the specifications exactly but the frequency ranged from 200 to 225 Hz. So, no other racquet manufacturer could produce a racquet that fell into that frequency range.
Many manufacturers, myself included, tried various methodologies to design racquets that had good power capabilities but did not infringe on the profile patent. It was not easy and I don’t think anyone was very successful.
The Profile 2.7 95 is a fairly rare racquet. The Profile 3.6 was also available.
|Racquet Model||Wilson Profile 2.7 95|
|Reference Tension||Not Strung|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||82|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||89.5|
|Head Area, sq cm||595.1|
|Head Area, sq in||92.2|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||18|
|Main String Grid||7.75|
|Cross String Grid||9.90|
|Average Cross String Spacing||0.550|
|Average Main String Spacing||0.484|
|Dynamic Tension, KP, ERT||Not Strung|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||Not Strung|
|First Moment, Nm||0.837|
|Swing Weight, Gram||333|
|Swing Weight, Ounce||11.75|
|Swing Weight Calculated||346.5|
|Power, RDC||Not Strung|
|Control, RDC||Not Strung|
|Maneuverability, RDC ||Not Strung|
|Head Weight, Percent||46.1|
|Center of Percussion||21.4|
|Dwell Time, Ms||Not Strung|
|Effective Stiffness||Not Strung|
|K, lb/in||Not Strung|