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psp2
11-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Just heard about the 2 new "players" frame called Cobra Tour and Team.

Wilson will introduce a new technology called "FX".

100" head, 16x19, mid 11 oz. frames. That's all I know.

himynameisminh
11-03-2008, 03:20 PM
Any pics?

10chars

topspin92
11-03-2008, 03:22 PM
The name is horrible. I will be sticking with the new K Pro Staff.

VGP
11-03-2008, 03:29 PM
The colors of it aren't black and purple are they?

http://www.wearyourbeer.com/images/Dodgeball_Globo_Gym_Cobras_Black_Shirt.jpg

http://www.franklinfantasy.com/teams/purplecobras.jpg

Satch
11-03-2008, 03:47 PM
black/purple would be very nice...

leonidas1982
11-03-2008, 03:53 PM
what type of racquet is this supposed to be? Wilson, more or less, caters to all styles of play: serve and volley, all-court, baseliners, and counter punchers.

soggyramen
11-03-2008, 04:38 PM
Just heard about the 2 new "players" frame called Cobra Tour and Team.

Wilson will introduce a new technology called "FX".

100" head, 16x19, mid 11 oz. frames. That's all I know.

really? i'm very interested. mid 11oz 100 head, 16X19, maybe a pure drive/ pure drive roddick knock off?

pricey_aus
11-03-2008, 06:15 PM
very very interesting....i hope its true

Cup8489
11-03-2008, 06:27 PM
really? i'm very interested. mid 11oz 100 head, 16X19, maybe a pure drive/ pure drive roddick knock off?

isnt that what the kpro open was supposed to be?

tennisfreak15347
11-03-2008, 06:29 PM
very very interesting....i hope its true

this sounds not-so good to me. they should begin making racquets weighted around 11.4-11.8oz. their Kblade98, IMO, is great, but the light weight keeps a lot of people away from it. Wilson should make a racquet with a 18 x 20 stringbend, around 11.6-11.8oz, flexy, and 95sq in headsize. that would be my dream specs (Vantage is not an option to me). other than that, the closest thing to that is a microgel prestige.

Jack & Coke
11-03-2008, 11:47 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/MavsPimp/cobraKai.jpg

stormholloway
11-04-2008, 02:31 AM
Put this new racquet in a body bag, Johnny.

phoenicks
11-04-2008, 02:35 AM
thWilson should make a racquet with a 18 x 20 stringbend, around 11.6-11.8oz, flexy, and 95sq in headsize.

don't you know about the K Blade tour:shock: ???

soggyramen
11-04-2008, 05:59 AM
isnt that what the kpro open was supposed to be?

well yeah but it wasn't as stiff. hey anyone's guess is as good as mine lol and they never did try a roddick clone

jmverdugo
11-04-2008, 06:40 AM
this sounds not-so good to me. they should begin making racquets weighted around 11.4-11.8oz. their Kblade98, IMO, is great, but the light weight keeps a lot of people away from it. Wilson should make a racquet with a 18 x 20 stringbend, around 11.6-11.8oz, flexy, and 95sq in headsize. that would be my dream specs (Vantage is not an option to me). other than that, the closest thing to that is a microgel prestige.

Really, maybe you are talking about this forum or on high level players because the Kblade 98 is a best seller racket, so maybe not so many people is kept away ;)

FuriousYellow
11-04-2008, 03:00 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/number8/cobra-commander-2008.jpg

soggyramen
11-04-2008, 03:05 PM
***Insert Cobra Joke Here***

Murray_Maniac
11-04-2008, 03:20 PM
Wait, supposing this will be a racquet, wouldnt it be Wilson Kfactor [K]obra?

m1stuhxsp4rk5
11-04-2008, 04:37 PM
The colors of it aren't black and purple are they?

http://www.wearyourbeer.com/images/Dodgeball_Globo_Gym_Cobras_Black_Shirt.jpg

http://www.franklinfantasy.com/teams/purplecobras.jpg

that was a funny movie lol. guy to the left looks like hes having a hard time taking a dump

atatu
11-04-2008, 10:36 PM
I heard it has graphite "scales" that wear off every six months or so...

norbac
11-04-2008, 11:30 PM
I would buy the racket just cause it's named cobra.

kyanagawa
11-04-2008, 11:53 PM
http://www.80s-tennis.com/pages/wilson-cobra.html

soggyramen
11-05-2008, 07:56 AM
http://www.80s-tennis.com/pages/wilson-cobra.html

XD lol 10 char

Tennisguy777
11-05-2008, 09:18 AM
really? i'm very interested. mid 11oz 100 head, 16X19, maybe a pure drive/ pure drive roddick knock off?

Wilson wants NADAL!

Rabbit
11-05-2008, 09:23 AM
Wilson has recycled the name. The Cobra was the 1st oversized racket I ever demoed. That thing was a rocket launcher and I was soundly laughed into submission by my buddies. I remember it vividly. I didn't make the warm up and one game before I had gone back to my Jack Kramer ProStaff.

jazar
11-05-2008, 09:36 AM
seeing as wilson aren't planning on launching anymore new rackets til 2010 i doubt this is true

psp2
11-05-2008, 10:29 AM
Wait, supposing this will be a racquet, wouldnt it be Wilson Kfactor [K]obra?

It's very possible that the spelling will be with a K. I didn't ask the rep HOW the word "Cobra" would be printed on the frame.

psp2
11-05-2008, 10:30 AM
seeing as wilson aren't planning on launching anymore new rackets til 2010 i doubt this is true

Do you also doubt the release of the KPro Staff in January '09?

Roms
11-05-2008, 11:19 AM
Do you also doubt the release of the KPro Staff in January '09?

it is sure for the k pro staff, 100%.
But me I doubt about this cobra

Evan1225
11-06-2008, 11:28 AM
FX? Aw hell naw. [K] Factor was brilliant.

KFwinds
11-06-2008, 11:41 AM
Funniest damn thread in a long time - seriously, I wet myself laughing. I have to go and change my diaper now...

mtommer
11-06-2008, 11:57 AM
Huh, I didn't realize Andy Murray (2nd from the right) was in that movie. Interesting!


http://www.franklinfantasy.com/teams/purplecobras.jpg

Petekbladetour1
11-06-2008, 12:11 PM
this sounds not-so good to me. they should begin making racquets weighted around 11.4-11.8oz. their Kblade98, IMO, is great, but the light weight keeps a lot of people away from it.

How about the kblade tour? :-)

Petekbladetour1
11-06-2008, 12:13 PM
[K] Factor was brilliant.

K factor IS brilliant.

daveyboy
11-06-2008, 02:05 PM
There was a midsize version of the Wilson Cobra frame, and I had one. It was my second racket. I switched to a superoversize for about 3 weeks, and carried this frame as a backup.

Honestly, not NEARLY as bad as you might think given the name. It was out there to kind of compete with the Prince Pro, but wasn't as popular.

The Great One
11-12-2008, 07:41 PM
I think Wilson is making the Cobra or (K)obra to copy the Aeropro Drive. It's going to have the aero look but thinner than the original one in order to avoid trademark rights. It's going to be in brown and turqoise. Wilson said they were going to stop making the K Pro. The Lopez frame.

The Great One
11-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Also look for reduced prices on the K Pro to come soon. I'm not sure exactly when, but the price of the 6.1's and the K Blade will go up to 200. So stock up now.

leonidas1982
11-12-2008, 08:11 PM
I think Wilson is making the Cobra or (K)obra to copy the Aeropro Drive. It's going to have the aero look but thinner than the original one in order to avoid trademark rights. It's going to be in brown and turqoise. Wilson said they were going to stop making the K Pro. The Lopez frame.

I always thought the KPro was a competitor to the Aeropro Drive -- for topspin seekers. Do you know why they are changing to the kobra?

Booyah
11-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Also look for reduced prices on the K Pro to come soon. I'm not sure exactly when, but the price of the 6.1's and the K Blade will go up to 200. So stock up now.

wait the 6.1s are going to go up in price?!?! i thought that they might come out with a new racquet. they usually won't raise the price of a model already out.

The Great One
11-12-2008, 09:47 PM
Wilson wants NADAL!

Ain't happening. Babolat signed Nadal last year to a 10 year contract.

The Great One
11-12-2008, 09:51 PM
I always thought the KPro was a competitor to the Aeropro Drive -- for topspin seekers. Do you know why they are changing to the kobra?

Lack of sales. The 6.1's and K Blades are more popular and they sell. If people want a "Pure Drive-like" they buy the Pure Drive. But Babolat has moved above Head in sales and they are now #2 behind Wilson. So Wilson is making their version of the very popular Aeropro Drive with the Cobra or (K)obra. I'm not sure which spelling they will use. But they will bump up the price on the K Blades and 6.1's next year.

leonidas1982
11-13-2008, 05:40 AM
Lack of sales. The 6.1's and K Blades are more popular and they sell. If people want a "Pure Drive-like" they buy the Pure Drive. But Babolat has moved above Head in sales and they are now #2 behind Wilson. So Wilson is making their version of the very popular Aeropro Drive with the Cobra or (K)obra. I'm not sure which spelling they will use. But they will bump up the price on the K Blades and 6.1's next year.

Which begs the question, if one wants a racquet to generate tons of topspin from the baseline a la Nadal, that customer will most likely use Babolat. One hopes they keep releasing quality control-oriented frames; there is a reason why the 6.1s and Kblades are selling well.

cknobman
11-13-2008, 07:44 AM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/MavsPimp/cobraKai.jpg

Johnny your a creme puff!!

Casco
11-13-2008, 08:02 PM
C'mon! How about some photos! If Wilson worked on it, I think they could out do Babolat's PD, APD, and Head's Extreme Pro. This sounds proimising.