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armand
04-11-2006, 07:41 PM
I have 3 Wilson racquets and all 3 recommend a tension of 50-60lbs. However, they all have different recommended tension ranges when displaying them in kilos. My 6.0 85 says 25-29kg(which converts to approx. 55-64lbs), my 6.0 Triad says 23-27kg(50.7-59.5lbs) and my Tour 90 says 22-27kg(48.5-59.5lbs).
I wonder why all this is, and I wonder if new 6.0 Originals still recommend 25-29kg.

PrestigeClassic
04-12-2006, 11:08 AM
That's too ironic, looking at the quality control of some of Wilson's other frames. At any rate, perhaps with the 6.0 85, Wilson forgot to change the kg blurb as the recommended tension range decreased through the years. A 55-65 pounds recommendation was what Wilson used before settling at 50-60 pounds. Looks like they got it right with the 6.0 Triad. Then Wilson dropped the Tour 90 by 1kg. Maybe Wilson divided 50 pounds by a conversion rate to get a kg measurement, then truncated the result instead of estimating. Also, with the advent of poly-type strings and still a relatively small headsize, perhaps Wilson thought it wouldn't hurt to stick a slightly lower range on the Tour 90, especially when a kg measurement would be more likely to be used in Europe on clay, where tensions are usually lower than on hard court.

milo
04-13-2006, 03:57 AM
i think it is just a tolerance. 50lbs isn't exactly 22kg. actually it is around 22.6796185kg

armand
04-14-2006, 06:13 AM
Thanks for the answer, PrestigeClassic, good stuffs!
Milo: thanks anyway

So can anyone tell me if the recommended tension on new 6.0 85s is still 25-29kg?

La Bomba
04-14-2006, 03:36 PM
I agree with Prestige Classic, WIlson has obviously forgot to change this.

22kg= 48.5 lbs
23kg= 50.7 lbs
24kg= 52.9 lbs
25kg= 55.1 lbs
26kg= 57.3 lbs
27kg= 59.5 lbs
28kg= 61.7 lbs
29kg= 63.9 lbs
30kg= 66.1 lbs