***Wilson [K]Surge Review***

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  1. jdeloach

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    Over the next several days, I will add some of the new K-Factor racquets to my revew list. After they are complete, next will be several Babolats.

    **Remember, this review is strictly based on my opinion. If you disagree.....write your own!**


    Wilson [K]Surge Review


    Strings: Wilson Sensation 16g @ 68lbs​


    Design & Comfort 9/10
    This is one nice looking frame! In my opinion it ranks up there near the nBlade, as far as Wilson Racquets go. It definitely has the K-Factor design, but isn't nearly as flashy as the K90. The black and white actually produces a more business and classy appeal.
    The TruGrip is one of the nicest stock grips made. It is extremely comfortable, without being to soft or mushy. The shape of the grip is typical Wilson, which is one of the best (in my opinion)
    Even though the racquets flex is measured at 68, it actually feels less.

    Overall - Wilson has done a very nice job with the [K]Surge. It is extremely comfortable, and has a very classy look.

    Groundstrokes 8.5/10
    The [K]Surge is amazing from the baseline. The lower weight combined with the 16X19 string pattern allows for incredible topspin. It did take a little adjusting to tame the power, but the results were amazing. Forehands had adequate pace, and (surprisingly) very well-controlled. Drop-shots and lobs were extremely easy.
    Backhands were nice also. Again, the amount of spin was truly astonishing. If you play a backhand slice often, this racquet will please you. I did find that I was able to generate more depth and pace with 2-hands versus 1-hand. That was a little annoying, considering I prefer 1-hand.

    Overall - Very impressive racquet, that produces any amount of spin needed. If you love staying at the baseline, definitely give the Surge a demo.

    Volleys 6.5/10
    Net-play was a little difficult and tiring. The low swingweight did make the maneuverability wonderful, but the stability (against heavy-hitters) was very disappointing. I felt like I was being pushed around.
    That being said, the "POP" and control is above average on volleys.

    Overall - The stability issue, I believe, can be saved with a little lead-work. Overall, the positives outweigh the negative.

    Serves 9/10
    Definitely the strongest area of the [K]Surge. I was amazed at the ease of kick-serves, and the amount of power generated on first serves. The control was beautiful! The lower swingweight took a little time to get adjusted to, but it paid off eventually. I never experienced any shoulder fatigue, even after many practice serves.

    Overall - The [K]Surge is a very fun serving stick. I was completely blown away with the pace, spin, and control.

    Final Thoughts
    The [K]Surge is a great racquet overall. It has the potential to become a favorite of many different playing styles. The lower weight allows plenty of room for customization. I believe with the right amount of added weight, the [K]Surge would perform above average from anywhere on the court.

    Total Score 8.25


    **Pics will come later**
     
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  2. SFrazeur

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    Thanks for the review. Looking forward to pictures.
     
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    I am trying. I switched to Linux on my laptop, and trying to get it to read my camera is about to make me insane!!
     
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    Suhweet review jdeloach! Definitely looking forward to the pictures.

    **The closing bracket in the title is facing the wrong way ;).
     
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    Nice review, looking forward to the pics for sure, that racquet looks awesome. I love the design.
     
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  6. jdeloach

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    I noticed right after I posted it, and then it was too late......:-(
     
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  7. SFrazeur

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    Would you like me to fix it?
     
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    Yay!!! I Love U Jd!!!!!!!!! U Are My Idol!!!!! Thanks For The Great Review!!!! Also Im Using The K90 Right And Now And Was Wondering If The Ksurge Will Fit My Game? Anyway Awesome Review And Im Looking Forward To Ur Other Reviews. Keep Up The Good Reviews Jd!
     
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    Nice review. Now the "comparison" requests. As the specs are nearly identical, do you have any thoughts/experience how the (K)Surge stacks up against the Volkl DNX V1 (midplus)?
     
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  10. jdeloach

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    Pretty Please.?:-D
     
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  11. SFrazeur

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    Done, you'll need to chance your post title, I cannot do that.
     
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  12. jdeloach

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    I haven't hit with a DNX V1, so I can't compare. Next week I am going to order some Volkl demos. I will put that on my list.
     
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    Nice review. I never hit with the Ncode Surge so I don't have a comparison basis. However, I did find the KSurge to be too light in its "as-is" form. I'd add about 1.5oz. to the frame and it would be a fantastic racquet.
     
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  14. KingOfTennis

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    JD Wat racket got the highest overall score? Is it the K90?
     
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  15. jdeloach

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    Thanks SFraz! That is much better.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words King.
     
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  18. KingOfTennis

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    Np When Will U Get The Kzen Done? Cuz I Cant Wait
     
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  19. jdeloach

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    Should be up Monday evening. I want to hit one more day with it first.
     
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    how does it fair so far?
    Also could you compare the zen with the surge? Which zen was it? thankyou
     
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  21. jdeloach

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    So far very nice, but not as good as the surge. I will make several references to the [k]Surge in the [k]Zen review.

    It is the standard version, not the Team
     
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    Very nice review. Surprised you got your hands on it so quickly, I've been trying to get a hit with it at my local proshop for the last week and its always been out. Surprised to hear that it feels softer, I felt the npro surge felt somewhat soft as well.
     
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    On your Volkl demo list, please include the brand-new DNX 7 -- also very similar specs to the (K)Surge. Merci.
     
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  24. jdeloach

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    I am planning on getting the following 4 Volkls for reviews:


    DNX 10 Mid
    DNX 7
    DNX V1
    Tour 10 V-Engine MP

    Then will be 4 Prince racquets:

    O3 Speedport Red
    O3 Tour
    O3 Hybrid Tour
    O3 White

    Then Head racquets:

    MicroGel Extreme Pro
    MicroGel Extreme
    FlexPoint Instinct
    Prestige Classic 600

    That is the projected demo lineup. I will always try to throw in classics and discontinued when available.
     
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  25. qwerty66

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    picture?
    i wanna see
     
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  26. LarougeNY

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    Are you going to review the Aerogel 300?
    Another request would be the PS 6.0 95, I've been curious about it for years.
     
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  27. [K]aotic

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    can u tell me how a kzen compares to a babolat? i heard its similar but i'm interested to know which one u think is better.
     
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  28. master935

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    how does it compare to the npro open?
     
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  29. tennisally

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    Can you review the Kzen team?
     
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  30. tennisally

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    I play with the npro open but would like more forgiveness ina racket. The Kzen team had been recommended. What does anyone think?
     
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