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corners 12-06-2012 05:56 PM

New Amplifeel 360 handles
 
A pic of a bare amplifeel 360 handle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/demiace/8168537100/

Interesting that this off-white dimpled surface does not match the description given tennis.com by John Lyons at Wilson: http://m.tennis.com/gear/2012/09/gea.../#.UMFaBJPjnd4
Tennis.com: And Amplifeel 360? How’s it different from the original Amplifeel?

Lyons: So, the original version of Amplifeel—if you remove the grip and just look at the bare handle, it looks like it’s made of foam. But sunken into this foam are cavities, where we drop six inserts of carbon and basalt. With Amplifeel 360, the whole handle is made up of basalt and carbon. Instead of starting with foam, we’ve expanded the graphite out to form the handle.

Tennis.com: So no foam?

Lyons: No, there’s foam. We’ve designed the basalt/graphite material with valleys to retain the foam, as opposed to molding cavities and dropping basalt into the foam itself. Now, when you remove the grip, the black of the handle you see is the composite material of the racquet. It’s not something we insert in afterwards.

The bevels also appear more rounded than usual.

JackB1 12-06-2012 07:11 PM

which racquets will have this new handle?

Cup8489 12-06-2012 07:18 PM

Maybe thats just the grip that comes on the frame rather than the amplifeel 'tech' underneath?

corners 12-06-2012 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 7050708)
Maybe thats just the grip that comes on the frame rather than the amplifeel 'tech' underneath?

LOL, you're absolutely right. Thread fail! :oops:

Anybody have a pic of the actual bare handle to save this thread?

cmendez79 12-06-2012 08:13 PM

They say also the new blades has the 360 amplifeel, anybody can confirm this

A_Instead 12-07-2012 04:17 AM

My new Steam 99s has the Amp 360..

JackB1 12-07-2012 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A_Instead (Post 7051123)
My new Steam 99s has the Amp 360..

speaking of the 99s, these new grips seems slightly larger to me. Anyone else?

Power Player 12-07-2012 06:11 AM

Yes, the 99s demo I played was a size down at 1/4 and it felt like my 3/8ths Blade 98 with an OG.

A_Instead 12-07-2012 06:24 AM

Normally I use a overgrip for feel, but not on the new 99s. I really like the feel of the new grip.

JackB1 12-07-2012 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A_Instead (Post 7051263)
Normally I use a overgrip for feel, but not on the new 99s. I really like the feel of the new grip.

I always use an overgrip so I don't wear out the original grip.

BTW, how were you able to buy one already?

srvnvly 12-07-2012 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackB1 (Post 7051337)
I always use an overgrip so I don't wear out the original grip.

BTW, how were you able to buy one already?

I have the same question - I can be emailed at 4hndvly@gmail.com if you don't want to post publicly, thanks.

brownbearfalling 12-20-2012 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackB1 (Post 7051224)
speaking of the 99s, these new grips seems slightly larger to me. Anyone else?

Same with the 2012 six one 95 blx. Grip feels bigger than the 2011 blx.

Very interested in seeing the amplifeel 360 handles although graphite directly on the cushion grip sounds problematic. This isn't the first time that wilson has molded the handle out if graphite. Some of the old oversize and super over size hyper hammer racquets used to have graphite handle. The most recent racquet with the graphite handle that I can recall is the kfactor six two ( black and white racquet). The friend I know who played with the racquet had severe wrist problems from the frame. When playing with other frames, it was a lot more comfortable for him. Therefore the only thing o could attribute it to is the handle. Hopefully this new 360 handle tech is better.


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