Wilson Ultra Tour (Monfils)

Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
I am still excited enough to demo this retail h19 and compare with tc95, 315ltd and prince phantom. it will be rehash of already famous thread flexy shakedown 2017/2018 lol
Were you able to make a comparison between the Angell TC95 and the Wilson Ultra Tour?
 

amarg

New User
Anybody knows how I can mask some minor chips?
What kind of paint should I use? Not looking for a professional result, just something to keep my eyes off tthem
Will try to post pics later.
Thanks in advance
 

DanS

Semi-Pro
Anybody knows how I can mask some minor chips?
What kind of paint should I use? Not looking for a professional result, just something to keep my eyes off tthem
Will try to post pics later.
Thanks in advance
I used automobile touch up paint. It has the primer mixed in with the paint, so you don't need to worry about applying that first. You will probably have to do a couple coats to get it to the same thickness.
 

amarg

New User
Same here. Settled in 3gr@12 + leather grip. Wilson did the putty part for me with their great qc (309gr unstrung) Total specs with og and dmpnr 354gr, 31,3cm 331 sw (RS Lyon 1,25 @21kgr)
Setup Update: played some hard hitting opponents and noticed a lack of stability. So went up on weight, sw (and tw) by adding another 4 gr @3&9 and leaving 2gr @12.
New specs 357 gr, 31,5 bal, 336 sw. Played doubles today and was impressed. Kind of an easier to play rf97. Softer, more precise, less spin, less power (but very powerfull by itself). Will see how it goes but first test was very promising.
 

DanS

Semi-Pro
Setup Update: played some hard hitting opponents and noticed a lack of stability. So went up on weight, sw (and tw) by adding another 4 gr @3&9 and leaving 2gr @12.
New specs 357 gr, 31,5 bal, 336 sw. Played doubles today and was impressed. Kind of an easier to play rf97. Softer, more precise, less spin, less power (but very powerfull by itself). Will see how it goes but first test was very promising.
Wow! Your stock weight was 8 grams more than one of mine, and 10 grams more than the other!
 

JeanF

New User
Anybody knows how I can mask some minor chips?
What kind of paint should I use? Not looking for a professional result, just something to keep my eyes off tthem
Will try to post pics later.
Thanks in advance
If you can order an automotive touch up of the BMW colorcode 263 (Dunkelblau) you will get exactly the same dark blue color of the Ultra Tour 97 frame ;)

I figured this out since I had some serious damages to the paint layer of my UT 97 after my stringer had strung my racket ''roughly'' and the visual damages were not acceptable for me...
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Ahh zee BMDoppelvay Dunkelblau, uf coaurse...vy didn't Ey tink uf daht?
Firstly @jmacdaununder2 ... that could be construed as an offensive caricature of a person from a different country speaking English...

Secondly... at least the person can speak 2 or more languages... and

Thirdly, and most sadly for you I'm afraid, you're caricaturing (or at least poorly attempting to) the WRONG country...

Sad all around...
 
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amarg

New User
Wow! Your stock weight was 8 grams more than one of mine, and 10 grams more than the other!
The guy I bought it from, told me it was 309 unstrung (didn't measure it myself). Changed the grip to leather (volkl), adding about 13gr. Taking into account the total added weight of 6gr @3,9,12 and the 8gr of overgrip+dmpnr, that means that rs lyon added another 21gr! Can that be so? If not, it might as well be even heavier stock!
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Um, sorry to offend. That was meant to be a German accent due to the left field nature of the BMW paint reference; it was not intended in any way to reflect a Dutch accent and/or be a 'personal' insult.
 
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JeanF

New User
Um, sorry to offend. That was meant to be a German accent due to the left field nature of the BMW paint reference; it was not intended in any way to reflect a Dutch accent and/or be a 'personal' insult.
Apologies accepted :)

As ''Classic-TXP-IG MID'' already indicated; your post could be interpreted on many ways and maybe I'm just not familiar with the Australian sense of humor...
My only intention was to make clear to ''amarg'' which specific color will exactly match the color of his Ultra Tour frame by giving the origin worldwide used (German) colorname + number ;)
 

parasailing

Hall of Fame
This racquet is definitely low powered compared to the Blade 2015 Blade 98 18x20. I guess I need to string this even lower than my normal 48lbs on the Blade to get more oomph on it. However, this racquet has better maneuverability than my Blade so kinda a toss up I guess.

Overall, I love the paintjob and probably needs some tweaking to get this dialed in.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Apologies accepted :)

As ''Classic-TXP-IG MID'' already indicated; your post could be interpreted on many ways and maybe I'm just not familiar with the Australian sense of humor...
My only intention was to make clear to ''amarg'' which specific color will exactly match the color of his Ultra Tour frame by giving the origin worldwide used (German) colorname + number ;)
The inherent 'Tyranny of Distance' creates certain ironies that are far less evident in the 'Old/New Worlds'; the unremarkable to you but, to me, exotic paint you mentioned is available on the Aussie version of the bay for $30 AU, or $44 AU with 'clear'. Knowing Australian BMW dealers the cost of obtaining the genuine item through the proper channels would probably be more than the replacement cost of the racquet itself.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
This racquet is definitely low powered compared to the Blade 2015 Blade 98 18x20. I guess I need to string this even lower than my normal 48lbs on the Blade to get more oomph on it. However, this racquet has better maneuverability than my Blade so kinda a toss up I guess.

Overall, I love the paintjob and probably needs some tweaking to get this dialed in.
That’s why I have both in my bag. If I’m hitting with guys who are younger and more mobile, I will tend to pull out the blade because I can hit through the court more. When I’m playing someone who doesn’t have enough weapons to hurt me or players who don’t move especially well, I pull out the ultra tour because I can control the points and rallies with sharper angles that they just aren’t fast enough to get to.
 

DanS

Semi-Pro
This racquet is definitely low powered compared to the Blade 2015 Blade 98 18x20. I guess I need to string this even lower than my normal 48lbs on the Blade to get more oomph on it. However, this racquet has better maneuverability than my Blade so kinda a toss up I guess.

Overall, I love the paintjob and probably needs some tweaking to get this dialed in.
Honestly, I was nervous stringing mine at 45 because I had never strung a racquet that low before. It didn't truly hit it's sweet spot until a week or two in after the string settled. I'm going to guess by that time it had lost anotther 2 to 5 pounds in tension. That being said, I probably wouldn't string it too much lower than 42 with using the Cyclone 18L I've been using.... until I read about someone else raving how great it is strung in the 30's that is! lol
 
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pfrischmann

Professional
I'm going to try 4G and gut at 45. I love the feel of this racquet but need a little more passing power and a little more curve to my forehand. I just happen to have a 4G/VS set lying around..
 

haqq777

Legend
Can someone explain the hot spot that I have read about here on this thread? I did not experience that, hit for about 20 mins stock.
 
Bought one yesterday and strung it with Kev/ZX 85/44lbs. Mod it to 343gr, 330SW, 32.6. Long time user of PT630....

Holly!...!!! I am seriously considering switching to this permanently.


Fyi, i did not notice the paint problems mentioned by many here. Then again, mine says "UT v2.0". Could that mean they tackled the issue?
 

RogerShrederer

New User
Bought one yesterday and strung it with Kev/ZX 85/44lbs. Mod it to 343gr, 330SW, 32.6. Long time user of PT630....

Holly!...!!! I am seriously considering switching to this permanently.


Fyi, i did not notice the paint problems mentioned by many here. Then again, mine says "UT v2.0". Could that mean they tackled the issue?
Where and how much tape did you add? I think they all say v2.0 but I could be wrong.

My first ones paint was terrible but the one I just bought seems fine. I spent last night stripping the light blue parts off by using masking tape to pull it off. It’s not perfect but it looks pretty cool without the light blue strip. Saw someone else here do this.
 
Where and how much tape did you add? I think they all say v2.0 but I could be wrong.

My first ones paint was terrible but the one I just bought seems fine. I spent last night stripping the light blue parts off by using masking tape to pull it off. It’s not perfect but it looks pretty cool without the light blue strip. Saw someone else here do this.
tried that but it did not work at all.

Cant remember the additional weights exactly but enough at the top of the throat and couple at 10.30-13.30
 

Gamechanger

New User
That’s why I have both in my bag. If I’m hitting with guys who are younger and more mobile, I will tend to pull out the blade because I can hit through the court more. When I’m playing someone who doesn’t have enough weapons to hurt me or players who don’t move especially well, I pull out the ultra tour because I can control the points and rallies with sharper angles that they just aren’t fast enough to get to.
I do the same! These are my to go Rackets. If Wilson could put the best of these together in one Racket, it will be a near perfect Frame for me.

I saw in another Threat, that you were playing also the DR 98 Light!? Can you say me why? Only because of tuning Options? Or different RA? I ask because i want to test a DR 98 for a few Students from me that are playing now the DR100. But they improved over the time, and now i want a smaller head and flexier DR98 for them. Also i am not sure which Gripsize. I tend to Grip 2, cause i think its a good Racket for brushing the Ball more with a little Windshield Wiper. You think Dr98 is a good Idea for 3-5- 4.0 players?
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I do the same! These are my to go Rackets. If Wilson could put the best of these together in one Racket, it will be a near perfect Frame for me.

I saw in another Threat, that you were playing also the DR 98 Light!? Can you say me why? Only because of tuning Options? Or different RA? I ask because i want to test a DR 98 for a few Students from me that are playing now the DR100. But they improved over the time, and now i want a smaller head and flexier DR98 for them. Also i am not sure which Gripsize. I tend to Grip 2, cause i think its a good Racket for brushing the Ball more with a little Windshield Wiper. You think Dr98 is a good Idea for 3-5- 4.0 players?
Hi, dr98 lite? That’s not me. I’ve never played or demo’d it.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I do the same! These are my to go Rackets. If Wilson could put the best of these together in one Racket, it will be a near perfect Frame for me.

I saw in another Threat, that you were playing also the DR 98 Light!? Can you say me why? Only because of tuning Options? Or different RA? I ask because i want to test a DR 98 for a few Students from me that are playing now the DR100. But they improved over the time, and now i want a smaller head and flexier DR98 for them. Also i am not sure which Gripsize. I tend to Grip 2, cause i think its a good Racket for brushing the Ball more with a little Windshield Wiper. You think Dr98 is a good Idea for 3-5- 4.0 players?
I think you're thinking of @Anton ... he uses a DR Light... but I'll let him give his reasonings and thoughts...
 

Anton

Legend
I do the same! These are my to go Rackets. If Wilson could put the best of these together in one Racket, it will be a near perfect Frame for me.

I saw in another Threat, that you were playing also the DR 98 Light!? Can you say me why? Only because of tuning Options? Or different RA? I ask because i want to test a DR 98 for a few Students from me that are playing now the DR100. But they improved over the time, and now i want a smaller head and flexier DR98 for them. Also i am not sure which Gripsize. I tend to Grip 2, cause i think its a good Racket for brushing the Ball more with a little Windshield Wiper. You think Dr98 is a good Idea for 3-5- 4.0 players?
I use DR98 Light.

Don't think twice, get em' while you can. It's a great racket for just about anyone looking to play the controlled spin game in comfort. With some lead 285g version could be just about anything in terms of weight and balance - takes weight like a champ. This thing can be played at any level of the game.

The only people I would not recommend DR98 to is someone with very flat, classic type strokes or someone who needs free power over control.
 
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mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I use DR98 Light.

Don't think twice, get em' while you can. It's a great racket for just about anyone looking to play the controlled spin game in comfort. With some lead 285g version could be just about anything in terms of weight and balance - takes weight like a champ. This thing can be played at any level of the game.

The only people I would not recommend DR98 to is someone with flat, classic type strokes or someone who needs free power over control.
Damn you! :D I really don’t need anymore racquets but you’re twisting my arm, man!
 

Anton

Legend
Damn you! :D I really don’t need anymore racquets but you’re twisting my arm, man!
Hate to do this to you, but at the price green DR98 Lights have been clearing out, everyone should have one in their bag along with some spare lead to mess around with.

Thats my story and I'm stricking with it. And oh yea, since we are in Ultra Tour thread - nothing beats UT's silky smooth feel, not even a pair of DR98 Lights :cool:
 
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Kreklo

New User
Just got a too good to pass up deal on a new Ultra Tour and just wondering if anyone has gone full gut in this frame? I have some 16g Wilson Natural (the previous generation) and was thinking about throwing in a set around 60-63lbs. Wondering if this would make the UT feel mushy and be a waste of good gut or if this (and some lead) could finally get me what I am looking for?

Always preferred smaller headed rackets, heavier racquets (Head TXE, PS 85’s, iprestige mid) and haven’t really loved the RF97, ProStaff or Blades.
 

Anton

Legend
Just got a too good to pass up deal on a new Ultra Tour and just wondering if anyone has gone full gut in this frame? I have some 16g Wilson Natural (the previous generation) and was thinking about throwing in a set around 60-63lbs. Wondering if this would make the UT feel mushy and be a waste of good gut or if this (and some lead) could finally get me what I am looking for?

Always preferred smaller headed rackets, heavier racquets (Head TXE, PS 85’s, iprestige mid) and haven’t really loved the RF97, ProStaff or Blades.
I really don't think that's a good idea - UT has some flat punch and is begging for spin. 16g natural gut at high tension will just make it play really flat without any comfort upside.

54lbs natural gut with 17g 52lbs co-poly came out great for me. (constant pull machine)
 

DanS

Semi-Pro
I really don't think that's a good idea - UT has some flat punch and is begging for spin. 16g natural gut at high tension will just make it play really flat without any comfort upside.

54lbs natural gut with 17g 52lbs co-poly came out great for me. (constant pull machine)
Did you put the gut in the mains or crosses, and what poly did you use?
 

Kreklo

New User
I really don't think that's a good idea - UT has some flat punch and is begging for spin. 16g natural gut at high tension will just make it play really flat without any comfort upside.

54lbs natural gut with 17g 52lbs co-poly came out great for me. (constant pull machine)

I have some Pro Hurricane Tour and some ALU Power Rough that I could try for that.

Was thinking thank maybe full bed would give me some extra dwell time and pocketing. I find the Wilson Gut does a better job of that at 60+ and is still comfy. I may have to convince my wife to let me buy another one to test them out side by side. Perhaps she would accept that this as purely a way to contribute to this forum and not in any way to satisfy my selfish tennis desires!
 

DanS

Semi-Pro
You guys are cold....;-)
Nothing cold about that... he answered my question for me! I'm still trying to figure the rules of hybrid strings out. It sounds like if you're using gut/poly, the gut always goes in the mains. That doesn't seem to apply if you are using syngut/poly or multi/poly where it seems like common practice to be able to flip flop them if you don't like the feel of the string bed. multi/syngut in the mains for softer feel, or poly in the mains for more spin and a firmer feel. Did I get all that right now? lol
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
Nothing cold about that... he answered my question for me! I'm still trying to figure the rules of hybrid strings out. It sounds like if you're using gut/poly, the gut always goes in the mains. That doesn't seem to apply if you are using syngut/poly or multi/poly where it seems like common practice to be able to flip flop them if you don't like the feel of the string bed. multi/syngut in the mains for softer feel, or poly in the mains for more spin and a firmer feel. Did I get all that right now? lol
Sounds right :)

If you're gonna be shelling out $$ for gut, put it there where the performance comes from mainly - the mains (pun intended).
 

Anton

Legend
I have some Pro Hurricane Tour and some ALU Power Rough that I could try for that.

Was thinking thank maybe full bed would give me some extra dwell time and pocketing. I find the Wilson Gut does a better job of that at 60+ and is still comfy. I may have to convince my wife to let me buy another one to test them out side by side. Perhaps she would accept that this as purely a way to contribute to this forum and not in any way to satisfy my selfish tennis desires!
Man, you are crazy.
 
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