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2014 TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

RACKETS, FOOTWEAR & APPAREL


Since 1914, Wilson has shared in more winning moments than any other company in sports. 61 Majors. 48 Super Bowls. 20 Final Fours. 93 World Series Championships. And over 500 Grand Slams. But that was never the goal. It’s the result of sharing countless hours with the world’s best athletes before they ever hit the big stage. The late nights. The early mornings. The all-day camps. The blisters and aches. Where serves are perfected and backhands turn into winners. One day a racket looks like new and the next it’s scuffed and stained with sweat and a love for the game. That’s where championships are forged on empty courts where no one is watching. It’s that kind of commitment we share with every athlete who plays the game. And it’s our promise to every future champion. Today marks a new century of sport.


Innovation is more than a statement at Wilson. It is our obsession with product performance. Our drive is to elevate design and pursue breakthrough technologies that enhance athlete performance at every level. Performance is about confidence, the confidence we want every player to have in Wilson — whether you’re new to the sport or going after your next Grand Slam. The feel, the quality, the seamless integration of technology and design. Passion fuels our inspiration. We are inspired by the millions of players we have supported, the tireless grassroots efforts, the love of tennis we share with each player. History is not about our past, it is about our 100 years of experience. 500 Grand Slams and counting was never a goal. It is the result of our Innovation, Performance and Passion for the sport. It is the result of countless hours with athletes. The late nights. The early mornings. The blisters and the aches. Join us to build your history in tennis.

Wilson is Tennis


RACKET Segmentation Our segmentation guide is the first step to identifying which racket may be best suited for a player by matching benefit to individual player type. 6.4 .25

CONTROL + SPIN • Pro Staff • Six.One • Blade

POWER

- Racket Weight: Traditional

- Racket Head Size: Mid For players who want a traditional-feeling racket to maximize control and spin.

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MODERATE SPIN

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Technology Summary These are the key Wilson racket technology innovations that can be found throughout our line in 2014.

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S.E.T.™

PARALLEL DRILLING

AMPLIFEEL™ 360

Spin Effect Technology is the first racket system that actually increases ball RPM without players changing their swing. The net seems lower and the court feels longer on all your shots.

Provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.

Experience enhanced feel with increased racket power and reduced weight. Amplifeel 360 features a full Basalt expanded handle and a new shock absorbing engineered urethane polymer.

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AMPLIFEEL™

DOUBLE HOLES

BLXÂŽ

Fine-tuned to each racket, Amplifeel features basalt inserts, customized foam and a softer buttcap that provides a clean, enhanced feel.

By increasing the diameter of the grommet holes, the string bed is allowed to flex more when impacted by the ball resulting in a smoother feel and added power.

Basalt fibers filter out extreme unwanted frequencies and are combined with additional frame, grommet and grip technologies to provide perfect feel.

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Spin Effect Technology Spin Effect is our key technology for 2014 and can now be found in each 12 INCHES racket family as we continue to share the benefits of playing with spin. MORE MARGIN Spin Effect is a complete racket technology. This ground breaking new advancement allows players to produce significantly more spin without changing their swing. Wilson Spin Effect rackets can add over 200 RPM’s of rotation on every shot. This extra spin gives 2 inches more net clearance and allows the ball to drop quicker, giving players 12 inches more margin for error.

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With Spin Effect, balls no longer hit the net or fly past the baseline. Experience the ultimate in performance with the most progressive technology in the game.

BENEFITS OF SPIN

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More margin for error over the net

TRADITIONAL RACKET Moderate spin with small string movement and slow snapback.

Hit harder while keeping the ball in the court Control the ball and hit sharper angles

SPIN EFFECT TECHNOLOGY * Based on 2011-12 Wilson static laboratory tests using high-speed video to measure string displacement and movement in 16x15 pattern vs. conventional 16x18 or 18x20 pattern.

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Enhanced spin with 3.3x more string movement, 69% faster string snapback and 10% more spin.*


3.3x

200+

69%

MORE STRING MOVEMENT

RPM s OF SPIN

FASTER SNAP BACK

WITHOUT CHANGING SWING

MORE SPIN

MORE POWER

MORE CONTROL

JUICE

STEAM

BLADE

SIX.ONE

PRO STAFF

String Pattern: 16x15 Headsize: 100

String Pattern: 16x15 Headsize: 99, 105

String Pattern: 18x16 Headsize: 98

String Pattern: 18x16 Headsize: 95

String Pattern: 16x15 Headsize: 95, 100

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JUICE™ |

Extreme Power

The Juice family is the key racket franchise for Wilson tennis. This versatile line of rackets fits the widest range of player types. Developed to deliver maximum power, this racket family is ideal for nearly all levels. A lightweight, forgiving modern frame design in a mid-plus head size offers speed and maneuverability from the baseline or the net. Amplifeel handle system combined with Basalt construction filters cut out unwanted harsh vibrations for perfect feel. Spin Effect Technology gives players maximum spin to ensure they get the most movement on every shot.

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Unstrung Weight

String Pattern

Amplifeel 360

Parallel Drilling

JUICE™ 100S

10.7 oz. / 304g

16 x 15

JUICE™ 100

10.7 oz. / 304g

16 x 18

JUICE™ 100L

9.8 oz. / 279g

16 x 18

JUICE™ 100UL

9.2 oz. / 262g

16 x 18

JUICE™ 108

9.8 oz. / 279g

16 x 19

Modern Lightweight

Aggressive Power

Spin Effect Technology: 100S

Amplifeel 360

Parallel Drilling

Power Holes

Double Holes

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STEAM™ | BLADE™

Steam™ | Agressive Power Engineered for hard-hitters who use spin to curve the ball’s flight and control the game.

Unstrung Weight

String Pattern

Amplifeel 360

Amplifeel

STEAM™ 99S

10.7 oz. / 304g

16 x 15

STEAM™ 99LS

9.8 oz. / 277g

16 x 15

STEAM™ 105S

10.2 oz. / 289g

16 x 15

STEAM™ 96

10.2 oz. / 289g

16 x 20

STEAM™ 99

10.7 oz. / 304g

16 x 18

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Double Holes

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BLADE™ | modern control Experience a control racket for the modern, aggressive game.

Unstrung Weight

String Pattern

BLADE™ 98S

10.4 oz. / 294g

18 x 16

BLADE™ 93

11.4 oz. / 324g

18 x 20

BLADE™ 98

10.7 oz. / 304g

18 x 20 16 x 19

BLADE™ 101L*

9.7 oz. / 274g

16 x 20

BLADE™ 104

10.2 oz. / 289g

18 x 19

* Not available in USA.

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Amplifeel

Power Holes

Double Holes


PRO STAFF® | SIX.ONE™

PRO STAFF® | classic control The unique graphite and Kevlar ® braided beam construction makes this the essence of classic control.

Unstrung Weight

String Pattern

PRO STAFF® 95S

11.0 oz. / 313g

16 x 15

PRO STAFF® 100LS

10.1 oz. / 285g

16 x 15

PRO STAFF® 90

12.0 oz. / 339g

16 x 19

PRO STAFF® 95

11.0 oz. / 313g

16 x 19

PRO STAFF® 100L

10.1 oz. / 285g

16 x 18

box-

Amplifeel

SIX.ONE™ | versatile control Great control and stability with enough pop to smash stunning winners from any location on the court.

Unstrung Weight

String Pattern

Amplifeel 360

Six.one™ 95S

10.9 oz. / 309g

18 x 16

Six.ONE™ 95

11.7 oz. / 332g

16 x 18 18 x 20

Six.ONE™ 95L

10.2 oz. / 289g

16 x 18 18 x 20

Six.ONE™ 102UL*

8.8 oz. / 249g

16 x 20

Amplifeel

Parallel Drilling

Double Holes

* Not available in USA.

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BAG TECHNOLOGY

The Wilson 2014 bag range features the following innovations: 3

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4

Large compartment to hold shoes and apparel

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Large accessory pockets to hold equipment

UNDER

3 Moistureguard™ protects against damaging moisture

TOUR MOLDED COLLECTION

4 Thermoguard™ protects against extreme temperatures

5 TOUR COLLECTION Small accessory pocket to hold valuables

6 Interior pocket to hold laptop or tablet

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STRING Segmentation

Our 5 segments enable a player to choose their benefit to enhance their play. Combine Wilson rackets with Wilson string to maximize your performance on the court. SPIN

POWER • Ripspin • Spin Cycle • Spin Duo

• Natural Gut • NXT Power • Champion’s Choice Duo • Synthetic Gut Power

CONTROL

COMFORT • NXT Control • Control Duo • Sensation Control • Synthetic Gut Control

• NXT • NXT Duo II • Optimus • Sensation

DURABILITY • NXT Duramax • Duramax Duo • Synthetic Gut Duramax • Ultra Synthetic Gut

PRO OVERGRIP Best-selling, most popular grip Wilson has to offer! Super thin, high-stretch felt for optimal feel.

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FOOTWEAR INNOVATIONS The Wilson 2014 footwear range features the following innovations:

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3D-F.S Provides unparalleled support, increased response time, and supports explosive acceleration with controlled deceleration.

ENDOFIT™

For enhanced comfort, stability and an overall intuitive fit experience.

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DYNAMIC FIT

For improved movement, easier landing and a lower to the ground court feel.

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R-dst®

For superior cushioning and rebound without adding weight.

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Duralast Outsole™ Improves court traction and grip for maximum wear and durability.

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2D-F.S

For superior support, enhanced responsiveness, lateral stability and control.


WOMEN’S SPECIFIC SUPPORT (WSS) Research has shown that women require more internal support in their shoe (than men) due to bio-mechanical differences in their feet. With the competitive female player in mind, we engineered our new Women Specific Support construction that will deliver the enhanced support and stability that women need. Our new WSS is achieved through an asymmetrical and elongated medial side TPU heel counter and a dual density molded sock liner. The new WSS inner structure innovation helps to hold the heel in position while providing added support through the midfoot area.

ELONGATED HEEL COUNTER

REGULAR NEW STRUCTURE * Available on Rush NGX and Rush 2

LATERAL

MEDIAL

ALL COURT OUTSOLE In 2014 Wilson will introduce an All Court Outsole which offers improved grip and stability on all surfaces, high performance traction and optimized stability. The most performing technologies integrated into one incredibly lightweight design. * Available on Rush NGX, Rush 2, Rush Sport and Rush Open.

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Footwear RUSH PRO | ultimate performance and durability We are committed to offering our athletes the most performance driven products. The Rush Pro reflects this promise. Equipped with the ultimate in innovative footwear technologies, the Rush Pro offers explosive acceleration, low to the ground court feel and an unmatched forefoot stability. Designed for a competitive game level, the Rush Pro is a favorite amongst several pro tour players. *The Rush Pro is endorsed by selected tour players and also comes with a 6 month outsole durability guarantee (US only).

• 3D-F.S • ENDOFIT™ • Dynamic Fit- DF1 • Duralast Outsole™

Available in multiple seasonal colorways.

RUSH pro men’s Weight 14.0 oz / 398g* Available in all sizes: 6.5-12.5, 13 RUSH pro CLAY men’s Weight 13.1 oz / 373g* Available in all sizes: 6.5-12.5, 13 RUSH pro WOmen’s Weight 11.8 oz / 335g* Available in all sizes: 3.5-8, 9 RUSH pro CLAY WOmen’s Weight 10.8 oz / 306g* Available in all sizes: 3.5-8, 9 *Weight based on men’s UK 8.5 and women’s UK 5.5

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RUSH NGX | Lightness, comfort and speed • 2D-F.S • ENDOFIT™ • DF2 • Duralast Outsole™ • Women Specific Support

RUSH NGX men’s Weight 11.8 oz / 336g* Available in all sizes: 7-13, 14 RUSH NGX WOmen’s Weight 10.2 oz / 290g* Available in all sizes: 5.5-10, 11 *Weight based on men’s UK 8.5 and women’s UK 5.5

Available in multiple seasonal colorways.

RUSH 2 | Comfort and support • 2D-F.S • ENDOFIT™ • DF2 • Duralast Outsole™ • Women Specific Support

RUSH 2 men’s Weight 11.9 oz / 340g* Available in all sizes: 6.5-12.5, 13 RUSH 2 WOmen’s Weight 10.2 oz / 291g* Available in all sizes: 3.5-8, 9 *Weight based on men’s UK 8.5 and women’s UK 5.5

Available in multiple seasonal colorways.

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Footwear RUSH SPORT | Lightness and support • F.S • DF2 • Duralast Outsole™

RUSH SPORT men’s Weight 11.6 oz / 330g* Available in all sizes: 6.5-12.5, 13 RUSH SPORT WOmen’s Weight 9.5oz / 270g* Available in all sizes: 3.5-8, 9 *Weight based on men’s UK 8.5 and women’s UK 5.5

Available in multiple seasonal colorways.

RUSH OPEN | Versatile utility • F.S • DF3 • Duralast Outsole™

RUSH OPEN men’s Weight 12.7 oz / 360g* Available in all sizes: 6.5-11.5, 12.5, 13 RUSH OPEN WOmen’s Weight 10.6 oz / 300g* Available in all sizes: 3.5-8, 9 *Weight based on men’s UK 8.5 and women’s UK 5.5

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Available in multiple seasonal colorways.


Technology & BENEFIT GUIDE

Every match is different and so is every playing style. This guide helps determine what shoe is best for each individual player’s needs.

Key Quality

Play Level

comfort

durability

flexibility

weight*

Gender Specific Construction

Ultimate Performance & Durability

Competitive

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14.0oz, 389g / 11.8oz, 335g

NO

Lightness, Comfort & Speed

Competitive

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11.8oz, 336g / 10.2oz, 290g

YES

Comfort & Support

Recreational

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11.9oz, 340g / 10.2oz, 291g

YES

Lightness & Support

Recreational

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11.6oz, 330g / 9.5oz, 270g

NO

Versatile Utility

Recreational

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12.7oz, 360g / 10.6oz, 300g

NO

RUSH PRO

RUSH NGX

RUSH 2

RUSH SPORT

RUSH OPEN

* Weight based on Men’s UK size 8.5 / Women’s US size 5

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TENNIS Ball PocketS

Wilson Signature Ball Pocket The entire 2014 men’s short and women’s skirt collection was designed with the Wilson Signature Ball Pocket. For men this signature construction prevents the pocket lining from being turned inside out when removing tennis balls. For women this signature the pocket construction provides a quick and easy removal of tennis balls with zero disruption and a discrete, aesthetically appealing look.

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APPAREL TECHNOLOGIES

Look for these icons on apparel hangtags to help identify key technologies.

nanoUV

nanoBAN

This icon signifies that the grament naturally shields the tennis player with at least 30+ UPF.

This icon signifies that the garment provides an antimicrobial technology.

nanoWIK

LASER CUT ABRASION FREE

This icon signifies that the garment provides moisture control.

This icon signifies that the garment offers a no seam construction in high stress areas for reduced weight/drag.

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Women’s APPAREL FIT

NEW IN 2014: CLASSIC AND ATHLETIC FIT FOR WOMEN

One fit does not serve all women. With the female player in mind, we developed clothing styles with either a fitted (athletic) or semi-fitted (classic) design to meet every player’s fit preferences. Both the classic and athletic styles are based on the same standard size, but they offer a different fit experience. Look for the FIT icon on the hangtag to help you identify the style’s fit.

ATHLETIC FIT The athletic fit hugs the body and offers a form fitting feel. A lower neckline and thinner straps provide a sporty look.

CLASSIC FIT The Classic fit is looser in fit and offers more coverage. A higher neckline and wider straps provide added support and give a stylish and modern look.

Classic Fit

Athletic Fit

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Apparel Size Charts

Men’S FIT S

M

L

XL

XXL

CHEST

36-37 Inches

38-39 Inches

40-42 Inches

43-45 Inches

46-48 Inches

WAIST

30-32 Inches

33-34 Inches

35-36 Inches

37-39 Inches

40-42 Inches

INSEAM

32 Inches

32.5 Inches

33 Inches

33.5 Inches

34 Inches

XS

S

M

L

XL

AGE

4

5&6

7&8

10 & 12

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HEIGHT

39 - 42 Inches

42 -48 Inches

48 - 54 Inches

54 - 60 Inches

60 - 62 Inches

WEIGHT

34 - 37 Pounds

38 - 48 Pounds

50 - 66 Pounds

67 - 85 Pounds

85 - 100 Pounds

XS

S

M

L

XL

TOPS

0&2

4&6

8 & 10

12 & 14

16 & 18

BUST

31-32 Inches

33-34 Inches

35-36 Inches

37-38 Inches

39-40 Inches

WAIST

25-26 Inches

27-28 Inches

29-30 Inches

31-32 Inches

33-35 Inches

HIP

34-35 Inches

36-37 Inches

38-40 Inches

41-43 Inches

44-46 Inches

31 Inches

31.5 Inches

32 Inches

32.5 Inches

33 Inches

XS

S

M

L

XL

AGE

4

5&6

7&8

10 & 12

14

HEIGHT

39 - 42 Inches

42 -48 Inches

48 - 54 Inches

54 - 60 Inches

60 - 62 Inches

WEIGHT

34 - 37 Pounds

38 - 48 Pounds

50 - 66 Pounds

67 - 85 Pounds

85 - 100 Pounds

BOY’S FIT

WOmen’s FIT

INSEAM

Girl’S FIT

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KEY TOUR PLAYERS

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JUICE™

Victoria Azarenka

Feliciano Lopez

Steam™

Kei Nishikori

Petra Kvitova

BLADE™

Serena Williams

Milos Raonic

Gael Monfils

SIX.ONE™

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Andrea Petkovic

Jarkko Nieminen

PRO STAFF®

Roger Federer

Grigor Dimitrov

Alexandr Dolgopolov

Head-To-Toe

Feliciano Lopez

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Horia Tecau

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COMPANY FACTOIDS Brand/Historic 1914, Wilson introduced its very first tennis racket. 1935, Wilson was the first to release the original racket with a leather handle wrap. 1967, Wilson introduced the T2000, the first commercial metal racket in history. 1980, Wilson introduced the Pro Staff racket; this line of rackets has garnered nearly 200 Grand Slam wins since its release. 1987, Wilson introduced the world to the first wide body tennis racket with the Wilson Profile. 1990, Wilson introduced the Hammer technology providing players with the largest sweet spot of any racket of its time. 2013, Wilson launched the Spin Effect Technology; the 1st racket technology to give players over 200+ RPM’s of spin without changing their swing. Wilson introduced over 300 inventions to date.

Grassroots Wilson is the grassroots leader in tennis, supporting more tennis federations and local organizations worldwide than any other tennis brand. Wilson supports and partners with over 7000+ coaches around the globe. Wilson is the Official Ball of the Australian Open, US Open, and 40+ pro tournaments worldwide. Wilson has been the Official Ball of the US Open for 35 years.

Tour Wilson rackets have won more Grand Slam titles than any other tennis brand. Over 500 and counting‌ Wilson is the #1 racket brand on Tour for 19 consecutive years. (Wimbledon 2013 survey) Wilson players have won more medals than any other brand in tennis at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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