Hi everyone, Jean-Pierre from Team-Tennis.fr, to give you my advices for your tennis. In this video, I’m going to make my racquet review of the Wilson Burn 100CV. I let you watch a part of a training session I did with this racquet and I talk to you about it right after Much comfort, compared to the Babolat Pure Aero VS and the Volkl VSense 9 I tried at the same time, it’s the most comfortable Noise very neat at impact, no vibrations, I love it. It reminds me the feeling I had with the Wilson Blade 98 Countervail (only for the comfort) The Burn 100 CV is much more powerful than the Blade. Backhand slice, I like, good sensations Very versatile racquet, easy access to top spin, but beware, it gives tons of power ! Let’s go for some stronger forehand hitting ! Yes ! Bad body placement, too close to the ball ! At the net, I love the comfort, like for the groundstrokes Very precise feel, no vibrations, good manoeuvrability, good stability No serves during this session, because of a shoulder tendonitis but I’m sure it would have helped me find power Let’s go for the racquet review of the Wilson Burn 100 CV that Tennis Warehouse Europe sent me for test I’m going to present the specifications of the racquet And at the same time I’ll compare them to the ones of the previous version Let’s start with the weight : 10.5 ounces unstrung, like the previous version I weighted the racquet with this string, Wilson Revolve, 11.2 ounces strung The balance of the racquet : 32 cm unstrung (7 points Head Light) This is a difference compared to the previous version, for which the balance was 32,5 cm (around 5 or 6 points HL) So the previous version was more Head heavy and I think it’s a good idea to lower the balance The racquet will be more maneuverable And it won’t reduce the power of the racquet The headsize, like the previous version : 645 cm²/ 100 in² With the same string pattern : 16×19 The stringbed is a bit rounded All those characteristics of the stringbed with make the racquet very comfortable and forgiving Even on off-center shots, you won’t lose much efficiency The racquet is comfortable and versatile There’s an easy access to top spin There’s a difference with the previous version concerning the swingweight The swingweight is a characteristic of the racquets that helps measuring the maneuverability of a racquet while playing The lower it is, the more the racquet is maneuverable The swingweight was lowered on this version, the value is 319, which is relatively low This indicates the racquet should be maneuverable and that’s the feeling I had The beam width of the racquet : 23.5 mm at the bottom 25mm at the the height of the impact area to have stability and power 23,5 mm at the tip of the racquet This is not a thin beam, it’s medium, it’ll help provide power So what about my sensations on the court while testing this racquet? I had two main sensations : First : huge comfort, in my opinion thanks to the Countervail technology The countervail is a material made of carbon, used in aeronautics to dissipate vibrations Indeed, when playing with this racquet, I really had the sensation that vibrations where very well absorbed At impact, the noise is very neat and the feeling very soft I really love that feeling Most of the time, I use a vibration dampener but in this case I didn’t feel like I needed one The racquet is very comfortable, more than the previous version without any doubt Second main feeling very clear : the power ! Like the previous version, powerful racquet.Interesting for the groundstrokes but also for the serve ! For those who know the Babolat Pure Drive, which is a racquet that gives a lot of power The Wilson Burn 100CV has very similar specs. In terms of power, it’s very similar but overall I find the Burn 100CV more comfortable. What about the other technologies of this racquet, except the use of Countervail ? There’s a technology concerning the stringbed, aiming to absorb vibrations During my play test, it was difficult to separate the feeling provided by this technology and by the CV tech. But as I said before, this racquet is very comfortable, no doubt about it. During my testing session, I also tested the Babolat Pure Aero VS and the Volkl VSense 9 And the Burn 100 CV really came out on top concerning the comfort Other technology, which is not really a technology The handle is a bit longer than usual This will help players with a two handed backhand have more space on the handle So I really think this is a good idea, interesting for two handed backhands. Another technology for two handed backhands Under the grip, you can see two bumps, because there are two plastic elements You can move them up or down to adjust them where you put your second hand for the backhand Those elements are here to help you with your two handed backhand I leave you judge of that technology My tennis partner who has a two handed backhand tried another racquet with this technology He didn’t notice a big difference with his racquet and he was not really convinced In web forums, I saw some players saying they like that technology So if you have a two handed backhand, the best thing is to try by yourself to make your own opinion If you find them useless, you can also remove the plastic elements that are under the grip The racquet will weight 0.1 ounce less (3 grams) and it will have very little effect on the weight To summarize, this is a very comfortable racquet with easy access to power So, who can play with this racquet ? In my opinion, intermediate players who know they can play with a racquet that weights 10.5 ounce unstrung So it will be interesting for the great comfort and the easy power You can send me comments to ask me any questions about this racquet You can ask me questions to help you choose a new racquet at this address : [email protected] For your tennis purchases, I’m partner with Tennis Warehouse Europe, ask me for a partner link and you’ll help me continue those Youtube videos. Thank you for watching this video ! See you soon, and in the meantime, have fun playing tennis !