The second generation of the Ultra 100 is loaded with power, spin and precision. With a static weight of 11.2 ounces, the Ultra 100 is perfectly suited for the intermediate player looking for an easy swinging weapon. It should also work for the advanced player who wants a light, explosive option. Comfort is improved thanks to the addition of Countervail, a material technology that lightens the load on your tendons and muscles. This model also comes with Wilson’s Uncontaminated Design, which means it has the same bold simplicity and velvety paint finish found in the Pro Staff and Blade lines. To help with stability and control, the Ultra 100 features a structural reinforcement in the shaft (called Power Rib). This technology also features Crush Zone grommets in the throat, which compress at impact for added dwell time, comfort and power. From the backcourt, the Ultra 100 Countervail is dangerous in the hands of a power baseliner. The explosive acceleration coupled with the open string pattern and firm beam give this racquet some genuine knock-out power. Compared to the previous version, this update feels more dampened and comfortable, which is surprising given its high stiffness rating. At net, the Ultra 100 Countervail is a point and shoot weapon. It offers impressive stability for its weight, along with plenty of pop for keeping volleys deep. Finally, aggressive players looking to serve with big power and spin should love this stick. With added comfort and livelier feel, the Ultra 100 Countervail should attract a wide cross section of intermediate and advanced players.