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Wilson Sporting Goods Co., Wilson [K] Six, One Tour


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Title Wilson [K] Six, One Tour
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University College at Bournemouth
Manufactured For Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Date 2008
Description This 2000s, red, orange and black unstrung Wilson [K] Six One Tour tennis racket has an orange handle made of a DuPont aramid fibre called Kevlar (R). The carbon fibre used for the frame is a form exclusive to Wilson called Karophite Black (R). Its special characteristic is the way it uses nanotechnology to fuse molecules of high modulus carbon. It is claimed to be four times stronger, four times stiffer, and 65% lighter than titanium. The racket weighs 340 grams and has Iso-Zorb (R) grommets which are made from plastic similar to that used in sky scraper foundations to absorb earthquake generated shock. This model of racket was used by Roger Federer in 2008.
Accession Number AIBDC : 005870
Dimensions height 260mm, width 685mm, depth 17mm
Materials plastic, Iso-Zorb - trade name, Karophite Black - trade name, Kevlar - trade name, aramid (20%), carbon fibre (80%)
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method compression moulded
Object Type racket
 

 

 

 

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