By Astride Astrid. Tennis. Published at Saturday, February 03rd, 2018 - 19:19:20 PM.
Alexander Chan adidas Category Director Tennis - “The adizero Ubersonic 2 is the next generation of adizero tennis shoes for players who thrive on the advantage of speed. It’s built to let players reap the benefits of a low-to-court feel coupled with the enhanced fit provided by Primeknit technology. With the adizero Ubersonic 2 you’ve got tour level performance lightning quickness and supreme confidence wrapped in a modern day tennis silhouette.
Another rule change designed to the improve the sport concerns the pre-match warm-ups. Administrators and pundits alike have been searching for ways to speed up the sport and they have a logical place to shave off some time when it comes to the warm-ups. Players will now be expected to meet at the net in a more timely fashion and adhere to the chair umpire's command when “time” is called or face a hefty financial penalty. The match is the main event after all so if any unnecessary dillydallying can be cut so much the better.
This new innovation created in collaboration with French tech outfit PIQ which is also working on bringing more sensor based analytics to other sports like golf and skiing is part of two big trends. The obvious trend is the data driven way to understand your game. As Genie Bouchard said at Friday’s product launch at the Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club “people can tell you when you’re hitting the ball but there’s nothing more accurate than technology.” The metrics she is most interested in are where in her stroke she typically makes contact with the ball and the speed of her arm on groundstrokes.
Power Rib is an enhanced racket throat geometry at a crucial bending and twisting area of the frame. This provides greater stability and stiffness that result in more power and increased directional accuracy.
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