Wilson K Boom 165 Racquet
Was: $89.00 Now: $59.95
+ Demo Racquet


Wilson didn't name this racquet the K Boom for nothing. At seven points head heavy, this racquet has a ton of power! Designed for the '08-'09 season, Wilson has combined all the popular K Factor Technologies from the prior seasons into one powerful racquet. At 165 grams, this racquet would be best suited for the advanced player looking for the best combination of power and lightweight maneuverability.

Technologies Include:

  • Karophite Black: Along with nano carbon provides better feel
  • Kzone: Combination of Turbo Tubes and Power Holes for increased stability and power
  • Kontour Frame: Enhanced Turbo Tube design in the throat of the racquet for improved torsional stability
  • Kontrolled Power: K Factor frame design combined with Wilson's exclusive power string technology delivers Krushing power
Head Size: 107 sq. in. / 690 sq. cm.
Length: 22 inches / 56 cm
Unstrung Weight: 165g / 5.8oz
Strung Weight: 187g / 6.6oz
Balance: 11.875in. 7 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 146
Factory String: Wilson Strike Zone 16 @ 30 lbs
Beam Width: 21
Composition: 46% nCoded Hyper Carbon, 53% nCoded Graphite, 1% Kevlar
Grip Type: Micro Dry Hybrid
Cover: Not Included
String Pattern:
14 Mains / 18 Crosses
Mains skip: 7H
One Piece
Shared Holes: 5H, 6H, 8H
String Tension: 28-33 pounds

Comments: This racquet really shines.  I carry several different sticks in my bag ranging from 175g to 185g.  I was a little nervous about transitioning to a lighter 165g racquet, and to a brand I had no experience with.  Let me just say that this is the best racquet I have owned!  I crush the ball in the back court and maintain the mobility to dive up and grab those front court touch shots.  It's also a great racquet if you prefer to play in the front court.  I really like the design and feel of this racquet, as it has great tension that allow for both the power and finesse. The racquet construction is extremely durable, as the frame and grommets seem to hold up well to those occasional wall and floor collisions.  I really can't complain about it, other than you will need to put a dampener on this racquet to reduce the vibration.  At $60, this racquet is a steal!  I will be purchasing more of these soon!
From: Gavin, Mexico, MO, USA, 03/14
Skill-level: A-B
String type and tension: Ektelon Lightning XX 17g 

Comments: I really like the feel, the power, the long shots, very close to the play I get with my Gearbox GB250 165g featherweight, bought this just to try it and have it as a spear, great racquet, Thanks! (didn't like the original string to loose for my taste)

From: Carlos, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, 07/12
Skill-level: A-B
String type and tension: Forten 16-17gauge 33lbs.

Comments: This actually might be my all time favorite racquet. It's much lighter and allows me to react and whip the ball so much faster. I've tried a lot of racquets from other companies but none compare to Wilson.
From: Jon
City, State, Country: NY 11/09
Skill-level: B

Comments: I absolutely love this racquet. I upgraded from the K Tour from the prior year and I must say there is many worlds of differences. I've hit with many of the current E-Force and Ektelon racquets and none compared. The greatest attribute is that it handles like the light racquet it is, but it is just head heavy and crushes the ball. I'm gonna rate this racquet 10 out of 10.
From: Chris
Phoenix, AZ 01/09
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: Tecnifibre 515 SPL 17G

Comments: I absolutely love this racquet. I upgraded from the K Tour from the prior year and I must say there is many worlds of differences. I've hit with many of the current E-Force and Ektelon racquets and none compared. The greatest attribute is that it handles like the light racquet it is, but it is just head heavy and crushes the ball. I'm gonna rate this racquet 10 out of 10.
From: Chris
City, State, Country: Phoenix, AZ
Skill-Level: B
String type & tension: Tecnifibre 515 SPL 17g

Comments: In my opinion this is one of the best racquets available to date. I’ve played/owned just about all of the racquets manufactured in the last 3 years from Ektelon, E-Force, Head, Gearbox, and ProKennex. To me the Wilson racquets have yielded me the best results on the court. I prefer a light, head heavy racquet. This gives me the quickness in the front court and the power and control I need in the back court. I also prefer the shape of the handle over the other manufacturers. Its rectangular like the Ektelon/ProKennex racquets but slightly smaller, and its slightly bigger than E-Force, Head, and Gearbox handles. My only suggestion would be to put a Ektelon vibration dampener on it, without it you will get some vibration.
From: Greg
Iowa 08/08
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Oxygen 17 @ 33lbs

Comments: I love this racquet. It has the best attributes from the last 2 season's racquets. I get more power from it and it seems it is less top heavy than last years because I can whip it around much faster.
From: Brad
Utah 08/08
Skill-level: Open
String type and tension: Lightning XX 16 gauge @ 34lbs