The Widebody Donnay Formula: Power Without Pain
NEW YORK, December 19, 2011 - The new Donnay Formula is an
unprecedented combination of
rocket-launching power and sublime
comfort, thanks to solid-core filled XēneCore™ technology fused into its wide
The result is maximum clout without the
bone-jarring racquet shock of
conventional hollow thick-beam racquets,
according to the brand.
The Formula was inspired by the Donnay
Formula Pro, the 1990s widebody version
of the original Donnay Pro One and it’s
the re-launched Donnay brand’s first
foray into the widebody racquet market.
“The Formula fills a niche for players
who want ultimate power in a widebody
beam,” said Jerry Choe, president and
chief technology officer of the brand
that up to now has been known for its
thin-beamed frames” (some as thin as 15
millimeters). “And the Formula has
unprecedented control for a widebody.”
At 27 millimeters wide at its shoulders,
the new Formula is actually broader than
the original Formula Pro, yet it’s
significantly lighter in stationary and
swing weight to give players faster
swings with less effort.
The Formula provides touch, feel and
comfort that previously haven’t been
possible in conventional stiff and
hollow widebody frames. It helps
players, even those with short punchy
swings, launch the ball deeper and with
more pace into their opponents’ courts.
“The challenge from the design
standpoint was to create more power for
players who need it but avoid the
baggage – the shock to the arm -- that
comes with conventional hollow
widebodies,” said Choe.
The Formula’s rare mix of power and
comfort comes from XēneCore™ tubing
throughout the frame that launches the
ball but softens the blow like a
catcher’s mitt, absorbing the shock
during the collision of the ball against
The solid-core construction also allowed
designers to give the Formula a
head-light balance for better control,
stability and maneuverability. Almost
all other widebodies have cumbersome
head-heavy balances that enhance power
but do so largely at the expense of
pinpoint control that all players want
in their racquets.
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About Donnay USA Ltd.
Donnay USA Ltd. (www.donnayusa.com)
together with Donnay International S.A.
designs, manufactures, and distributes
premium tennis equipment, apparel, and
accessories under the Donnay brand. The
technologically advanced and innovative
new X-Series, X-P Dual and X-Dual
racquets developed using XēneCore™
Technology represent the return of
Donnay to the U.S. market. Headquartered
in New York City, the company’s products
can be found online at its website as
well as in tennis specialty shops.