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Comments: Santa Claus dropped this off for me this year. I am used to a Pro Kennex Redondo 98 which is a
legendary cult racquet -- just read the TW player reviews. The Wilson Six.One 95 18x20, however, is a brilliant alternative. The
Redondo is for aggressive attacking tennis when you want to generate pace and dominate the court whereas the Wilson is ideal if
you are playing younger, fitter, stronger players. The 95 just loves to feed off opposition pace and is amazing at cross court
passes. It's a wonderful returner's racquet is what I am saying. Have a nice day from England.
Comments: Didn't see a new update for 2015 in the new catalog but this is a great stick. Take that with a grain of
salt because I'm an ex D1 player in 2009. I put leather grips on mine and strung with the best hybrid out there, Babolat Origin
17g and ALU Power crosses 51 lbs and 48 lbs crosses. Don't listen to the lack of spin on the reviews on here. This racquet gives
plenty of spin if strung right. You just have to have modern strokes, I'd say overall great feel, great accuracy, amazing volleys,
very precise serving (not a Babolat serving racquet), excellent on groundstrokes. You can really flatten out the short balls and
don't have to worry about it sitting up like most other modern racquets. Slicing is a dream for sure. Service return was a blast. I
did have a couple misfits here and there but that's due to lack of practice and focus. I'd say this is only for fit guys or gals who can
execute above average technique and can hit the ball.
Comments: This is an awesome stick, and maybe the best stick I have ever played with. The weight is perfect, the
feel is wonderful and the balance is just right. The one thing that surprised me the most is the spin that I got from such a tight
18x20 string pattern. Kick serves were kicking like crazy. On groundstrokes, just let the racquet do the work for you. Love, love,
love this racquet!
Comments: I previously used the 2010 version and enjoyed that racquet a lot, although it could sometimes be a
little bit slow. This version has been the perfect solution -- still rock solid and easy to control, but it is just a hair faster -- leading
to a great playing racquet! I felt so confident while accelerating that I was getting a ton of spin on my shots, despite the dense
Comments: I was using the 2012 model and loved it. I thought the 2014 model would be exactly the same!
Unfortunately, it doesn't feel the same! I felt like the strings were a lot tighter on this one, anyone else felt that? After two
practices my biceps started to hurt as well. Did it happen to anyone else?
Comments: Not as stable as I thought it would be (though certainly not unstable). Great on the backhand slice,
great for control on the serve, but nothing special beyond that without modification. If you are strong enough to get the racquet
head speed quite high, you can generate enough spin to make it matter, but otherwise you need to have a pretty classic style
game to make this racquet matter.
Comments: Just received my new 6.1 18x20 and it's absolutely fantastic, and a solution to a problem. I'm an "old
school" flat hitter (I'm 40 and my son is 13), so he's a flat hitter also. Our go-to racquets are the PS85 and PS90. We have tried
everything else, Aeropro, Pure Drive, various Head models, yet we always go back to the 85 or 90. Even in my son's USTA
tourneys, he will sometimes switch mid game back to the 90. So we recently demo'd the "spin racquets," PS95S, 99S, 6.1S, the
idea being that with built in spin, our flat shots would naturally be more controllable. Not the case, we ended up spraying shots,
going long, into the net, the S models made us with less control. So my idea was to try to find something bigger but with the same
or similar control and specs to the 85 or 90, something that we can just swing away with. So I demoed then bought the 95 with
the dense pattern, strung with Lux Power at 55 lbs (will probably go to Rough), it is insanely good. We can paint lines, hit
accurately with full swings with no fear of losing control, and of course we gain a bigger sweetspot and power. So if you are a flat
hitter and want to move up to a bigger head, I highly recommend the 6.1 95 18X20. Ignore the PS95, it shouldn't even be in the PS
family, it's light, weird. One other note, we have played with the K Factor 95 16X18 as third racquet due to it's similar specs to the
85 and 90, the new racquet, although same mold, is different. The K Factor you feel every vibration, every miss hit or good hit,
and some may prefer that. The new racquet has a complete different feel, I wouldn't say muted, it feels more like plow through
even though I know it's the new tech where you can't feel your shots. It's also a bargain, $159.00 for a new racquet!
Comments: Perfect "tweener" player's racquet, modern vs classic strokes. I have played with the 16x19 and 18x20
for over a month trying to make a final decision. Finally decided to go with the 18x20. I found slightly more spin on the open
pattern, but the control and confidence, especially on the backhand slice, was noticeably better with the 18x20, at least at high
altitude (in Denver). I'm a 4.5-5.0, and strung with X-1 Biphase/Red Code hybrid at 56/52 lbs.
Comments: Great racquet! I can hit the ball really hard and the ball still lands inside the court. The racquet became
more solid when I added small amount of lead at the 3 and 9 o'clock. This racquet really improved my serve, net game and
forehand. No wonder this racquet got high ratings from Tennis Warehouse racquet playtesters. I used Luxilon Alu power at 52 lbs.
Comments: Disappointed! I have played with all of the previos versions and this new one is totally different. It has
lost the feel of the classic frame. During a session of training, I compared the new version with the 2012 version, both with the
same string and tension (Luxilon Alu Power 43 lbs.). The new version is light and quicker but with less plow through; different
sound at the impact, the mute feel make you disconnected. I like the feel on volleys due to the more maneuverability. Less mass
and stability, and not as solid at the impact as the previous versions. It doesn`t make me the confidence I used to have with the
Comments: Switched to this racquet after previously using a Babolat AeroPro Drive, so it is quite a different racquet.
I am using the factory standard Wilson Sensation strings for the time being. My first impressions are similar to those others are
experiencing. The racquet is quite flexible (compared to my old one at least) and feels like it keeps the ball on the strings a lot
longer offering great feel. This racquet has such great feel! My backhand slice has come on miles instantly and can be hit with
excellent depth and accuracy. My forehand has better placement and control, I feel like its more of a weapon as it keeps me in the
points longer until I get an opening to hit a winner. I am also able to hit a better flat shot as some others have mentioned. My
backhand (one handed) has suffered slightly, I put this down to the heavier racquet being new to me and I'm confident I will get
the swing correct over time. I will post a further review once I have more hours playing with this racquet and have changed the
strings. I am thinking of either using NXT Tour 16 or NXT Control.
Comments: I love this racquet! I started playing with a Head Extreme Pro a year and a half ago (which I still think is
a great beginners racquet) then went to the Wilson Steam 99S which is also a fine stick and really helped me keep the ball in the
court as I had a tendency to hit long. This week I took home the Blade 98S and the Six.One 95 (not the S, the 332g/18x20). I am
in love with Six.One and am going to buy it. I hit all three racquets against the ball machine and the accuracy and feel I got from
the Six.One 95 was superb (the Blade wasn't bad either but it wasn't better than my 99S). I probably could not have hit so well
with it a year ago because my ground strokes needed a lot of work, but now that I am more consistent -- this is my stick! My only
problem was the serve. Because this is a player's racquet, it is not as forgiving for sloppy strokes and my serves still need some
work, but that is my problem and not the Six.One's. If you have been playing awhile I recommend grabbing a demo and giving it a
try for an afternoon.
Comments: For the last two years, I used for the Wilson Pro Staff 90 BLX. I decided to try the Wilson Six.One 95
(18x20) because something was missing from my game. When I changed to the Pro Staff, my control improved a lot, but I lost my
flat ball. This new racquet feels awesome, especially when you are trying to hit flatter balls and it performs great when you are
using slice and a one handed backhand. I don't know if it was just my first impression, but it feels stiffer than the Pro Staff. I
strung it with a hybrid mix, both at 50 pounds (mains with Luxilon AlU Rough and crosses with Synthetic Gut 16), maybe 46-47
pounds would be the right tension for the 18X20 pattern.
Comments: My first impression was not good because the racquet seemed far lighter than the specs on TW (12.3
ounces). I didn't like that. I want heft. My first impressions were soon changed once I hit the courts. I found control, power, and
almost immediately. This is an extremely comfortable racquet with great control. My partner remarked that my shots came deeper
and with more power even though I hit the same strokes as when I use with my Dunlop Aerogel 200. The Wilson racquet is too
so I'll have to add some weight. I did not notice plow through that I get from my ProStaff 90. Overall, I am really glad I gave it a
is really a sweet and enjoyable racquet to hit with and I expect that I will soon groove my strokes with this stick. Once word gets
this racket will be all over the courts.
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