View Full Version : What hits like a Wilson HyperCarbon 6.1?
03-05-2006, 02:30 PM
WILSON HYPER PROSTAFF 6.1 MIDPLUS <-- That's the racquet I meant to put on the thing.
My coach had one of these lying around and I asked if I could use it. Found it to be a very solid racquet on backhands, forehands and volleys. Doesn't have as much pop on everything like my Babolat, but I found it to be very solid. I was planning to switch my gear, and tried other racquets but never liked any but this racquet I love.
Sadly, these racquets are discontinued.
I'm actually buying about $1,000 worth of tennis gear from Tennis-Warehouse pretty soon for my college tennis season.
- 3 new racquets
- 3 Wilson Natural Gut 16
- 3 Luxilon Power ALU Rough 16
- Matching Bag
- Adidas Barricade IV (White/Blue) & Socks
- 5 Wilson white Overgrips (packs of 3)
- 6 Shockbuster Dampeners
Does the Wilson nCode nTour 90 hit like the 6.1 or what else hits like it?
I like the weight and the stiffness it has. Mostly, I like how the weight is distributed in the racquet. It's not too balanced (50/50 I hate that).
I'm planning to string pretty low still probably around 51-53 lbs.
03-05-2006, 03:00 PM
I bought a couple of these over the summer from :the racquetguy.com" in toronto Canada $109.00 each. Wilson still manufactures this frame for them and they buy them in lots of 200. It is now once again becoming my main frame. You can find his links on ****. If not email me at email@example.com and I can get you the direct Phone #. This is a great frame. Demanding but a rocket launcher on the serves.
03-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Angelo, just wondering, where do you play for college, and what are you around as your rank, i.e: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0
03-05-2006, 07:33 PM
I play DIII 4.5, but a lot of the players I've played are more like 5.0 players :s. Really tough. I do well in 5.0 tournaments though heh.
Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 - 18x20
Would that hit like the:
Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1?
I've tried the Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 19x20 (my coaches) and found it to be light... it didn't seem that heavy.
03-05-2006, 07:49 PM
The closest obviously is the n6-1 95 16x18. The feel is a bit different though. The HPS is more "raw." I used a rubberband dampener when i played with a hps6.1. Now that i've switched i dont use one anymore.
03-05-2006, 08:13 PM
i used the 6-1 and didnt like it...it was wayyyy to stiff for me...i'm thinking maybe the n code n tour would play a little better for you.
03-05-2006, 08:46 PM
Hmmm, I think I might get 3 Wilson nCode nTour 90 racquets and add about 10 grams of weight. 5 at 9 & 3 o'clock or should I add it at 4 & 6 o'clock?
College Tennis List
- 3 Wilson nCode nTour 90 Racquets (4 1/2)
- 3 Sets of Wilson Natural Gut (16 Gauge)
- 3 Sets of Luxilon Big Banger ALU Rough (16 Guage)
- 1 Wilson Tour 5 Red Super 6 Pack Thermo Bag
- 5 Packs of Wilson Pro Overgrip (white)
- 3 Gamma ShockBuster Dampeners (white)
- 3 Packs of Babolat Lead Weight Tape
- 1 Pair of Adidas Barricade IV (White/Blue)
03-05-2006, 08:54 PM
I think the Pro Staff 6.1 Classic is a great racket, very solid on all shots. Been using that thing for many years now, tried new ones and nothing compares to the 6.1 Classic, it deserves its 'Classic' status, make sure it's the original white butt cap model, the black ones feel different...in my opinion
03-05-2006, 09:03 PM
Actually, my coach had that lying around too and I tried it. Felt a bit too balanced for my tastes but it was a pretty solid racquet. I didn't like it for one handed backhands though.
03-05-2006, 09:30 PM
I play Division 3 Tennis, and just stick with Big Banger ALU Rough for the strings, natural gut/poly hybrids are useless if you break often. I use the ncode 6.1 16x18 and I have used alot of string combinations, I like BB ALU rough the best or Signum Poly Plasma, which I am using now and LOVE.
03-05-2006, 09:32 PM
I like the stiff feeling of this racket :)
03-05-2006, 09:59 PM
Heh, I don't break often. I actually was using gut with my Babolat's strung at 53 lbs, and my Pro Hurricane at 51 lbs.
So I'm going pretty much with the same setup but different strings.
Wilson Natural Gut 16's @ 53 lbs
Luxilon Big Banger ALU Rough @ 51 lbs
03-05-2006, 10:59 PM
IMO, the nSix-One 95 16x18 plays closer to the HPS 6.1 MP than the nSix-One Tour 90 does. The nSix-One 95 is from the same lineage and family as the PS 6.1 Classic and HPS 6.1, whereas, the nSix-One Tour is from the same lineage and family as the PS Tour 90 and PS 6.0 85/95 Original. Just look at the box beam (6.0) versus the flat oval beam (6.1) on the two different series which make them feel and play very different from each other. Flat oval beams tend to be stiffer than box beams.
03-06-2006, 02:25 AM
The ATPs players that use hybrid or full nat gut set up are worry about arm problem they had while juniors, there isn't other reason. The most ATPs players use full polyester set up because is, of course, MUCH BETTER than hybrid. If you don't have arm or shoulder problem, choose a polyester you like and go for it.
03-06-2006, 07:35 AM
I'm pretty worried too. I want to play competitive tennis for a long time so I've strung way down 51 lbs - 53 lbs, changed a lot of my techniques and such to make my game last longer.
Hmm the Wilson nCode nTour 90 is the weight distributed around the racquet like the Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 or is it more like a Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85? I didn't like the Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85 because how the weight was distributed. It was too balanced for my tastes which made the racquet feel light in my hands.
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