View Full Version : Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 5.0...Review

09-16-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm thinking of buying this racquet off my friend. It's still in really good shape, but before I do I wanted to know what you guys thought about this racquet. One other thing...what type of string and how much tension would you recommend? I was thinking about the Babolat Hurricane 17g at about 58 lbs of tension. What do you guys think?

Thank You

09-16-2006, 05:56 PM
I found it to have medium power, good manuverability, and it was very stiff. It is the only racquet I have used that caused me any elbow pain even when I had it strung with gut.

09-16-2006, 06:15 PM
Power, good control, incredibly stiff.

09-16-2006, 09:24 PM
Great racquet. Probably one of my favorites but very stiff.

09-16-2006, 09:30 PM
HPS 6.1 is a much better racquet.

09-17-2006, 03:46 PM
Second the above comments. Small, hot sweetspot. Good control. A serving monster. You could knock divots out of the court with power flat serves.

But it was so stiff you felt every mishit all the way up through your arm to your shoulder. Wilson design philosophy on the 5.0 - "Who needs comfort technology when your body makes a perfectly good shock absorber?" :)