Just got the Wilson Six One 95S!! Time to MOD

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  1. nkjwlf

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    Just got the Six One 95S from TW. Here are some various pics. I replaced the stock grip which weighed 15g with a heat shrink grip build up weighing 14g, a TW leather grip weighing 24g, and a Yonex Super Grab overgrip weighing 6g. I then placed 4 layers of 4" lead tape 1/4" wide at the PWS points.

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  2. nkjwlf

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    Yonex Super Grab Overgrip Weight

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    Final Weight

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    Lead Tape Placement

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  3. Nojoke

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    Did you hit it once stock?
     
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  4. nkjwlf

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    Post your mods!!!!!

    My racquet is strung with Wilson Ripspin 15 gauge at 52lbs. I haven't checked the balance yet. It feels just slightly more headlight. I tried to keep the balance the same with 16g of lead tape at 3 and 9. The stock grip weighed 15g. The new combo of leather, heat shrink, and overgrip weighed 44g. That is a 29g difference. I added 16 gr in the head. Im sure someone can figure out how headlight it is.

    I want to hear what you guys have done.
     
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  5. nkjwlf

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    No I didnt hit it stock.

    I haven't hit it yet. I just brought it up closer to my usual specs. I'm a man. I'm not playing with some light weight racquet. I want some beef to my frames. Its not a Babolat. This is a descendent of the Pro Staff Classic!!!
     
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    the man seems to know what he likes
     
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  7. Bartelby

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    You seem to have weighed the leather grip before unpacking it.
     
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  8. nkjwlf

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    Weights as on racquet

    Here are the final weights after they were applied. I weighed what I had cut off to get a measurement of what was on the racquet.

    Overgrip: 6g

    Leather Grip: 24g

    Heat Shrink: 14g
     
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  9. nkjwlf

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    Next observation Bartleby?
     
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  10. themitchmann

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    Good. This stick is begging for weight from the throat down to the handle. The hope has plenty of mass in stick form IMO.
     
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  11. Vlad_C

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    Wow, that heat shrink weights more than I would have expected.

    What leather grip did you use, is that TW leather?
     
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  12. Cesare

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    i think that your current Swingweight is close to 350
     
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  13. nkjwlf

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    Leather Grip

    Yes that is TW. Here are the specs on the grip.

    Leather Grip 25mm x 1300mm x 1.5mm Tan
     
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  14. nkjwlf

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    Swing Weight

    Thank you Cesare!
     
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  16. nkjwlf

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    Cesare

    Can you figure out how many points HL it is too?
     
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  17. Sander001

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    I didn't see the vibrator being measured.

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  19. nkjwlf

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    Anyone else modify their's yet?
     
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  20. Torres

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    So basically you added 30g (net) to the handle and ~8g at 3+9?
     
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  21. corners

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    If your initial measurement of stock weight is correct, then you've actually only added 14 grams at 3&9. Since we don't know your starting balance and swingweight, we can assume that these values are 32.5cm balance and 317 swingweight by cross-referencing with some of the published values at online retailers. From there, adding a total of 29 grams to the handle (mass centered about 3.6 inches from butt) and 14 grams at 3&9 (mass centered 21 inches from butt) gives you the following approximate specs:

    374 grams
    31.47 cm (8.9 HL)
    343 swingweight

    Hope you had these strung fairly tight. All that extra mass in the head is going to make the main strings move a lot more during impact than they would in the stock condition, unless you have a slow swing.
     
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  22. nkjwlf

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    Thanks Corners. Those are the swingweight and balance I was shooting for. I have a medium to fast swing. Western forehand and same grip for the 1hbh. I was asked as a teen in the 90's if I had been coached by a South American or Spanish clay courter. Im actually 6'4" 200lbs. I was told back then I was all wrong on my grips but they were very effective and ive never changed.
     
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  24. SCRAP IRON

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    I'm getting mine tomorrow from TW- I like the stock weight but I'm not opposed to a little customization!
     
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  25. cork_screw

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    The weight for the replacement grip is not going to be accurate. It still has a black tape around it and that white piece of paper that adheres to the sticky side.

    If you were a scientist, you would have failed this controlled experiment.
     
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  26. nkjwlf

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    Thanks Cork Screw. I will invest in UL Laboratory style equipment next time.
     
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  27. nkjwlf

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    SFrazeur im sorry if my Babolat attack has offended you in any way. Perhaps I will scratch my crotch, pull my wedgie, and then wipe my face to get some BabolNadal magic powers. Vamos.
     
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  28. LeeD

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    Little counts until you've hit with it at least a couple of sessions.
     
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  29. nkjwlf

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    I agree LeeD. Thats why all the changes can be reversed.
     
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  30. LeeD

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    Yeah, after a short hit with Shroud's 15 oz racket, I fleetingly thought my direction change to 11 oz rackets might be a lark, and a bad one at that.
    But upon further review, after another 30 hitting sessions and triple that in doubles sets, and half that in singles sets, I think my 11 oz rackets are fine.
    Besides, I still have my three 12.5 oz rackets, and all 3 of my 10oz rackets.
     
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  31. SFrazeur

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    I just found your comments to be rather insular minded and ignorant; this response equals the other post quite nicely in those respects as well. I would not waste my time in trying to persuade you otherwise. Myself, I would rather have the truth even if that means being proven wrong about previous assumptions. However, you do not strike me as a man of science.
     
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  32. Team10

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    LOL good one.
     
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  33. Bartelby

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    Yes, I queried that to no avail.



     
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  34. Matchball

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    I am interested to hear how it plays. It is close to my specs (370 grams, but 1 point more HL).

    The lead set up is quite standard for torsional stability, but in theory, it's a serve and volley mod.

    Keep us posted :)
     
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  35. Shroud

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    Come on Lee. Take your own advice :)
     
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    You should talk to Nadal. He currently plays that light weight crap, maybe you could build his equipment "correctly" and help his game. He could quit the WTA and join the ATP. :rolleyes:

    Post of the century (this and last).
     
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  37. nkjwlf

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    I so agree. Time for that sissy to man up.
     
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  38. nkjwlf

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    Different strokes for different folks. I apologize for my Nadal and Babolat comment. Please report me to the NSA and Obama immediately. I will not express my opinions eber again since I have no Constitution to protect me.
     
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  39. jackcrawford

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    You wouldn't get a point from Nadal if you played until the sun exploded, but enjoy your heavy racquet.
     
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  40. SFrazeur

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    You have every right to post related tennis comments. I would never stop you from doing that. However, when you try and pass off opinion as fact we have every right to call you out on it. People who want to spout off without repercussions conveniently forget that freedom of speech goes for criticism of their own speech as well.

    Before you comment or respond I would call your attention to the 28th Amendment: Thou shalt have no right to be "butthurt" when called out on their crap.
     
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  41. cmendez79

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    Well how does it play?
     
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  42. nkjwlf

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    SFrazeur dies the 28TH ammendment cover butthurt ATP players who play scratch and sniff with their butt's before a serve?
     
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  43. fuzzfactory

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    The more I read your posts, the more I think you are of very low intelligence
     
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  44. nkjwlf

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    How does the racquet play. Very solid like these racquets have always been. However there is added spin. Very solid on volleys, drop volleys especially. Serves are good. Slice and kickers are great, flat serves are going a little long. Groundstrokes are heavy with lots of spin. Definitely not as much as a Steam 99S but a much heavier ball. The Ripspin strings are very slick. They snap back well but overall are an average string. I think anyone could use these strings but few would be singing the praises. Overall I think the racquet is a great combo of new school spin tech with old school weight and feel. I am happy with combo. No arm pain so far. This racquet brings the Spin Effect to those who would never try a Steam.
     
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  45. v-verb

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    Thanks for the report!
     
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  46. nkjwlf

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    Dear fuzzfactory. Yes I am of very low intelligence. I apologize for my misspelling in the 28th ammendment reply post. I post with a slate board and chalk and read by candlelight. My intelligence has not allowed me to find the 20th or 21st century. My car is foot powered and I wear animal skins. I shall never dare speak ill of Nadal or Babolat again. Now let me enjoy the Paria final which has neither Nadal or Babolat in it.
     
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  47. nkjwlf

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    You are welcome V Verb. I have always used heavy racquets and have been waiting for an open pattern Spin Effect racquet. You can't go wrong at the price.
     
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  48. heninfan99

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    Isn't that 5 inches of tape?
     
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