Racquet Replacement wilson hammer triad 3.0

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  1. buckstucky

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    I want to replace my wilson hammer triad 3.0 with something with the same characteristics, that is on the market today? Id like to stay with wilson because these racquets last a long tiime.

    What new models are available now that are like the wilson hammer triad 3.0 (really stiff no vibration) ?
     
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  2. Hi I'm Ray

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    My friend has one of those. Ppl are put off the specs but its a great stick. We did a lot of customizations to it and it actually turned out awesome. Wilson continues to make these as the "Three" series, for example the previous one was called the Stratus Three, the current one is BLX Three: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Three/descpageRCWILSON-BLX3.html
     
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  3. buckstucky

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    Wilson Triad Hammer 3.0

    Im curious why are they put off by the specs of this racquet ?

    And can you give me an idea of what are good specs ? I love stiff raquets when I am playing well the power is incredible!!!
     
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  4. Hi I'm Ray

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    Plenty of racket snobs out there that insist player's rackets are the way to go and many who either can't control a powerful frame or don't bother customizing/setting it up to their prefered spec range and say they are too light or no good.

    "Good specs" are whatever suits your game and preferences. I just got back from playing with a 90, a 100sq in tweener (my regular frame), a 38mm thick Hammer 2.7 that I finally got the mods dial in, and a wooden racket that I spent 2 hrs of the night hitting with. All were good frames IMO.
     
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  5. buckstucky

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    Wilson Triad replacement

    Thanks Ray

    Racquet snobs (heehee) ! Yes Im beginning to see this the more I read here... I agree its an individual thing. I sometimes play a guy with a monster serve and forehand that exclusively plays with sub $40 metal raquets that are 30 years old!

    Ok so I did go crazy and buy a Triad 2.2 from **** for $80. So now Im looking for a new stiff light raquet (BLX?) thanks for your help .

    I have had the same raquets for over 10 years so I guess I have to learn whats out there now! Something like going on a date after being married for years...
     
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    Wilson's Triad system was their attempt to reduce the shock felt by users from their frames. They layered a seam of rubber/or something along the throat down to the top of the handle. Purpose was to reduce vibrations and shock from hitting the ball. Babolat's Cortex system is suppose to do the same thing. There is nothing currently available with this rubber sandwich. The current Wilson 3 series cited earlier do not have this construction. 2 cents.
     
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  7. Tamiya

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    eh? Unless W has discontinued it lately, BLX Three has 2 piece construction
    (Head hoop & handle yoke separate) glued together with Iso.Zorb rubber.

    I have K-series Three which is a great update when I was looking to fill in for
    my Profile Hammer 110... they're head heavy so I like to add a buttload of lead.
    (can't be that old, I saw 1 in the demo rack at courts just this w/e :twisted: "RRP $439")

    Feel due to isozorb is very muted though, like riding a caddy towncar.
    Even after tuning my Three 115 is a grandpa club, just & hold it out in
    path of ball & the ball just sails back over the net... random direction.
    Sometimes it's good to be able to turn brain off :)

    Wilson had "FX" previously which I haven't seen lately, yoke has hole in side
    it's like 4 spokes for the Y instead of 2... worked ok to reduce shock vibe
    without feeling as detached as isozorb.
     
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    I have nostalgic rosetinted glasses for the Profile Hammer (1st, aka 2.7si)

    Modern frames in similar design That caught my eye this yr is BLX Two,
    BLX Three if you really like Triad tech... or no harm jumping ship either -
    checkout the Prince O3 Silver and Head Ti.S6.
     
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  9. buckstucky

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    Wison Triad 3.0 replacement

    Tamiya

    Thanks for the excellent input! Granpa club LOL!!!!

    Ill look into to your suggestions tomorrow.

    Whatever happens I have to have something by tuesday and it seems like the racquet I ordered online wont be in until thursday.
     
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  10. Hi I'm Ray

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    Huh? That didn't make a whole lot of sense. The Three series still has the 3 piece Triad construction (which seems very different from Cortex.)
    Actually its a good design IMO, at first I thought it would feel flimsy but it doesn't feel at all like a seperate piece construction. The frame has a very stiff and powerful response but surprisingly free of shocks and harsh vibes.

    Hey, I've been playing with a Profile 2.7 110 and a Hammer 2.7 110 that I modified recently. Huge power, quite controllable with a poly/syn gut hybrid, and comfortable enough with the right set up. They have a very similar design and both are 38mm thick but the Hammer is lighter and has a 18x20 string pattern. The closest thing I've found to the old Hammer 2.7 110 is the K Hammer 2.7 110: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_K_Factor_Hammer_27/descpageRCWILSON-WKH27.html
     
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    wow Ray, didn't know that K Hammer existed! Yeah looks like W recycled
    the old 2.7 mold to crank that out; don't think it made it past K-series.
    I have not seen 1 anywhere (I'm in Oz), probably never got sold locally.

    Profile Hammer 110 was the last icon I bought new in 1990 & still own.
    Crazy power which got giddy addictive but it was a bazooka not sniper.
    Only on recent return to tennis & being a stubborn geek decided to see
    if modding could tame it to something usable... hence sourced some
    rougher wrecks to mod on - now added another 95 & 110
    plus the K Three as a benchmark on "modern" HH frames.

    Getting geriatric so I won't put poly into anything so light & stiff,
    tendonitis is bad enough as is. Keeping to nylon & multis where possible; am trying to modernise to smaller heavier heads & learning longer swing.

    Although with 38mm thick flank... we used to net volley with that!!! :D
     
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