Wilson Hammer 6.2 and Hyper Hammer 6.2 Same specs?

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by ChicagoJack, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. ChicagoJack

    ChicagoJack Hall of Fame

    Aug 11, 2005

    I'm trying to figure out if the specs (weight, balance, sw, length, flex) changed when wilson updated the 6.2 model hammer with the hyper hammer 6.2

    What I can figure out from google searches is that there were MP and OS versions of each, the earlier hammer version had slightly different cosmetics, more of a spray paint fade around the throat. The hyper hammer was black and white (sometimes called the skunk version) and had no spray paint fade around the throat. Any help figuring out the rest of the puzzle would be greatly appreciated.


  2. mhj202

    mhj202 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2011
    New York, NY
    So funny- I was actually thinking about the original skunk this morning and missing it's incredibly stability (or so I remember) -- and wondering why the hammer technology has gone away even though it was so popular.

    From the TW article, it says that the original skunk was std length (consistent with my memory as well) while the Hyper Hammer 6.2 is longer (27.25" for the 95 and 27.5" for the 110)-- and also notes that the Hyper Hammer is lighter than the original skunks.
  3. Don't Let It Bounce

    Don't Let It Bounce Hall of Fame

    Sep 15, 2009
    They were very different critters. It was the Hammer 6.2 that was called The Skunk, and it was a major retail success for Wilson. Subsequent versions sought to capitalize on that success by reviving the nickname and the cosmetics.

    Here are Wilson's specs for the two. Wilson didn't list swing weight back then, but the original 6.2 had a lot more of it (334 for the 95 that was used for the "Tailweighted Hammer" project discussed on Wilmot McCutchen's site):

    Hammer 6.2
    • T5659: 110, 27", 13.0 HH, 10 oz, 28mm Dual Taper, 60% Graphite/40% Fiberglass, Fast/long/loopy swing, Medium flex, 55-65 lb, 16x20
    • T5658: 95, 15.0 HH, 9.7 oz, 26mm Dual Taper, 16x18, otherwise same as 110

    Hammer 6.2 Stretch (this was released between the H6.2 and the HH6.2; it is identifiable by a gold "spray" at the throat between the white and black)
    • T6059: 110, 28", 8.0 HH, 10 oz, 18x19, otherwise same as Hammer 6.2 110
    • T6058: 95, 28", 9.0 HH, 9.9 oz, 26mm Dual Taper, 16x20, otherwise same as Hammer 6.2 95

    Hyper Hammer 6.2
    • T7363: 110, 27.5", 2.0 HH, 9.6 oz, 26 mm Dual Taper, 10% Hypercarbon/60% Graphite/30% Fiberglass, Fast/Long/Loopy swing, Medium flex, 53-63 lb, 16x20
    • T7362: 95, 27.25", 4.0 HH, 9.7 oz, 24 mm Dual Taper Beam, 50-60 lb, otherwise same as 110.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  4. jimanuel12

    jimanuel12 Semi-Pro

    Sep 21, 2009
    i think the hammer technology went away because it "caused" so many injuries and tennis elbow.
    i used the hammer a few times - got the worst case of TE in the universe and i almost gave that thing away just to get rid of it.
    Worst tennis racquet ever made - "my 2 cents worth of course".
  5. Timbo's hopeless slice

    Timbo's hopeless slice Hall of Fame

    Feb 8, 2011
    I had a brief hit with what I think was one of these last night.

    Seemed to be standard length, was quite nice on volleys and groundstrokes and then I tried a serve.


    Monster power, but sent pain shooting straight up my arm all teh way to my shoulder from just the one serve!

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