Wilson Hyper Hammer

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  1. Gonzalito17

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    I noticed some very very good senior players use this sucker and they have great accuracy and shotmaking ability with the oversize head. What's the deal on this racquet? I never tried it but intrigued by seeing 3 high quality senior players having such success with it.
     
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  2. SFrazeur

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    Hyper Hammer was an entire series of racquets beginning around '98-'99. Hammer racquets in general from Wilson came out in 1990. Named for the weight being more throughout the head than in the handle/shaft. In around '93 Wilson had Sledge Hammers. Super-granny sticks with heads taking more of a triangular shape to raise and widen the sweetspot. There were also Hyper Sledge Hammers. This was back when Wilson still used their SI Scale. Usually 2.0, 3.0, etc.

    A skilled player can use and play well with any racquet. The older one is the less weight they can use as easily. Although it it not unusual for me to see a Sr. court with 6.1 classics and hammer style racquets (from various brands) together.
     
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  3. newpball

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    It is powerful, you don't have to swing as fast to get a powerful ball. Of course the downside is that you have less room for heavy spin and there is less control.
     
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