Wilson "Six One"

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  1. Sephiroth619

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    Did Wilson dedicate their racquet line up to Federer's height? I mean why Six One as in N6.1, K6.1, etc...?
     
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    The 6.1 represents a modification from 6.0 which is the Pro Staff Original. Subsequent generations were all labeled 6.1 bc while they are based fundamentally on the 6.0 they were not exactly the same. That is my understanding anyway. I'm not sure why the original was 6.0. I think that is related to the "swing index" that Wilson used in its naming convention. 6.0 probably was a swing index that was attributable to head light racquets.

    I'm guessing here a bit so if I'm wrong someone please correct me.
     
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    yes i think it is related to the wilson swing index system which apparently was previously stiffness index. swing index system determines which racquet to get for what type of swing you have; full/long/fast or short/compact.
     
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    They had 6.0 - 6.1 - 6.2 (the skunk)
    Also there are the lighter ones, some that I found 5.1 - 5.2 (i guess it's the base for Tour series used by Henin and Davenport?)
    Also seen 4.x intended for Intermediate player ... and so on ...
     
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    The numbers in the name on Wilson racquets (si) used to correlate to a racquets stiffness or flexibilty.

    As mentioned above it was at one point called stiffness index The higher the number, the higher the flexibility of the frame.

    Therefore the prostaff classic 6.1si was more flexible than say the Hammer 4.0si. And the prostaff classic 7.5si was flexier than the 'six one'.
     
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    well Im not sure about that.. I recently picked up a brand new 6.1 classic and on the cardboard there is a swing index from 1.0 to 8.0 and you can guess where wilson put the psc:)
     
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    Swing index is meaningless technobabble, because Wilson was very inconsistent when naming their racquets that use the system...

    The only racquets that even matter are the Pro Staff 6.0 and 6.1 series... and to a lesser extent, the Pro Staff 6.5, which is an extra-light but evenly balanced intermediate player racquet. Everything else is crap.
     
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    it sure is, you can play with 6.1´s no matter how long/short swings you have..
     
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    obvi, they had to change to the BLX because roger isnt 6.2, therefore had to change names. Fairly simple answer folks.
     
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    no =) its like a program update , full realese is 6.0 and than we get point realeses with small changes and fixes =)) so 6.1 its a bug fixing realese of 6.0 =)
     
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    Ncode 6.1 was an alfa realese of 6.1 then K6.1 it was a beta realese of 6.1 and now we have BLX6.1 its probably a pre-realese version of a full point realse for 6.1 line =))So be patient soon we will get clean copy without errors and bugs of our 6.1 with new name WMUF6.1 Tour (We Missed You Federer 6.1 tour )
     
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    o u guys@!!
     
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    The numbers relate to the flex of the rackets. The higher the number the higher the flex, players sticks. Then you get the lower numbers that are more powerfull, hammers
     
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    The truth

    The 6.1 refers to the racquet stiffness index or RSI. The way this has been calculated goes back to the 1980's. A XX kg weight was placed at the tip of the racquet and the amount of deflection is measured in mm. A racquet that deflected at 6.0 mm was called the 6.0 and subsequently the racquet that deflect at 3.2 became the Hammer 3.2. As more and more racquets were introduced due to marketing reasons this system was abandoned. However because the 6.1 has been the #1 racquet for wilson the name has not changed nor the deflection ... as long as your butcap reads SHS.
     
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    that might be true, but wilson refers to swing-index on the cardboards I have seen:confused:

    I believe the 6.1 classic was way stiffer than the original 6.0, that makes it a bit confusing..
     
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    The specs of my racquets:

    Wilson PS 85 (6.0)
    Weight: 368/12.98
    Flex: 63
    SW: 332

    Wilson Pro Staff Classic (6.1)
    Weight: 362/12.77
    Flex: 71
    SW: 334

    The 6.0 seems too flexy, not that I mind though...
     
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    Agree. It's Wilson's proprietary swing index not the stiffness index that has become a more universal metric. Even Wilson, I believe, has abandoned the swing index. So the "Six One" is now more of a legacy naming convention than a measurement of the racquet's swing characteristics.
     
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    yes I agree, some of the psc I got have 6.1 si written on it, that was the second edition of psc where the third only have 6.1 classic and the first only have classic..
     
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