Your thoughts on the Wilson Hammer 6.2 stretch OS needed??

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Andy Zarzuela, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Andy Zarzuela

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    I found a place that has one for real cheap. Normally I play with 11oz racquets or higher (ie: Diablo MP, MP-2i), but it's appealing to me because of it's huge sweetspot and dense string pattern. Not to mention Venus Williams plays with it. I think I will string it at least at 70lbs because I hit the ball so hard and flat. I think that if I can control a Wilson Profile at 60lbs. decently, than surely I can control this racquet which weighs 3 ounces less and has a denser string pattern....
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  2. kreative

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    is this the original skunk 6.2? if so, than it's prolly the only hammer aside from the hh6.3 that i found decent in terms of playability. nice big sweetspot, and nice at the baseline. a little slow on manueverability for volleys, but it's large sweetspot in some ways makes up for it.
     
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  4. Nater

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    I bought that racquet 7 years ago, and I still use it. Now, I'm not as serious a player as most here, but I do like the racquet. My elbow began having problems a couple years ago... so I added some weight to the handle (based on the advice at racquetresearch.com). Since then, I've had no problems with the elbow -- or the racquet. :)
     
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  5. David Pavlich

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    If you buy the skunk, add about an ounce of lead to the butt end and you'll have a pretty good frame.

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  6. rooski

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    The original skunk OS stretch was a good racket. Good solid, controllable power. The two guys I knew who played it for a long time both had shoulder problems with it though. I'm not sure if it was the extra 1" length or the massive 350+ swingweight.

    BTW...where did you find the relic? If they are cheap, I may buy another one for my Dad who has used it off and on for several years. He is only a casual player but he liked it and didn't have any arm problems from it that I know of.
     
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