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ChicagoJack 06-10-2012 10:40 AM

Wilson Hammer 6.2 and Hyper Hammer 6.2 Same specs?
 
Hi,

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.


http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Revi...H62Review.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26425178@N04/6766288251/

Jack

mhj202 06-10-2012 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChicagoJack (Post 6618739)
Hi,

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.


http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Revi...H62Review.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26425178@N04/6766288251/

Jack

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.

Don't Let It Bounce 06-11-2012 06:20 AM

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.

jimanuel12 06-11-2012 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mhj202 (Post 6619285)
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.

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".

Timbo's hopeless slice 01-23-2013 02:10 PM

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.

Yikes!!!

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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