Delpo's Wilson frame

What frame is Delpo really using?

  • Wilson 6.1 classic

    Votes: 8 17.4%
  • Wilson 6.1 hyper

    Votes: 12 26.1%
  • Wilson 6.1 custom made for Delpo

    Votes: 22 47.8%
  • Impossible to tell

    Votes: 4 8.7%

  • Total voters
    46

lidoazndiabloboi

Hall of Fame

Sorry for the picture quality.
So I took this pic, in the morning.
The left (HPS 6.1 painted as Burn), middle (6.1 Classic), right (6.1 Classic painted as Kfactor)

So what I wanted to point out is the HPS is rounder at the Y-part. As you can see, the 6.1 Classic has a different shape than the HPS.

Looking at Del Pos K95, it resembles the left racket more than the Classic
 

penguin

Semi-Pro
Posted by @drakulie in the thread Feb 2011: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/del-potro-switching-to-new-wilson-stick.370360/#post-5456160

I didn't check if it was extended or standard. However, when swinging it, I think I would have noticed if it was extended so I'm fairly certain it was standard.
comments like this about other aspects of racquet specs would get absolutely crucified here- why is everyone so flaky about length? nothing conclusive yet...
 

Raizu

Rookie
Posted by @drakulie in the thread Feb 2011: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/del-potro-switching-to-new-wilson-stick.370360/#post-5456160

the swing weight of his frame, unstrung, was 317.

weight was 355. Not sure about the balance, as I really didn't bother checking it. I will say that it swung really light (even with strings), and was very well balanced. I was extremely surprised how easily it cut through the air.

I didn't check if it was extended or standard. However, when swinging it, I think I would have noticed if it was extended so I'm fairly certain it was standard.







Thats a Hyper Carbon 6.1. Just by looking at the PWS and how many strings it has. It's exactly the same as mine.
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
comments like this about other aspects of racquet specs would get absolutely crucified here- why is everyone so flaky about length? nothing conclusive yet...
Sure, it certainly isn't the last word. I went looking for that post since it had measured weight and swingweight. I included the line he wrote about length just to share what he said.
 

Raizu

Rookie
yeah thats right



Can you clarify what you mean? I would like to know some other was to differentiate between HPS and Classic
Well I have 2 Hyper Carbon 6.1 but don't have a classic with me. But I compared it to the new 97S as seen above. If I get a 6.1 I'll
Post similar measurements when I get one. Trying to see if Wilson could hook up
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
Well I have 2 Hyper Carbon 6.1 but don't have a classic with me. But I compared it to the new 97S as seen above. If I get a 6.1 I'll
Post similar measurements when I get one. Trying to see if Wilson could hook up
If you are referring to which strings are on the PWS, all 6.1 95 versions have 4 on, 16 or 18 main - standard or stretch.

Here are some very sharp photos that enlarge well:



 
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Raizu

Rookie
If you are referring to which strings are on the PWS, all 6.1 95 versions have 4 on, 16 or 18 main - standard or stretch.

Here are some very sharp photos that enlarge well:



Even the 16x18? I noticed on the 97S there are 5. I wonder if the 97 and RF have 5 as well
 

Raizu

Rookie
Interesting. I played with all 3 of those except the 6.0 lol. Until now I never really paid attention to the specs or details. Just added lead tape at 3 and 9 and liked my racquets 10-12 pts head light.

I still think Delpo's racquet is a Hyper Carbon but it could be a 6.1 classic after seeing this. I just don't think he would go backwards from a Hyper Carbon. I know in Argentina back then they did not customize for juniors.
 

penguin

Semi-Pro
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Sure, it certainly isn't the last word. I went looking for that post since it had measured weight and swingweight. I included the line he wrote about length just to share what he said.
sorry for whatever reason i didn't notice that it was a quote post


the other post is also not conclusive because in the photo you cannot actually see the butt-caps on the ground- for all we know someone is holding the longer one level with the others so that comparison is easier and clearer (which was the actual purpose of the picture)
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
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sorry for whatever reason i didn't notice that it was a quote post


the other post is also not conclusive because in the photo you cannot actually see the butt-caps on the ground- for all we know someone is holding the longer one level with the others so that comparison is easier and clearer (which was the actual purpose of the picture)
One time I quoted an ancient post to another thread and the author was greatly confused. I try to note where it came from, but I agree visually it isn't as clear.

Hopefully prostringing will chime in, it seems logical to me but I get that it isn't conclusive.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
The lead in the more current racquets looks a little wider than in the older racquets. It doesn't look quite 1/2 inch though. 3/8s?
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
wonder why, to me it has the more feel and spin of the two while maintaining power and control.
Everyone is different for me 18x20 is vastly superior. I feel that I need 18x20 to tame the pop that classic provides.
 

Wilhelm

Professional
Well, whatever Juan Martin uses, it is leaded up like hell! Stan uses a similar brick-like stick, I probably couldn't hit with those logs..
 

Capulin Zurdo

Hall of Fame
If you are referring to which strings are on the PWS, all 6.1 95 versions have 4 on, 16 or 18 main - standard or stretch.

Here are some very sharp photos that enlarge well:




Interesting that in the top photo the racquet looks like it has a boxier beam, but from the others it looks like a Six.One 95 mold.
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
Interesting that in the top photo the racquet looks like it has a boxier beam, but from the others it looks like a Six.One 95 mold.
Post #67 looks similar to me as well. It all depends on the lighting. If the light is broad and indirect it may appear more flat, at night with banks of direct lights it may look more round.

Even in the same interior lighting these look quite different
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/del-potro-about-his-racquets-and-possible-change-spanish.474784/page-7#post-10396408
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/del-potro-about-his-racquets-and-possible-change-spanish.474784/page-7#post-10407641
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
Finally got my Hyper 6.1 18/20 strung this week and just spent two hours on court with it. It was new and still had the wrapper on the handle. Size was my regular, L3. I strung it with ALU power mains @57lbs in the mains and Wilson gut @57lbs in the crosses. I replaced the grip with a Wilson leather grip and added a Wilson pro overgrip. I had lead tape at the same length as Delpo and a shamrock vibration dampener.
After about 40 minutes of adjusting to the specs of the racket I found that it is a low-medium powered frame. Spin potential is good, and it has great touch/feel.
Serves were good, especially faster and flatter serves. 2nd serves could get a bit messy as I wasn't getting the same racket head speed for topspin as I do with my RF97. Ground strokes were amazing, I found easy depth and could really go for winners or loopier topspin shots.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
Continued:
I found that I wasn't quite as confident on my forehand as I am with my RF97, but the backhand was by far my favourite shot with the 6.1, I'd go as far to say that I've never hit such penetrating backhands before. I was getting very fast backhands, with a lot of spin but kept the flight of the ball very flat. My cross court one hander is my favourite shot and it was a dream with this racket.
Volleys were really solid and I could really put the ball away or utilise the great feel of the frame to play a drop volley.
Drop shots were easy to go for from the baseline or from inside the court.
Returns were sold and I was especially enjoying the solid feel on the one hander on returns.
Outside of the sweet spot the racket felt a bit jarring and not a forgiving as my RF97.

All in all I loved this racket and could very easily switch to it. However, due to the rarity I will only use this as a racket that I play with occasionally, but I will buy the anniversary edition of the 6.1 classic and could possibly switch to that.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
It's easy to see why Delpo enjoys this frame so much and I just wish that I had the skills to truly utilise this great frame.
 

xFullCourtTenniSx

Hall of Fame
It looks like the Hyper in the pictures but could easily be a paintjob as it shares the same mold as the classic.
It can't be anything BUT the Hyper ProStaff. He's not even sponsored by Wilson. The chances are slim that he went to a store and bought a paintjobbed PSC that looks like a HPS. Those are hard to find. If Wilson so much as gives you strings, you HAVE to stencil your strings. Even for the practice courts.
 
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