For Karly; Ref hotmelt 300 and wilson 95l

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by eurochris, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. eurochris

    eurochris New User

    Mar 11, 2009
    First of all, ant particular reason why video reviews were posted but no subsequent written reviews?
    More importantly , as you recently reviewed both sticks could you compare
    them in terms of weight, feel, power, ease of use and comfort,
    Also did you notice anything about the parallel drilling in 95l that would effectively make string bed feel bigger than a traditional 95? Does 300G
    have enough power to hold up ? Would one of the two be a better option
    for a 1bh. Many thanks in advance .
  2. TW Staff

    TW Staff Administrator

    Jan 21, 2004

    Personally I thought the Dunlop Hotmelt 300G and the Wilson Six.One 95L racquets played very similar in many ways. Both racquets had a crisp feel and quick response on contact. The racquets felt stiff and the ball jumped off the frame fast, which I like. The Wilson 95L absorbed shock better so it was more comfortable than the Hotmelt 300G, but I still liked the stiff feel of both racquets.

    When it came to weight I thought the Hotmelt 300G swung a little faster and was a little more whippy than the Wilson 95L, but they were both maneuverable and very easy to swing.

    In terms of power I thought they both offered the same amount. I felt I could hit just as hard with each racquet, although the Wilson 95L offered more control so it was easier to place the ball where I wanted with it.

    As for one being better for a one-handed backhand, I think it all comes down to personal preference. The Hotmelt 300G swings faster and has a slightly larger headsize providing more room for error, but the Wilson 95L offers more control and is softer on the arm.

    In regards to the string pattern of the Six.One 95L, I don't think there was a significant difference to make the stringbed play differently than a traditional racquet. The control was still very prominent and the ball jumped off the stringbed quickly. I didn't experience any different ball pocketing or obvious spin potential, at least not enough to say that it plays drastically different.

    Since the Dunlop Hotmelt 300G is a re-release, unfortunately there will not be a new written review for the racquet, however here is the TW review for when the racquet was first made:

    And the written review for the Wilson 95L is currently being edited, so it should be available in approximately three weeks!

    I hope this helps.

    Karly, TW

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