What does "six one" even mean?! Beyond the Playtest: Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95

TW Staff

Administrator
Join the Tennis Warehouse playtest squad as the gush over the Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95! Troy, Chris, Boone & Michelle talk about the what they loved about this racquet as well they go into the history and heritage of the Six.One line of frames.
Don't miss the throwback vids in the YouTube version!
Take a look at the specs: Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95 v14 Racquet: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-W95V14.html

See our full review:

Happy Hitting!
 
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Icsa

Semi-Pro
The 6.1 name is rooted in the stiffness index before it became a line of racquets.
From https://au.wilson.com/pages/the-history-of-the-wilson-pro-staff-tennis-racket:

STIFFNESS INDEX: In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Wilson’s engineers developed a system known as the “SI SYSTEM” where “SI” standing for “Stiffness Index”. This system is a measurement of a racket’s flexibility and stability. The 90’s graphic below paints a visual, but in a nutshell, the lower a tennis racket’s SI, the more stiff, while the higher a racket’s SI, the more flexible. Stiffer rackets produce more power while flexible rackets produce more control.

In Wilson’s current racket lines, Ultra is the most stiff at a 3.9si while Clash rackets are the most flexible, topping out at 11.2si. For reference, the most popular Pro Staff’s typically have measured around a 6.0si, which is considered an ideal blend of flexibility and stability. The new Pro Staff v13 line measures in at a 5.5si. All important to note as you look through every Pro Staff ever, as you’ll notice SI was used to differentiate the models in the 90’s and early 2000’s.

2.%20SI%20System_0.jpg
 
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Smecz

Semi-Pro
Join the Tennis Warehouse playtest squad as the gush over the Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95! Troy, Chris, Boone & Michelle talk about the what they loved about this racquet as well they go into the history and heritage of the Six.One line of frames.
Don't miss the throwback vids in the YouTube version!
Take a look at the specs: Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95 v14 Racquet: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-W95V14.html

See our full review:

Happy Hitting!

Wilson six one 95 is legendary, very good racquet, is very dynamic and control frame.

I use to play light version, because it is better comfortable!!

I used to be more in favor of pro staff, but now I prefer six one, they are more suitable for an amateur in the game, but this is my subjective opinion.!!
 
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tennis3

Hall of Fame
Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive, now

You get yours, baby
I'll get mine
Gonna make it, baby
If we try
 

BenC

Professional
The 6.1 name is rooted in the stiffness index before it became a line of racquets.
From https://au.wilson.com/pages/the-history-of-the-wilson-pro-staff-tennis-racket:

STIFFNESS INDEX: In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Wilson’s engineers developed a system known as the “SI SYSTEM” where “SI” standing for “Stiffness Index”. This system is a measurement of a racket’s flexibility and stability. The 90’s graphic below paints a visual, but in a nutshell, the lower a tennis racket’s SI, the more stiff, while the higher a racket’s SI, the more flexible. Stiffer rackets produce more power while flexible rackets produce more control.

In Wilson’s current racket lines, Ultra is the most stiff at a 3.9si while Clash rackets are the most flexible, topping out at 11.2si. For reference, the most popular Pro Staff’s typically have measured around a 6.0si, which is considered an ideal blend of flexibility and stability. The new Pro Staff v13 line measures in at a 5.5si. All important to note as you look through every Pro Staff ever, as you’ll notice SI was used to differentiate the models in the 90’s and early 2000’s.

2.%20SI%20System_0.jpg
oh man, I remember seeing a physical copy of that in a pro shop a long time ago. A very long time ago ...
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
The 6.1 name is rooted in the stiffness index before it became a line of racquets.
From https://au.wilson.com/pages/the-history-of-the-wilson-pro-staff-tennis-racket:

STIFFNESS INDEX: In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Wilson’s engineers developed a system known as the “SI SYSTEM” where “SI” standing for “Stiffness Index”. This system is a measurement of a racket’s flexibility and stability. The 90’s graphic below paints a visual, but in a nutshell, the lower a tennis racket’s SI, the more stiff, while the higher a racket’s SI, the more flexible. Stiffer rackets produce more power while flexible rackets produce more control.

In Wilson’s current racket lines, Ultra is the most stiff at a 3.9si while Clash rackets are the most flexible, topping out at 11.2si. For reference, the most popular Pro Staff’s typically have measured around a 6.0si, which is considered an ideal blend of flexibility and stability. The new Pro Staff v13 line measures in at a 5.5si. All important to note as you look through every Pro Staff ever, as you’ll notice SI was used to differentiate the models in the 90’s and early 2000’s.

2.%20SI%20System_0.jpg
S.I. has also been referred to by Wilson as "Swing Index". High swing index numbers corresponded to longer swings and the opposite for low index numbers.
 

Curtennis

Hall of Fame
The 6.1 name is rooted in the stiffness index before it became a line of racquets.
From https://au.wilson.com/pages/the-history-of-the-wilson-pro-staff-tennis-racket:

STIFFNESS INDEX: In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Wilson’s engineers developed a system known as the “SI SYSTEM” where “SI” standing for “Stiffness Index”. This system is a measurement of a racket’s flexibility and stability. The 90’s graphic below paints a visual, but in a nutshell, the lower a tennis racket’s SI, the more stiff, while the higher a racket’s SI, the more flexible. Stiffer rackets produce more power while flexible rackets produce more control.

In Wilson’s current racket lines, Ultra is the most stiff at a 3.9si while Clash rackets are the most flexible, topping out at 11.2si. For reference, the most popular Pro Staff’s typically have measured around a 6.0si, which is considered an ideal blend of flexibility and stability. The new Pro Staff v13 line measures in at a 5.5si. All important to note as you look through every Pro Staff ever, as you’ll notice SI was used to differentiate the models in the 90’s and early 2000’s.

2.%20SI%20System_0.jpg
I’m about a 2.1 right now.
 
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