By on December 07, 2009
Advanced players will savor the nSix-One 95 because it offers a tremendous amount of ground control (the kind where you can swing out and not worry about balls hitting the back fence) and the maneuverability makes it possible to launch a ground attack from anywhere on the court. You can also hit with a good amount of spin because of the open string pattern. Hackers beware: The nSix-One 95 is for players comfortable with every stroke; any mechanical deficiencies will lead to unforced errors and short balls. On serves, testers could hit with considerably more pace than with their normal racquets, though they struggled to consistently place the ball where they wanted. An update of the Hyper ProStaff 6.1, the nSix-One has a solid feel and extra stability, which may be a result of its nCode technology. Wilson fortified the frame by filling the microscopic spaces between the woven graphite fibers, the basic building blocks of a racquet, with silicone oxide crystals. Off-center hits still feel harsh, but you can hit your mark more often than not.
Roger Federer makes his competition look bush-league with the Wilson nSix-One Tour. For the rest of us, there’s this slightly more user-friendly version.