By on December 07, 2009
The Hyper Hammer 6.2 was a hugely popular racquet in the 1990s—you may remember it by its nickname, the Skunk, due to its black-and-white color scheme. This new Wilson bears a similar color, but there are big differences. Most notably, it’s head light rather than Hammer-headed (head heavy). This makes the frame significantly more maneuverable, though power baseliners might be disappointed to lose the extra weight in the head for added power. With the mid-plus, playtesters commended the control, and the weight and balance work together to produce a maneuverable weapon from all points on the court. Power? You’ll have to supply most of it, though the stiff construction does help. The mid-plus will appeal to players rated 4.5 and above. Everyone else will gravitate toward the oversize, which packs a bigger punch. Indeed, the beauty of the nSix-Two is its appeal to a slew of players, from beginners (the oversize) to advanced players (mid-plus) who want something maneuverable and with a bit more pop.
If there’s one area where Wilson is a bit thin, it’s in the mid-10-ounce weight range. This new model, which is a good allaround frame, fills the void.