This is an interesting one for the nerds! A Wilson Pro Staff Six One 100. If you find the Six One 95 demanding, this one might be for you.
As you might know if you read/watch Tennisnerd, I’m a fan of the Wilson Six One 95. The nCode edition is my favorite, but they’re all good. That’s why I was happy to see the Six One 95 re-introduced in the Wilson Pro Labs program. Still, it’s a 332 gram unstrung (11.7 oz), 95 sq inch racquet with an 18×20 pattern, so it’s not going to be easy to use. That’s why, based on popular request, Wilson has created a 100 sq inch version of the Six One called the Wilson Pro Staff Six One 100 V13. You can check it out on Tennis Warehouse, but I will also list the specs below.
Wilson Pro Staff Six One 100 Specs
|Head size: 100 in / 645.16 cm|
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.3oz / 320g|
|Balance: 12.79in / 32.49cm / 6 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22.5mm|
|Racquet Colors:White/ Red|
|Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance|
|String Tension:50-60 pounds|
A few interesting things to note for the Six One 100. It includes Braid 45, which “aligns the graphite fibers at a 45 degree angle for optimal feel, pocketing and stability” similar to the new Pro Staff 97 V13. It also includes Wilson’s classic PWS (perimeter weighting system), meaning added weight at 3 and 9 for more stability, plow-through and a higher twist weight.
The pattern is more open, at 16 mains and 19 crosses. The beam is slightly thicker than the usual Six One 95 (but only half a millimeter) and the weight is far more manageable at 305g unstrung or 10.75 oz. The swing weight of the Six One 95 is usually up aroud 335+ strung, but the Six One 100 is more maneuverable at 323 measured strung swing weight.
Looking at the stiffness, it’s not something to be too worried about for players with sensitive arms. With the right string setup, 64 RA looks decently arm-friendly. A 100 sq inch head size usually expands the sweet spot enough to make sure that off-center hits are a bit more forgiving.
Wilson Pro Staff Six One 100 Review?
I definitely want to review this one. The problem right now is that it’s not available at Tennis Warehouse Europe or Wilson.com (I just find the Six One 95 Pro Labs version there). It’s a racquet I’m very curious about, so I will see if I can get my hands on it somehow. If you have tried the Six One 100, let me know how it plays in the comments below!
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