One of the most iconic racquets of all time, the Wilson Six-One 95 series (which started with the famous Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 Classic, has been relaunched by Wilson in Europe in a new white/red paint job. I haven't been able to find the racquet on a lot of the online retailers however, only a Swedish one called “Racketspecialisten” and Pro Direct Tennis so far. I might buy a few myself from there.
Here is the link to buy the Wilson Six One 95 reissue model from Pro Direct Tennis.
Or buy the Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 Classic anniversary model
You who have tried the Wilson Six One 95 series, know that the racquet plays like a manoeuvrable tank thanks to his decent weight (332 grams unstrung) and head light balance. It's a very popular racquet among the top players with names such as…yes, they are really too many to NOT list:
Wilson Six One 95 users – courtesy of Talk Tennis forums.
Juan Martín del Potro 18×20 TITLES: 19 SGL 1 DBL
Roberto Bautista Agut 18×20 TITLES: 4 SGL
Philipp Kohlschreiber 16×18 TITLES: 7 SGL 7 DBL
Leonardo Mayer 18×20 TITLES: 1 SGL 1 DBL
Thomaz Bellucci 18×20 TITLES: 42 SGL 1 DBL
Lukas Rosol 18×20 TITLES: 2 SGL 3 DBL
Kyle Edmund 18×20
Daniel Evans 18×20
Dušan Lajovic 18×20 TITLES: 1 DBL
Denis Shapovalov 18×20
And that's only the list of currently active players!
The Wilson Six-One 95 is a formidable weapon in the hands of attacking players and I've pretty much used all iterations of it through the years. This is the various models (from memory so please correct me if I'm wrong):
- Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 Classic
- Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1
- Wilson nSix-One 95 (nCode)
- Wilson kSix-One 95 (kFactor)
- Wilson BLX Six-One 95 (BLX)
- Wilson BLX2 Six-One 95 (Amplifeel)
- Wilson Six-One 95 (with parallell drilling)
The new European-edition design of the Wilson Six-One 95 looks like this (see pics below). Keeping with the classic, clean, white and red design of the previous version. Thanks to poster “808” on TT forums for the pics.
You can buy the new Wilson Six One 95 from our tennis friends:
Pro Direct Tennis
Do It Tennis
hi just wondering if they will be coming out with the 6.1 95s?
Sadly, the idea seems to be to only re-launch the 18×20 332 gram version. Cheers / Jonas
Any clue why these are selling for $120 new? I guess there is no extra cost for RnD and marketing?
I think the reasoning is that it’s just a re-issue, no new technologies or stuff that you can use to “justify” a 249 USD price tag. I think this is what a new racquet should cost, but that’s another story. Great frames! True classics that I love to bring out from time to time.
Cheers / Jonas
Have you played this along side the RF97A? I just played the RF97A for 2 hours and I really liked how solid it felt. (This is coming from my old hyper hammer 6.2 that was only 10oz. I used to be 4.0 player and i’m trying to get back into tennis after many years of not playing).
I want to try the six.one 95 and choose between the 2 because I think they are likely similar, but can’t find a demo of it. I’m thinking the six.one should play similar to the RF97A with maybe a little less power and more maneuverability due to the slightly smaller head size. Any thoughts?
Yes, I have. The RF97A is more solid and feels stiffer, the Six One 95 flows easier through the air. Tough choice between the two, but the Six One 95 is easier to use for sure! A must-try since it’s such a classic racquet used by many players on the tour still today.
Cheers / Jonas
awesome! Thanks for your feedback. Looks like they are about the same weight and if i add a leather grip to six.one, i’ll probably be at the same heft and balance as the RF97A which i liked, but easier to swing with the 95″ headsize that I’m used to.
nice to get the 16X18 version
I’m a couple years late on this thread, but am wondering how this 2017 reissue compares to the 2020 Pro Lab issue of the Six-One 95 18×20 (which I believe is a reissue of the DelPo preferred model). Any info on that comparison would be excellent. Thanks!
Poly tones, I will let you know. I have the Pro Labs. Erosion and it is great. Amazing on serve, solid on grounders, and comfortable to use with no harsh vibes. I have a leather grip added so even more headlight than stock. I have (2) NOS re issues on their way to me so will reply back to this and let you know how they compare.
16 x 19 version did it all