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Wilson K Six One 95 (18x20) Tennis Racquet: Un-Strung $99, Strung

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Tennis Warehouse has Wilson K Six One 95 (18x20) Tennis Racquet on sale starting at $99 for Un-Strung or from $103.95 for Strung. Shipping is free. Thanks murphysc5
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Tennis Warehouse [tennis-warehouse.com] has Wilson K Six One 95 (18x20) Racquet for $99 and Free Shipping.

Previous price and cheapest elsewhere is $149
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This is not meant for entry-level player. If you have to ask about the grip size etc, this is probably not for you.
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Why do you say that—because of the stiffness? I don't find that matters much, if at all. I buy into recoil weight being a main factor for injury and comfort. And the recoil weight on this is around 170, if my calculations are correct, which puts it in the group at top end of racquets, and good for comfort.

It is one of the heavier models out there at 12.4 oz. So any additional weight could be too much (or too much at stock weight for some). But being 7 points head light gives you some room for weighting just the head, increasing recoil weight considerably more.
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This probably goes both ways... When I was playing with light (<10.5 oz) but super stiff (70+ stiffness) racquets I actually started developing tennis elbow.

This racquet (with a 16/19 pattern) not only helped me reduce the tennis elbow, but also quickly became my favorite racquet (NTRP 3.5/4.0 UTR 4/5 level player at that time). It required me to change my swing, from a short and stabby to a fuller swing, since it does not deliver nearly as much power as light and stiff racquets do.

Now (NTRP 4.5 UTR 6/7) I am using an even heavier but softer racquet (ProKennex KI5 PSE, 13.9oz strung Natural Gut@59lb/Alu Rough@56lb, no lead/mods, 6 point head-light, 62 stiffness). I know, super heavy, but it works wonders if you can handle it. Strength training is very important. I also play daily.

TLBig GrinR; Heavier racquets, especially if you aren't used to playing with one may require changes to technique to wield them. This one is a bit stiffer too, and will require you to create power to actually hit. All in all, in my personal opinion, this is an excellent advanced (4.0+) player frame.


As to deal quality - this is a really good deal for what used to be a Pro Staff designated racquet (used to be Pro Staff K Six.One). Wilson has since relegated pro-staff to pro-endorsed racquets, and the only one that (IMHO) deserves the "Pro Staff" title is the RF97 Autograph (any of its paint jobs - they are all the same).


In fact, you will be hard pressed to find anything comparable within this price range.
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What is the total weight?
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Yikes. My elbow hurts just looking at this thing.
Why do you say that—because of the stiffness? I don't find that matters much, if at all. I buy into recoil weight being a main factor for injury and comfort. And the recoil weight on this is around 170, if my calculations are correct, which puts it in the group at top end of racquets, and good for comfort.

It is one of the heavier models out there at 12.4 oz. So any additional weight could be too much (or too much at stock weight for some). But being 7 points head light gives you some room for weighting just the head, increasing recoil weight considerably more.
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Is this a good racket for an adult male? How to select grip size and string?
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Thanks for the post! When you can, please update the title to correct the word "Raquet" to be "Racquet". It's a subtle typo, but is probably affecting people's deal alerts.
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Why do you say that—because of the stiffness? I don't find that matters much, if at all. I buy into recoil weight being a main factor for injury and comfort. And the recoil weight on this is around 170, if my calculations are correct, which is fairly high (and good for comfort).

This racquet is one of the heavier models out there at 12.4 oz. So any additional weight could be too much. But being 7 points head light gives you some room for weighting just the head, increasing recoil weight considerably more.
I agree recoil weight is key to comfort but the stiffness coupled with the 18x20 pattern on a small frame size gives me pause.
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Is this a good racket for an adult male? How to select grip size and string?
This is an advanced players racquet. Sure 40 years ago everyone played on 85 head size wooden frames but there are better racquets for 4.0 and lower levels (whatever that means these days).
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Is this a good racket for an adult male? How to select grip size and string?
It's pretty beefy as modern rackets go. Either way, a tennis racket is a pretty hard thing to pick without trying. Grip size even more so. If you don't know from previous similar rackets, you'll have to measure or try it, because sizing differs between brands.
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Yikes. My elbow hurts just looking at this thing.
This probably goes both ways... When I was playing with light (<10.5 oz) but super stiff (70+ stiffness) racquets I actually started developing tennis elbow.

This racquet (with a 16/19 pattern) not only helped me reduce the tennis elbow, but also quickly became my favorite racquet (NTRP 3.5/4.0 UTR 4/5 level player at that time). It required me to change my swing, from a short and stabby to a fuller swing, since it does not deliver nearly as much power as light and stiff racquets do.

Now (NTRP 4.5 UTR 6/7) I am using an even heavier but softer racquet (ProKennex KI5 PSE, 13.9oz strung Natural Gut@59lb/Alu Rough@56lb, no lead/mods, 6 point head-light, 62 stiffness). I know, super heavy, but it works wonders if you can handle it. Strength training is very important. I also play daily.

TLBig GrinR; Heavier racquets, especially if you aren't used to playing with one may require changes to technique to wield them. This one is a bit stiffer too, and will require you to create power to actually hit. All in all, in my personal opinion, this is an excellent advanced (4.0+) player frame.


As to deal quality - this is a really good deal for what used to be a Pro Staff designated racquet (used to be Pro Staff K Six.One). Wilson has since relegated pro-staff to pro-endorsed racquets, and the only one that (IMHO) deserves the "Pro Staff" title is the RF97 Autograph (any of its paint jobs - they are all the same).


In fact, you will be hard pressed to find anything comparable within this price range.
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Is this a good racket for an adult male? How to select grip size and string?
Go to the sporting goods store and heft racquets with different size grips, you'll find one that feels right in your hand. Try a Head Titanium Ti.S6 , a light racquet, carbon fiber titanium, quality materials, big head about $80.00. HEAD has sold this model since the 1990's which is a testament to how many players prefer it. Buy it prestrung you can develop preferences later.
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This is not meant for entry-level player. If you have to ask about the grip size etc, this is probably not for you.
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Yikes. My elbow hurts just looking at this thing.
Just string it with natural guts! Peace
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Go to the sporting goods store and heft racquets with different size grips, you'll find one that feels right in your hand. Try a Head Titanium Ti.S6 , a light racquet, carbon fiber titanium, quality materials, big head about $80.00. HEAD has sold this model since the 1990's which is a testament to how many players prefer it. Buy it prestrung you can develop preferences later.
I will say this (Head Ti.S6) was the racquet that gave me tennis elbow... Still sits on my shelf as 'my very first non-wooden/non-aluminum racquet'.

If you have any intent on doing 1-handed top spin (non-slice) backhand or play a lot of net (serve and volley or doubles net man), I would stay away. OK for 2H <=3.5 NTRP player (again, IMHO - YMMV)
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