Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Strung Tennis Racket
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- Power frame for players with short, compact swings
- Oversized head provides more forgiveness and power
- Head Heavy balance for increased stability and momentum in lighter frames
- Open string pattern for more power and spin
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Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3
The Hyper Hammer 5.3 enjoyed a kick-start during its introduction thanks to Tennis Magazine's 1999 Spring Gear Guide, where playtesters rated it as most powerful in its category. In Tennis Industry Magazine's Spring playtest the 5.3 Oversize ranked #2 overall, behind the Hyper Sledge Hammer 2.0 for men and women ranked 3.5-4.5. It quickly became Wilson's most popular selling Hyper Carbon model, and has enjoyed enhanced visibility on the pro tour in the hands of Lindsay Davenport and Todd Martin. Due to its popularity, the 5.3 has also become Wilson's poster child for their newest material technology, Hyper Carbon, Wilson's answer to titanium racquets. The Hyper Hammer 5.3 seems to offer an ideal blend of power, control, and maneuverability. At 27.5 inches, it provides a little more leverage and reach than a standard length racket, without impeding reaction to balls hit close to the body.
Headsize: 110 in/710 cm.
Strung weight: 9.8 oz/254 g.
String Pattern: 16x20.
Length: 27.5 in/70 cm.
Head Heavy Balance
For increased stability and momentum in lighter frames.
Ideal for players with short, compact swings.
Oversized head with added length
110 square inch head and 27.5 inch length improves reach and provides more forgiveness.
One of the most popular selling Hyper Carbon models. Although light and maneuverable with a slight head heavy balance, the 5.3 Oversize is not as top-heavy as most other Hammer models. At 27.5 inches, it provides a little more leverage and reach than a standard length racquet, without impeding reaction to balls hit close to the body. Best suited to 4.0-5.0 level players with medium-full to full swings, the Hammer 5.3 Stretch racquet offers a nice combination of tempered power with control-oriented features. Doubles players may favor the Oversize because of the the power provided on serve with plenty of pop and forgiveness at net.
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Hi, I switched racquets with a guy from my tennis club and played GREAT with his OLD Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3. I actually SUDDENLY elevated to a 4.0 to 4.5 level tennis player which is pretty amazing because I am normally a 3.5 to 4.0 level player.
Due to the above experience I decided to purchase the Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 from Amazon. I've used it several times now but the magic that happened with the OLD Wilson Hammer 4.3 is yet to be re-experienced. Maybe my opponent just played crappy with my racquet - a Babolat AeroPro Team - or I suddenly got in the zone... who knows?!? But I do know I played much better and my game elevated to a whole new level. This includes much better controlled shots with excellent accuracy & precision, power if I wanted, and I also hit lotsa winners. The next set I went back to my old racquet and started losing again! It is due to these reasons, plus the great reviews the 5.3 receives, that I decided to buy it.
Right now I am rating this 4 stars but will stick with the Wilson Hammer 5.3 similar to many that give it a 5 star rating, see if my game improves, and will report back later!
One thing I can confirm with 110% certainty is that you get MUCH MORE POWER with the Wilson Hammer 5.3. So in order to get the ball in the court, this racquet forces you to work on and improve your technique, which is a good thing. Another thing I can confirm is this -- with very little effort you can get really powerful and well placed serves. Sometimes I really surprise opponents with this!
Allow adequate time to get used to playing with this racquet so you can effectively CONTROL the extra power you get. Just use your NATURAL Swing Speed - don't swing too fast or too slow - and allow the racquet to do all the work. Oh ya, playing with Top Spin is also an Absolute Requirement with this racquet! Your back swing should be Short & High, then Low, then follow through High. Once you master all of the above your game will elevate and improve dramatically along with the enjoyment that comes with playing tennis!
I was previously playing with a Babolat AeroPro Team and Price Hornet Mid-Plus and the Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 is lotsa fun!
Things I LIKE about this Hyper Hammer 5.3 is
1. Generate powerful top-spin
2. Great solid serve
3. Great control when near to the net
4. I no more hit out. It hits the line or on the green :)
5. Very light weight
1. It vibrates a lot, but I put a nice shock absorber rubber and I'm good now.
2. Strings move a lot when hitting top-spin. Would have prefered 18x22 string pattern.
Note: Other Pro players in my club saw my Hyper Hammer 5.3 and said "this is a beginners racket...". But let me tell you, this racquet can do magic. I have used new Head, Price, Wilson racquets. But nothing come close to this racquet overall. I could feel my game is improving daily, everyday.. Thanks to Wilson for such a great racquet. Read a lot of review about this old racquet and my purchase wasn't a disappointment, but very very happy with it.