Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Tennis Racquet Review

Another very popular tennis racket from Wilson is the Hyper Hammer 5.3 and if you are pissed off with those so called “good tennis rackets”, Hammer 5.3 could be your savior once and for all.

Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3

It’s not been too long when I found myself in a serious fix to choose between Wilson Burn 100S and Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3. Though both offer top-notch performance on the court but my choice was Hammer 5.3.

So, let me take you through a detailed review of Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Tennis Racquet and all of its specs and features.

Technical Details

With a super-sized head of 110 sq.in and a 27.5 inches’ length which helps to generate the ultimate power, provides longer reach and results in better angles with those serves.

Because it uses Hyper Carbon which is 4 times strong, stiffer and 65% lighter than titanium, it will give you the ultimate playing experience on the court.

Its string bed comes pre-strung and use Wilson Ultra Synthetic Gut Natural at a 58 lbs. string tension.

And as the name suggests, this racquet uses Hammer Technology for a lightweight profile and a large sweet spot.

The Good

Below are the key features of Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3:


More than the Wilson Burn 95, Hammer 5.3 is probably one of the most powerful tennis rackets ever created by Wilson. Thanks to the advanced technological integration, it has. The first thing which really powers it up is its unique design and large head size and open string pattern of 16 x 20.

The 10-point head heavy frame with 28mm dual taper beam width really helps with generating the extra power in your shots while the large sweet spot adds maximum accuracy as well.

Moreover, its 27.5-inch length helps in increasing your reach for farther balls, volleys and especially on the serves.

I really believe that its head size, string pattern, balanced point and the beam width altogether helps to increase the overall power of this racket.

Best of all the Hyper Carbon which is known as a popular but a unique space age material used in aerospace industry for the construction of satellites helps in generating that extra power kick.

Important to mention here that the Hyper Carbon which is the first Ultra High Modulus graphite to be ever used in a tennis racket, provides you with a highly versatile material, made to last longer. It is four times strong, stiffer and 65% lighter as compared to titanium.

Lightweight Profile

Because Hammer 5.3 is all about generating more power, it is built light as a feather. With its new Hammer Technology, it has a 10-point head heavy frame for generating insane amount of power in your shots while being light.

Its Hyper Carbon reduces the strung weight thus increasing the overall performance of the racket.

Moreover, the material weighing 65% less than titanium makes it easier for you to maneuver it and actually feel your shots at the time of impact.

Important to note here that its lightweight profile is prone to some vibrations. If you are really looking for a muted feel, I would recommend choosing Babolat 2018 Pure Drive. It is hell quiet and won’t make you feel uncomfortable when playing.

Weight & Balance

This is something I love the most. Despite feeling extremely light in weight, it swings heavy and having a stiffer frame won’t cause you any discomfort when playing on the court.

Its weight and the oversized head along with extra length really places it in the true power of game and helps you improve your skills.

The nice duo of weight and balance makes it a perfect match for players who love to play short and have slow swing, allowing them to generate that extra power.

It also gives it more stability and prevents you from losing control as well. One more thing is that the added mass in its head allows this racket to shed extra overall weight without any loss of power while keeping the head large, offering ample of hitting zone with a large sweet spot.

String Pattern

With a 16 x 20 string pattern, it does gets a little hard to generate that extra top spin but the closed pattern benefits a lot, especially if you prefer hitting flat balls. This provides you with more control on the ball.

One thing it really does greats is helps with a bit of spin when you glide it all above the head. You may want to generate extra swing power for the spin but not much.

Overall, its opened string pattern allows free movements of the strings when the ball comes in contact with its string bed, allowing you to add more accuracy to your shots.

The Bad

Here are some of the drawbacks we found in Hammer 5.3.

Way Too Much Power?

Well who doesn’t love more power but beware because Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 may get out of your control as it generates a lot of power on full swings and you may not get the required ball landing precision.

Stability Compromised

Because of its lightweight frame, it has an increased vibration and stability has been compromised.

If you prefer stability over power, you should look for some other options available on the market. However, once you get used to it, it won’t be a big issue, though vibrations won’t go away.

Material & Construction

Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3

Hammer 5.3 uses 15% Hyper Carbon and 85% graphite material which makes it durable and lightweight at the same time.

Overall Performance

Overall, this racket performs exceptionally well on the tennis court. It has got the appropriate stiffness and swing weight to shoot bullet like shots towards your opponent and win you matches.

Who is it for

Ideally, this racket is perfect for the intermediate and recreational players. As a beginner you’ll benefit a lot from its lightweight profile and large sweet spot but stiffness isn’t for you.


So, that’s it for today guys. I hope you enjoyed reading my Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Tennis Racquet Review. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for more exciting tennis stuff like this.

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