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12-03-2006, 06:09 PM
I can't seem to do a search and find anything on this frame. I would like some input on comparisions of this frame to other PS series frames: the 6.0 95 and HPS6.1 95 in particular.
12-04-2006, 03:49 AM
Hmm I hear that it is really low powered and pretty demanding...
12-04-2006, 05:55 AM
ROK is in the same/similar class as the Prestige, Redondo, 200G (and may be more). Flexible, solid and comfortable. I hope this may give you some idea of how it will be like to play the ROK.
IMO, I don't think any other PS frame can compare to it. I may be wrong.
I have both. HPS 6.1 is stiffer and slightly heavier, but more headlight than the ROK. With string, no dampeners, and overgrips...my hps6.1's are over 12.5 oz and the ROK is 12.1 oz and about 5 pts HL vs 10-11 for the HPS6.1s. ROK has a smaller beam and different head shape, has better control, but less power.
12-04-2006, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the input, anyone else?
I have one of these coming to me and thought I would start thinking about its set-up. Anyone use this frame with natural gut strings? I am thinking this would give a bump in power and with the tight string pattern I would think would also give good durability.
12-04-2006, 02:50 PM
used to have the ROK for a couple of years. I really liked the feel. What made me give it up was that I am principally a topspinner and the ROK is primarally for flat ball strikers that can execute good if not excellent ball movement. Plus it got hard on the joints. The HPS6.1 gave me safety in the creation of topspin but I much preferred the feel of the ROK.
12-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Just keep the tension between lower to mid 50's (or even lower). Go over that and you may not like it. Can be very boardy. I'd suggest you try a soft multi to find your tension before going to gut. This stick, IMO, is pretty tension sensitive.
12-04-2006, 05:58 PM
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