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Hessam
06-30-2007, 07:30 PM
Just saw Richard Kriajeck play Pat Cash in a Liverpool seniors final and he was using a K.factor 95. Why is it that a lot of retired pro's gravitate to this general mold Ncode 95 , or K factor 95?

who knows what is actualy underneath the paint job.. .possibly PS95, or PS 6.1 95? but malvia washington who used yonex RD-7 is also using this mold, when they showed him warming up in the Boston Senior's tournament.

Both Kraijeck and M. Washington loyal yonex users during their careers who are now using this Wilson Mold?

Also Brad Gilbert is shown using a Ncode 95, and he was a long time Fox bosworth user.

hoosierbr
06-30-2007, 07:48 PM
Probably because Wilson is giving a deal to retired pros who still play in exo's or coach. Maybe not money but free equipment to be sure. Volkl had a big share of the senior tour market for a while until others started to offer a little more.

Capt. Willie
06-30-2007, 07:53 PM
Yeah, I remember several years back they were all pretty much using Volkls.

Attila the tennis Bum
06-30-2007, 08:22 PM
Most retired Pros do not use that racquet. Mcenroe, Borg, Wilander , navratilova, Rios do not use that racquet. Shall i go on?

Mastermind
06-30-2007, 08:25 PM
I saw a picture recently of Borg using a K95.

AJK1
06-30-2007, 08:30 PM
It is well known in tennis circles that the 95 in it's various forms is regarded as one of the best frames ever made. Probably the best doubles frame ever.

Hessam
07-01-2007, 05:46 PM
I saw a picture recently of Borg using a K95.


yeah I saw Borg use a K95 also. I think it was on Tennis channel, on the ATP show.

True that a lot of retired pro's dont use it, but it's by far the most popular frame on the Seniors tour.

I agree that it is an awsome racket too, but what I'm really wondering is if they are using the real K95 / Ncode 95..... or if they are using PS 6.0 95, or the PS 6.1 95?

Being that the 6.1 95 is prob too stiff for most old timers, and would give them shoulder/elbow issues....my guess would be that they are prob using the PS 6.0 95.

I wonder if anyone can confirm can shed some light on this.

sureshs
07-02-2007, 01:13 PM
How many choices are there in reality for an ex-pro who wants a 95 si, > 12 oz, > RA 65, readily available racquet? I did a TW search, and only the K and N 95s and O3 Hybrid Tour popped up. The O3 holes may not sit well with older players. They can also swap string and tension notes with many high-level older players about the N and K 95.

a guy
07-02-2007, 01:19 PM
They are probably using something like the 6.0 95 or a real k factor.. I wouldn't see the point in them using an old pro staff but with a paint job, unless companies think they're still good marketers for their product or the old pro staff feels superior to them than the new rackets.

dtd82
07-02-2007, 05:34 PM
I've played well over 35 years, and have been hunting for anything close to the feel of the old rackets.(I keep an old Maxply freshly strung just to tinker with!)..and the K95's , to my feel, are as close as anything I've ever felt.....a bad shoulder has me with a team version, but I'm as happy swinging as I have been in decades.....not surprised the older pros, who go back to the pre-metal/fiber days, like the frame....

Hessam
07-02-2007, 09:28 PM
I've played well over 35 years, and have been hunting for anything close to the feel of the old rackets.(I keep an old Maxply freshly strung just to tinker with!)..and the K95's , to my feel, are as close as anything I've ever felt.....a bad shoulder has me with a team version, but I'm as happy swinging as I have been in decades.....not surprised the older pros, who go back to the pre-metal/fiber days, like the frame....

Yeah the Team version of the K95 has real interesting specs. It's also 21mm beam as opposed to 22mm for the rest of the K95 line. It's almost as if it's the Ntour/Ntour two version of the Kfactor. It's about the same weight as the Ntour/Ntour 2, and much closer RA flex rating to the NTour than the regular Kfactors.

It looks like it can easily lend itself to be customized to be a great frame.