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Brian Purdie
09-23-2007, 06:07 PM
I used to be able to channel the sweet spot of the WPS 85 for a number of years, but after an 8 month layoff I think I need a 95 sq in. Most rackets out there seem too powerful, like the 6.1 95 K factor I've been trying out for the past month. Any suggestions?

Mick
09-23-2007, 06:18 PM
how about a PS 95 ? Have you tried playing with it yet ?

BreakPoint
09-23-2007, 06:28 PM
The obvious answer would be the PS 6.0 95. Similar in many ways to the PS 6.0 85 but with a larger head. I highly suggest you start your search there.

Brian Purdie
09-23-2007, 06:28 PM
yes, I tried the PS 95 prior to the 85. I actually felt more comfortable with the 85, as it was not as difficult to manuever. The 95 felt too stiff. I agree with alot of people that the 85 and 95 should not be considered brothers.

BreakPoint
09-23-2007, 06:30 PM
yes, I tried the PS 95 prior to the 85. I actually felt more comfortable with the 85, as it was not as difficult to manuever. The 95 felt too stiff. I agree with alot of people that the 85 and 95 should not be considered brothers.
I think that's the first time I've heard anyone make that claim. Did you try the 95 in stock form? Because it's so headlight that most agree it swings like an 11 oz. racquet.

Brian Purdie
09-23-2007, 06:36 PM
I think that's the first time I've heard anyone make that claim. Did you try the 95 in stock form? Because it's so headlight that most agree it swings like an 11 oz. racquet.

now that you mention the "swings like an 11 oz."...you know it was so long ago (6 years ago since i tried the 95), it might be that it was too powerful like the other rackets. I am pretty sure the comfort level of the 85 was certainly better than the 95.

I came close to commiting to the T90 when it hit the market in 2003, but it was (bare with me) too wobbly. I am thinking k factor 90 now if it has a similar sweet spot to most 95s.

superstition
09-23-2007, 06:47 PM
The 95 feels more flexible (it was described as "almost whippy" by a Tennis Warehouse reviewer).

TripleB
09-24-2007, 04:30 AM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/TRIPB04.html (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/TRIPB04.html)

TripleB

VGP
09-24-2007, 07:02 AM
Dunlop HM200g.

Eight month layoff?

Try coming back after five years and then only hitting for about five hours a year the last couple of years......that's my situation.

In the end, I'm still on the fence between the PS85 or the HM200g.

VGP
09-24-2007, 08:03 AM
Oh, I forgot to add that I switched the grips of my Dunlop HM200gs to leather (use with overgrip) and leaded them up to 13.6 oz at about 8 pts headlight. Strips from 1 to 3 and 9 to 11 o'clock, counterbalanced in the handle......

My PS85s are at 13.5 oz and are just a hair more headheavy than my HM200gs. Lead strips added in a similar fashion to my Dunlops.

caesar66
09-24-2007, 08:11 AM
you might just try keeping with the 85s. after a long layoff it seems like practice will get you back to where you were with them, and if you're happy with them, why change?
another suggestion, lots of folks compare the feel of an iprestige mid to a more forgiving ps85. you might try to get ahold of one of them and see what you think.