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HELPmeh
09-23-2007, 11:36 PM
Hi, I currently use a Ps95 with topspin cyberflash and i absoloutely love it. But sometimes, i feel that there are more rackets to tryout and see if i fall in love with another racket. Anyoneknow if there is some rackets out there ( NOT BABOLAT) thats very similar to the PS95, meaning spin potential, great volley, very stable, etc.

thankyu

Alafter
09-24-2007, 02:31 AM
It all starts with that one racquet to try out....

BreakPoint
09-24-2007, 12:00 PM
Well, as your signature clearly states - "PS95 all the way" ;)

FWIW, I did switch from the PS 6.0 95 to the Asian nCode 90 a couple of years ago but sometimes I wonder if I made the right move. Very few racquets out there can beat the PS 6.0 95 for serve and volley play. It's also not bad from the baseline, either.

Sigi
09-24-2007, 06:30 PM
Hi, I currently use a Ps95 with topspin cyberflash and i absoloutely love it. But sometimes, i feel that there are more rackets to tryout and see if i fall in love with another racket. Anyoneknow if there is some rackets out there ( NOT BABOLAT) thats very similar to the PS95, meaning spin potential, great volley, very stable, etc.

thankyu

If you want an even a smoother feel, the Wilson HPS 6.0 is an excellent racquet.

mhstennis100
09-24-2007, 06:38 PM
I switched form the 6.0 95 to the Dunlop Agel 200. Smooth transition and helped my game a little.

vsdtrek
09-24-2007, 06:40 PM
Hi, I currently use a Ps95 with topspin cyberflash and i absoloutely love it. But sometimes, i feel that there are more rackets to tryout and see if i fall in love with another racket. Anyoneknow if there is some rackets out there ( NOT BABOLAT) thats very similar to the PS95, meaning spin potential, great volley, very stable, etc.

thankyu

I keep trying everything under the sun and always come back to the PS 6.0 95. I did like the Yonex 500RDX MP but didn't serve worth a crap with it.

gregmiata
09-24-2007, 06:44 PM
The Tecnifibre 320/335's are worth a try. They have a similar, yet a little smoother/less raw, feel.

HELPmeh
09-24-2007, 11:02 PM
ah ic thankyu for the replies, ill try sticking with the racket but any suggestoins on strings?

neverstopplaying
09-25-2007, 05:14 AM
I now use a stock TF335, but really liked a leaded PS 6.0 95.

I prefer the feel of the PS, but the 335 is close, also great for volleys, better on serves and forehand plow through. I suggest a demo.

If it's too heavy for you, you can try the TF320

fuzz nation
09-25-2007, 09:58 AM
If you love your frame, you're doing the right thing by sticking with it. I've been in racquet hell for a long time and I'm only now beginning to find my way back to sanity - don't mess with a good thing!!!

Of course some of our pals here will tell you to do a search for options on strings in that frame, but I'd recommend some hybrids for comparison. That way, the changes should be less drastic, yet you should see some differences in feel and performance. Keep your Topspin in the crosses, but try some other stuff in the mains to sample their personalities.

HELPmeh
09-25-2007, 04:18 PM
oh ok ic thankyu
ive been hearing about a leaded prostaff
how does that work? o.o
and also should i get some natural gut/ big banger roughs ?(as hybrids

Shashwat
09-25-2007, 05:30 PM
Well you should just try the newer versions of the PS95 like the N95 and the K95. Try them out, but i predict that you will go back the classic.

hoodjem
09-25-2007, 05:44 PM
I went from a PS Original 85 to an nCode nPS 95. And I like it.

Not quite as much feel and touch, but I can swing the nPS all day, whereas the PS 85 was a "club."

neverstopplaying
09-25-2007, 08:02 PM
oh ok ic thankyu
ive been hearing about a leaded prostaff
how does that work? o.o
and also should i get some natural gut/ big banger roughs ?(as hybrids

Many PS users add 1-2" of lead tape at 6-9 o'clock and/or 10/11 o'clock. Do some searches to read more. I felt that it adds to serving power, stability, plow-through; put too much lead and some feel it takes away the magic ability at the net.

When all is said and done, I still preferred the TF335 and adjusted instantly to it from the PS.

Keifers
09-25-2007, 09:20 PM
Many PS users add 1-2" of lead tape at 6-9 o'clock and/or 10/11 o'clock. Do some searches to read more. I felt that it adds to serving power, stability, plow-through; put too much lead and some feel it takes away the magic ability at the net.

When all is said and done, I still preferred the TF335 and adjusted instantly to it from the PS.
neverstopplaying,

I'm intrigued... how do you have your TF335 set up? (String, tension, etc.)

Thanks.

BreakPoint
09-25-2007, 09:25 PM
Well you should just try the newer versions of the PS95 like the N95 and the K95. Try them out, but i predict that you will go back the classic.
The nCode 95 and K95 are not "newer" versions of the PS 6.0 95. The nCode 95 and K95 are newer versions of the PS 6.1 Classic and HPS 6.1 95. They have nothing in common with the PS 6.0 95. The only "newer" version of the PS 6.0 95 that was ever made was the HPS 6.0 Tour 95, which was a European-only release that was around for only about a year in 2002-2003.

The PS Tour 95 also was not a newer version of the PS 6.0 95. That was also a newer version of the PS 6.1 Classic. The PS 6.0 95 is a unique racquet as there's really nothing else just like it. A better description of it would be a bigger version of the PS 6.0 85.

Oleg
09-25-2007, 10:02 PM
I use PS 95 and think that that the feel of this frame is one of the best. That means conrol and more control.... I have tried customizing with lead but with no success, so I went back to stock version.

I have not tried Redondo yet but I just tried Donnay Pro One 95 and I think that the control is also superb but it is much more flexible than PS 95. I also think that it may offer slightly more power. I liked it and I think Donnay is worth a demo, perhaps with a leather grip...

I tried T-Fight 335 (18x20) and it felt stif and unstable, I will not consider it. Perhaps 16x18 version is different.

As far as strings, I use Babolat natural gut (tonic +) as a reference standard... Any frame will play at it's best with these strings. You should use these strings first and only then you will know what a frame is capable of...

Shashwat
09-25-2007, 10:20 PM
The nCode 95 and K95 are not "newer" versions of the PS 6.0 95. The nCode 95 and K95 are newer versions of the PS 6.1 Classic and HPS 6.1 95. They have nothing in common with the PS 6.0 95. The only "newer" version of the PS 6.0 95 that was ever made was the HPS 6.0 Tour 95, which was a European-only release that was around for only about a year in 2002-2003.

The PS Tour 95 also was not a newer version of the PS 6.0 95. That was also a newer version of the PS 6.1 Classic. The PS 6.0 95 is a unique racquet as there's really nothing else just like it. A better description of it would be a bigger version of the PS 6.0 85.

Gees alright, i knew that. The original post was vague, he mentioned it as "ps 95" and thats it. It could be 6.0, 6.1, tour...

hoodjem
09-28-2007, 08:16 AM
Does anyone know of any current-production racquet, Wilson or otherwise, that plays like the Wilson PS original 85 or 95?

BreakPoint
09-28-2007, 11:27 AM
Gees alright, i knew that. The original post was vague, he mentioned it as "ps 95" and thats it. It could be 6.0, 6.1, tour...
Actually, FYI, when people refer to the "PS 95" or "PS 85", they almost always mean the ProStaff 6.0 85/95. That's because these racquets were once just named "ProStaff". The "6.0" was only added many, many years later. The PS 6.1 Classic is usally abbreviated as "PSC 6.1" because the word "Classic" was always in its name. The same with the PS Tour 95. It is usually abbreviated as "Tour 95" because the model name "Tour" is what differentiates it from other model lines.

BreakPoint
09-28-2007, 11:30 AM
Does anyone know of any current-production racquet, Wilson or otherwise, that plays like the Wilson PS original 85 or 95?
Racquets that come to my mind are:

Current production:
K90
RDS001 Mid

Recent production:
Asian nCode 90
RDX 500 Mid

Older production:
i.Prestige Mid
PS Tour 90

neverstopplaying
09-28-2007, 07:19 PM
neverstopplaying,

I'm intrigued... how do you have your TF335 set up? (String, tension, etc.)

Thanks.

I tried many setups on 4 racquets over the last 4-5 months, from full multi, full gut, and many hybrids. My current preferred setup is:

SPPP mains @ 53lbs; Klip Legend 17 crosses@ 56

I find it so hard to decide on strings. However this setup gives me great spin, a lot of power with the 335, good touch for volleys, tension maintenance and durability. So far, so good.

HELPmeh
09-29-2007, 12:45 AM
Breakpoint again with a nother great poing :]

Ok ill take your advice breakpoint and many others I will stick to the PS95, butt i do not know what string i should string my topspin cyberflash at.

i was wondering to tryout a natural gut / luxilion hybrid o.o

tennis_hand
09-29-2007, 01:05 AM
Dunlop Aerogel 200 is a very good racket to start out.

also can try out K6.1 95.

and also the new Head Prestige Microgel which is said to be 16x18 string patterned. I think this is gonna be the racket to watch.

T-fite 335 is good to try too.

hoodjem
09-29-2007, 09:32 AM
Racquets that come to my mind are:

Current production:
K90

PS Tour 90

Break point,

Can you compare these? Have you hit with both?


Thanks,
Hoodjem

Sigi
10-01-2007, 10:07 AM
I have one more suggestion for you. I have just demo'd the Pro Supex Nano Energy. It is basically an exact clone of the PS 95 shape wise (even has the side weight bumps) but in a nano version. It has the same box frame configeration as the PS 85 and PS 95.

Hitting wise it is very solid and is a little more flexible that the Wilson 95.

Hope this helps.

BreakPoint
10-01-2007, 11:32 AM
Break point,

Can you compare these? Have you hit with both?


Thanks,
Hoodjem
The K90 is much easier to swing and feels a bit more flexible than the PS Tour 90 to me. It's also easier to produce spin with the K90 due to the more open string pattern in the middle. Personally, I prefer the K90 over the PS Tour 90.

quest01
10-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Hi, I currently use a Ps95 with topspin cyberflash and i absoloutely love it. But sometimes, i feel that there are more rackets to tryout and see if i fall in love with another racket. Anyoneknow if there is some rackets out there ( NOT BABOLAT) thats very similar to the PS95, meaning spin potential, great volley, very stable, etc.

thankyu

Whats wrong with Babolat rackets?

BreakPoint
10-01-2007, 12:47 PM
Whats wrong with Babolat rackets?
As they say.....if you need to ask.......then...well......;)

ananda
10-01-2007, 09:33 PM
OP, i am very happy with my wife, but wondering if i would be happier with a new one.
heh heh. j/k.
first of all, you don't need "Help!", when you are already happy with the 95.
No way i am changing, i may try other strings, or tensions, mebbe even some lead taping in a year or so, but NO WAY i am changing from the PS 95.

one thing does worry me though, this thing of different racquets of the same model having different weights (for Wilson). i am worried that if i buy 2 or 3 PS95's they may play differently.

HELPmeh
10-02-2007, 04:17 PM
ah ic thankyu for all the help.
but the new string suggestions?
any strings i should try out such as bab nat gut / and luxilion?

can u recommend some tensions too?