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blitzmage_89
01-13-2008, 05:22 PM
Hi , does anyone already have experience with Slazenger NX racquets. I'm planning to buy a Slazenger but I'm hoping for something that handles similar to the nCode Six-One. The NX 1 , 2 , 3 and 4 are all available in my local shop.

AndrewD
01-13-2008, 11:44 PM
I currently use the Slazenger NX-One and have previously used the Wilson nSix-One 95 ( 16x18 ).

Power: I found the Wilson to be the more powerful, however, I didn't find that power to be quite so easy to control. The NX-One has all the power I want, hits a surprisingly heavy ball for a sub-12oz racquet and is far easier to control than the Wilson.

Control: see power.

Spin: The NX-One offers excellent and easy access to spin on groundstrokes and serves. The Wilson, in my opinion, offers a little bit more (that is probably due to the more head-light balance).

Touch/Feel: The Slazenger isn't in the same league as a Prestige but I do think it has more in the way of feel or touch than the nSix-One. However, the Slazenger does give you an odd buzzing noise on shots hit in the very upper section of the string bed which would, I'm sure, bother a lot of people. Due to the excellent results I get from the racquet, it doesn't bother me at all.

Manoeuvrability: Although the Slazenger is lighter I found it to be less manoeuvrable than the Wilson due to its being less head light.

Comfort: I found the Slazenger to be a more comfortable racquet (despite the vibrations) due to the extra flex.

All up, I would say that the Wilson gives you a little bit more than the Slazenger in terms of spin,power (probably more important if you're a baseliner) and mobility but less in regards to control and comfort. Performance-wise I just preferred the Slazenger and found it to be one of the best serving racquets I have ever used (the Wilson was excellent in that area as well but the Slazenger did it all with much better control and comfort).

Only problem I gather is that, if you're in the United States, you get a somewhat different version of the NX-One. Going on what I've read here (do a search for Slazenger) the American NX-One is a lighter 98sq frame that is closer to the old 300G than the UK/Australia NX-One.

Dave M
01-14-2008, 03:35 AM
I'd agree with Andrew there, i looked at an NX1 in the US and it's different to the ones we get elsewhere.But i switched a lot last season from the K61 to this and liked the ease of use this gave.Worth a look I know they are a lot cheaper over here than the wilson too!

theone
01-14-2008, 08:57 AM
I'd agree with Andrew there, i looked at an NX1 in the US and it's different to the ones we get elsewhere.But i switched a lot last season from the K61 to this and liked the ease of use this gave.Worth a look I know they are a lot cheaper over here than the wilson too!

Are you an LTA tennis coach over here? Do you not find the NX1 a bit too light?

AndrewD
01-14-2008, 02:37 PM
Dave M,

I've just switched to the NX-One (demoed it for a ridiculous reason and found I really enjoyed it) and am still coming to grips with the combination of weight, balance and swingweight. It isn't necessarily a heavy-weight racquet but I'm finding it hits a bloody heavy ball, moreso than other frames I've used of late such as the Volkl t10mp Gen2, Diablo MP, Head Microgel Radical MP. Looking at the specs in relation to other Dunlop/Slazenger products it seems to me as though the NX-One is closest to the Maxply McEnroe in terms of weight, balance and swingweight (11.3oz strung, 3pts HL, 325 swingweight), plays somewhat similarly (heavy shot, excels at net) but gives you more flex for comfort (64 vs 68 RDA).

Two questions for you:

1) My Slazenger came strung with Slazenger X-Tournament 16 which feels and plays quite like a poly (gives you that big 'crrrrrack' sound when you hit it hard and well). I've never seen Slazenger strings here in Australia and wondered if they exist in the UK or, as I suspect, are these just Dunlop strings re-packaged as Slazenger?

2) Have you hit with the Dunlop mfil-200 plus (the standard length, 97sq version) and, if so, what did you think compared to the NX-One? Specs look okay but seems like it mightn't be quite as solid.

Of course, the encouraging thing is that, as a serve-volley player (doubles only these days), if the NX-One performs well for me with a tired 16g poly it should really shine when freshly strung with natural gut or nat.gut hybrid. Plus, they're available for such a low price. $100-$150 Australian

cadfael_tex
01-14-2008, 04:04 PM
Not familiar with this Racquet. How does it compare with the Pro X-1 that I currently play with.

AndrewD
01-14-2008, 05:03 PM
Not familiar with this Racquet. How does it compare with the Pro X-1 that I currently play with.

Very simply - nothing like it at all unless, for some reason, you think that the Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (the comparision I made in my last post) is similar to the X-1.

cadfael_tex
01-14-2008, 05:39 PM
Haven't played with the Mac but i'll go and check out the specs.

AndrewD
01-15-2008, 04:00 PM
Haven't played with the Mac but i'll go and check out the specs.

I wouldn't bother. The point I was trying to make is that the NX-One is wholly dissimilar to the X-1.

Personally, I prefer the NX-One. However, I'm very sure that the majority of people will find it a bit tougher to swing due to the balance (around 3-4pts) and swingweight (around 327).