View Full Version : a 6.0 85 with 20% more power = ?

12-21-2004, 01:12 PM
has anyone found such a beast?

my experience....
ncode 95: having a little trouble with consistentency placing the serve and spraying a few groundies. I added lead at 2 and 10 which helped some. i'm using alu bigbanger 16 at 60 pounds.
prostaff85: lack of pace on serve and depth on groundies.
pure drive: trouble vollying and hitting long sometimes.
tiRadicalmid: groundies and vollys xlnt, lacking some pace serving

I would really appreciate racquet recommendations. I'm considering the ncode 90, volkl ve 10 mid, and midplus.

Thanks guys

12-21-2004, 01:17 PM
Try the PS 6.0 95. Enough said. :lol:

12-21-2004, 02:38 PM
i just ordered a 95. i played with this frame years ago and liked it so i'm going to give it a whirl once again.

any feedback on a fischer pro #1, ncode 90, or rdx 500?


12-21-2004, 02:54 PM
Play around with the string setup on the 85, what are you using now at what tension?

12-21-2004, 03:00 PM
ps85 is setup with sensation 16 at 60lbs. i tried gut on the ps85 long ago and it really made a difference, just too expensive for a habit. any other suggestions?


12-21-2004, 03:06 PM
My final two racquets were the Fischer Pro 1 and the RDX 500 midplus (i have tried out the mid, though) .

The Fischer feel is really terrific, almost no need for dampner also. Pretty good flat serves, but the RDX was better at kicking the serve. The fischer was also real nice on slices and volleys. Pretty much an all-court player would be good with this racquet. No particular strengths (besides the feel) or weaknesses.

The RDX (i went with this) was a great baseline racquet. Great power and control with both the mid and the midplus. Serving was good with both head sizes. Obviously more power with the midplus especially on the serve. It is better at the baseline than the Pro 1 but not quite as good as the Pro one at the net. I am mainly a baseliner so I went with the rdx midplus.

Dennis Chan
12-21-2004, 03:19 PM
Many rackets can be 20% more powerful than the PS85. You just lose the unmatched control. Pro #1 is an example of such a trade off. Ncode 90 is close to PS85 with maybe 10% more power, but is less maneuverable. Since you ordered the PS95, try adding some lead at 3' and 9' to give you the power you need. If you stay with the 85, I would remove the lead to make it more "servable". But drop tension to increase power.

12-21-2004, 04:34 PM
great advise
i'll try some lead tape on the ps95 if i find the power or drive through lacking. i seem to recall some difficulty with trying to flatten out the ball with the 95 and some lead just might do the trick.

the tension on my 85 is pretty low at 55lbs, so low that the strings move quite a bit, sometimes an inch gap.

thanks much!

12-21-2004, 04:45 PM
Yes, I would say also give the nSix-One Tour 90 and the RDX 500 Mid a try. Both have a similar feel to the PS 85 and have a bit more power, with the n6.1 90 having more power than the RDX.

12-21-2004, 08:31 PM
try a Head Prestige... i prefer the PC600 not sold here, but the Liquid Metal version is pretty good too.
probably not enough of a power change for you since it is similar to your 6.0, but if you are demoing you should add a Prestige.
The Yonex RDX500 mid is also a good suggestion. It is a players stick, but felt so easy to play with and had more power than I expected when using it.
try those!

Craig Sheppard
12-21-2004, 08:35 PM
Have you thought about a Slazenger X1? It certainly has more power than a PS 6.0 85. It's fairly stiff, but comfortable due to great vibration dampening. It's easy to hit spin b/c of its 16x18 pattern in a 95 in head. Haven't hit with an nCode 6.1, but I'm a former PSC 6.1 user and like the Slaz X1 a lot. It definitely has a solid, older feel to it. Might want to give it a shot if you're demoing.


12-22-2004, 03:01 AM
Sounds to me like you should try the ncode tour 90 itís a serving monster and has good controllable power.