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rockbox
04-21-2008, 04:35 PM
I'm currently playing with a PS 6.0 95. I looking for something a little bit more user friendly in terms of power and comfort while still maintaining that old school solid feel. What sticks should I demo.

superstition
04-21-2008, 04:38 PM
Natural gut 17 gauge and some lead tape. How much more power and comfort do you want?

HeadPrestige
04-21-2008, 04:40 PM
Nothing out there is really that similar to the 6.0 95. The racket IMO that is most similar is the k90-- but you are not looking for something too demanding.

I would take a look at the the flexpoint prestige MP, rds001 mid or the diablo mid. They are all great feeling sticks.

If you like the old school feel, stay away from babolat rackets. There are people on this board who will argue for the Pure storm tour, but while it is a nice racket-- woofer grommets completely kill the frame.

rockbox
04-21-2008, 04:51 PM
Natural gut 17 gauge and some lead tape. How much more power and comfort do you want?

Actually thats one of the things I planning to try also. I played with nxt and recently tried luxilon. The luxilon is killing my shoulder.

vsdtrek
04-21-2008, 05:35 PM
I was a long time 6.0 95 user. I recently tried the MG Prestige MP. Granted, is has an 18 x 20, but it was actually quite nice. Perhaps the 16 x 19 version would work.

I've heard some good things about the Donnay TW is selling too.

AlpineCadet
04-21-2008, 05:41 PM
Nothing out there is really that similar to the 6.0 95. The racket IMO that is most similar is the k90-- but you are not looking for something too demanding.

It's sad, but true. Nothing really plays like the older frames in terms of feel and heft. If you want more power and comfort, you've got a long list of demos, but I would try to stay with the Wilson family since you're accustomed to the PS95. The KBlade Tour is a bit smaller in head size, but it's definitely leaning towards old school.

Kirko
04-21-2008, 06:02 PM
I'm currently playing with a PS 6.0 95. I looking for something a little bit more user friendly in terms of power and comfort while still maintaining that old school solid feel. What sticks should I demo.

look no further than the kennex 5G PSE. 100 sq.in. so soft on the arm. amazing racket thats going to wind up in the "dust-bin".

[d]ragon
04-21-2008, 06:14 PM
Nothing out there is really that similar to the 6.0 95. The racket IMO that is most similar is the k90-- but you are not looking for something too demanding.

I would take a look at the the flexpoint prestige MP, rds001 mid or the diablo mid. They are all great feeling sticks.

If you like the old school feel, stay away from babolat rackets. There are people on this board who will argue for the Pure storm tour, but while it is a nice racket-- woofer grommets completely kill the frame.

agreed. add the AG200 (if ur a flat hitter) and the rqis1 tour to the list. the k95 is worth a shot too: its got more power, arguably more spin, and a bigger sweetspot. its abit stiff tho which translates into less comfort and a different feel

Russell Finch
04-22-2008, 01:34 AM
Get a custom vantage 2 2 1 1 13.

I swapped to that spec Vantge from a HPS 6.0 95 and the vantage has a bigger sweetspot, a tad more power and feels more solid.

Sentinel
04-22-2008, 03:52 AM
Nothing out there is really that similar to the 6.0 95. The racket IMO that is most similar is the k90-- but you are not looking for something too demanding.
Would you say the AK 90 is also more demanding than the PS 6.0 95?

I was at the store today, and checked the specs of the K95. Was shocked to see 10.x oz (my PS is 12.x oz plus about 8 gms lead), then i checked the K90 and it was 11.x oz. Would i need to lead up the AK90 to get the same heft ? Or will the extra string weight make it feel heavier anyway. I assume its an AK since I am currently in Sri Lanka.
(I like the heft of the 12+ oz stick).

Sentinel
04-22-2008, 03:55 AM
Rockbox, there are many threads on this topic.
People have suggested the following:

Donnay Pro 1 International
Slazenger X1
Dunlop AG 200 (?)

You'd have to demo them first, though.

vkartikv
04-22-2008, 06:24 AM
If you can find it, try the MW or HM 200G. The MW and 6.0 95 are very similar in terms of power from serves (from personal experience). The HM is similar to the 6.0 in terms of where it flexes, even though the flex rating is different. Don't let the 18x20 pattern scare you. And once you've used the 6.0, your hands get used to the lower SW, so stick with something with a low SW.

FH2FH
04-22-2008, 09:29 AM
One of my friends switched from his 6.0 95's to the Aerogel 200 and loves it.

rockbox
04-22-2008, 10:47 AM
I plan to demo the following racquets

aerogel 200
microgel prestige
k 6.1 95
agassi LE (I used to play with a POG OS)

HeadPrestige
04-22-2008, 11:16 AM
if you could.. i would demo the flexpoint prestige MP.

I played with all three rackets (microgel, flexpoint and 6.0) and found the FXP to be a much easier transition than the microgel.

BenJCho
04-22-2008, 02:07 PM
Would you consider selling your Pro Staff?

HeadPrestige
04-22-2008, 02:09 PM
i may be switching rackets soon.... email me for more details nickmargolin@gmail.com

el sergento
04-23-2008, 09:48 AM
Would you say the AK 90 is also more demanding than the PS 6.0 95?

I was at the store today, and checked the specs of the K95. Was shocked to see 10.x oz (my PS is 12.x oz plus about 8 gms lead), then i checked the K90 and it was 11.x oz. Would i need to lead up the AK90 to get the same heft ? Or will the extra string weight make it feel heavier anyway. I assume its an AK since I am currently in Sri Lanka.
(I like the heft of the 12+ oz stick).

You saw the K95 team. The normal K95 is 11.7 unstrung or 12.3 strung.