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j2elve
11-11-2008, 03:23 PM
I was finally able to get a used one, and this racquet is simply phenomenal.
Freshly strung with Alu Power in the mains and Gosen Arammix in the crosses, it did everything better than my previous Babolat Pure Storm Tour. The spin, control, stability and raw power are all notable attributes of this stick.
I'm definitely going to use the N6.1 as my main racquet from now on, and hopefully get more N6.1s somehow.
If you ever get a chance at one of these, I really advise you to try it out---you won't be disappointed!

Post your thoughts, past experiences, and anything to do with the N6.1 95 (16/18 or 18/20---e.g. how much do they differ?) =)

Booyah
11-11-2008, 06:31 PM
i love my 18/20. couldn't agree more. wish they still had them around.

mawashi
11-11-2008, 06:44 PM
I'm glad you like the N95, I really feel it is a much better frame than the K95.

Perhaps you can hit with a K95 just to see which you actually prefer.

Cheers,

mawashi

kobe3pointer
11-11-2008, 07:41 PM
yeah its an awesome frame,great feel, control, volleys, serves...

ive tried the k95, the n95 feels better, and imo looks ALOT better too...

j.m.p
11-11-2008, 07:59 PM
this was my previous rac before i switched..loved the feel!

wad's your fav set-up on this gem?
mine's full MSV 18g at 55lbs :)

kobe3pointer
11-11-2008, 09:44 PM
hurricane at 61, best control and power

gocard
11-11-2008, 09:49 PM
ahh, a wonderful racquet. I wish I had another one... :) the ksix-one just doesn't seem the same.

Mansewerz
11-11-2008, 09:54 PM
Man, it's so good looking that I wanted to buy one just for the pj.

j2elve
11-11-2008, 10:50 PM
It really is a sweet stick in every regard---yes, paint job too =)
as i posted above, i'm using alu power and gosen arammix blend strings as hybrids at mid tension i assume since i bought it strung---it feels like it. I usually use BBO/NRG2 hybrid on my PST.
Kobe, I had sent you that email, are you still interested in trading for my PST? I'll send you pictures soon.

I've also played with the K6.1 95. They are both solid, responsive racquets, but the N6.1 felt a lot more maneuverable and simply more comfortable when swinging it. Maybe it was the string on the demo, but the Kfactor just didn't do as well for me as the Ncode. =)

dwhiteside
11-11-2008, 11:17 PM
I love how it feels and I've demoed about 15 different high quality racquets over the past few weeks, the n95 6.1 16x18 has been the best out of all of them by leaps and bounds. I like it better than k95 and other k6.1 models. Strung at 60lb with Unique Big Hitter 17 main and Gosen synthetic gut cross makes for an incredible stick.

dwhiteside
11-11-2008, 11:20 PM
Oh, anyone who has used both 16x18 and 18x20 variants of the n6.1 95 want to comment about the difference between the two?

[K]aotic
11-11-2008, 11:51 PM
yeah this really is a great frame. its suited for all styles...serve and volley, baseline bashing, etc. you name it and it does it! thats why i have 5 of these babies. :D

roundiesee
11-12-2008, 12:06 AM
Guys, is this a comfortable stick? Mawashi especially (I know you use a PK because of TE) can chime in, thanks!

Casco
11-12-2008, 03:23 AM
Oh, anyone who has used both 16x18 and 18x20 variants of the n6.1 95 want to comment about the difference between the two?

Here's the text from three posts I made last year regarding my experiences with the two n6.1-95 string patterns:

It's a great racquet. When I switched to the n6.1 95, I initially went with the 16x18. The spin and power were great, but I gave the 18x20 a try because I was hitting a little long at times even though I generally hit with lots of topspin and i was looking for just a hint more control. The 18x20 has been great! Still plenty of spin, beautiful control, and its outstanding on those "Dip-Drives" when I just bash the ball flat. I string with Luxilon Alu Power Rough at 56 right now, which I lowered a bit when I switched from the 16x18 which I had at 59/60).
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I made the switch from the 16x18 n6.1-95 to the 18x20 version several months ago. The 18x20 exhibits slightly less power and slightly more control. Serving accuracy is excellent. Because the 16x18 has amazing spin potential, I noticed a slight difference at first, but at this point I think the 18x20 has good spin potential too, and I'm very comfortable with it. The 18x20 is the version that all the pros that I've seen using the 95 use.
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The n6.1-95 (18x20) is a wonderfully stable, solid, and well controlled racquet. It has nice pop when serving. And unlike the 16x18 version of the n6.1 95, it does not have to be strung at 60 or greater to keep the ball in the court. You can string in the low to mid range. You can hit flat when you wish, and there is plenty of access to spin - your choice. The 18x20 pattern is also good for string life.

jules2
11-12-2008, 06:41 AM
If you hit with a lot of spin, the 18x20 needs some considerable racquet head speed from the baseline to get the ball deep without resorting looping it up high. When it comes to flattening out winners it really is a beautifully controlled device. Heavy, controlled serves are superb and it really feels like you can put the ball anywhere you want. Having said that, I am currently tinkering with the K61 95 16x18 which is a beast from the baseline on both serves and groundstrokes. (Both racquets strung with alu power rough/nxt).

Ross K
11-12-2008, 06:54 AM
Q. How would ppl say the n95 compares to Babs like the PD, APD, PDR or PST?... is it closest to one in particular?

crazylevity
11-12-2008, 07:27 AM
definitely closest to the PST, the n6.1 was my previous main stick. The rest of the Babs are way too stiff, powerful, and feel much more different.

chrishin
11-12-2008, 11:15 AM
so many compliments about this racquet makes me want to try one. found around 4 stores in korea with 95 ... wanna try one but hope they have it stock till june. even found one with 90

Element54
11-12-2008, 12:17 PM
i love my 18/20. couldn't agree more. wish they still had them around.

Couldn't agree more!

Ross K
11-12-2008, 12:28 PM
definitely closest to the PST, the n6.1 was my previous main stick. The rest of the Babs are way too stiff, powerful, and feel much more different.

Interesting... thanks... I'd heard it's a bit stiff, quite powerful and slightly muted, and therefore wondered if it was indeed slightly alike some Babs.

In D Zone
11-12-2008, 12:55 PM
The n6.1 95 16x18 is a beast! You can hit some heavy flat bombs or a wicked topspin on this pup. However, we found the racquet to be too powerful for me and my son - we both tend to over hit which can be frustrating.
I ended up changing to N6.1 90 or the K90 - its much more tame and very manuverable. My son went with Head MG Prestige MP.

I am keeping one copy and have traded the second copy with a k95 18x20. I feel that me and son can generate enough racquet speed to generate our own power so going for a denser pattern will definitely be a plus.

kobe3pointer
11-12-2008, 03:07 PM
i have 2 n95's, wouldnt mind trading one, anyone wana trade me for something else? k95? pst?

dwhiteside
11-12-2008, 05:11 PM
Now here's something important:

What do you guys who use n95s think of lead tape? Anyone have any on their racquet? Someone told me that on the 16x18 version of the n6.1 the sweetspot tends to be a bit down on the racquet face, and that if I tape at 10 and 2, or 1 and 11, it will raise the sweetspot up a bit and make the racquet even better.

So, yay or nay on lead taping it?

Mdubb23
11-12-2008, 05:19 PM
Guys, you can buy new N6.1s on R A C Q U E T B R O K E R.com, they pretty much have any old racquet new. However, they only have the 16x18.

Edit: Sorry, TW, for taking away business, I just feel that it is a fantastic frame and people should have the oppurtunity to purchase it new. I'd feel even worse not saying something.

dwhiteside
11-12-2008, 05:34 PM
Nope, no n6.1s on that site! Just k6.1 and n6.2

Pusher
11-12-2008, 05:35 PM
Guys, you can buy new N6.1s on R A C Q U E T B R O K E R.com, they pretty much have any old racquet new. However, they only have the 16x18.

Edit: Sorry, TW, for taking away business, I just feel that it is a fantastic frame and people should have the oppurtunity to purchase it new. I'd feel even worse not saying something.

I don't see any N6.1's on that site.

Mdubb23
11-12-2008, 05:50 PM
Wow, never mind, they must have just sold their last few! On Monday, they had 7 left in 4 3/8, and 5 in 4 1/4. My apologies.

dwhiteside
11-12-2008, 05:58 PM
Ahh, ack!

I'm curious though, what was the price for one of those new??

Mdubb23
11-12-2008, 06:04 PM
$130 US Dollars.

Mdubb23
11-12-2008, 06:04 PM
They also still have a few HPS6.1s if you're interested.

j2elve
11-12-2008, 06:15 PM
Aw that's a shame..

But yes, the 16x18 offers amazing spin action on shots, especially on serve =)

What do you guys think of the K Factor in comparison? It's supposed to be an upgrade, but like so many people have already said, it's really a step back. I mean, the K6.1 95 is a sweet stick, next to the N Code... =P

Speak your thoughts~

j2elve
11-12-2008, 06:16 PM
oh sorry, i meant "[BUT] next to the N Code..."
as in the N is superior ^^

asafi2
11-12-2008, 08:31 PM
Now here's something important:

What do you guys who use n95s think of lead tape? Anyone have any on their racquet? Someone told me that on the 16x18 version of the n6.1 the sweetspot tends to be a bit down on the racquet face, and that if I tape at 10 and 2, or 1 and 11, it will raise the sweetspot up a bit and make the racquet even better.

So, yay or nay on lead taping it?

This lead tape idea sounds interesting...anyone have insight on this?

gocard
11-12-2008, 09:36 PM
Wow, never mind, they must have just sold their last few! On Monday, they had 7 left in 4 3/8, and 5 in 4 1/4. My apologies.

How did you know they still had those grip sizes?? I went there before Monday and only saw 4 1/8 grips listed :( I'm just wondering how you were able to see that, since I would have ordered one right away if I knew they still had the grip size I wanted.

Ross K
11-12-2008, 10:50 PM
How would ppl who've hit with both string patterns describe the differences? (BTW, I heard the 18x20 is a lot better than the 16x18.)

FuriousYellow
11-13-2008, 07:55 AM
Now here's something important:

What do you guys who use n95s think of lead tape? Anyone have any on their racquet? Someone told me that on the 16x18 version of the n6.1 the sweetspot tends to be a bit down on the racquet face, and that if I tape at 10 and 2, or 1 and 11, it will raise the sweetspot up a bit and make the racquet even better.

So, yay or nay on lead taping it?

I guess I'd have to know what your definition of "down" is. I have mine strung @ 59M/57C. For me, the sweetspot starts around the fifth cross down to around the ninth or tenth. The sweetspot is pretty large on this racquet and I've never had trouble finding it.

Except for overgrip, mine is stock. I haven't felt the need to use lead tape. I find it to be a very stable frame.

FuriousYellow
11-13-2008, 08:07 AM
How would ppl who've hit with both string patterns describe the differences? (BTW, I heard the 18x20 is a lot better than the 16x18.)

I have both and prefer the more open pattern. I had trouble controlling spin and depth with the 18x20. Some times, I'd get massive topspin and other times I'd barely clear the net.

I also didn't like the way it felt. I experimented with a few different tensions but couldn't duplicate that same feel I have with the 16x18. It was either too board or too mushy. With the 16x18, I know what string and what tension adjustments I prefer.

DonBot
11-13-2008, 12:41 PM
I guess I'd have to know what your definition of "down" is. I have mine strung @ 59M/57C. For me, the sweetspot starts around the fifth cross down to around the ninth or tenth. The sweetspot is pretty large on this racquet and I've never had trouble finding it.

Except for overgrip, mine is stock. I haven't felt the need to use lead tape. I find it to be a very stable frame.

Yeah I agree I run my 16x 18 totally bone stock and it is a sweet sweet hit.

btangel
11-13-2008, 01:00 PM
I'm a 4.0 and have been playing with 16x18s for the last 2 years. I have 3 of them strung with ALU BB on mains @ 55lbs and wilson NXT 16g cross @ 53lbs. This combination so far has given me the best feel and control. Although the NXTs don't last very long...and I have to restring every 3~4 weeks. :(

The only other racket that I've played with that had a better feel was the K90 tour. Unfortunately I didn't find my strokes consistent enough to play effectively with the K90. Not to mention it was a bit on the heavy side.

monomakh
11-13-2008, 01:38 PM
I'm with btangel and ditto on the K90 (which feels fantastic but unforgiving)

Love my n6.1 16x18's (got 4) and right now, they're battling with my APDCs for my primary racquet (which is strange since the two racquets are almost entirely dissimilar, but I like them for different reasons. The n6.1 is for serious business and against heavy hitters, the APDC is just flat out fun... and a lot easier to swing after 3 hours than the n6.1).

I haven't found any sting combo that wasn't a satisfying mix. Fav: nat gut main (any kind), multi crosses. Others I've tried: full Alu Timo poly (fantastic! ... for about 4 hours), a few poly-multi mixes (multis were an Alpha, Head RIP control, and NXT, polys were Alpha, the TiMo, and alu power rough), a syn/multi mix, and full syn job. With syn on the mains, the racquet is as pedestrian as it's going to get, though I've really liked the OG Sheep Micro.

As opposed to lead tape, however, I recommend putting in a leather replacement grip and/or weights in the handle. A couple more points head light and the n6.1 is even dreamier. Great stick.

btangel
11-13-2008, 02:44 PM
wow! I also replaced the original undergrip with a leather. :) I find that it improves the 'feel' factor slightly in a sense that I feel the ball more on impact. I put white wilson overgrip on it as well so it's not too hard on the hand.

spdskr
11-13-2008, 04:53 PM
I have three n6.1: 2 16x18, 1 18x20. For the baseline basher, the 16x18 are dream sticks. Crazy spin and depth once you figure out which string setup works best for you. For myself it's natural gut mains and poly crosses. The 18x20 feels quite different: more consistency on serves and at net, but my baseline shots don't have the depth with this racquet as with the more open pattern 16x18. I keep the 18x20 strung with full gut and use it primarily against big serving, hard hitting oponents or if I'm having one of those days when I can't control the power of the 16x18.

dwhiteside
11-14-2008, 08:43 PM
For tension, what do you guys like to string the 16x18 at? I've been at 60; going to restring with full nat gut to see how it plays - not sure if I should do 60 again, or lower? Prolly bab VS this time around.

Pushmaster
11-14-2008, 08:50 PM
The N6.1 95 was a very pleasant surprise to me when I demoed it a few years back. If I was in the market for a midplus players stick, it would be high on my list. The only problem now would be finding them.

jcstennis
11-15-2008, 05:00 AM
like above... i have always used leather and an overgrip with the n6.1 95. feels great... now stringing with Lux ALU Rough mains, Babolat Xcel Premium crosses... feels nice, probably strung it too low, lots of power... i'm letting this one go though, if interested contact me.

spdskr
11-15-2008, 08:41 AM
For tension, what do you guys like to string the 16x18 at? I've been at 60; going to restring with full nat gut to see how it plays - not sure if I should do 60 again, or lower? Prolly bab VS this time around.

What's your goal for the string change to gut? Joint soreness, more power, better feel? Keep in mind the 16x18 is quite powerful and going full gut will only enhance this, especially the VS. I would string VS higher than my normal tension, or string a "crisp" gut like Klip the same as my normal synthetic gut or multi. Lastly, you may find crossing the gut with a poly will tame some of the power but still give you much of the feel you may be looking for.

j2elve
11-15-2008, 09:52 PM
Hey everyone,
At the moment, I'm undecided between a K6.1 95 and an N.6.1 95 (both 18x20).
I've found in the past that there is more heft in the Kfactor compared to the ncode. Can anyone confirm this?

FuriousYellow
11-16-2008, 08:52 AM
Hey everyone,
At the moment, I'm undecided between a K6.1 95 and an N.6.1 95 (both 18x20).
I've found in the past that there is more heft in the Kfactor compared to the ncode. Can anyone confirm this?

I haven't tried the 18x20 K version, but the K and N 18x20s look like their closer in spec than the 16x18 versions. The 18x20 N version was stiffer and less HL than the 16x18.

j2elve
11-18-2008, 09:07 PM
That's interesting, I actually thought that the kfactor was stiffer.
I will have to try out the 18 x 20 K6.1 soon.
Anyone else care to enlighten us---comparing the N6.1 95 to the K6.1 95?

nyc
11-18-2008, 09:37 PM
I have 4 N95s 16x18, and also installed leather grips with Supergrab overgrips - it's a very sweet racquet, absolutely love it!

The K95 was just a tad too stiff for me, but it didn't feel less maneuverable, as some people say. I think he difference is pretty small, so that a forced transition once my Ncodes are done wouldn't be the end of the world.

To me the N95 is like that old well-worn pair of jeans that is just sooo perfect....

I'v been playing with different setups, but keep coming back to BBO on it. I think it's a pretty tweakable stick and can be adjusted to many tastes with tension and string alone.

I hope Wilson's next gen sticks are gonna include a 95 that's close to the NCodes again.

m1stuhxsp4rk5
11-18-2008, 09:46 PM
how does this racket compare to the n90?

Hueco514
11-19-2008, 12:35 AM
To the OP, I use both the n95 (main stick) and the PST and I'd have to say I can do certain things better on each individual stick. But you are right about the n95, it is a dream stick. Very versatile, too stiff for some, but I find it perfect.

Pusher
11-19-2008, 03:46 AM
I have 4 N95s 16x18, and also installed leather grips with Supergrab overgrips - it's a very sweet racquet, absolutely love it!

The K95 was just a tad too stiff for me, but it didn't feel less maneuverable, as some people say. I think he difference is pretty small, so that a forced transition once my Ncodes are done wouldn't be the end of the world.

To me the N95 is like that old well-worn pair of jeans that is just sooo perfect....

I'v been playing with different setups, but keep coming back to BBO on it. I think it's a pretty tweakable stick and can be adjusted to many tastes with tension and string alone.

I hope Wilson's next gen sticks are gonna include a 95 that's close to the NCodes again.

Yes, BBO and the N6.1 seem to be a perfect match. My son uses that set-up along with 2 other members of his D-1 team. Although they all have recently gone to the 15ga version for even more durability. I haven't heard that Wilson will offer a similar frame in 2009. The K6.1 hits like a Babolat, stiff with little feel.

stormholloway
11-19-2008, 03:51 AM
'Tis a fine racquet indeed. Just got done hitting with the old Classic, which is fine as well.

Prefer the box beams though.

j2elve
11-19-2008, 11:21 PM
I'm trying to find a replacement for my N6.1 95 though, as it is quite worn out

I'm thinking either the K6.1 95, the MG Prestige Pro and the MP, or even the Babolat Aero Storm Tour

I hope to demo a couple of these on the weekend---anyone care to share their thoughts?

j2elve
11-19-2008, 11:23 PM
It's just so hard to find N6.1s these days.

I still love it, I just need to find a new racquet that can hopefully replace this beauty... eventually.

All Baseline
11-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Where were you guys when I was selling mine? All I had was a bunch or window shoppers, eventually I let it go for real cheap.

i suck at tennis
11-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Do you guys think the n95 is too advanced a racquet for basically a beginner (ntrp 3.0)?? I started playing tennis about 7 months ago with my girlfriend's ksix-one 95 16x18 and progressed fairly well with it, then about 3-4 months ago I decided it was too heavy and bought an APDC. I liked it at first but in the last month or so my game has turned into absolute garbage and she unfortunatley has sold the k95. I just so happened to find a sporting goods store in my area (fairly rural) with 4 brand new n six-one 95 16x18 (covered in dust!!!) but it is just your standard retail store and does not have a demo program. Before I spend another $180 I just wanted to get some opinions from some fairly knowledgable folks....

Thanks

Pushmaster
11-22-2008, 06:21 PM
'Tis a fine racquet indeed. Just got done hitting with the old Classic, which is fine as well.

Prefer the box beams though.

Both are great, but I'm with you on the box beam thing. I can't think of one current midplus that has a box beam, what a pity.

mawashi
11-22-2008, 06:39 PM
Do you guys think the n95 is too advanced a racquet for basically a beginner (ntrp 3.0)?? I started playing tennis about 7 months ago with my girlfriend's ksix-one 95 16x18 and progressed fairly well with it, then about 3-4 months ago I decided it was too heavy and bought an APDC. I liked it at first but in the last month or so my game has turned into absolute garbage and she unfortunatley has sold the k95. I just so happened to find a sporting goods store in my area (fairly rural) with 4 brand new n six-one 95 16x18 (covered in dust!!!) but it is just your standard retail store and does not have a demo program. Before I spend another $180 I just wanted to get some opinions from some fairly knowledgable folks....

Thanks

The N95 should not cost $180. You should be able to find it cheaper online and I like the N95 (18x20) but I feel that the Head MG Mid Plus is a great frame too.

mawashi

paulfreda
11-22-2008, 10:03 PM
I am really ticked at Wilson for discontinuing production of the n6195.
So many people love them I cannot see why they stopped making them.
I have 3 of them fortunately and love them madly.

I have added quite a bit of lead to the handle and a bit a 3 and 9.
It is powerful but nicley muted and performw well everywhere maot especially at the net.

robJAR
11-22-2008, 10:16 PM
I REALLY want these rackets! I'm looking for some right now, and checking the sale section frequently for some cheap ones. Hopefully one day I can get at least one and write about how Godly these are. I tried my friend's for one set and I was hooked like a fish. I lost my "Honeymoon" period with my APDC like 2 weeks after I bought it, but I don't want to sell it hah. I want this racket!!

Ross K
11-23-2008, 12:19 AM
What do regular users say to more negative comments I've heard previously such as it's a tad slow and heavy to swing and has a very stiff or harsh feel (I've heard it compared to Babs before)?

Mdubb23
11-23-2008, 08:54 AM
How did you know they still had those grip sizes?? I went there before Monday and only saw 4 1/8 grips listed :( I'm just wondering how you were able to see that, since I would have ordered one right away if I knew they still had the grip size I wanted.

I can't speak as to why they had only 4 1/8 online, I called RCS racquet sports at about 9:00 on Monday morning and they had a few 4 3/8 and 4 1/4 left, at least that's what the guy on the phone told me, but he didn't really seem "all there."

cyberwing88
11-26-2008, 07:47 AM
ya, n95 is one amazing racquet, but no one wants to buy it. posted for sale couple times and not a single email asking about it. what is the big fuss going on here?

robJAR
12-01-2008, 07:03 PM
I just got 3 in a box! I got a few from another user on the forums, and I couldn't be anymore happier. It made my day! Now it's time to find an indoor court to play in.. So expensive!

-robJAR

Hueco514
12-02-2008, 03:15 AM
It's just so hard to find N6.1s these days.

I still love it, I just need to find a new racquet that can hopefully replace this beauty... eventually.

Seeing as how I have both the racquets you have, I can tell you that there is hope to find this baby (n6.1 95) on the bay occasionally. I got one, very slightly used, for about 100, and the other I got here for about 70. Their both in great shape, and their not as hard to find as you might think. Ever since I picked this racquet up, I've never wanted to let it go!

i suck at tennis
12-02-2008, 09:35 AM
Is the n sixone comparable in power level to the k sixone? I was planning on getting the k factor after demoing it several times and really liking the power and control I got from it, but after reading all the praise of the n sixone I am having second thoughts. I don't have the option to demo it so I wanted to find out before I make my final decision.

Hueco514
12-04-2008, 04:26 AM
Is the n sixone comparable in power level to the k sixone? I was planning on getting the k factor after demoing it several times and really liking the power and control I got from it, but after reading all the praise of the n sixone I am having second thoughts. I don't have the option to demo it so I wanted to find out before I make my final decision.

I wish I could help man, but I don't have the KSix-One 95, and have never touched or used it. Just the k90, which is a beast of it's own from what I've heard. You don't know anybody that has the n95? It's definitely worth a try, if you're considering the k95, seeing as how lots of people agree that the n95 has overall better feel and more touch, with less stiffness.

Pusher
12-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Is the n sixone comparable in power level to the k sixone? I was planning on getting the k factor after demoing it several times and really liking the power and control I got from it, but after reading all the praise of the n sixone I am having second thoughts. I don't have the option to demo it so I wanted to find out before I make my final decision.

The K is stiiffer and therefore more powerful. But there's not a really big difference. But to N users, or most of them, the K just doesn't make the grade.

The big K advantage is you can readily buy new ones. With the N you have to take your chances on the bay.

i suck at tennis
12-04-2008, 06:18 PM
The big K advantage is you can readily buy new ones. With the N you have to take your chances on the bay.

That's really why i was asking... at a local sporting goods store I found 4 brand new N6.1, but they are still asking $180 apiece for them. Unfortunately this is the type of place that doesnt allow demos, and no one I know has one so I will probably end up just getting the K b/c i know i like it and dont want to spend $180 on a racquet that I could sell for around half that price.

Thanks for the advice

robJAR
12-04-2008, 08:30 PM
Woah, a local sporting goods store selling new nSix-One's?! You're so lucky. After recently acquiring and playing with my new.. Used, nSix-One's and testing out the [K] version, I'd totally get a new one. I'd get all 4 if I had the chance. One for the wall, and 3 for use. :)

But in your situation, I think you will have better chances with the [K]Six-One. They're more readily available and you don't have to risk your money buying something that can possibly be fake (Basically what Pusher said). Tell us what you end up doing!

-robJAR

Al Czervik
12-04-2008, 09:30 PM
My buddy just caved one of his three in tonight in a fit of anger and thinks he is just gonna smoothly transition to a K 95 once his NCodes are dead. Ha!

Hueco514
12-05-2008, 02:47 AM
Woah, a local sporting goods store selling new nSix-One's?! You're so lucky. After recently acquiring and playing with my new.. Used, nSix-One's and testing out the [K] version, I'd totally get a new one. I'd get all 4 if I had the chance. One for the wall, and 3 for use. :)

But in your situation, I think you will have better chances with the [K]Six-One. They're more readily available and you don't have to risk your money buying something that can possibly be fake (Basically what Pusher said). Tell us what you end up doing!

-robJAR

True, they could be fake on the bay. But there are ways of knowing they are fake, right through the pictures. Granted, they might not even send the same racquet, but you got to bid with confidence. In the bay, there's actually a few up right now. Some guy has like 8 of them up right now. However, it would cost you about 150 dollars, and I'm not sure you'd be willing to spend that much, let alone on the bay. But again, some people are trustworthy on the bay, and sometimes, you have to bid with confidence.

But I discourage you buying a racquet that you've never played with. If you were from around my area, I'd gladly lend you one of mine.

i suck at tennis
12-05-2008, 07:15 AM
Woah, a local sporting goods store selling new nSix-One's?! You're so lucky. After recently acquiring and playing with my new.. Used, nSix-One's and testing out the [K] version, I'd totally get a new one. I'd get all 4 if I had the chance. One for the wall, and 3 for use. :)

It is actually a store I go in alot, I just never look at the tennis section because it is very sparse, at best. I happened to look from afar a few weeks ago and saw what my eyes couldn't believe. I went over and checked them out and they were all COVERED in dust. I am going to go in this weekend and see if they would be willing to come down on the price, but it is basically just like a mom 'n pop Academy Sports full of high school kids working so I highly doubt they will be very receptive.

robJAR
12-05-2008, 11:07 AM
Wow, you are one lucky person. I can't believe that part would go un-noticed, especially those rackets. I'd just take them and say I was getting my "old" rackets strung. Hah, just kidding. But yeah, try and ask if you can get the price lowered since they haven't been sold in a while, and look for a manager or old person. They'll probably be more forgiving on the price. :)

-robJAR

alexlit
12-08-2008, 01:54 PM
i am selling my Wilson NCODE nsixone (16 * 18) racket.
It is about 9/10 only a few scatches. It has grip size 4 3/8. I have pictures.
If interested send me email
litvinsky@sbcglobal.net.

Lejanius
12-08-2008, 05:43 PM
I just found one of these on a discount (16x18, 4-3/8) grip. I strung it up and I am going to hit with it for a few days then probably sell it.

Seems silly I know to buy a racquet then sell it but it will be fun to play with for a while, couldn't really believe I got it for $40 brand new.

i suck at tennis
12-08-2008, 06:39 PM
I just found one of these on a discount (16x18, 4-3/8) grip. I strung it up and I am going to hit with it for a few days then probably sell it.

Seems silly I know to buy a racquet then sell it but it will be fun to play with for a while, couldn't really believe I got it for $40 brand new.

Dude that is one helluva sweet deal!!! If only I lived in MN I would beg you to tell me

Lejanius
12-08-2008, 07:47 PM
Dude that is one helluva sweet deal!!! If only I lived in MN I would beg you to tell me


There was only one racquet, it was at my local tennis club, they were clearing out some really old sticks and no one plays that stick there.

I purchased the racquet because I figured I could sell it for $80-$100 if I was lucky and make a bit of a profit, if not oh well. However, I have to try it out just for fun first! which I shall do tomorrow night

Racer41c
12-08-2008, 08:42 PM
FYI, I just saw some on ****.

Duzza
12-09-2008, 05:30 AM
It is truly an awesome racquet. Still trying to find the best tension to put Big Ace in...so far I like 54 but thats the highest I've tried.

i suck at tennis
12-09-2008, 01:22 PM
So I went back in the store that had the brand new ones sitting on the rack collecting dust and asked if there was any way they would cut me a break on the price.... Lo and behold, they were already 75% off, there just wasnt a sign announcing the deal!!!!! So I just scored two for $90.

The only string I have at the moment is Big Banger Original... anybody use this setup?? I'm gonna string one up tonight with it until I can order some more PHT/VS from TW

robJAR
12-09-2008, 02:25 PM
I hate you.

-robJAR

smokeybear
12-09-2008, 03:05 PM
hey isuckattennis, what grip size are the n95s? was wondering if you could possibly hook me up with the other two........email me at cl3rf@virginia.edu thanks

Bubba
12-09-2008, 03:17 PM
hey isuckattennis, what grip size are the n95s? was wondering if you could possibly hook me up with the other two........email me at cl3rf@virginia.edu thanks
Hey Smokey Bear... Wahoo-wa. You on staff, Faculty, or student. I was Comm '94 and Masters in '99

gocard
12-09-2008, 10:47 PM
So I went back in the store that had the brand new ones sitting on the rack collecting dust and asked if there was any way they would cut me a break on the price.... Lo and behold, they were already 75% off, there just wasnt a sign announcing the deal!!!!! So I just scored two for $90.

nice score! I wish there were deals like that around here.

alexlit
12-10-2008, 10:38 AM
am selling my Wilson NCODE nsixone (16 * 1 racket.
It is about 9/10 only a few scatches. It has grip size 4 3/8. I have pictures.
If interested send me email
litvinsky@sbcglobal.net.

smokeybear
12-10-2008, 10:39 AM
bubba, i'm a second year

Rexking
12-11-2008, 04:41 AM
Hi guys, does the 18x20 version have a lower swingweight and more headlight?

spdskr
12-11-2008, 08:55 AM
I have both, and can not tell a difference in the swing weight or balance. The posted specs by the manufacturer on the racquet throat are also the same for both string patterns.

Having said that, whether serving, hitting ground strokes, or volleying, I can easily tell which racquet I'm using without looking. The 18x20 is less powerful and more control oriented when strung the same as the 16x18.

Rexking
12-11-2008, 10:49 AM
^^
Specs from tennis.com seem to suggest the 18x20 have a lower SW. Unless I'm looking at the wrong racquet.

Wilson nSix One 95 (68 holes)
SW: 329
Flex: 68
Weight: 347
Balance: 32

Wilson nSix One 95 (76 holes)
SW: 316
Flex: 66
Weight: 347
Balance: 31.5

spdskr
12-11-2008, 01:21 PM
^^
Specs from tennis.com seem to suggest the 18x20 have a lower SW. Unless I'm looking at the wrong racquet.

Wilson nSix One 95 (68 holes)
SW: 329
Flex: 68
Weight: 347
Balance: 32

Wilson nSix One 95 (76 holes)
SW: 316
Flex: 66
Weight: 347
Balance: 31.5

I am not aware of what is in print regarding these two, merely stating what is stamped on the racquet throat and how they feel when striking the ball vs. just swinging alone.

As an aside, I prefer thinner gague string in the 18x20 and to also string it looser......else it feels boardlike when strung at the same tension and gauge as the 16x18. Just my preferences.

ckhirnigs113
03-01-2009, 11:24 PM
I have just demoed the k6.1 95 16x18 and I really like it. Should I try to scrounge around looking for a n6.1 95 instead?

antgun007
03-02-2009, 01:13 AM
I wish I had one. I love the Kfactor series. it seems that every1 else loves the N6.1.

v205
03-02-2009, 02:40 AM
Does it matter much if you use a 16/20 pattern on a 18/20 racket in the hope to soften the stringbed? Will it damage the frame due to change in intended frame stress points?

RobFL
03-02-2009, 07:10 PM
A recent convert here, I found 2 used 16x18 fairly quickly for about $80. I'm a 50 yr old 5.0 and have played with a lot of good players frames K6.1, Fischers, Volkls, you name it. The n6.1 gives you just a hare more pop that is often needed in today's technology influenced game, without sacrificing control. I've had to go up to 60 lbs tension with full gut to keep it from occasionally sailing long but it plays great at this setup and I think it could handle 62-65 lbs when the weather turns very hot. Frame does not have any glaring weakness and a lot of strengths. Agree the K6.1 is an excellent frame but just a hare stiffer than the n which is a big difference for me.

charliefedererer
03-12-2009, 09:52 AM
Wilson took the Kevlar out of the 6.1 when they went from the nCode to the K factor frame. Now it's 100% Graphite/Carbon. The nCode was 15% Kevlar, 85% Graphite/Carbon.
I am pretty sure it was the Kevlar in the Wilson player's raquets that gave them that nice feel with just the right flex, rather than the very stiff graphite. (The stiffness rating of the nCode 6.1 was 65 and the current K factor 6.1 is 69.)
Basically, Wilson has managed to turn their 6.1 into a Babolat-like frame.
Because the nCode 6.1 is getting hard to find I'm looking for a racquet with similar characteristics, but more readily available. Tennis.com has a racquet finder feature that lets you rank 8 characteristics (like flex, swingweight, power, etc.) from your current frame, and it spits out very similar frames. In this case, the Tecnifibre T Fight 325 VO2 Max has almost identical characteristics. (Tecnifibre uses "Texalium" instead of Kevlar, but the two substances seem to have similar properties.)
The question is: Has anyone who uses the Wilson nCode Six-one 95 hit with the Tecnifibre T Fight 325 VO2 Max, and do they think the two are very similar?

ChuDat
03-30-2009, 12:41 PM
I agree the Nsix-one 16x18 is one nice racquet. Too bad mine has a small crack, I'm still using it though.