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thescud89
07-04-2005, 01:47 PM
does the prostaff 6.0 original 95 look just like the 85? I wanted to give the 95 a try but i cant seem to get a pic of one despite all the pics of the 85s. does it share the same characteristics minus the bigger headsize?

Gaines Hillix
07-04-2005, 02:01 PM
It looks very much like it, but it's not just a larger PS 85. The specs for both are on the TW webiste;

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-60.html

The 95 is a little lighter, stiffer, has a little thicker beam, and is more head light. It's also easier for the average player to play with. I'd recommend it for 3.5+ - 4.0 players and above.

BreakPoint
07-04-2005, 02:44 PM
does the prostaff 6.0 original 95 look just like the 85? I wanted to give the 95 a try but i cant seem to get a pic of one despite all the pics of the 85s. does it share the same characteristics minus the bigger headsize?

Yes, they look pretty much exactly the same. Same matte black paintjob with the yellow and red pinstripes and the same logos and graphics. Really the only visual difference from a distance is the headsize. Yes, they do play differently, but looks-wise, they look the same. In fact, almost everyone that I play with for the first time thinks that I'm using the 85, until I inform them that I'm actually using the 95.

Pushmaster
07-04-2005, 02:56 PM
I could tell the difference between a PS 6.0 95 and 85 with a quick glance from a court away. I guess that would make me a racquet geek?

BreakPoint
07-04-2005, 03:16 PM
Actually, even I've made the same mistake before and I use the PS 6.0 95. There's a teaching pro that regularly teaches at these public courts that I play at very often and for the longest time I thought he was using a PS 6.0 85. One day I asked him about it and he said he actually uses the 95, and that he's never used the 85. I was very surprised, as even playing on the court next to him, I thought for sure he was using the 85. So I can understand why people make the same mistake with mine.

wpeng4
07-04-2005, 06:25 PM
breakpoint, I read your individual review on x1, ncode, ps 85 and rdx500. Very nice job, I actually read it three times. Could you comment on how x1 compares to ps 85 and ps95. My current stick is ps85. I am looking to replace it with a 95 sq., but don't know which one would give me the same feeling. I am so addicted to the "solid feel" of ps85, and wouldn't want replace it with anything "less solid"/hollow just for larger hitting area. My primary choice is x1, followed by ps 95. I would like to hear your input how these two rackets compare, especially on which one gives more "solid feel", thanks.

Tony

fist pump
07-04-2005, 07:12 PM
the beam is thinner on the 85 right ?

BreakPoint
07-04-2005, 07:18 PM
Tony,
Thanks for the nice compliment regarding my comparative review.

Both the X-1 and the PS 95 are solid feeling racquets, but the PS 95 has more of that "ProStaff feel", for obvious reasons. Thus, I'd say the PS 95 feels more like the PS 85 than the X-1 does. The problem with the X-1 I feel is that although it's a low powered racquet, it is also fairly stiff so once in a while you catch it where it gives too much power when you least want it. Although the X-1 has a nice muted, solid feel, I find the PS 95 gives more feedback so you know immediately if you've hit a solid shot or if you've mishit it. With the X-1, it's more dampened so the feedback is more removed. The PS 95 also has a crisper feel IMHO. They are both really good for serve and volley play, but I would say the PS 95 is a bit better on serves, whereas, the X-1 is a bit better on volleys. Hope that helps.

ShooterMcMarco
07-04-2005, 10:45 PM
this is a great racquet, i highly recommend it. great control, feel and all those other goodies rolled up into one nice package.

loubapache
07-05-2005, 04:03 AM
the beam is thinner on the 85 right ?

Yes, the 85 uses 17 mm beams and I think the 95 uses 20 or 21 mm.

wpeng4
07-05-2005, 06:35 AM
thanks Breakpoint, I will give it a try.