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sepidoel
02-01-2012, 02:52 AM
I accidentally found a shop selling new Ncode 90 Tour, priced a little less than half the new BLXPS 90 Tour. When I saw the specs they're very identical. So Which one is more worth buying?

BLXPS 90 Tour:
- Head Size : 90 sq. in. / 580.64 sq. cm.
- Length : 27in / 68.58cm
- Strung Weight : 12.6oz / 357.2g
- Balance : 8 pts HL
- Swingweight : 327
- Stiffness : 65
- Beam Width : 17.5mm / 17.5mm / 17.5mm /
- Composition : Basalt
- Power Level : Low
- Stroke Style : Full
- Swing Speed : Fast
- Grip Type : Wilson Leather
- String Pattern : 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
- String Tension: 50-60 pounds

Ncode 6.1 90 Tour:
- Head Size : 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm.
- Length : 27 inches / 69 cm
- Strung Weight : 12.4oz / 352g
- Balance : 9 pts Head Light
- Swingweight : 326
- Stiffness : 66
- Beam Width : 17 mm Straight Beam
- Composition : 100% Original Material
- Power Level : Low
- Swing Speed : Fast
- Grip Type : Leather
- String Pattern : 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Captain Tezuka
02-01-2012, 02:57 AM
I accidentally found a shop selling new Ncode 90 Tour, priced a little less than half the new BLXPS 90 Tour. When I saw the specs they're very identical. So Which one is more worth buying?

BLXPS 90 Tour:
- Head Size : 90 sq. in. / 580.64 sq. cm.
- Length : 27in / 68.58cm
- Strung Weight : 12.6oz / 357.2g
- Balance : 8 pts HL
- Swingweight : 327
- Stiffness : 65
- Beam Width : 17.5mm / 17.5mm / 17.5mm /
- Composition : Basalt
- Power Level : Low
- Stroke Style : Full
- Swing Speed : Fast
- Grip Type : Wilson Leather
- String Pattern : 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
- String Tension: 50-60 pounds

Ncode 6.1 90 Tour:
- Head Size : 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm.
- Length : 27 inches / 69 cm
- Strung Weight : 12.4oz / 352g
- Balance : 9 pts Head Light
- Swingweight : 326
- Stiffness : 66
- Beam Width : 17 mm Straight Beam
- Composition : 100% Original Material
- Power Level : Low
- Swing Speed : Fast
- Grip Type : Leather
- String Pattern : 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

It really depends on if you are under a budget. Also I recommend demoing both and then deciding as making such a rash decision isn't that good. As with all similar racquets some people feel that the prior technology feels more suited than the current while others adapt to the current technology or feel that its benefits suit them. So demo demo demo before you buy. Also having an older generation tennis racquet is fine as long as you can play your game well with it.

-Tezuka

vndesu
02-01-2012, 03:22 AM
i say any other wilson 90 but the ncode... the sweetspot was no where to be found and it swung a lot heavier compared to the k90, blx90 or blxps90.

sepidoel
02-01-2012, 03:23 AM
Demoing the Ncode is not possible because the shop is across the sea . I do hope I could make comparison firsthand. :(

I'm quite a budget minded player, but I heard so many times that the Ncode is a very demanding racquet (strangely I haven't heard the same for the BLXPS).

sepidoel
02-01-2012, 03:26 AM
i say any other wilson 90 but the ncode... the sweetspot was no where to be found and it swung a lot heavier compared to the k90, blx90 or blxps90.

Ouch, I really need the maneuverability for such heavy racquet. I guess the Ncode is a bummer then.

vndesu
02-01-2012, 03:26 AM
Demoing the Ncode is not possible because the shop is across the sea . I do hope I could make comparison firsthand. :(

I'm quite a budget minded player, but I heard so many times that the Ncode is a very demanding racquet (strangely I haven't heard the same for the BLXPS).

the ncode is a lot more demanding compared to many of the other mids. heavier swingweight plus sweetspot was very small..

stormholloway
02-01-2012, 10:13 AM
I highly doubt the ncode swings heavier than the K90.

Fed Kennedy
02-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Tour 90 always a gamble. Dont know if youre gonna get 320 or 340 swingweight. Balance points all over the place.
Sometimes they are touched by god and sometimes they are logs.

Say Chi Sin Lo
02-01-2012, 11:25 AM
Ncode 6.1 90 Tour:
- Head Size : 90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm.
- Length : 27 inches / 69 cm
- Strung Weight : 12.4oz / 352g
- Balance : 9 pts Head Light
- Swingweight : 326
- Stiffness : 66
- Beam Width : 17 mm Straight Beam
- Composition : 100% Original Material
- Power Level : Low
- Swing Speed : Fast
- Grip Type : Leather
- String Pattern : 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

HUH?! :confused:

getsby
02-01-2012, 11:44 AM
I tried n-code when my level was not higher than 3.0 ntrp. I can not say that I had problems with swing

sepidoel
02-01-2012, 02:42 PM
I've decided not to buy both, because one is too expensive and the other is too doubtful.

HUH?! :confused:

I'm confused too. It's only a copy from the website.

UCSF2012
02-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Biggest difference between the nCode 90/Tour 90 and all the other versions is the string pattern. The string is dense in the center. Whereas, in the later versions, it's dense up top. So the nCode has greater spin potential on serves but hits flatter groundstrokes.

There's nothing doubtful about the n90. It was one of Wilson's most popular frames of all time. My personal favorite of all the 90's in terms of crispness of the feel.

michaelscoots
02-02-2012, 11:36 AM
With the new PSBLX 90 Wilson really did take the best traits of many of the past sticks and combine them. To me it's got great touch and feel and just a touch of the muted feel of the previous BLX and n90 as well. It's as control oriented and spin friendly as the K90 (my personal favorite). To me the N90 is a bit too dampened, and I prefer the more open pattern through the sweet spot. The K90 and PS BLX 90 are the two most crisp feeling IMO, and they also have a nice balance/weight distribution.

And even though the stiffness is listed at 65, it's actually 66 or 67. The reason I know this is TW went through several sticks (two different shipments - thanks Paul!) to find me one that was closest to listed specs. All of them had a flex rating of 66 or 67. And all of them were under listed specs (weight)! The demo I tried, however, was right on the money.

In many cases Wilson is adding silicone to the butt cap area to bring the weight of the sticks closer to specs. This, however, limits possibilities for customization later on. I made sure I got one without silicone. And I've brought the weight up to listed specs. And it plays great. The only knock is the swing weight...for folks who play with a K90 or even BLX90 they will notice the lower swing weight. I plan on adding a little more weight to get it up into the upper 330's. To me the higher swing weight helps with those flattened out hard shots/winners, half volleys, volleys, and overheads. All in all, Wilson did an excellent job in bringing this line back to what it should be!

I hope this is helpful insight.