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ptho1128
10-27-2012, 12:56 PM
I know this is probably much of a comparison but just wondering if anyone have played both racquets and which one would you prefer. I've played the BLX but I find it very stiff. I have the original 6.0 95 and I love that stick over the BLX. Since they don't make that stick no more, I'm considering getting the re-issue 6.0 85. Just wondering your thoughts on this topic would greatly be appreciated it.

Thanks,
Phil

heninfan99
10-28-2012, 06:59 AM
A friend LOVES the 85 and has a collection. He also recently about the 6.0 95 and doesn't like it at all. Totally diff. feel he says.

I can tell you from personal exp. the 85 is totally diff. than the BLX 6.1 95. The box beam of the 85 gives a diff feel. The 85 is amazing when you hit the ball perfectly and great for volleys.

I don't consider the original BLX 95 stiff. It has the muted suspension and mass of a cadillac and I love it.

At the end of the day you can get used to almost any stick as long as it doesn't hurt your arm.

I know this is probably much of a comparison but just wondering if anyone have played both racquets and which one would you prefer. I've played the BLX but I find it very stiff. I have the original 6.0 95 and I love that stick over the BLX. Since they don't make that stick no more, I'm considering getting the re-issue 6.0 85. Just wondering your thoughts on this topic would greatly be appreciated it.

Thanks,
Phil

ptho1128
10-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Thanks. I did love the KPS 88 so I guess the 85 will be somewhat similiar feel and touch.

ASH1485
10-29-2012, 12:27 PM
well man here is my story ...
i got the blx ps 95 and it was the best racket i ever used performance wise ,i added 3 grams oflead at 12 o'clock andit played so well , great cominationof power and control , easy to manuever, improved my 1 hbh massively that it wasnt a weakness anymore but a weapon , very smooth on volleys and very quick at the net. all was a dream for me until i picked up a wrist injury that i leaving me out of tennis for 6 months, and i believe its because of the racket as i heard so many people complained from this particular stick that it caused them wrist and shoulder injuries.

in my last recoevring days i decieded to get the PS 85, ( well i was bored without tennis and i am a huge sampras fan and had to own one ). i thought i cant play with it because of its weight and small head size but it is so head light that u will move it around better than any other stick, if you are a 4.5 player or above it won't take you much time to get used to it.
i stringed mine with natural gut babolat at 55, feels great but i will have to add some weight on the top because it is very low powered.

still i have this feeling inside me that i cant play a tournament match with it. i will wait till iam fully recovered and practice more with it.

ptho1128
10-29-2012, 01:24 PM
well man here is my story ...
i got the blx ps 95 and it was the best racket i ever used performance wise ,i added 3 grams oflead at 12 o'clock andit played so well , great cominationof power and control , easy to manuever, improved my 1 hbh massively that it wasnt a weakness anymore but a weapon , very smooth on volleys and very quick at the net. all was a dream for me until i picked up a wrist injury that i leaving me out of tennis for 6 months, and i believe its because of the racket as i heard so many people complained from this particular stick that it caused them wrist and shoulder injuries.

in my last recoevring days i decieded to get the PS 85, ( well i was bored without tennis and i am a huge sampras fan and had to own one ). i thought i cant play with it because of its weight and small head size but it is so head light that u will move it around better than any other stick, if you are a 4.5 player or above it won't take you much time to get used to it.
i stringed mine with natural gut babolat at 55, feels great but i will have to add some weight on the top because it is very low powered.

still i have this feeling inside me that i cant play a tournament match with it. i will wait till iam fully recovered and practice more with it.

What you describe is what happen with me. My wrist was giving me problems. Maybe because I haven't gotten used to it yet. Like everyone else, I'm also a huge Pete Sampras fan and I got to try the PS 85 since it's been re-issue for TW. I'm waiting for the shipment but I sure hope that I get the same feeling as everyone else.