View Full Version : Stick suggestions after 6.1 95 16x18

11-14-2012, 12:07 PM
I'm a 3.0 all court player (hard courts) wanting to increase the power/speed on my swings while keeping around the same level of control as a 6.1 95 16x18 (old black and red one). I did some research and it looks like I will have to drop the stick weight but I don't want to end up with something that is unstable against big hitters. I'm looking to demo the following but please suggest any that you think would be a good fit.

Juice 100
BLX Pro Open
Pure Drive GT
Pure Drive
Pure Drive Roddick
Aero Pro Drive GT
Extreme MP

11-14-2012, 12:54 PM
At your level, you won't be hitting against many big hitters. If you do, most of their balls are flying long. So I wouldn't worry about that.

Why don't you like the 6.1? I know it's a bit demanding but many people love it.

sunof tennis
11-14-2012, 02:49 PM
A racquet that is probably more comparable to your 6.1 95 is the Head Prestige Pro. The ones on your list would be good to try as the are probably more forgiving than either the 6.1 95 or the Prestige

11-14-2012, 03:16 PM
Keep the 6.1, add better strings. There is nothing that the 6.1 can't do better than the Pure Drive.

16g gives consistent play with more power than 17g. Lively multi or gut/poly gives awesome play. If that doesn't work, go to the gym and do some cable pulls.

11-14-2012, 03:47 PM
shouldnt you care about keeping the ball in play?

stick to the same racquet, change strings like the above poster said.

keep your eyes on the ball, you'll be right!:)

11-14-2012, 03:51 PM
How about the Team version of your 6.1? I just played a guy using that stick and he had plenty of power and could whip it around.

11-14-2012, 04:57 PM
What about a 6.1 95 18X20. For me, it's much more accurate than the 16X18 version. I feel that the control of the 16X18 is way overrated.
I don't necessarily think you need to go down to 11 ounces. What about the radical pro, extreme pro, if you want to keep an open pattern.

11-15-2012, 12:59 PM
Mine is currently strung with LXN M2 Prol 16L at 58lbs. I was considering restringing at 55lbs with Rough 16, Blast 16, Big Bang Original 16.

11-15-2012, 01:03 PM
Demoed the Pure Drive, Juice 100 and Extreme MP last night and this morning but need some more time with each. All felt good but still can't say I got the WOW factor vs the 6.1 95. All did have some more pop with the 100sq vs the 95sq.

11-15-2012, 02:52 PM
If you want to belt the ball and only lose a little weight the have a crack at the Roddick. It's solid, powerful and has a massive sweet spot compared to the six one. You will lose a little control but will find it a lot easier to middle the ball.

11-17-2012, 08:57 AM
How is the Signum Pro Poly Plasma 16 at 55lbs?