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djones
01-04-2006, 12:44 AM
This really bothers me.
In my opinion players racquets shouldn't be more than 20mm in beamwidth, at the max maybe 21mm.
But 22mm is just to clumsy!

Also the Head LM Prestige MP and LM Radical Tour are both stated as 21mm, but it's obvious that the Prestige is slightly thinner, and this is very noticable.
I actually believe, that the Head LM Radical Tour and Dunlop 300G are both closer to 22mm than 21mm, it might be just 1 mm, but to me it's a lot!

BreakPoint
01-04-2006, 12:53 AM
Wider beams usually translates into more power, and the nSix-One 95 is indeed a pretty powerful racquet. That's why Wilson made it 22mm. If you want a thinner racquet, get the nSix-One Tour at 17mm (feels more like 18mm to me), but you'll have to live with the much lower power level.

La Bomba
01-04-2006, 01:10 AM
BreakPoint, i think the beam on the ncode 90 is actually 17.5mm, i may be wrong but a shop owner told me it was.

BreakPoint
01-04-2006, 01:13 AM
OK, maybe it's 17.5mm, but I'm just saying that it feels a bit thicker than the PS 6.0 85 which indeed has a 17mm beam. I think we're splitting hairs here.

PrestigeClassic
01-04-2006, 01:28 AM
You can pick up a micrometer.

It could be, or it could look like it because the frame is not as boxy as the 6.0 85. Don't fat guys look ever-so-slightly taller than they are? Or not . . .

I would think Wilson made the nCode 95 at 22mm because that's the beam width of the Hyper 6.1 and Classic 6.1. In other words, Wilson, like Head, for whatever reason(s) wanted to use the same or similar mold.

djones
01-04-2006, 01:38 AM
According to TW, the Pro Staff 6.1 is 21mm:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=61

meh
01-04-2006, 10:31 AM
Wilson used the same mold for the HPS and PSC, so the beam width is the same 22mm. Ncode has a different mold, I think.

Keifers
01-04-2006, 10:40 AM
I agree that 22mm feels clumsy. I get a sense of precision when I swing frames below 20mm that feels really good.

ollinger
01-04-2006, 10:47 AM
Simply stated, Wilson does not share your opinion. Nor do many others. The list of racquets with beams of 23 to 25 mm. used by top pros and collegians is lengthy and is likely familiar to you. Maybe it's not players' racquets that should have a thin beam, but beginner and game-improvement sticks, as some complain that they "frame" balls with wider sticks, presumably reflecting timing problems with the swing, something more prevalent in beginners and intermediates.
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Keifers
01-04-2006, 10:53 AM
Perhaps you can help out here, ollinger. What is the beam width of your HPS 6.1 OS? And do you know if it's the same as that of the MP version? Thanks.

jediknightdan
01-04-2006, 12:30 PM
I use a nSix-One 95, and it is indeed a powerful racquet. Its has good feal and i tryed out the fpr and it did not work ar feal as good as the n61

ollinger
01-04-2006, 01:03 PM
As I recall the specs, HPS 6.1 OS is a 22 mm. straight beam.
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iscottius
01-04-2006, 01:26 PM
This really bothers me.
In my opinion players racquets shouldn't be more than 20mm in beamwidth, at the max maybe 21mm.
But 22mm is just to clumsy!

Also the Head LM Prestige MP and LM Radical Tour are both stated as 21mm, but it's obvious that the Prestige is slightly thinner, and this is very noticable.
I actually believe, that the Head LM Radical Tour and Dunlop 300G are both closer to 22mm than 21mm, it might be just 1 mm, but to me it's a lot!

if you don't like the beam width play the 6.0 original it is very similiar in design with a 20mm beam

Keifers
01-04-2006, 09:34 PM
if you don't like the beam width play the 6.0 original it is very similiar in design with a 20mm beam
djones, that's a great suggestion from iscottius. Have you ever tried the 6.0 95? 20mm plus a number of other very nice playing characteristics (touch, feel, control, maneuverability). Definitely lower-powered than the n61, though.