View Full Version : PS 6.0 85 vs. PS 6.0 95.
06-08-2004, 04:09 AM
For many years I was a PS 6.0 85 user and loved it. Unfortunatley I started to play less and less, and got less fit, and my game and timing started to go down hill, and I began to find the racket a little too unforgiving. So I looked for an alternative. i.prestige mid and midplus, tour 90, and have even gone back to the 6.6 Stars and Stripes I used as a junior. Truth is the 6.0 85 is a different gravy. All I want is a more friendly version. Slightly lighter, slightly bigger head, more manageable from the baseline etc. I was hoping the T90 would be it, but sadly not.
What I want to know is, is the 6.0 95 what I am looking for? Does the lovely feel remain despite the bigger head and wider beam? Does it differ (other than colour) from the HPS 6.0 that they tried to make out Federer used? Or am I just going to have to learn to live with the mishits and go back to the 6.0 85???
06-08-2004, 04:20 AM
for @#$% read miss hits!
I think they thought i was swearing!!
msdill, I feel your pain. I used the PS 85 since 1984. However, I too went from an everyday player to a once or twice a week player. Anyway, after trying out both the PS 95 6.1 Classic and the PS 95 6.0 Original, I went with the PS 95 6.0 Original. It seemed to be the closest match to the PS 85.
I've never tried the HPS 6.0, so I can't help you there. However, I've tried the Tour 95, and it's no where near close to the PS85. You may want to wait to demo the new n-code 6.1 90 or 95, which seems to be all the rage right now.
I too have felt your pain, I went with the 6.0 95. It is noticeably lighter in the head so you might have to get lead tape out. Now I'm playing with the Tour 90 as I'm starting to play more everyday. I'm also waiting for the N-Codes to see how they compare.
I have a PS 6.0 95 that is in a 5/8 grip with nearly new gut strings in 9/10 condition and I will ship it to your door for 50 dollars if you're interested.
What's your opinion on PS 6.6 85comparing with PS 6.0 85?
I noticed you're selling the 6.6 stars and stripes 85, but you didn't listed any contact info. You played with it. How was it compare to the PS 85?
I love my PS 85. Although it's kind of light. I don't want to put lead on until I get a scale and balance. Beside, the last time I put lead on, it boosted the power level which I don't need. I've played with the PS 95, and I agree that it's the closest thing to PS 85.
06-08-2004, 09:46 AM
I'm on the same boat. Had to put my beloved 85 aside and went on the search for a more forgiving racquet.
After several demos, I settled in the Pro Staff Zone 7.1.
It's quite comfortable, and control is excellent. I have been able to generate more spin on my forehands and backhands. However, the Zone plays differently than most racquets I've tried: Its quite flexible and you feel when you hit the ball, seems to hold the ball on the strings a little bit longer. Maybe you should give it a try.
06-08-2004, 10:38 AM
I also agree that the PS 6.0 95 is the closest thing to the PS 6.0 85. Although, the 95 is lighter than the 85, they both have the same sweet muted feel to them. I find the 85 to be stiffer than the 95 even though the 95 has a thicker beam. It's probably due to the smaller head and the narrower throat (smaller "V") of the 85.
Sometimes, I use the 85 to serve and the 95 to receive because I find the 85 better for serving (mostly due to the added weight) but the 95 better for almost everything else. I would describe the 95 as a more forgiving version of the 85 and it's not as brutal on the shoulder as the 85 is. Give the 95 a try.
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