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trueplaya89
03-26-2006, 03:03 PM
Just wondering how similar these 2 rackets are... i mean the ncode is just a newer version. They play alike right? I have only played with the ncode, and i was wondering since i can pry get some prostaff ones for cheap. Just wondering if it would feel close to the same.

Thanks

Grimjack
03-26-2006, 03:56 PM
I didn't think they played much alike at all. The ncode, for all that it's small and heavy, still plays very much like a modern frame. The response is very lively.

The old Tour 90's played like logs. I loved them. Most didn't. If you wanted a racquet that was heavy, felt heavy, and didn't give the sensation that it was doing anything for you, the T90 was your bat -- but the ncode may not be.

anirut
03-26-2006, 04:02 PM
Grimjack, could you please explain/compare more about the various playing characteristics of both sticks? I'm thinking about getting a n6.1 Tour. I have a Tour 90.

BTW, my Tour 90 is the Asian version, 315 grams. The n6.1 that I plan to acquire is also Asian version at 320 grams. (I can only get the Asian versions.)

trueplaya89
03-26-2006, 06:52 PM
Hmm, Have you played with the new n6.1 tour? SO it makes me feel like im doin more work. Maybe i'll just get a ncode since i like how that plays... i wouldnt mind more input as well.

ask1ed
03-26-2006, 10:42 PM
I have a ps tour 90 I'd like to trade or sell, almost new, 4 5/8" grip, strung with vs gut at 58lbs.

trueplaya89
03-27-2006, 03:51 AM
I have a ps tour 90 I'd like to trade or sell, almost new, 4 5/8" grip, strung with vs gut at 58lbs.

Send me an email, ethrd4@yahoo.com please include price and pictures.

Thanks

Dennis Chan
03-27-2006, 09:26 AM
(I can only get the Asian versions.)

I envy you. ;-) I do have both the Asian Tour 90 and the Asian Ncode 90. Both are great sticks. Balance and power are very similar. The most noticeable difference is the feel. The Tour has more "raw" prostaff/class feel, if you know what I mean. The Ncode is a (very tiny) bit stiffer, and a bit more muted (almost seems like the nano stuff in it is working as claimed by Wilson).

anirut
03-27-2006, 04:22 PM
Thanks, Dennis.

trueplaya89
03-27-2006, 06:41 PM
well im not 100% how this prostaff feel is, i have hit with a prostaff 6.0 95", and the 6.1 classic, and a 6.1 hyper carbon. they all felt decent to me, the ncode seemed nice too. Do those rackets, have this classic prostaff feel?

anirut
03-27-2006, 07:59 PM
One thing I was wondering ... what is actually meant by 'muted' ?

chiru
03-27-2006, 08:40 PM
i donno about that characterizaiton for the ncode not being a log. personally i thought it played just as harsh as the tour 90. the tour 90 was wierd though, it wasn't quite as stable nor have as much control as the ncode tour or the ps 6.0 85. the ncode had a lot more stability against hard balls IMO but had that same classic feel.

tandayu
03-27-2006, 09:53 PM
Any sign (cosmetic) to differentiate the PS tour 90 with the Asian PS tour 90 other than the weight, swing weight, and balance?

loubapache
03-28-2006, 04:59 AM
Any sign (cosmetic) to differentiate the PS tour 90 with the Asian PS tour 90 other than the weight, swing weight, and balance?
Yes, the Asian Tour 90 has "St Vincent Processing" on the throat. You might want to collect this one, tandayu.

tandayu
03-28-2006, 07:29 PM
Yes, the Asian Tour 90 has "St Vincent Processing" on the throat. You might want to collect this one, tandayu.

Thank you loubapache, I searched Yahoo Japan.

http://www.courtside.co.jp/racket/wilson/protour.htm

A friend in Singapore said it is common is Asia especially from Wilson to offer lighter frames, but people looks after the US spec due to the scarcity. The grass always greener on the other side.

trueplaya89
03-28-2006, 07:32 PM
Anyways else have anything to say about how these compair to each other?

anirut
03-28-2006, 07:53 PM
Yesterday I was trying to get one n6.1 Tour 90 but to no avail (in BKK). They didn't have my grip size and I don't wanna be building up the grip.

With regards to the muted feel of the nCode, does it feel in anyway similar to the Slaz X-1?

Somebody, please ...

ask1ed
03-28-2006, 08:15 PM
The n code is more muted than the ps tour 90, which plays more like the old ps 85, but not as wobbly and flexible. The n code feels more like a paddle tennis stick.

trueplaya89
03-28-2006, 08:18 PM
hmm well i feel like i wont know until i get some, if i dont like it, ill just resell them.. makes sense to me.

anirut
03-28-2006, 08:24 PM
Whoa ... I don't think it'd be fun to get one and sell it if I don't like it ...

trueplaya89
03-28-2006, 08:40 PM
Well i cant imagine not liking it, you mean muted by less feel? I liked the feel of the 6.0 95 and the prostaff 6.1's, I just havent gotten a chance to experience the 85, since noone has one around here. So im still kinda puzzled on how different they may seem.

anirut
03-28-2006, 08:45 PM
Control and stability-wise, between the PS Tour 90 and the nCode 90, which one "feels better" in your experience?

Input from those who have experienced both rackets are very much appreciated ...

trueplaya89
03-28-2006, 08:47 PM
Control and stability-wise, between the PS Tour 90 and the nCode 90, which one "feels better" in your experience?

Input from those who have experienced both rackets are very much appreciated ...

Ya. Maybe this is a better question. :cool:

anirut
03-28-2006, 08:59 PM
All we can do is ... wait ... for inputs from members with the experience ...

trueplaya89
03-29-2006, 11:18 AM
To the Top.....

Dennis Chan
03-29-2006, 12:34 PM
Control and stability-wise, between the PS Tour 90 and the nCode 90, which one "feels better" in your experience?

Input from those who have experienced both rackets are very much appreciated ...

It is difficult to say which feels better because feel is very personal. Some like it muted but some want a little more feedback. All I can say (after playing with all four US/Asian/Tour/Ncode versions), the nano stuff really seems to make the ncodes vibrate less.

BreakPoint
03-29-2006, 12:37 PM
It is difficult to say which feels better because feel is very personal. Some like it muted but some want a little more feedback. All I can say (after playing with all four US/Asian/Tour/Ncode versions), the nano stuff really seems to make the ncodes vibrate less.

I agree. The nCode stuff does seem to make the racquets more stable. However, they also take away some of the feel IMHO.

Dennis Chan
03-29-2006, 12:39 PM
With regards to the muted feel of the nCode, does it feel in anyway similar to the Slaz X-1?

Somebody, please ...

No the Ncode does not feel like the X-1. Ncode's "muted" feel still gives you some sense of vibration/feedback, but it dies away sooner (than the PS Tour). The X-1 is plainly stiff, which to me, has no feel.

anirut
03-29-2006, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the input, guys. Guess I'll get one soon.

I'm asking info about the nCode Tour 90 because my son will be 'stealing' my Tour 10 VE Mid for his use. He seems to like it.

Hope the nCode plays better than the PS Tour 90 that I already have ...