View Full Version : Max 200G and PS 6.0 85 differences

04-02-2006, 12:22 PM
I read through various threads in the past that both racquets have exceptional feel or accuracy at net. The priviliged few who used both in the past usually prefer the Max 200G over the PS 6.0 85 due to the Dunlop's unique, comfortable feel.

However, what is not clear from my search was which is more powerful for groundies?

Which provides a more consistent delivery from the baseline and on serves?

I suspect the PS 6.0 85 is more powerful and consistent of the two due to it being stiffer than the softer Max 200G.

I hope some folks can enlighten me about these two racquets.

04-02-2006, 02:42 PM
If you are talking about the old McEnroe 200g then the Pro Staff 85 would be a lot more powerful. The old 200g's were extremely flexible almost as soft as wood. I have owned one when I was playing varsity in high school. It felt like hitting with a rubber racket. I currently use the 85's and they are powerful because of their stiffness.

04-02-2006, 07:32 PM
goosala, I am referring to the 200G McEnroe and Graf primarily used in the 80s.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the power and feel of the two racquets. I did not play with a wood racquet for an extended period of time. Good to know the Max 200G is close in relative feel to wood.

Can you comment on the control and consistency between the two?

04-02-2006, 10:01 PM
The max 200g is recommended to be strung not more than 55, while the PS 6.0 85 can be up to 60 (even up tp 70 on the Chicago & earliest St Vincent)

The max 200g has 18x20 string pattern, and the Ps has more open pattern, but I do not feel any advantage in generating spin, it is really up to the person ability.

The max 200g feels very soft at ball impact in contrast to ps 6.0 85 (assuming strung at same tension and same string).

Both frames require correct execution on the swing. If the person executes correctly, the rest a matter of subjective personal preference.

You get either one, you will not regret it. If you want more from the racket, get DNX10, Volkl VE10, etc.

04-03-2006, 01:23 PM
tandayu, thanks for sharing your experience with the two racquets. It was helpful.

I probably will not regret owning either one. However, what did you mean by if I want more from the racquet? You suggested DNX10 and Volkl VE10. Did you find these two racquet offer everything the Max 200G and 6.0 85 offers and more. What extra do they offer the Max 200G and 6.0 85 do not?

04-03-2006, 08:12 PM
tandayu, .....and 6.0 85 do not?

Do you have access to demo the Volkl, Babolat?

If you can, you can decide if you prefer "feel & more control" (PS 6.0, Max 200g, PC600), or the newer modern racket with more power, lighter, and less "feel".

04-03-2006, 08:34 PM
tandayu, I could demo from TW.

I know I prefer more control and feel of older generations over offerings from our current generation.

What do you currently use?

04-03-2006, 09:48 PM
tandayu, What do you currently use?

Prestige Classic 600. You might want to demo it also if you consider n=max 200g or PS 6.0. However, there are many other good rackets you can consider also.