View Full Version : Looking for a different racquet.

08-15-2006, 09:24 PM
Hey, I'm currently a 4.0-4.5, i have a strong forehand and a 1 hand backhand. I currently use a Wilson nSix-One Tour (90), it's a great racquet, but i'm looking for something different. What racquet is similar to the one i use or is a great racquet overall?

Also, i would like to know the specs of a Head Pro Tour 630(280).


08-15-2006, 10:58 PM
Any answers?

08-16-2006, 01:56 AM
These seem to be most popular choices in this forum:

Heavy player's frames:
Wilson ProStaff 6.0 Original (85 and 95)
ProKennex Heritage Type C Redondo (93 and 98)

You can also look at these in the same category:
Head Flexpoint Prestige (93 and 98)
Wilson nSix-One 95 nCode
Wilson nSix-One 95 nCode 18 x 20

Lighter player's frames:
Wilson nBlade nCode 98
Head Flexpoint Radical 98
Head Liquidmetal Radical 98

08-16-2006, 09:45 AM
Thanks. I was wondering though if there were "older" racquets that would be great to switch to. Such as the PC 600, PS 85, Head PT 630(280), etc..

08-16-2006, 10:19 AM
I will answer the best I can with a great deal of integrity.

I've used Head Prestige racquets for about the past 5 years. I'll speak here only of the mids, as I suspect that's the head size you want to stick with.
Of the 3 mids I've used I would rate my preference in descending order as follows: LM Mid, PC600, Classic Tour Mid. There are others, of course.

The Heads are generally more flexible and easy on the arm as compared to Wilson frames. They have the denser 18 x 20 string pattern which produces a very solid and powerful feel, but many complain of a lack of spin. I haven't really found this to be a problem.

Not sure what the alleged weights are, but the LM Mid feels heavier than the other two. It's pretty dang heavy. It's got more flex and pop/power than the other two. I string mine with Klip Legend natural gut at about 52# and use Babolat string savers for longevity and to add a little bite and spin.

Plenty of other racquets to consider. C-10 Pro, Diablo Mid, etc. But, I prefer the Heads. My prefering the LM Mid over the others goes against the conventional wisdom on the board, but I really like it the best.

Good luck with your selection.

08-16-2006, 10:22 AM
Thanks, but where to get Classic Tour Mid? It is Head right? I only see Head Classic Tour MP. =[

08-16-2006, 10:30 AM
Also, the Head Classic Tour MID is a 93 head size right?

08-16-2006, 10:31 AM
They used to sell the ClasTour Mid here at TW. They now sell (I assume they still have them) the PC600 which is pretty similar to the Classic Tour Mid. I think the PC600 is a better racquet. But, like I said, that Prestige LM Mid has to be my favorite. You know, that Classic Tour Midplus is a really nice and powerful racquet if you like a 102" head size. That would be quite a change for you.

08-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Thanks, and yea, i dont think ill change to a 102. Ill stick with 90-95.

08-16-2006, 04:51 PM
could use some more suggestions. =/

08-17-2006, 01:58 AM
ProKennex Redondo Mid is essentially a better quality modern copy of old Head Prestige Mid.

08-17-2006, 09:25 AM
Oh i see. I might get it, but i still want more opinions. :D

Jonny S&V
08-17-2006, 09:40 AM
Dunlop M-fil 200. Some people like it, some people don't. It's only $100.00 so it's definitely worth a try.

08-17-2006, 09:52 AM
Why is it that you want to change?

08-17-2006, 08:47 PM
Still searching for a perfect racquet. Haven't quite found it yet.

08-17-2006, 09:05 PM
Still searching for a perfect racquet. Haven't quite found it yet.

OK, then, I tried the nCode 90 a couple of times too but it wasn't quite "there" for me. That's why I'm settled with the Redondo.

I was playing with the PS Tour 90 before and I really never knew that I'm more suited towards flexy rackets until I brought out the old Yamaha YFG, flexy as hell, and was kinda trashing my hitting partner. Slowly I realized that, yes, I'm more suited to flexier rackets.

You may be in a similar category, too. Just my 0.02 if it's of any help.

08-17-2006, 09:26 PM
I may be. Thanks for the help.

08-18-2006, 12:09 PM
Hmm, so is Redondo the best choice?

08-18-2006, 09:06 PM

I don't know if the Redondo is the 'best' choice or not, but for me, as of now, it is. (Of course, with some serious mods to suit my style.) Also the price of the Redondo is not rediculously high. Ah! How about the Dunlop HM series? Quite flexy and low, low price too.

What I'm suggesting is that may be you could try a flexier racket and see how it feels to you. As I have observed, flexier rackets are little bit on the heavy side, too, and that shouldn't be a problem as you're using the nCode 90.