18x20 PS 6.0 - 95" Alternative?

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  1. fleetparadox

    fleetparadox New User

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    I'm looking for an alternative to my beloved PS 6.0 - 95" sticks.

    The string pattern is a bit too open for me.

    Possible racquets I've already tried: (And didn't like)
    AG200 - too powerful
    K95 - too stiff
    K90 - too heavy
    Diablo - too stiff
    Donnay Pro 1 - too soft
    RDS001 - too flimsy
     
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  2. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Professional

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    If you want to stick with Wilson, you might try the [K]Blade Tour. It's got a bit more flex than the K95.
     
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  3. 0d1n

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    I think your best bet is a Vantage 95 with a 18x20 pattern and a Wilson handle.
     
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  4. counter_puncher

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    try liquidmetal radical
     
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  5. officerdibble

    officerdibble Semi-Pro

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    It sounds like a Vantage would be perfect for you; match the specs without compromising on anything. I bought a Head Radical and in two years never adjusted to the handle shape; I even modified it myself in various ways - it was a nightmare.

    No such issues with Vantage; get the grip you like. And the frames are very much in the 'classic' mould; so it will play much like the Wilson as a frame.
     
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  6. Alafter

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    Prestige. Tried that?
     
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  7. BreakPoint

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    Since you've already tried all of the above, I'd say the Asian K90 or Asian nCode 90 are your best bets.
     
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  8. Sentinel

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    do the asian n and k90 come with a 18x20 option ?

    The open string pattern is one thing that is bugging me with syn gut. too much string movement.
    The other being the deadish upper hoop. BP, do both the above solve the dead upper hoop problem.
     
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  9. Gee

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    Try Head MG Prestige MP because (according the specs) it is:
    • Less powerful than AG200;
    • Less stiff than K95 and Diablo;
    • Less heavy than K90;
    • Less soft than Donnay Pro 1.
     
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  10. psp2

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    PS6.6 "Stars/Stripe" is from the same mold as the PS95 with a dense 18x20 pattern.
     
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  11. el sergento

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    Ncode 6.1 95 18X20. Flexier and less powerful than the k factors and will weigh about the same as your current sticks. Good luck finding one though.

    I grew up playing with a PS 6.0 95 and the ncodes were the perfect fit for me. They feel about the same but offer some much needed pop and spin potential and I get the same bite on my BH slice. I.M.O., the Ncodes are the finest sticks Wilson has made since the original PS 6.0 line. I didn't absolutely hate the k95's, but they are too stiff and powerful although they are deadly on serve.
     
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  12. el sergento

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    Why would a 90" frame be the safest bet if he's used to a 95? The safest bet is the nCode 95 18X20. Spec wise you can't get much closer to a PS 6.0 95 but with the denser pattern.
     
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  13. ClubHoUno

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    Head MicroGel Prestige MidPlus 18X20 is your answer - no doubt about it :D

    Only negative thing in my view is the.......tadaaaaa......the grip handle shape.
     
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  14. Agent Orynge

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    I also advocate Vantage.
     
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  15. el sergento

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    I agree, as a life long Wilson user I can't find my grips on a head racquet. I've enjoyed demoing many head sticks but never went for them due to the grip shape. I find it nearly impossible to find my continental grip on head handles and my bh slice suffers in consequence, usually landing short and very attackable.

    Prince isn't that bad, and with a leather grip they play similar to a Wilson.
     
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  16. Gee

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    Last year I switched from Dunlop to Head (that I replaced with a leather grip). My bh slice is now better than ever.
     
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  17. BreakPoint

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    No, the Asian K90 and Asian nCode 90 are 16x19 in a smaller 90 sq. in. head which automaically makes them have denser stringbeds than the PS 6.0 95's 16x18 in a larger 95 sq. in. head. The nCode 90 also has a denser pattern in the middle (more crosses at the PWS) than the K90 does.

    BTW, I've always thought the PS 6.0 95 would be even better if it had a 16x19 or even 18x20 pattern because it's a bit "too" open, especially at the bottom of the stringbed, as is.
     
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  18. BreakPoint

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    The nCode 95 is a completely different racquet from the PS 6.0 95. The nCode 95 is a descendant of the PS 6.1 Classic and plays like one, whereas, the Tour 90's are descendants of the PS 6.0 and play like one. They have simliar feels due to the box beam design. The nCode 95 has an oval beam which feels very different from the PS 6.0 95's box beam. The nCode 95 is also much higher powered and stiffer than the PS 6.0 and Tour 90's.
     
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  19. tzinc

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    you can try

    Mfil 200
    Aerogel 200
    Pure Storm Ltd

    as well
     
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  20. gregmiata

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    I spent a good amount of time with the PS 6.0 95 and found a pretty easy transition to the Tecnifibre 320. Took me just a bit of modification (lead at 3&9 to increase swing weight a bit and slight grip shape tweak) to find my sweet spot but overall it is pretty close. Well worth a demo. Just keep in mind the stock racquet swings very lightly so have some lead available to add if it is too light stock.

    Greg
     
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  21. HeadPrestige

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    completely agree. I owned the ncode 18x20... and it plays nothing like the 6.0 95
     
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  22. Stan

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    Did you review the specs of the Kneissl Tom's Machine? Might be worth a look.
     
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