Discussion in 'Racquets' started by babolat15, Apr 21, 2008.
These are what I'm looking at:
k blade tour. i use the 98 but its still a great racket. every shot feels soo solid.
k6.1 95, and if you can, I'd say demo the k90
K 95 and K blade Tour are both good racquets. Wait, are you switching alliances from Babolat to Wilson? I always thought your alliance has been strongly with Babolat.
Alright, so why are you looking at 3 different playing racquets? Because of the brand?
k90! Hands down!!!! Not on your list but the title of the thread requires it
nblade 98 > kblade 98 > kblade tour >k90 > k95 > k95 team
K90> Kblade tour> nblade 98> kblade 98> k 95 team ...all >>>>>> k95
k90 ftw! 10char
When I demod them I liked the Kblade tour the best but it wasn't better than the K90 that I was using at the time.
I've heard complaints about lack of power with the KBlade. The K95 won't give you this problem.
kblade tour was very dampened very control oriented but not enough power for me. needs a person who has the technique for it . but it was a GREAT racquet. k6.1 95 16x18 gave more power , stiffer feel, but alittle too heavy for the balance point for me. could not quite getit a round on serve. tried to get it more headlight but had to get the total weight to 13 plus oz.!!! have not tried the pro tour
K Factor 6.1 95 18X20 rocks my world.
It's heavy, stiff and a very much control orientated racket, but I bought this racket as a follow up on my 14 year old Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 rackets (had 4 of those) and I do really think the new K Factor 6.1 95 is a great successor.......
You should also give the Head MicroGel Prestige MP a chance as it's 98 SQ" frame is EXACTLY the size of my Wiilson K Factor 6.1 95 frame.
The Head Prestige is a lighter and less stiff control orientatedt frame also with a 18 X 20 string pattern.......I like them both very much. If ever I get tired in my arms from using the K Factor 6.1 95 18X20, I simply change to my Microgel Prestige MP, they feel pretty similar in my view - both have great control and also nice power for a full swing motion.
To each his own... buy IMO, hands down the K90. And I've hit with pretty much all of them.
K95 18x20 FTW! Tried KBlade tour, too stiff for me. Tried KPro tour, too light and too flexible.
K nine zero
k blade tour or k95
Anyone tried the Wilson K Factor KSix-One Team?
Is it too light, too unstable, and whippy?
I own two of these.
It plays much more light and not as stable as the K Factor K-6.1 18X20 95, but I use mine when ever I get signs of feeling my old tennis elbow injury or when ever I get into a long match, where my arm starts to get tired of using the K Factor K-6.1 95. I might miss some power, when I make the switch in a match, but the sheer lightness of the K Factor K-6.1 Team will make my shots more controllable and I will feel like I'm ready to go for the big shots again.
The K Factor K-6.1 Team racket does not feel whippy to me at all.
Best Team racket I've ever tried - in fact I bought it after just testing it for 15 minutes, when I had signs of my old Tennis Elbow starting to come alive once again.
Because I use natural gut hybrid strings in all my rackets now and change rackets to a better suited racket, when ever I get too tired, my tennis elbow is now COMPLETELY gone now. Last time I felt it, was last year in November
kblade tour easily (10 characters)
I would recommend and prefer the K95 18x20. If you can get it around it is tough to beat. It is a bit stiff for my taste maybe, but a GREAT racquet. I have hit with all the others and I do really like the KBlade tour but it has nowhere near the pop and stability of the K95. If I had never hit with the K95 I could definitely have lived with the KBlade tour. It is much more maneuverable and buttery smooth. The K90 is also great fun but anyone who thinks they will play their best tennis with it and is 4.0 or lower is crazy. It is definitely better for singles. But hey, use whatever you like if it makes you happy. I did not really like the K95 team. Too light but very maneuverable. In truth, everything is a compromise in some respects.
I am skeptical of anyone who thinks a KBlade Tour is stiffer than either of the K95s.
Good tennis to all and good luck in your decision.
I own both the K90 Tour and KBlade Tour and will order the KPro Tour soon and I once owned and sold the K6.1 95. I will begin with the K6.1 95. I sold it because when I tried the K90 Tour, it felt much better to me in every aspect and they are weighted and balanced very similarly. At my age (48) it is sometimes difficult to handle the overall weight of the K90 Tour however. As long as I have time to set up for the shot, no problem. But if I am put under pressure from depth/pace, it is difficult for me to return with any pace.
I really love the KBlade Tour. For me it is almost as solid as the K90 Tour from the baseline and it is more maneuverable at net. I seem to generate more pace on serves and overheads with this stick, probably due to the overall weight. The sweet spot seems to be much larger than the K90 Tour even though the head size is only 3 sq. inches larger.
I have not tried the KPro Tour, but I have tried the lighter Open version. I will order the Pro version soon and string it like the rest of my racquets and try it. It should be even more maneuverable than the Blade, but I suspect not as solid.
I would recommend trying them all if possible and see what works best for you. Everyone feels something different and what works best for me will probably not work best for you. If you can handle the weight and smaller sweet spot, the K90 Tour may work quite well for you.
Let me add that I am not on the Wilson bandwagon for any other reason than they feel best to me. I have owned several racquets from Prince and also I have owned 2 Microgel Radical Pro MP sticks and taking into account all factors, I prefer the Wilson's.
I just sold my 2 Head's. I really liked the feel but the balance is unusual and was creating elbow pain. No other racquet I own causes this problem even though the overall weight is greater with some of the Wilson's. The fact that the Head's were more head heavy was probably the culprit and I just didn't want to bother with trying to change the swingweight.
The only Prince I truly liked the feel of, was the original O3 White with the hard grommet, but the weight was too low and again, I didn't want to fool with the balance. Also, the beam width of the White was just too great for my liking. Hope these comments help.
can't go wrong with a k95. Gives you exactly what you put into your shot, nothing more, nothing less.
The Kpro Tour is a truly aweful racquet. Generally when I say that it is my personal opinion, but this is just a poorly made frame. It's very unstable and not reliable. It plays nothing like the specs suggest, so if you even think of getting this, you better demo it. This frame and the head mircogel extreme are the only two racquets that I would never recommend to anyone, regardless of skill level.
The Kpro open, while I do not personal like it, is a good racquet. I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to someone looking for a light stable frame. The kpro tour DOES NOT feel like a kpro open with lead tape on it.
Haven't tried the Kblade tour, but a big fan of the NBlade. I'm sure they're completely different though haha.
so when you hit with the k pro tour, say something
K90 for sure!
the best racket Wilson has ever made is by far older frames. but for current frames the k90 wins hands down. (for those who can handle the weight)
drop all those choices and pick up the k90.
+1, but you really need to get used to that lower SS compared to other rackets.
KZen. My game can't handle those small frames...
K 90 Tour, in my opinion.
I second this motion.
Kblade Tour. But if your willing to try that. You should try the K90 too. Not too different. Maybe just the weight. But thats ardly noticeable.
isnt it obvious?
Kblade is the best of the lot you have there. More balanced then the K95 IMO, but i still think the k90 is the best. Well for me its has the perfect balance, weight and head shape and size
k95 6.1 its pretty good!
Kblade Tour Set-up
CAN ANYONE ADVISE WHAT IS THE BEST SET-UP FOR THE K-BLADE TOUR ? i CURRENTLY HAVE LUXILON BIG-BANGER ALU POWER, BUT I THINK IT IS A LITTLE BIT ON THE HIGH SIDE. I HAD A DEMO RECENTLY AND I WAS CRUSHING THE BALL AT FIRST SERVE - I CANNOT DO THIS NOW WITH MY OWN RACQUET - SHOULD I TRY LOWER STRING TENSION ?
THANKS FOR YOUR ADVICE
I'm guessing your demo had Wilson sensation which is an ok synthetic gut that will provide a bit more pop than the luxilon. Lowering your current tension will certainly help - but I think the KBlade Tour really benefits from a nice multi or natural gut. If you're up to experimenting with strings, I'd try something like Klip Excellerator 17 or Wilson NXT 17 @ mid-tension (55). I'm using Babolat VS 17 @57 in mine and its great. No issues generating power - but it does require a full swing.
Imo its the Ncode6-1 95 =]
In my opinion, the best of Wilson, current model is K Tour 95, and the 2nd is K6.1 95 team.
If you cannot handle the K6.1 95 string 18x20, then the K6.1 95 team with adding a little weight at the bottom will make it perfect for someone who can handle the 11.5 oz racquet with around 8 pts headlight.
Now my fav. racquet, K Tour 95 is the best cause you can add weights to bottom and at 3&9 to bring it to your desired weight/swing weight. Also with this racquet, you can take off the weight to make it perfect fit for you. For instance, i added the total 0.3 oz at 3&9, and i added some more at bottom to bring the racquet weight to 12 oz even. In case i cannot handle this weight anymore, i can remove the weight at the bottom and/or weight at 3&9 and that's it. With only 2 of this racquets in my bad, can you imagine how long i am going to play with them? Hey, it's just my thought. Any comment will be welcomed. Thanks
on my list:
k90>k6.1>kblade tour> all others
Wilson Pro Staff that Sampras Used
K Blade Tour
K6.1 95 16x18
Get the kblade Tour.
I own the k95 and have hit with the k90.
The k90 is the best imo if you can handle it.
Have never hit with the kblade tour but have heard thats its a great control racquet but is not forgiving.
K90 or K95.
we all know it is the k95........................................................................................................................DUH!
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