BLX 6.1 95 16x18 vs 18x20

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  1. TU87

    TU87 New User

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    I currently play with the 16x18 version of the 95. I am looking at trying the 18x20 version for more control, plus I sometimes overhit with the 16x18, I'm thinking the 18x20 would be a bit less power. Anyone have a comparison between the two?
     
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  2. farkus

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    Had the same experience as you, and did the switch....very happy I did, too. Significantly more control, with no noted decrease of power. And, a gut/poly combo has worked the best...
     
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  3. bluetrain4

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    I actually like the 18x20 better, as I do for almost all the 6.1s, but that's just me. If you have the strokes and game to effectively yield a 12.2 oz 6.1 in the first place, any nominal drop in power shouldn't be an issue.
     
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  4. sunof tennis

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    Slightly less power with the 18X20 and a slightly lower trajectory off the strings
     
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  5. Roger Wawrinka

    Roger Wawrinka Professional

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    Both are great racquets but there is a little bit less power on the 18x20. I actually like the 16x19 better.
     
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  6. Seth

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    This is an age-old question when it comes to the 6.1 line. I share bluetrain4's opinion.

     
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  7. prjacobs

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    Both have plenty of power. The 18 X 20 has far greater control.... For me :) .
     
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  8. UCSF2012

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    the 6.1 95 has an awkward string pattern. Excessively dense in the center, giving them the control, and excessively open on the top, giving them the occasional unpredictability.

    The trick is to control the top stringbed. Home stringers can tighten the poly crosses on top by a few lbs (higher than the center bed). I chose to use 15L mains....the hotspots on the top are gone.
     
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  9. bluetrain4

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    I completely agree. I've never had power, or even spin, issues between the 16x18 and 18x20. And, I feel I get better control with the 18x20.
     
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