Buy another racquet or buy a new racquet??

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  1. BFC20

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    Hi guys,

    Recently my Wilson kSix One Team broked. Now I don't know if I should upgrade and get a "better" racquet or if I should get another K Teams.

    In the other day I play with a K95 of a firend of mine and I realize that I play better with racquets heavier than my K team. After doing a re-search, I'm thinking on these racquets:

    • Babolat Pure Strom Tour
    • Babolat Pure Strom Limited
    • Becker 11 Mid
    • Dunlop AG 200 (16x19 or 18x20)
    • ProKennex Redondo 93
    • ProKennex Redondo 98
    • Wilson K 95 (16x18 or 18x20)
    • Wilson K Blade Tour
    • Yonex RDS 001 90
    • Yonex RDS 001 98
    • Yonex RQiS 1 Tour

    I'd rate myself as a 5.0 player all-court with a two handed backhand and a one handed forehand with loads of spin, good kick serve and good volleys.
    Where I live in Europe I can't DEMO any racquet, so I ask you for helping me get a new racquet.
     
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  2. Serpententacle

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    I would reach for Babolat Pure Strom Limited at your skill level.
     
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  3. h7hugo

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    I'd go for the PS Lmt or the RQiS 1 Tour
     
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  4. BFC20

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    any more ideas??
     
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  5. BFC20

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    Do you ever hit with that stick?? If yes, how it is as far as spin is concerned?
     
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  6. 2nd_Serve

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    If you think your a 5.0 player, than go with the K90.
     
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  7. feyya

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    try the k-blade 98 its just a little heavier, but plays a lot more solid.
     
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  8. feyya

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    try the k-blade 98-its just a lttle heavier, but plays more solid.
     
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  9. HeadPrestige

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    if you have a 2 handed BH... then yonex and babolat rackets have nice long pallets to accomidate 2 hands =)
     
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  10. fortunecookiesjc

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    k90 is a great racquet. I always seem to knock the HECK! out of the ball and it produces so much topspin it always goes in. Nice and heavy

    Kblade tour is just as nice. I would consider these two.
     
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  11. anirut

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    BFC20,

    If you already have a winning formula, why change? The Wilson K series is still around in production. If I were you I'd get the another one (or two or three).

    Now, out of the list, I'd suggest the Dunlop AG200. Why? Because it's a 95 head and also a dense pattern, as you're already used to this like the K61 Team.

    K Blade Tour is also good (also dense string patern) but, to me, the sweetspot is not very sweet. Strung lower may be fine. And also it's a Wilson so you won't have problems with the grip shape.

    The Redondo 93 is actually a 90 head. This may not be your kind of racket as it's very flexy.

    The Redondo 98 is actually closer to a 95 head, also flexy. To me, the it felt even flexier than the mid size.

    The Redondos are very arm-friendly, precision-game rackets. Check the link in my signature for more info on the Redondo.

    Good luck.
     
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  12. autumn_leaf

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    i think any of the ones your picking out is perfectly fine.

    as for the pst ltd. it hasn't been played with by many since it just came out.

    you say you're a self rated 5.0. is that usta rating or something else (i think europe has a different rating system).
     
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  13. ledor

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    I vote Pure Storm Tour
    and vote Wilson KBlade Tour
     
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  14. DomStar7

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    RQiS 1 Tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. BFC20

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    I love the K factors!! I didn't anyhting about K90 because you guys always say that it is very demanding...

    I can handle the weight. I played one time with my coach's PS6.0 Original and I love that racquet.
     
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  16. BFC20

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    I'd rate myself as a 5.0 because one time an american coach come to my club, and saw me and said that I'd be a 5.0/5.5 in the US.
     
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  17. BFC20

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    I forgot to tell ya, but I used to strung my K Team with VS/ALU ROugh@24/22kg.
     
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  18. BFC20

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    I played many times with the N-Blade and I don't like it at all...
     
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  19. BFC20

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    For the coments that you made, I reduced my list:

    • Babolat Pure Strom Limited
    • Dunlop AG 200 (16x19 or 18x20)
    • Wilson K 95 (16x18 or 18x20)
    • Wilson K 90
    • Wilson K Blade Tour
    • Yonex RQiS 1 Tour

    For me in EUrope is also AG100 is also a alternative to the K90, it's lighter and more manuvereble..what do you think?
     
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  20. BFC20

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    And I don't consider the MG Prestige bacause it's very expensive compared to the others...
     
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  21. BFC20

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    ^^and I don't like the grip shape..
     
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  22. h7hugo

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    do you think that are much diference between a 93sq inch and 95sq inch racquet??
     
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  23. Serpententacle

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    I've not hit with it, but I've read it's a real player's stick. Do a search on this site, and you'll find lots of info. There's many threads about it. I'm not certain if this racquet is available in the US, yet.
     
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  24. anirut

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    BFC, stick to the K's. Any of the K's will be good for you. (As you're used to the grip shape.)

    The AG100 is fine if you like to play something lighter. (I got rid of it after two hours or something though.)
     
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  25. HeadPrestige

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    i would get rid of the rqis 1 tour and put either the 001 MP or mid on that list. After playing with the k-team i am not sure if you are going to want a 26mm beam.
     
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  26. feyya

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    The N-Blade if you ask anybody, is nothing like the K-Blade whatsoever.
     
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