Favorite Federer racket PJ (i.e., paintjob)

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  1. faultfoot

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    IMO, it might have a tad bit to do with it. I like to think of it like this: The power of suggestion and marketing strategy employed by the good folks at Wilson was on full tilt for the K90 and K series in general.

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    Couple that with the fact that Federer was so utterly successful with this PJ, and I'm not talking about just collecting GS after GS, but achieving record-breaking and milestone-achieving ones, such as the elusive French, the record-breaking 14th, and the epic 5th setters at Wimbledon (with Nadal and Roddick), you have a racket that has been burned in the image of diehard and casual tennis fans alike. This is very influential, dare I say powerful, in affecting one's perception of the very subject at issue: the racket.

    Then again, what do I know, I'm not a pyschologist nor an advertising exec! :)

    All I know is that I like the K90 PJ the best.
     
  2. spoonmugen

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    cant agree more...

    if fed suddenly started winning slams with the blx tour90 the popularity will skyrocket
     
  3. BreakPoint

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    Well, I don't think there's a bigger Federer fan than me on the planet, but I absolutely HATE the K90 paintjob. Give me the PS 6.0 85 paintjob with which Federer never won anything with and I'd be very happy. :)
     
  4. BreakPoint

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    People may start buying the BLX90 more, but I doubt people will like the BLX90 paintjob more.

    Heck, I bought the K90 because I like how the racquet plays, not because Federer eventually won more with it because I bought them when they first came out. So even though I've always hated the K90 paintjob, I held my nose and bought them anyway because of the feel and the performance.
     
  5. faultfoot

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    As the quote goes, "to each his own. . . ."

    It's interesting that each person on this board has his/her own preferences as to what PJ is their favorite.

    Where one person can hate the K90 PJ, another person, namely myself, can flat-out LOVE everything about the K90 PJ.

    (BTW, I also think the HPS 6.1 and HPS 6.0 PJs are the bees knees as well.)

    So, maybe since this is a tennis forum, a more apt quote would be: "different strokes for different folks"! :)
     
  6. ultradr

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    Federer will be identified with k90. I also think it's pj was unique. There was nothing like it before.

    Hated box initially but kinda grew on me. Kinda like it now...
     
  7. jwbarrientos

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    1, PS 90
    2, Ncode
    3, KFactor
     
  8. carlos djackal

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    1. N90
    2. HPS 6.0 Yellow W
    3. PS 85
    4. PS Tour 90

    I don't like the rest..........
     
  9. fgzhu88

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    1. n90. I personally enjoyed his 2004-2006 years most. Fed seemed to generate the most racquethead speed during that time. The image of a red & white blur zipping through the air is the epitomic representation of Federer's dominance. This PJ also seemed to make the racquet face look smaller compared to the k90. smaller headsize = more streamlined (in my mind)

    2. p85. so classy looking. Personally I would use this racquet over the others, but on Fed the n90 fits him best
     
  10. faultfoot

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    So who here likes the BLXPS90 PJ?

    I for one dig it.

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  11. Yourtenniscoach

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    K90 is my favorite by a mile. The KSix-One line of racquets still one of my favorite PJs, the red on top of the white with black accents is the joint!
    I think this thread needs a poll.
     
  12. wangs78

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    I like the HPS red paintjob actually. I do think that the Ncode and PS Tour 90 are the best but the HPS should come ahead of the Kfactor and BLX. The PS85 is so boring but it's a classic.
     
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    Agree - wow, you think the exact same as me!
     
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    The BLXPS90 looks better in real life than in pictures. Wasn't a big fan of it initially but it's starting to grow on me
     
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    Ncode 90
    BLX 90
    PS 85
     
  16. lim

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    k90
    ps 85


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  17. paul_tennis

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    recently bought 2 K90 and I must say IMO they are the GPJOAT.

    1. K90
    2. N90
    3. PST90
    4. PS85
    5. BLX90
    6. PSBLX90
     
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  18. flyinghippos101

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    N90 and K90 by far. BLX90 seemed all over the place and the BLX PS 90 seems to look like a more boring version of the K90
     
  19. BreakPoint

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    The K90 looks like somebody drank white, red, black, and silver paint and then drank a ton of alcohol to induce vomiting and then threw up all over a frame. Voila! The K90 paintjob! :)

    One of the worst paintjobs ever, IMO. :(
     
  20. bri

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    I think the K90 is my favourite paint job out of all the "Federer endorsed" racquets but I'm also a huge fan of the PS 6.0's paint job. Honestly, I think the KPS 88 is the nicest looking frame ever produced, and it seems to be a paint job amalgamation of the PS 6.0 and the K90.
     
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    K90
    ps6.1 90
    nsix one tour
    Blx six one tour
     
  22. ramos77

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    ncode ftw

    fed was in god mode when using that stick
     
  23. Seth

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    My favorite was the Tour 90. Very clean look, while keeping with the 6.0 85 color palette. Loved the nCode almost as much, though.

    Always loved the look of the HPS frames, though. Probably because I used the HPS 6.1 95 for so long.
     
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    1. Ps 6.0 85
    2. K90
    3. Pst90
     
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    1. K90
    2. N90
    3. Pst90
     

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