Finally started demoing the BLX PS 6.1 90

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  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Finally got down to it after postponing it for ever.

    Really sweet. Very solid and comfortable and forgiving.

    I have demoed the Ncode and K Factor versions but did not like them. Is this really better or what?
     
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  2. shaneno

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    As a current user of the wilson pro staff blx 90 right now. I liked the ksix.one 90 more. i have the PS90, N90,K90, BLX90 and PS BLX 90. the best was the K90 to me.
     
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  3. chopstic

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    i tried the K-factor once, and it felt solid, but definitely slower/heavier on swing weight.
     
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  4. iYangyin

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    I tried the Ncode, K-Factor, BLX and BLX2 Prostaff editions.

    Liked them all, very minor changes in each one. Ncode was slightly softer than the K-Factor, which is the stiffest one of the bunch. BLX was VERY muted, almost too muted for me. Prostaff BLX2 edition is really nice, feels faster than the previous 3 and has more of the K-Factor feel.
     
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  5. sargeinaz

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    K factor is better in every way
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    It wasn't better for me because between the BLX PS 90, and my BLX 90, the difference was not significant. And I'm not about to shell out $800+ on four new bloody Q-Tips in place of my lollipop.
     
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  7. ramos77

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    feels like you're swinging a log though, and not a comfortable racquet
     
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  8. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    :confused:

    K90 was crisp, not uncomfortable.
     
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  9. JoelDali

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    Internet Tennis Historians 50 years from now will praise the Basalt based Amplified PS90.
     
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  10. chopstic

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    For the die-hard pro staff fanboys, anything less than a 50lb racket, with a sweet spot larger that a dime, that doesn't swing like a tank is just NOT acceptable.

    But for those of us that don't play with absolute perfect form. We find the added maneuverability and forgiveness of the new PS90 to be a good thing
     
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  11. klementine

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    The nCode felt muddled, not crsip. The kfactor could not be played without a damp, a little too lively for me and rather stiff. The blx90 was something of a tank, like the k90 but had the soft touch of the ncode90, with a much more clean feel to it.

    The PS90 has a little from all three. The easiness in swing of the ncode. The solidity of the k90 and the dampened (just a touch) feel of the blx90.
     
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  12. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Why can't one play the k90 without a dampener?
     
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  13. sargeinaz

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    This is exactly how I like my prostaff mids and its how they should be.
     
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  14. roundiesee

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    Glad you liked it, :) How would you compare it to your PS 85?
     
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  15. klementine

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    Should have rephrased that. Check. I couldn't play the k90 without a dampener. Just too stiff and buzzy. No matter what the tension.
     
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  16. klementine

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    I definitely like this iteration the best of all. Like all tour90s, it just punishes the ball and forces you to anticipate and setup early. But i love the feel on this one, much more so than n,k or b.

    I use the 90 to practice with, helps me focus on fundamentals, getting the ball in the middle of the stringbed and really grooves my serve. Then i pick up my regular sticks and watch the racquet head speed bump up without too much breakdown of technique.
     
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  17. parasailing

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    My order of preference, PS 6.1 90>KPS 88>K90>PS 85>Ncode. I don't like how stiff the Ncode feels and the K90 is somewhere in between. The PS 6.1 90 is the easiest Pro Staff to swing and still keeps the feel of the Pro Staff line. The KPS 88 was a sledgehammer but was very difficult to generate racquet speed compared to the PS 6.1 90. If you could generate massive racquet speed, KPS 88 is the racquet for you.

    I keep forgetting that these have a much tighter string bed compared to my Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT so if you are coming from another frame that has a rather open string pattern, drop the tension at least a few lbs to reduce the string bed stiffness.
     
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