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  1. richardshirley

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    I've briefly hit with the New Aeropro(Nadal's racquet) and the New Wilson 6.1 95 SPIN. Liked them both and felt similar at first impression. Just saw your video review of Wilson 95S and that Chris has switched to it and commented it was similar to Babolat Aeropro. I would like a more head to head comparison if possible between the two. Any chance TW can help me?? Thanks.:) Also, any other tennis players that have hit with both are welcomed to reply.
     
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  2. Alexc2505

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    Did Chris say that ? I really respect his opinion but I just switched from the APD to the 95S and I didn't think its that much like the APD, for one its much more control oriented and less powerful in my opinion. But for sure I think Chris is a far better judge than me on this one. Oh and while I'm praising you Chris I reckon I might be better on tee shirt choice :)
     
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  3. richardshirley

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    Alex, Thanks for input. Under similar racquets of the 95S review, Chris said he was able to go from defense to offense with one stroke, same way he could with the APD, and so in that sense comparable. This is why I want more info between the two and more comprehensive comparison.

    Alex, why did you switch? Info is appreciated.
     
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  4. Alexc2505

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    APD is a great racket but I used to use a PS 6.1 90 and people kept saying how can you use that, but I played table tennis to a good standard so small bats are my thing :)
    I got convinced to try bigger racquets and ended up with the APD, I liked it and hit well with it but never quite felt connected totally, I saw the review on TW you tube channel for the 95S and thought this is the one for me, tried it and loved the feel and control of it , it was for me nearer that 6.1 90 that I loved but more forgiving with a bigger sweet spot . The 90 was the sweetest hit when you centre it but it is hard if you are not quite timing it. The 95S is lower powered but for my style of play it feels right .
     
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    Thanks for info Alex. I know what you mean. I really like a racquet to feel like a part of me as much as possible.(Be One like the Borg) I've been using Wilson 6.1 95's for years which are about 12.4 oz strung. At this time, I want a "slightly" lighter racquet that can do a "little" more of the work for me in regards to power but still have the feel and control I like. Hence, considering the Wilson 95 S and the APD. I'll have to demo both for enough time to decide, but wanted to get some feedback from TW testers and other players such as yourself as well.
     
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    Having read the review Chris did I can see now what he means I must have missed that in the video review, in that respect of turning defence into attack I understand what he means, both have that same quality other than that I think they are pretty different . I'd recommend you demo it , if like me you enjoy the players stick feel you'll like it, just wish I had the Federesque skill set to use its quality to the full :)
     
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    For me, the Six.One 95S bridges the gap between traditional feel and a faster, crisper more modern response. I like that the stringbed gives me the pop and access to spin to attack at any time. Previously I had only found that in lighter, more powerful racquets like the APD. While I get that access to spin and pace, I also get enough feel and control. For me, that makes it a great racquet. Plus, with the 18 mains, I don't have the compromise I had with the Steam 99S of poor string durability and some loss of control.

    If you are switching from something like the APD, there might be some adjustment to the smaller headsize, but it should be minor. A couple of weeks of hitting will get you dialed in. The feel and response is going to be slightly different, but I think you'll find what you can do with the ball (like amount of spin, injection of pace etc) will be pretty similar.

    Hope that helps and thanks for watching our reviews!
    Cheers,
    Chris, TW
     
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    Thanks Chris for reply. No, I've used Wilson Hyper Carbon 5.0 rackets for years and then bought 2 of the K factor 95'" racquets from TW in 2011 based on specs and closeout price. But, Never have liked them as much as my Hyper Carbon. I want and need a racquet that can give me some easier or free power but also control and good feel. I will have to do a lengthy demo with 95S and APD to make final decision between the 2 but your reply(and video review) helped for sure.
     
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    As I said Chris says it so much better than me , he's the man :)
    What string and tension are you using In the 95s Chris. Love your reviews by the way and always take note of the advice , good job.
     
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    @Alexc2505,
    Thanks for the kind words.

    Right now we are in the middle of a bunch of reviews (Pro Staffs, Strikes etc) so I've not had much time to get my set up sorted. The time I have spent with my 95S has been dedicated to string testing. That being said, I will most likely settle on Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 for now. I like the crisp and control oriented feel of that string and it works great for me in a racquet like the 95S.

    If I was using a 99S, I'd definitely be shopping thicker gauge polys like the 15 and 15L as that racquet is tough on string durability. The 95S with its 18 mains is not nearly as tough.

    Cheers,
    Chris, TW
     
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    Thanks Chris, I'll get it restrung and see how it feels. Thanks for the advice and look forward to more of your reviews. Oh and keep giving those yanks a beating for us Brits :)

    Cheers
    Alex
     
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    OK playtesters. Follow up. Took out my wife's 20 year old Prince CTS Precision 110(purple racquet) today and hit with it. Felt great, volley well, good power and control. So, which NEW Prince racquet is closest to the old Precision. **I had pretty much decided to go with either the Wilson 95 S or Babolat Aeropro Drive but after today, Prince got my attention. Don't need/want 110" as I am currently using a 12.5 oz strung Wilson K 6.1 95" but I want a little lighter racquet and one that can do a little more of the work for me as I am giving in to the age factor. I plan on ordering several demos but need your input first. Thanks in advance.
     
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