Information on wilson's new racquets! pics to follow!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Prostaffer, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Prostaffer

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    got into work...saw we had 2006 wilson booklets...

    there is a nsix-one that comes in 27 and 27.5 length

    also the new ncode pro open and ncode pro open x. again, regular and extended length. i believe come in 98 and 113 same as the...

    wilson nblade. the nblade will feature a different string pattern than the first two which both feature 16x19. haven't been able to see if the nblade is the only one with the x-foam in the frame. will ask more and post the specidifces tomorrow afternoon straight from the booklet.

    and FYI no info on an n code seven one (7.1) as has been speculated on the board. the nblade was the only "players" racquet that was in the booklet. aside from the sixones of course.
     
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  2. BreakPoint

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    Let us know if they're coming out with that "Pro Spec 88" that was discussed here a while back. You know, the one that's supposed to be the actual racquet that Federer uses.
     
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  3. Prostaffer

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    grrrr...

    again, had the booklet in my hand. out the door, went back to fill out my time sheet and forgot. head pro had the nblade hiding in his office. had i known i would've used it while i was working out with my new vantage :) (review to come)

    either way, again...no new 7.1 or pro spec 88. federer's pic was next to the ncode 90 and ncode 95 18x20. no mention of the 95 16x19.

    ncode npro open. (bryan brothers) looks like the surge but with a black paint job scrawling over the green. hot cosmetics imo. both the open and open x are 100" sq. in and 11.0 oz. the x is 27.5 the regular open 27.

    n blade comes in 98 and 106 we already know the specs, racquet is on pre-order. n blade has a thin square beam in the throat. haven't his but looks to be a stiffer rok...sure it plays something like a radical perhaps. the longer version is an odd 27.3. bout time they made racquets other than in 27 and 27.5

    now the sixtwo is a favorite of many on this board. comes in 100 and 113 sq. inch! the later has a 27.5 length i believe. it will be interesting to see how different the six two and npro open are. even though both are 100 and similiar in length and weight. forgot to look at balance. no mention of wilson's "x foam" technology as noted on TW for the nblade. i think it's a novel idea. surprised no one ever thought of filling the actual frame with some kind of substance. pics when i get the chance.

    by the way...the sixtwo's paint scheme is "skunk like" however not like the ncode 90. imagine the ncode 90 with out the shift between white and red. mostly black with a few white ncode logos in the frame like the nblade.
     
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  4. armand

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    BP, I share your desire for a worthy successor to the 6.0 Original but you're getting your hopes up! You'll be like that French girl waiting 30 years for her fiance to return from the Great War!
    I remember that thread and the OP lived in Calgary, of all places. Not exactly a tennis hotbed for topsecret prototype racquets. Don't let people mess with you!
     
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  5. legolas

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    i wanna see pics!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. Midlife crisis

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    The nPro Open has a sticker on it saying it's a swing index of 5.0, is 300 grams, and is 7 points HL. The one I'm holding is 312 grams strung with 17 gauge Sensation, and is 7 points HL. There seems to be some discrepancy since the sticker seems to describe unstrung weights but the balance with stringing matches the sticker.

    It's a nice playing racquet, just a bit on the light side.
     
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  7. Prostaffer

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    yup

    thanks midlife...do they play like the surge did?
     
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  8. mislav

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    Got any more info on that one?
    Thanks.
     
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  9. Prostaffer

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    mislav...

    sorry if i mistype dthat. i meant the nsixtwo comes in 27 and 27.5
     
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  10. Midlife crisis

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    I came back to tennis less than a year ago after 15 years off, so I haven't hit with that many different types of racquets, and never the Surge so I can't compare.

    I did compare it with a Babolat Pure Drive Team, which was 5 grams heavier but also 7 points HL. These were both 100 sq. in. heads. The nPro Open has less vibration and is less tinny feeling when hitting balls near the tip of the racquet. The Pure Drive seems to have a slightly larger sweet spot but it is less sweet than hitting the center of the nPro Open. Both were strung with 17 gauge Sensation at the same tension, probably 63-65 lbs or so, and in terms of power both felt very close, with the nPro having just a slight amount more pop. Volleys just felt better with the nPro Open, though trajectory and placement with both racquets was nearly identical.

    It just seems to me like the nPro Open is just a bit better at everything than the Pure Drive.
     
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  11. Prostaffer

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    finally...

    n3 is still serenas
    n4 is still venus in the booklet...n1 and n1 force are in there....here are the sticks people should like.

    n5 force

    * enhanced comforable feel with added power
    * the new generation of n5 features nZone XL technology and nanofoam resulting in a quieter, softer and better handling racquet
    * triad technocoly to provide unmatched power comfort and control

    swing index: 5/medium
    power: medium
    headsize: 98/110
    strung weight: 9.9/9.7
    length: 27.25
    pattern: 16x20
    balance 8pts hh/10 pts hh
    cross section: 98 - 25.5 mm dual taper volcanic beam 110 26.5 mm
    stock number: t7705/t7715
    list: $240

    NEW nSix-Two

    *perfect for anyone seeking versatility and all court performance
    *unmatched playability and ease of play
    * nsix-two has an oversized head for more power and bigger sweet spot

    swing index: 6/fast & long
    power: low
    headsize: 100"/113"
    strung weight: 10.6 oz/10.2oz
    length: 27/27.5
    string pattern: 16x19/16x20
    cross section: 100" 26 mm dual taper 113/28 mm
    stock number: t7760/t7766
    list: $190

    nPro Open/ nPro Open X

    *Incredible quiet feel with added stability
    *enlarged sweet spot with control for the serious player
    * nPro open x adds an additional half inch in racket length which provides for longer reach and more powerful shots

    swing index: 6/fast & long
    power: low
    headsize: 100
    strung weight: 11.1oz
    length: 27/27.5
    string pattern: 16x19
    balance: 4pts hl/ 6pt hl
    cross: 26 mm flat beam
    stock: t7751/t7752
    list: $200

    nFury

    *a great transition racket for players of all levels
    *ncode technology for ideal balance of power and control

    swing index: 5
    power: medium
    head: 100/110
    weight: 9.9/9.5oz
    length: 27/27.5
    pattern: 16x20
    balance 1pt hl/ 3pts hl
    cross: 22mm flat beam
    stock: t7776/t7777
    list: $120

    pics to come

    u can get new tour bags in red and black or lime instead of red.

    new "W Reflectio" string. comes in black, blue lime, pink and red in 16g. syn gut comes in black gold natural.

    looks like the ntrap dampener is finally on sale for $4. also an iso-zorb for $4 which resembles a rubber band.

    pro overgrips can be had in optic pink, optic green, silver, optic orange, teal, rose, yellow.


    hip grips come in floral and graffiti print of course.
     
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  12. Midlife crisis

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    Here's what the sticker says on the nPro Open that I'm holding:

    Tension: 23-27 kg, 53-63 lbs
    Length: 68.6 cm, 27 inches
    Weight: 300 grams, 10.6 ounces
    Headsize: 645 cm-squared, 100 sq. in.
    Balance: 32 cm (7 pts HL)
    Pattern: 16X19
    SI: 5.0

    Hmm, seems like a totally different racquet spec.
     
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  13. Alexandros

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    Nice, can't wait to see pics.
     
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  14. Shane Reynolds

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    Seems like strung vs unstrung to me.
     
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  15. Midlife crisis

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    What I thought too, except that even when strung, it was still 7 points HL.

    ProStaffer's list also said swing index of 6.0, while the racquet says 5.0.
     
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    "nPro Open/ nPro Open X

    *Incredible quiet feel with added stability..."







    It means even muter than nSix-One Tour 90?
     
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  17. Midlife crisis

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    This racquet has a very classic feel, with a well defined but smaller sweetspot that feels a lot like a racquet from the early 80's. There is no vibration when hitting it sweet, and you get that dull thud that's almost wood-like. It's nice if you prefer that kind of response.
     
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  18. Mr.Federer

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    Where are the pics?
     
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  19. Mace

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    Have pic of npro open

    http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?id=13650

    Click on the pics to see the Bryans playing with the npro open. It looks a lot like the blade but has lime green in the hoop instead of the blade's orange.

    Midlife crisis never used the racquet and so you will not get a pic from him. The racquet is not even out yet.
     
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  20. FromThailand

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    Don't tell me that I will have to throw my new nSix-One Tour 90 away !!!
     
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  21. Midlife crisis

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    Chris Edwards from Tennis Warehouse asked me to demo this racquet back on February 14th, and report back to him my findings. I was sent a Pure Drive Team and Hybrid Hornet to compare them against.
     
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  22. FromThailand

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    By the way, have they changed anything on the nSix-One Tour 90 ???
     
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  23. diredesire

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    off topic post and replies removed.

    I'm interested to see the pictures, too. I haven't been liking many wilson frames lately, but the specs on some of these are a little interesting, at least.
     
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    DUDE< THANK YOU!!!!!
     
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