Is the k90 really going to be discontinued soon?

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  1. jakshemash

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    I was looking through another thread in this section and one of the guys said that he read here that the k90 was being discontinued.

    Please say it aint so.:cry:
     
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  2. samster

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    You are kidding, right?
     
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  3. ChipNCharge

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    Don't worry. I'm sure Wilson will soon release another 90" frame for the posers.
     
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  4. CAM178

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    Posers? WTF does that mean?
     
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  5. BaselinePlaya

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    Posers are people who use a racquet just becuase a pro-player uses a certain racquet regardless of weather or not they can actually handle the frame. Proof of this can be seen in the 'For Sale' section of the classifieds- there you'll find a ton of K90s for sale becuase someone just wanted to have the same racquet as Roger Federer and then realized that they'd probably never win another match in their lives...

    Proof of posers can also be seen in the '90 Square in Club' - my guess is that about 90% of them have no business playing with the same head size the Federer uses.
     
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  6. Ferrari1190

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    i dont their going to discontinue it, it just came out. i mean the ncode line is still here after all this time
     
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  7. sargeinaz

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    Lol you sound bitter. While I agree that many people aren't good enough for the K90, if thats what they want to use then whats it to you, me or anyone else? If they like using it, because of Fed or not, and are having fun then it's all good to me.
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  8. BaselinePlaya

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    I was just answering his question about what a 'poser' is - to me most K90 users are textbook posers IMO.
     
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  9. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Allow me to suggest you sign up to play some of these posers on Jo11y's tennis board and let us know the results................ ;) CC
     
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  10. BaselinePlaya

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    I'd love to!!! If only any of them were in MN!
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    Then I guess 100% of the people had no business playing tennis at all back in the wood era since 65 sq. in. racquets were all that was available and everyone, including women and children, seemed to play fine with them?
     
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  12. BreakPoint

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    Let me take a wild guess. You weren't able to handle a K90, right? Thus, anyone else using one must be a "poser", right?
     
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  13. drakulie

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    I see just as many "posers" using babolats, heads, and prince frames. Although I hardly ever see anyone using Volkl. :)
     
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  14. RoddickistheMan

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    Yeah k90 is a great racquet one of the best out now. Dont call people posers if you havnt even seen most k90 owners actually playing with one.
     
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  15. AlpineCadet

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    Correct. The k90 is going to be discontinued, in a few years.
     
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  16. JackSkellington

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    I'll fly you out and play you with a ps85/k90/whatever. If you lose you pay for your own flight. If I lose, I'll pay for you.
     
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  17. drakulie

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    Interesting. Which for sale section are you looking at? Here are the facts, not rhetoric:

    2 K90 (the only 2 for sale on the entire first page)
    6 Babolat Pure Drive Plus

    1 pair Nike Oscillate size 8 (guess the shoe size was too small). What a poser. :roll:

    2 Head LM prestige mids
    2 Head FXp mid plus
    1 Microgel extreme pro
    1 Babolat Pure Storm
    1 POG OS
    2 Wilson N95
    1 Babolat Aero Strom
    1 T-Fight 360
    1 T-Fight 325
    1 LM Instinct
    1 Fischer M pro
     
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  18. AgassiGuy23

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    I know I couldn't handle the K90, I didn't need to spend the money and buy it to find out... I'm going off the the 10 or so guys I beat last summer who obviously weren't suited for the K90. But hey it looked cool in their hands- I'll give them that.
     
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  19. BaselinePlaya

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    I can't believe how many of you took offense to my definition of a poser- I apologize to all of the Roger Federer wannabes out there - epescially you BreakPoint!
     
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  20. drakulie

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    You give the frame a lot of credit. So what you are saying is that if these 10 or so guys were using another frame they would beat you. I wish tennis was as simple as that.
     
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  21. CAM178

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    Who are you to judge what racquet people should or should not use? How good of a player are you? I'm asking because, how would you feel if a better player than you came up to you and said 'You're not good enough to be using that racquet'? That wouldn't feel too good, would it.
     
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  22. CAM178

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    LMFAO!! You kill me, drak. Great way to bring the point home. :)
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    But how can you be so sure you wouldn't have beaten them anyway even if they were using a different racquet? :confused:

    BTW, have you ever lost to anyone using a K90? If not, you probably haven't played anyone good who uses a K90.
     
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  24. BreakPoint

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    True, just about EVERY racquet gets discontinued in about two years these days and the K90 has been out for a year already.
     
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  25. BreakPoint

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    But that's just it. Many K90 users couldn't care less what Federer uses. I can guarantee that if Federer switched to a KZero tomorrow that most of these people will continue using their K90's and will never switch to a KZero.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-KZERO.html
     
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  26. Sup2Dresq

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    Ha! Drakulie. Remind me .. if I'm going to call you out, to do my homework.

    "Where you want it.. "
     
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  27. wmrhawk

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    Poser Defined

    "Poser" is what is said to my friend at lunch today when he casually said "no problem" (or words to that effect) in chinese to our chinese waiter. my buddy knows about 10 chinese words total (btw, most of those words concern the acquistion and disposition of beer).
     
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  28. CAM178

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    LOL. . . yeah, now THAT would be a poser. Next time you should have the waiter say something back in Chinese to your friend. . . . something like 'Would you like some more toilet water to drink?' :)
     
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  29. firstservethenvolley

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    Stephanek Wannabe.
     
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  30. drakulie

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    ^^^ LOL, more like >>> NBMJ wannabe. :)
     
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  31. meowmix

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    To answer the initial question, it's going to be discontinued eventually, but not anytime soon.

    With regard to people using the k90's, you've got to think where you are. You're on tennis forum. I'll say that again. YOU"RE ON A TENNIS FORUM. The majority of people here are NOT your average 3.0 player. There are people here who are 4.5's, 5.0's, 5.5's, and a few 6.0's. I GAURANTEE that the majority of people playing the K90 on THIS FORUM CAN handle it. If you ever want proof, call up Breakpoint and play him. I want to know the results.
     
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  32. CAM178

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    Is he pretty good? I've not heard much about him. I know that in reading a thread the other day on here that there is a satellite player who posts some. I can't remember the user name, so maybe that was him.
     
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  33. Mad iX

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    N90 was out for about 2 years. Seems to be about the same for every other racket nowadays, so I assume the K90 is halfway through now.
     
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  34. Mick

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    Playing well with a K90 is no problem for us international players :D

    There are more demanding racquets out there in the world.
     
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  35. CAM178

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    LOL about the international comment by that pro shop owner. . . that's good stuff. :)
     
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  37. Noveson

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    I would like to try that. No doubt he's a decent player, but still, I would like to. Now Drak on the other hand, no thanks. Or slice backhand comp for that matter.
     
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  38. Mick

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    my feeling (as an amateur) is it's better to lose to a superior player than to win against an inferior player. No doubt, BP and Drakulie are excellent players.
     
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    :D

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  41. sureshs

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    What about BBs?
     
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  42. Zachol82

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    OMG?! 65 sq. in.?? That's godly right there.
     
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  43. AlpineCadet

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    A few months back at work, I met a guy who was adding massive amounts of lead to his k90. I asked him if he needed any assistance, and if he played enough with the frame to know what he wanted. I also asked him what he would rate himself as, and he said he was a 4.5. Well, I actually ran into him at a public court this evening and had the opportunity to watch him play. He was far from a 4.5, and based on his footwork, racket prep, and shot execution, he was sub SoCal 3.5 to say the least.
     
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    good one!!!!
     
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    You have the word "playa" in your name and you are talking about posers....
     
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  47. tennis_hand

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    you are so right, man. :)
     
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    BaselinePlayer was taken and I didn't feel like adding a string of numbers to the end of my name. Sorry I couldn't have picked a unique name like federer_nadal :roll:
     
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  49. BaselinePlaya

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    What's your point?
     
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    HAHA youre too funny =D
     
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