I've regained appreciation....

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  1. TheBoom

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    For the k 6.1 tour 90. I havent played with it in a long time and whipped it out the last 2 days and boy is it fun! I get TONS of action n the ball not much more power though. Growing as a player has helped a lot as well, i'm shanking less and really appreciate the precision. Some say the modern game doesn't suit it but i think it holds its own fine! Thinking that the biomimetic 100 would be a good buy as this has renewed my love of mids!!!
     
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  2. LeeD

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    While almost EVERY player of a decent level would agree the 100 is a great hitting vehicle, when the money play starts, they'd most likely pick up a bigger headed stick.
     
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  3. TheBoom

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    I agree but i think that at higher levels if you are geared more tward being offensive then it shouldn't matter because you are generally dictating
     
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  4. LeeD

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    What's wrong with you?
    Are you saying that if we hit our FIRST shots offensive, strong, with good direction, that we don't necessarily need a 13 oz racket to defend against our opponent's shots?
    Geez, isn't that what I've been preaching since last year....to hit the first offensive shot ASAP, then not needing to face our opponent's strongest shots!
     
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  5. TheBoom

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    Haha yeah sort of. It won't work not every point will be like that but it helps to be offensive rather than neutral
     
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  6. LeeD

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    Well, if our opponent smokes a tough serve into one of our corners, we start the point on the fetching and retrieving end for sure. And once in a while, our best serves come back faster and better placed, so we do need some agility and speed.
    But to all who blindly advocate heavy rackets for defense purposes...hit harder earlier!
     
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  7. inv

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    I own the AK6.1 and 4D100. The sticks are polar opposites of each other, pun intended. The 100 is more maneuverable than the 6.1 but volleys are sweeter on the 6.1. I can really whip it using the 100 but find it harder (heavier) on the 6.1. Just my 2cents.
     
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  8. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    is the 200 too flexible for you Boomster?
     
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    No its not too flexible and it isn't like i couldn't play with the 200 it is still an option but right now i am leaning tward the 100 a little more

    Inv: I was only suggesting that i can use a 90 sq in frame not that they were simmilar at all as i know that they aren't. Did you get the same amount of spin?heavyness on the ball?

    LeeD: Yeah i never got why anyone non-pro would need a 13 oz racket unless it was for offensive purposes but even then it probably doesn't need to be that heavy
     
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  10. inv

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    I can generate more spin using the 100 but my returns are heavier on the 6.1
     
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    the 100 really bite/holds on to the ball
    short angle BH are fun to hit with the 100 compared to the k90

    though the k90 feels more solid (stock)
     
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  12. TheBoom

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    So basically the 100 is more of a spin racket? Is it more sontrolable? Which has more power? Sorry for the questions lol
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    Because you can crush the ball much harder with a 13 oz. racquet than with a 10 oz. racquet (all else being equal). :)
     
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  14. TheBoom

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    If i'm not mistaken nadal doesn't need one that heavy ;)
     
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  15. TheBoom

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    And i wasn't saying that they shouldn't have one that heavy just that they could probably get away with using a less heavy racket but everyone has their preferences
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    Nadal's customized APD has a higher swingweight (~355) than a stock K90 (~335). Besides, Nadal doesn't really "crush" the ball, he just spins the hell out of it. :shock: To me, "crushing" the ball is "pancaking it" by hitting it hard and flat.
     
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  17. TennisCJC

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    You like the 6.1 tour because the hi SW get more power and spin. A 95-100" head with similar swingweight will feel almost as good. The 90" head may be a tad more precise but I think 95-98 is better for most 4.0-5.0 players as long as SW is sufficient high. Nadal SW is ~355 and Fed's is about the same as they both add lead under the bumper and possibly in the handle. Djoko's SW is even hi-er.

    I have stock racket 11 oz, sw 316. Leadup up to 12 oz, sw 335+. I notice during the customization that when I went from SW around 327 to SW 335 that I got more spin and easier power.

    I think the hi-er SW on 6.1 tour is giving you more "action". You can get this effect with many other rackets with sufficient SW.
     
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  18. stingstang

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    I love hitting with all wilson mids but when I want to win the 4D500T leaves the bag! Defensive shots against good opponents are so much easier with a tweener
     
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  19. TheBoom

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    Interesting point i will have to add more weight to the 300 tour i am using and see
     
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  20. TheBoom

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    The 500 is great but it was a little too light (Did add weight but i think about an ounce more would be needed
     
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