k-factor tour 90 or prostaff original 85.. should i switch?

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  1. ebster

    ebster New User

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    im looking for a little advice/help. I recently switched from a dnx 10 mid to the new k-factor tour 90, which i currently have 4 of. i really like the frame, but i feel that i want a little more control. i've read a lot on this forum about the prostaff original 85, and its got me wondering if that may be the racket for me. I also own a wilson sting midsize, so i know that switching down to 85 sq in won't be a problem.

    basically, any advice on what my course of action should be? I know the 85's being sold currently by wilson aren't the same as the st. vincent's, but tw does sell them for $140 new, which is very reasonable, and it would make the switch very economical.

    the only problem is i haven't hit with the frame yet. no one near me has one, so tryin before i buy doesn't seem to be an option.

    if anyone who has made the switch from k90 to ps 85 or the other way around could let me know why they did so, that would be awesome.

    any other ideas/comments/advice on either frame would be greatly appreciated.

    -sean
     
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  2. the Town Sherif

    the Town Sherif Semi-Pro

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    i have played with the 85 and the k90, didn't like either because it took a toll on my body. however, the k90 asian version suits me well, so i play with that one.
     
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  3. Janne

    Janne Semi-Pro

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    Seriously, the K90 should have all the control you'd ever need from a racquet. Please reconsider just practicing alot instead of spending money on new racquets.
     
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  4. ebster

    ebster New User

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    yes, k90 has a lot of control

    i know what you mean, and yes, it does. i think i phrased my initial statement incorrectly. the other thing i have read that i think i would like about the ps 85 is the feel. i have read it has the "bare bones" feel of a players control frame. also, i am being influenced by the monetary aspect, because if i got them used, i could make money by switching, especially if i just settled for getting three and getting rid of my 4 k factors.

    i hope that helps
     
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  5. VGP

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    Out of curiosity, what gripsize are your k90s?
     
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  6. Roger_Federer.

    Roger_Federer. Semi-Pro

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    K90, I just seem to play better with it.
     
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  7. KingOfTennis

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    um if u already have 4 k90's why not use them?
     
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  8. power_play21

    power_play21 Semi-Pro

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    why on earth would someone buy 4 k90's??
     
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  9. ebster

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    they are all 4 1/2

    and to answer your question about having four of them, it is because i play a lot of tournaments and a break a lot of strings.. same reason most people have multiple frames.


    i have been playin with these frames, and they are solid, but theres just "something" that is drawing me to the ps 85. idont know if that makes sense.
     
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  10. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I am a long time user of the 85 (nearly 20 years), and switched to the K90. As others have stated, it would be a shame that you spent so much money on this racquet and are considering switching. My advice would be to try out some different tensions and/or strings before you go the route of buying a racquet you have never played with.

    With that said, here is my review of the K90 compared to the 85 and ncode.

     
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  11. ebster

    ebster New User

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    drakulie,

    yah, looks like im going to hang on to my k90's. that said, if i run into a good deal on a ps 85 sometime i may pick it up to satisfy my curiousity.

    thanks everyone for the advice
     
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