K90, K95, Pdr

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Roger_federer, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Roger_federer

    Roger_federer Semi-Pro

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    I am looking to buy a set of new frames since my N six-one 95's are cracked. I feel comfortable using my Ncode 95 but would like to try new frames. How does the K factors compare to the old ncodes? I am looking at 90 and 95. How does the 90 play compared to the 95's. Also I am thinking of trying PDR since it will be way easier to play with than K factors but the control won't be there. Reason I am asking is I won't be able to demo until next week so would like some heads up.
     
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  2. Mad iX

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    Federer using a PDR? Eek ..

    Seriously though, K95 would be the closest. Why do you want something new?
    N95s would be pretty cheap now, but demo-ing is best when you can. Most likely the PDR will be far too powerful. Even the K95 packs a bit more punch. Plenty of thoughts on the K90 on this forum already.
     
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  3. Roger_federer

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    Plenty of thoughts on k90? What do you mean? Is it liked? or just simply too hard for anyone less than a pro. I mean how much of a difference is there really between 90 and 95. I prefer the box beam of the 90 than the straight of 95. It simply feels better in my hands.
     
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  4. bwain

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    I have played with both the K95 and K90 and think that it is night and day between the two. Although I like the idea of owning and playing with the K90, it just didn't make sense. Once the "honeymoon" period is over you will realize that it is a hard racquet to be consistant with over the long run. I think the K95 will give you a nice players stick that stills gives you the playability and consistancy everyone needs.
     
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  5. Shashwat

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    K 95 is the closest to N95 in your choices. Everyone is not Federer so i don't recommend the K90 for the average player.



    (although fed doesnt even use the k90.....)
     
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  6. Roger_federer

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    Ok so k90 I guess is out of question. Can you guys compare the PD or PDR?
     
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  7. jakshemash

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    What does federer use then if not a k90?
     
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  8. quest01

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    I agree when you say that the k90 isnt recommened for the average player. Ive demoed both the k90 and the PDR (Pure Drive Roddick) and i thought the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick was a much better racket in my opinion. The PDR had a larger sweetspot and more power compared to the k90. If it came down to either the k90 or k95, i would choose the k95 because of the larger head size and added power.
     
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  9. soggyramen

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    prostaff tour 90 that's what i heard
     
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  10. dave333

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    I would say go with the PDR or k95. I would not recommend the k90 if you are not around 4.0 or 4.5.

    PDR and k95 are a lot more forgiving. Both have plenty of pop, spin and control.
     
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  11. Roger_federer

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    Can you do some reviews of comparing the PDR and k95? What plays better or differently in what areas? I have to make a decision to buy 2-3 of them this week. I was supposed to demo them next week but I think I will just choose. The reason is that I've tried the PDR many times (Normal PD felt good and was easy but PDR seems more solid and feels mushier when I hit which I like). I haven't tried k95 but assuming its same as N95.
     
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  12. rosenstar

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    I agree. I play with a PDR and LOVE it. k95 is also a nice racquet, not as spin friendly as the PDR IMHO.

    I will say that both frames play especially well after a strip of lead tape is added to the 3 and 9 o'clock.
     
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