K90 (or lack-there of) is killing me!!!

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  1. AmeliasDad

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    I really want to buy a K90... I know its way above my 4.0 skill level but something about it is calling out to me. I don't know what it is or even why I have this desire. I can even see it in my hands- I see rallies and matches won, I see aces and cross-court winners. I know that my PDRs are sufficient for my skill level but I want something that I know shouldn't be mine. I even dream about the K90:-?

    What's a guy to do? Do I go all in and take the beatings that will come with a racquet of such weight or play with what I play well with?

    Someone please help...
     
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  2. Rasta

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    Just Do It. You CAN play with it.
     
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  3. rtyd1

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    Do It, You have nothing to lose and possibly something to gain. I would do the same
     
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  4. supermario343

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    I say go for it too...just watch out for the fake ones! I have 4 k90's myself :)
     
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  6. jmverdugo

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    Demo it, it is a good way of decide it, well, if you just want to buy it then do it, is your money any way. ;)
     
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  7. jorel

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    whats calling out to you is your desire to be like Fed

    u are in for a rude awakening

    it is a tough racquet to use.... but maybe you have the game for it... if so, it is sweet

    also check out the 18x20 6.1 95..... i personally think its more of a friendly version to the 6.0 85 than the K90 is

    come to think of it... i think the 6.0 85 is easier to use than the K90
     
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  8. Bubba

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    You know what they say: Sh*t, or get off the pot!
     
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  9. VGP

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    Nothing to lose?

    How about money and time.....

    ...to gain?

    Perhaps a dashed dream and maybe an arm injury.


    (just playing devil's advocate)
     
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  10. Dunlop300

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    I had the same calling to switch from my dunlop 300g to a K90 and I did it 2 months ago. I am definately taking a beating with this frame in doubles however I seem to be ok with this in singles. Im a 4.0 level player and my game has gotten more consistent in singles with this racquet. Not hitting long as much as I used to with the 300G. I have lost some topspin and it gets heavy in the 2'nd hour but is doing OK. My doubles partner is looking at me with strange looks because I now suck on my returns and volleys with this heavy frame.
     
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  11. Djokovicfan4life

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    Don't assume that it's right for you just because Federer uses it (yeah, right, hahahaha). You may love it but you may hate it too. There is no perfect racquet for every player, you just have to demo it and see if it's right for you.
     
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  12. AmeliasDad

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    ... wet noodle.
     
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  14. AmeliasDad

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    I'm really not even a Federer fan odd as that may be so it really has nothing to do with him... I just don't get it.
     
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  15. AmeliasDad

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    I don't play much doubles so that's not a worry to me and my singles matches are always 2 sets- one way or the other. I think I played 1 3-set match all of last summer.
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    But that's what makes Internet shopping so easy......you can buy stuff in seconds with just a few clicks from the comfort of your own home/office without even getting your butt off of your chair! :lol: ;)
     
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  17. baek57

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    do it!@!@!@!
     
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  18. AmeliasDad

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    I'm about 90% sure that I'm gonna do it... I have a feeling that I'm gonna end up 0-50 this summer
     
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  19. Dunlop300

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    I still am unsure if it was the right racquet switch because I have moments of pure brilliance with this racquet and then really awful moments too. I have more ups and downs with this racquet than I ever did with the 300G. If you really let this racquet flow it will rip some beautiful shots. If you are hesitant and unsure it will make you pay. All I can say is that it is demanding and accents your flaws more than my dunlop did. It is a great racquet and I believe that with more time (hours) with it. My game will improve.

    You just got to prepare early and let it flow like a golf swing.
     
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  20. HeadPrestige

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    i would demo it. It is a not a racket you want to buy blindly.
     
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  21. nickb

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    You just summed up the K90.

    Its a great racket...for 1 day a week.

    Ive played the best tennis of my life with a PS85...but also the worst with it too.
     
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  22. Rasta

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    Just buy it and play it. I don't think five square inches will make or break anyone.
     
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  23. nickb

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    Its 10...he's using the PDR>
     
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  24. HeadPrestige

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    for me its not the head size.... its the SW
     
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  25. Rasta

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    Oh, in that case...:rolleyes:
     
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  26. AlpineCadet

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    Why won't more pros use this stick? Seems like a great control frame.
     
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  27. HeadPrestige

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    switching blindly from a PDR to a k90 seems drastic...

    I mean my 6.0 95 leaded up to 13.5 oz and the k90 have MUCH more in common than the pdr and the k90.. but i still am demoing it...
     
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  28. AmeliasDad

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    Thats why this whole fascination is puzzeling... I know deep down I'm gonna get pummeled to death for a while with this stick but I just think of anything else.

    To make it worse I'm at the baseline about 75-80% of the time. :confused:
     
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  29. drakulie

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    How about you demo one??
     
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  30. AlpineCadet

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    Well it seems that logic and common rationale won't change your mind. I'd say go for it.
     
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  31. dakels

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    You just have to try it for a while.

    There is nothing as sweet as hitting a crisp shot off the sweet spot with this racquet, seeing your opponent flail at a shot that kicks like a mule into the corner.

    There is nothing so sour as your same opponent chuckling at you for not getting the stick around in time and feeling the painful buzz of a mishit.
     
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  32. ATXtennisaddict

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    I went for it today.

    Bought a K61 95 AND a K90 from a TWer.

    If I don't like either or both, I'll just resell them on TW.
     
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  33. OnyxZ28

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    The K90, like most demanding rackets, is definitely a feast or famine stick (at the 3.5, 4.0 level, anyway, below that I'd imagine it's more famine than feast). I would definitely demo before taking a 200 buck plunge.
     
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  34. kbui

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    K90's: Buy me ~~ !

    It's a great frame, just need to prepare and setup early everytime b/c you're gonna need a strong solid smooth stroke.

    Having said that, it also slices/dices/blocks/hacks great too :) Hell, if it could cook, it would do that great too.

    No regrets man, you won't know until you try it out. If it IS too demanding, you can always go to a different frame.

    Any frame will require an adjustment period to get really grooved so this is really no different ( although it is indeed on the heavy side ).

    K90's: Buy me ~~ You know you want try the K !
     
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  35. Djokovicfan4life

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    If you're used to the PDR then it will feel totally different. They're like polar opposites.
     
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  36. AmeliasDad

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    Consider it done - I'm going to go one of 2 ways - straight to Wimbledom or down 0-6,0-6 to each opponent.
     
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  37. geesechops

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    Played a couple sets with my new Asian K90 today. I'm lovin the maneuverability with this sucker!!! My forehand was more consistent. It seems like the perfect balance for me between my PS 85 (cuts like butter, not enough topspin) and my US K90 (great spinner, takes an hour to get the forehand around). The biggest thing I noticed was that the AK90 swings fast!! I can generate a fast swing with just my wrist when I'm stretched out wide, something the other racquets never allowed me to do. Feels like a more modern racquet like my NSix-One 95. They are roughly the same weight, but I get much more control with the AK90. I just have to put my normal string in this AK90 to get a tad bit more power and I think were gonna have some good times this summer. I'll elaborate more when I get to use it against some 4.0-5.0 guys with my ideal string setup of full gut, if anyones interested of course ;)
     
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  38. quest01

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    Thats your opinion if you want to go out and buy the K90. Personally I don't think its a wise decision because you are already doubting your ability to play with this racquet. I would just stick with the PDR's that you play with now because if you think your all of a sudden going to play like Sampras and/or Federer, you may be disappointed.
     
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  39. geesechops

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    All my friends who play with PDR's or any Babo's hate my Wilson Tours when they try them out. I think they are VERY different racquets. But, i think the fit of racquet and player has allot to do with the type of strokes you have. So in this regard I think it is very personal...so in closing, you should just buy the darn thing. I don't like demoing because the strings usually suck and I can't get a good feel for the stick, unless you regularly use cheap multi stuff.
     
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  40. OnyxZ28

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    The ultimate feast or famine, lol.
     
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  41. AmeliasDad

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    Please someone smack me back into reality!!! My PDR is a great stick- I kill the ball on serves and and and rally with anyone - is it worth giving it up?
     
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  42. quest01

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    No it's not worth giving up. Stop thinking about Sampras and Federer and just use the racquet you play your best with.
     
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  43. TennisNewbie85

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    be sure to email when u decided to sell either or both! :)
     
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  44. TennisNewbie85

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    Do what i did and just buy the darn racket. Your forehand will thank you :)
     
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  45. Djokovicfan4life

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    Wait a second, now you're BUYING IT? Why not demo it first?

    This is just getting stupid, I'm sorry. :confused:
     
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  46. AlpineCadet

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    Maybe he's an attention whoI2e, leave him alone.
     
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  47. HeadPrestige

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    someone give this man a cookie... he is 100% correct.
     
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  48. AmeliasDad

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    Geesechops is right- most of the time demos are strung w/ cheap string that provide no feedback whatsoever. My local proshop also removes the leather grips and replaces them with some bogus replacement grips. Isn't using a leather grip part of the Tour 90 mistique? Anyway- a 24 hour demo isn't going to help me to decide- perhaps I ought to just buy it and ditch the PDR or maybe not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:???:
     
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  49. AlpineCadet

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    I only accept white chip macadamia cookies.
     
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  50. HeadPrestige

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    just ate the last one....

    sorry :cry:
     
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