New Donnay X-Series - My Thoughts

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  1. Nextman916

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    Actually after taking my demos back I gave donnay another chance and checked out the new dual core platinum 94 and was able to hit with it today. The OP wasn't kidding, it was the best serving racquet I've ever hit with. At least for flat serves, the thing bombs more than a pure drive. As for the ground strokes, I definitely need some more getting used to to comment. The dual core's (at least the platinum) feel alot different than the older ones, much stiffer/crisper but I much prefer them. Funny how with the older ones I couldn't even fathom owning, and now the platinum perhaps is ending up on my list of considerations.
     
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  2. JGads

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    Stiffer/crisper?

    Come on, don't do this to me. My only problem with the Donnays (owned Dark Red) was the too-soft feel for my taste. Do the Platinums really feel that different? If so, I'll have to demo it one day. I'm too weak-minded to avoid it.
     
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    yes, its true, the new ones dont have that "flex" feel, you know where you feel the frame flexing. They still have that buttery muted feel, but firmer but a bigger sweet spot. They pretty much fixed any of the complaints from before.
     
  4. Kal-El 34

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    i think donnay has done a great job in putting out their 2 lines of racquets. if you are a serious tennis player, there is a model that suits your game.

    one thing i have noticed is that all of the new series feels pretty similar. i hit with the platinum 94 and the gold 94. obviously the gold is lighter, and the string pattern is more open... duh... but the "feel" of the racquet isn't much different. i didn't notice the gold to be noticeably less flexy. same great pop i was getting with the platinum, just in a lighter version with more spin potential.

    i really can't get over how comfortable these new ones are to hit. the dual cores are def. quicker through the ball. the x-series plows through a little slower/differently.

    anyways, i apologize for the delay in my reviews.. they are coming i promise, work has been stupid busy the last week. i will try to get them all up before the weekend :)
     
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    Kal-El, I think you have hit on a very important note. There is probably a Donnay racquet for most serious tennis players. There are different weights, feels, flexes, etc. that may suit most tennis players.

    They have done their homework imo. I almost didn't give the Dark Red a try because of feedback, but it has ended up being my favorite.
     
  6. Nadal = Borg

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    I don't think anyone will buy an X series ever again though.

    What Donnay has done here is take an unbelievable bold step. The weird thing is that I actually think it will work.

    I'm tossing my series whites in the garbage and spending more money on dual.

    I just received the silver and the platinum 94. Right out of the box the silver feels just so much stiffer and more stable than the white.

    Anyway if anyone wants a great deal on a white I have four of them !!!
     
  7. Kal-El 34

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    i dont think this is necessarily true. in fact im not 100% certain im not going to stick with the blue 99 in the long run. The x-series and the dual cores are both pretty remarkable and in 2 different ways. I am interested to see how the 2 lines continue to sell.

    so far however, the feedback from the dual core series has been amazing.
     
  8. stevewcosta

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    Can you feel the ball with the dual cores? Good news that most find the sweet spot larger. Also, the x-series tended to have a trampoline effect. I had directional control issues...didn't quite know where the ball was going. I'm mostly interested in the gold 94/99. Thank you.
     
  9. otteridiz

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    x-series 99 vs Dunlop 200+

    I am close to buying a Dunlop 200+, then I ran across the Donnay Racquets and wanted to try them first. I posted about it in a long winded post, but thought I might get quick response here.

    Has anyone hit with the Dunlop 200+ that can compare it to the Donnay 99's. I have the x-Blue and x-Red on the way for demo, but wanted to see what people thought? Should I just skip to the dual-core line (not available on TW yet)?

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  10. stevewcosta

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    demo - only way. On paper these things look like a miracle...just be patient - it's tough, I know. I'm hoping the dual cores are much better. X-series was ok, didn't like them enough to buy even at a lower price.
     
  11. Power Player

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    Owned Dunlop 200s and now donnay. the X series Black is a Cadillac level racquet. Easy control, heavy spin and you can dial it up when you need a winner. I have not hit with the dual cores, but at some point soon I will try the platinum since it is the same specs as the black.

    The Dunlop 200s have nice feel, but very very low power and are much more sluggish. Incredible control sticks, but the balance between control and power is too far in favor of control for me. I used the 4d200 for close to a year though because they are really good sticks..but they just wiped me out.

    For me the black IS almost a miracle because I can string it very low tension with poly and it actually is set up for that. It also has the specs I prefer plus you can alter the weight with the buttcap system if you need to.

    The thin beam combined with nice controllable power is something I have always wanted, but didnt think could happen.
     
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    Thanks Power Player... Have you actually hit with the Bio 200 Plus? I was surprise at the power I could generate based on the specs/ratings.

    Did you hit with x-Blue too? I thought the x-Black may be to heavy for me, which is why I didn't request that demo, but from what I am reading I may need to try the x-Black too if I like the Donnay's better or even as much as the Dunlop 200 plus.
     
  13. Nadal = Borg

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    Yeah I have....go for the dual core Silver. Most similar.
     
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    Ok I played A set with the platinum 94 and the silver.

    I don't think my game improved at all but these are the most comfortable sticks that I have ever played with in my life. They are smooooooooth.
    No harsh vibrations, no pain......I'm definitely buy them I just don't know which.

    The greatest stroke with this stick by far is the slice.

    Has anyone tried the silver lite?
     
  15. JGads

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    Can you expand on how the Platinum played? Stiff/crisp or soft/flexy? Pluses and minuses? Comparable to any other current frames out there in terms of ball response or feel?
     
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    I played with the 94 version and I never tried the black so I can't compare it.
    Furthermore most of the racquets that I have used were in the past were in the 11.3 range

    I guess the closest racquet I can think of which I used was the N-code 90.
    The N-code 90 is probably the greatest serving stick that I have ever used and in my opinion better than the Platinum 94.

    However the Ncode could be harsh sometimes especially on off center shots. The platinum 94 was just so freaking smooth on every shot. It's just the most comfortable racquet that I have ever used. Furthermore even with a 94 head size It felt like I hit the sweet spot every time.
    I dare say that this is a racquet Fed should consider changing to. His stick causes a ton of shanks ..... Dual core is the cure. If Donnay came out with a dual core version of the Fed BLX then Donnay would blow Wilson out of the water. And I have a feeling that Wilson will take notice and will try and push Donnay out.....or simply buy them out as they did with Luxilon strings. ( Luxilon is now owned by Wilson),

    The only downside I can think of with the 94 was a bit of a muted feel. I think
    you still have plenty of feel but not compared to the Ncode 90, however in the
    end it's a trade off Im willing to make.

    It's also hard to compare because I have never felt anything as plush as these dual cores. I've heard that the Volkl's have a great feel so Maybe they are similar to those?

    Again Im going to have to disagree with Ka-el about this being a 10/10 serving racquet at least after only one set. I personally had a bit of trouble whipping the wrist on my serve with it but I think that's because I'm not used to the
    weight....maybe I need more time with it?

    An easier comparison for me would be the silver and the orange because they are the exact same stick except that the silver has the dual core. And although this is a lighter racquet than the platinum the dual core is exactly the same.

    The difference between the silver and the orange and really the difference between dual core and x series is simply the feel. This dual core is just so plush and buttery. Every shot is smooth as if you were being caressed in silk. There are no off center shots or any vibration. The feel is a bit less than with
    the orange....but it's so worth it.

    Bottom line, and I'm not doing a commercial for dual core, is that I have never felt anything quite as comfortable as the dual core. I do not see how anyone can ever get tennis elbow using this stick and Pro Kennex is in fir some deep sheet.

    Im going to get killed for my next statement, But no matter what any x-series owner tells you, the X-series is now a complete waste of money. If any x-series person tells you that you should buy the X series they are only saying that because they don't want to face the pain that they have wasted a sheet
    load of money. And I should know better than anyone because Im stuck with four x-series racquets.

    If the dual core doesn't have the exact weight you need then customize it!!! And with Donnay it's the easiest racquet in the world to customize. The site even sells heavier strips and butt caps.

    If you are going to buy a Donnay then you have to go with dual core. As I see it , Donnay has only four racquets to now choose from.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Oh and yes the dual cores feel stiffer, crisper and more stable than the x series , but at the same time there are no harsh vibrations. It's a HUGE improvement.
     
  18. stevewcosta

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    Well that's good to hear as the x's didn't have much feel...some of that may be attributed to the **** demo strings.
     
  19. Miami Tiburon

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    In my opinion every single Donnay model plays on the flexible side regardless of the flex it is . But I would agree the Platinum which I have 2 of the X series play a little stiffer. The new Dual Core Platinum plays the same but with a bit more power. The great thing about Donnay is that all the racquets are very comfortable they have hit a homerun with
    the Xenecore .
     
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    I have not hit with the dual core series, but I think it is pretty extreme to say people who own and like X series sticks are in denial..etc. I really like the black for a bunch of reasons, especially the controllable power. If the platinum is that much better, I will be the first to say it, but to make it out like the x series is garbage and a waste of money is a false statement. I know good racquets and I would not have bought the Blacks if they were not incredible.
     
  21. Kal-El 34

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    i agree with your post and a couple of posts above it. even the stiffer rated x-series frames play more flexibile than the dual core series. I really feel all of the dual core series have a very similar feel as well, just playing a bit more stiff and more of a graphite-esque feel to them.

    the x-series are great racquets... GREAT racquets. I wouldn't have dumped my prestiges and my deal with Head if they weren't. The dual cores are another great line that Donnay has put out. Like I said between the 2 lines, there is a great racquet for able tennis players somewhere within the 2 lines.

    to say the dual cores will wipe out the x series is false. I have had a lot of people try out the dual cores who found they liked the x-series better in the last 2 weeks. I think both lines will continue to have strong showings
     
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    Reading this thread with interest; but where can one demo the Dual Cores? Apparently, TW is just offering the X-series for demo, unless I'm missing something. Thanks.
     
  23. Kal-El 34

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    Donnay X-Platinum 94 Review

    Like i mentioned in an earlier post, this is another impressive offering from the Donnay line. This is the only 94 in the whole bunch that I feel performs similar to the 99, just in an easier to swing, more controllable version.

    i thought i would feel this way about the blue 94, but i felt it was lacking something that the 99 gave me. I started with the platinum 99 because of this, but felt i got all the benefit of the 99 with the 94, and gained a bit of control. NICE


    GROUNDSTROKES 9.5 / 10
    I will rate the groundies the same as with the 99. Very easy to hit, very comfortable, and the more headlight balance makes the frame a bit quicker through the ball. I felt I attained a bit more drive with the 94, but lost a bit of topspin. With the 99 I felt I was ripping more heavy topsin balls. With the 94 the spin was still there, but I enjoyed hitting a flatter ball more with this one. My two handed backhand really felt comfortable with the platinum 94 as well. I felt very confident taking big cuts crosscourt, down the line, angles, etc! My slice really stood out with my time hitting the platinum 94. Way more control with it than I was getting with the 99, and it just had some nasty bite due to how easy it got through the ball. This is a great stick from the baseline for sure. It does play noticeably stiffer than the Blue or Black 99, as I found with all of the dual cores so far, so take that for what it's worth too.

    VOLLEYS 9.5 / 10
    Again, I don't really have a whole lot of bad things to say about this racquet. The more headlight balance of the frame makes it easier to use at the net. Pair that with a rock solid response, and massive sweetspot for a 94 racquet and there you have it. As with all of the dual cores, it seems difficult to actually not find the sweetspot. Even off center shots still feel plush. I really haven't found racquets that play like these before, it's almost difficult to describe. Deep volleys are very easy to hit, but the feel with the platinum 94 was amazing. I loved going for short angles and drop volleys with this racquet. As my love fest for this frame continues, my overheads are the most fun to hit with the platinums of any frame I've ever hit. They are so fun to serve with, and also to just absolutely obliterate anybody trying to lob you haha.

    SERVES 10/10
    I'm rating this the same as the 99. These 2 frames are absolute beasts for serving. I think the Babolat Pure drive was the biggest serving frame I'd ever hit, until these came along. So easy to hit, and the power / control is insane. Flat servers will instantly love this stick. Slice serves / kickers and access to spin is there with ease as well, but the flat serve is where the platinum 94 really stands out.

    OVERALL 9.5/10

    another serious offering from Donnay. I really believe these racquets are the real deal.. Yes I am a bit biased now that I am doing some work with them, but I did not set out with that intent. I liked the racquets first before deciding to leave my deal with Head, which was very good in itself. If you liked the idea / specs of the blue or black 94, and found that you didn't enjoy the feel of those frames - - give this one a go. It will be a pleasurable experience I assure you :)
     
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    you can demo from the donnay website directly, or if you are in the new york area you can send me a message and I can help you out
     
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    Donnay X-Gold 94 Review

    The more I experiment with the Dual Cores, the more I am finding that the entire line is pretty impressive. I found the gold to "feel" very similar to the platinum 94. What I mean by that is that it didn't feel more / less flexibile despite its more flexy rating. What I did notice was the weight difference and obvious string pattern difference. There were things I loved about this and things I did not like.

    first off I do not like 16x19 string patterns. I break the strings way too quick for my liking, and my backhand has never agreed much with the open string pattern. However, for people that like the idea of the platinum, but feel it is too heavy this may be a great option.

    GROUNDSTROKES 9/10
    This is a great frame from the baseline. It really feels like the entire stringbed is the sweetspot. It is a little whippier through the ball than the platinum 94. I found myself slugging crazy topspin groundstrokes from the baseline, where I liked hitting flatter with the platinum. The open string pattern here begs for the spin. My forehand was jumping something nasty and I flet like I could put the ball on a stack of dimes if I wanted to. My slice has a lot of action on the ball too, but i found a little less control here than i did with the platinum 94.

    VOLLEYS 9.5/10
    Same great feel I was getting with the platinum at the net. Sweetspot in incredible, and this frame moves through the air effortlessly. I found myself driving the volleys deep in the court more with the gold 94, but still really enjoyed touch volleys as well. Overheads are great, and very easy to hit wherever you want to put them as well. I don't really know what else to say here, just this frame is rock solid as far as performance at the net is concerned.

    SERVES 9/10
    I liked serving with the platinum 94 a little better than the gold. The gold 94 feels great serving, but I wasn't getting the missile power on my flat serve that I was getting with the platinum 94. I found my spin serves to be more effective with the gold 94 though. HEAVY kick serves, and slice angles out wide were very easy to hit. I really enjoyed serving with the gold 94. It is a serious contender in the Donnay line, and a racquet that I think a TON of players will find themselves liking.

    OVERALL 9/10
    This is another awesome frame from Donnay. I like what Joe Ellis said about this racquet too. It has better forgiveness due to enlarged sweetspot than previous 99sq. in. offerings, while maintaining the excellent control of a 94. I think people looking for an open string patterned players racquet that isn't a burden to swing may have found their stick of choice.
     
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    Thanks for the reviews on the Platinum and Gold 94's.

    I had originally decided to use the Red 99 racquet for doubles, but after trying the Dual Core Gold 94, it became apparent that there was enough forgiveness to use as a doubles stick. It is funny, but I felt like I was getting better forgiveness with the DC Gold than the X-Red 99. As a result, I sold the 2 Red 99's and have bought 2 DC Gold's. The weight and balance are very similar, but the Gold definitely has a more plush feel.

    I know the Dark Red was one of your least favorite X series racquets, but I liked it more than any I tried. It has a softer feel, but I get a ton of feedback. I'm not sure why, but the Dark Red seems more forgiving to me than the Blue 94, Red+ 94, or Black 94. The specs for all are very similar, but the forgiveness was better with the Dark Red for me. This is why I have made it my singles stick.

    Great racquets.
     
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    Can anyone comment yet on the Dual Core Silver? Spec-wise it is very appealing, but I checked with Donnay and they are not offering the Dual Core series through their demo program yet. Although I guess you could buy one and use their 14-day money back guarantee if you don't like it.
     
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    its actually the next racquet i will be reviewing. it is spec wise very similar to the x-orange 99. it is a WAY more impressive offering than the x-orange. stability is way better, feel is better, bigger sweet spot. The dual silver is my favorite of the new dual cores in terms of color scheme as well. It looks awesome. I found I had more of everything with the silver compared to the orange 99.

    more detailed review of the silver coming tonight hopefully for ya
     
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    Thanks for the quick response. I'm currently playing with a Babolat APDC - love just everything about it, except it's giving me arm pain. The racquet selector on the Donnay site recommends the Silver as the best match to the APDC - would you agree with that?
     
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    I never said the X series was garbage. They are awesome sticks.

    But my honest opinion is that the dual cores are an improvement. I am in the same boat, I bought four X series and wasted over $800 bucks. Do you think Im happy about this?

    Im actually sort of upset and happy with Donnay at the same time. Im upset because they could have told us they were coming out with a new line....but Im happy because the Dual cores are really just that good.

    You have to trust me on this.....play with any dual core and I promise after just one swing.....one swing you will feel a HUGE difference.

    I really am sorry but please dont kill the messenger.....Its my honest opinion.
     
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    Thats exactly what I did . And the jury is still out between the Silver and the Platinum.

    I am a former APD + user even before they were popular and painted all black....pre cortex (they were better IMO).

    I was scared of the weight of the Platinum 94 but I have to tell you ...Im really loving it. The way you can hit powerful shots almost effortlessly is amazing.

    The Silver is a bit more maneuverable but its also lighter. I felt the APD had more heft and power to it than the silver.
    But the silver has way more control.

    heres my take on it

    APD vs. Silver

    Serves: APD

    Topspin : tie

    Slice: Silver

    Volleys : Silver

    Groundstrokes : Silver

    Return of serves: APD

    Comfort: Silver
     
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    Excellent; thanks. In Calif, so will work with Donnay directly.
     
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    Ka-el......your reviews are awesom and dead on. You know a whole lot more about tennis than I do.

    But there is one huge difference between your view and my own. I do not have an economic interest in these sticks at all while I believe you sell these sticks or are associated with Donnay somehow. I apologize if I am wrong about that.

    I believe you at your word that you believe the X series are not wiped out by the Dual Cores . And you are certainly entitled to your opinion....and it may be right.

    But my unbiased personal opinion is:

    " why would I want to use a racquet that is more flimsy, more vibration, Less sweet spot."

    I mean think about it Ka-el....you have sort of said the same thing just not quite as bluntly. You yourself have said that the dual cores have more of a sweet spot, feel more Graphite like and less flimsy, You have also said that the Dual cores have less vibration.

    So my question to you is why would anyone pick an X series over a dual core? I'll buy anything you say.
     
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    They are doing 14 day money back guarantees so I just bought a plat 99..$207 shipped right now on the duals.

    But I have a platinum coming and I will be able to compare the Black.
     
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    Actually guys.....

    Im sorry I was kind of harsh.....


    Id erase it except Im to new to have that authority.



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    Excellent reviews!!

    Not going to quote the whole thing, but you are saying this gold 94 has larger sweet spot and more forgiving than x-99s? I wonder how is gold 99 is going to perform, could sweet spot gets TOO big? :)
     
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    Kal El, when you have a chance can you elaborate on any noticeable differences between the Platinum 94 and 99? You say they feel just the same, yes? No added noticeable flex or anything in the larger 99 vs the 94? What about ball quality/characteristics? Thanks man.
     
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    I was really looking forward to hitting with the Silver today, but USPS screwed up my Express Overnight delivery. Guess I'll have to make do with Kal-El's review til it gets here :)
     
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    Even though the specs of those two sticks are very similar, I wouldn't put too much stock in the Donnay racquet selector based on current racquet. I have input dozens if different brands and models into that selector and the Donnay recommendation always comes back to one of the 4 x-dual models. This is probably just a marketing tactic steered towards their new product -or- are they quietly suggesting that the x-dual line is better than the x-series? :wink:

    I've got the x-orange in my hand for a demo tonight. Waiting on the x-dual silver for a comparison.
     
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    nah not upset about this post at all. you are def. entitled to your opinion. however, just because i feel a certain way about a line of racquets doesn't mean everyone does. like i said i have had a lot of people that enjoy the x series over the dual core. similar to the same reason some people like a microgel prestige better than a youtek is the easiest way to describe it. i have never once called the x-series flimsy. certainly not the case... the dual cores just play differently. the x series only vibrates a bit sometimes on off center hits. i havent noticed that to be a huge issue since i find the sweetspot more often than not. however, the enlarged sweetspot might be more enticing to someone that uses more of their frame.

    if you have a slower swing or really long srokes the x series will better suit your game.

    if you have short strokes or a faster swing then the dual cores might be a better choice.

    it's all preference man! i just put my opinions out there, take em or leave em :)
     
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    it can. im really going back and forth between my x-blue and the platinum 94 right now. i hit with the platinums and am smitten, but then go back with the blue 99 and im like "awwwww yea" haha. they play differently, feel differently but i like certain things about them both so much haha.

    i think the giant sweetspot on the dual cores makes me feel lazy at times haha. I feel like i can swing however i want and it's still going to be a decent shot if that makes sense. the x series is a bit more demanding of a frame, and makes me focus a bit more on technique and i think the quality of my shots at times are better with the blue 99. I JUST DONT KNOW RIGHT NOW BAHHHHHHHHHHHH
     
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    honestly the only difference is a bit more trampoline effect from the 99. not too noticeable though. i felt my drive with the 94 was a bit better while spin potential was better with the 99. my slice bit more with the 94 and i was getting it deeper usually and the 99 felt better letting loose on heavy topspin. id like to hear some more thoughts from people who have hit both but i really felt the two played very similar
     
  43. Kal-El 34

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    and just to clear the air, YES i am doing some demo work for Donnay in the New York area. I am pretty sure that i have mentioned that a few times before, so anyone wondering if I am working partially with the company yes I am.

    HOWEVER - - i was on ad staff for head before all of this started. i did not intend on getting hooked up with Donnay at all. I was given a demo, loved it and contacted the company afterwards and things just kind of steamrolled haha.

    i had a good set up with head, and really loved my YT prestiges, i just felt i had found a superior product, got in touch with the right people, and got set up....

    just sayin :)
     
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    Interesting, thanks. And you concur with the idea that the DualCores feel a bit more stiff/crisp/full graphite-like than the X series? I had a Dark Red, loved everything about it except the feel was just a touch too soft/flexy. I also thought it was more than powerful enough, so power wise, I'd probably want to try the Platinum 94 over the 99, yeah? "Trampoline effect" scares me a little. Would be looking for a Dark Red type of a stick but with better feel and, if possible, a touch more control. (hoping the closed pattern might give me that)
     
  45. Kal-El 34

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    sounds like x platinum 94 is calling your name :)
     
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    Indeed. Loudly. I'm actually headed to NYC for a couple weeks in early to mid May, so I may be hitting you up, Kal. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  47. Nadal = Borg

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    Ka-el you are one cool dude.....I do not have an interest in Donnay and I can honestly say that I agree with just about everything you said.

    I have always been scared of heavy sticks......but the platinum 94 plays like a much bigger and lighter racquet. I'm falling more in love with that stick every day And I think that I am actually going to choose it over the silver. Which is a shock to me.
     
  48. joeellis

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    I wish you guys would stop. Ya'll are making it virtually impossible for me not to at least try out the Platinum 94.:twisted:

    The great thing about the Donnay racquets for me is that there are several that I could actually make my everyday racquet. I love the Blue's, the Black's, the Red's/Dark Red and the Gold's.:confused:

    These really are exceptional products that seem to include more characteristics I'm looking for than any brand I've tried so far.
     
  49. Nadal = Borg

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    I heard in one month Donnay is coming out with their new triple core !!!



    (just kidding)......I think I would rather have my balls twisted than demo any
    Donnays.....I'm spent . Whew!
     
  50. sunnyIce

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    hi. sounds like a fun series of sticks. but there also seem to be a ton of players who were previously using head/babolat sticks. anybody coming from pro staff series wilson?

    it would be great to hear from long time users of PS90/K90/BLX90 who have since switched to the donnays, if there are any.

    thanks.
     

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