planning to get a K90 match it to specs of a PS85?

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  1. vincent_tennis

    vincent_tennis Professional

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    I have a PS85 (i think its st.Vince HUQ)
    should i get the new K90 to be matched to its specs?
    (i dunno what the specs are but i'll get it checked on a RDC later on in a pro shop)

    thanks
    Vince
     
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  2. psp2

    psp2 Banned

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    IMHO, the closest you can get the K90 to play like a PS85 is to make the K90 bumperless. Nonetheless, the K90 will never feel like a PS85 truly.
     
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  3. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    or you could get an asian k90 and lead it up to match the specs of the ps85
     
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  4. vincent_tennis

    vincent_tennis Professional

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    lol the asian version?
    i've borrowed off my friend once it feels really uhh.
    i dont feel as solid

    i'm in asia btw =/
     
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  5. m1stuhxsp4rk5

    m1stuhxsp4rk5 Professional

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    how much does its cost for one over there?
     
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  6. baek57

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    k90 specs are pretty close to begin with.
     
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  7. DonBot

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    I think you are going to have a real prblem matching the k90 to the ps85, for one the beam is thinner on the ps85 and secondly the 85 v. 90 head size is also what allows the ps85 to knife through the air. You could probably get the weight and balance to be similar but the k90 will never cut through the air in the same way as the 85. If you give the k90 a few weeks you will get used to its weight and balance, and save yourself alot of time, money, and effort.
     
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  8. DonBot

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    Btw: The racquets are very similar, I just mean the k90 will not feel identical to the 85 regardless of what you do to it.
     
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  9. stormholloway

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    I feel like a bit of lead in the throat would help.
     
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  10. vincent_tennis

    vincent_tennis Professional

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    uhh about 1100-1200HKD with strings
    which is about uhh 150USD? :S

    but the shipping from hk to US is crazy....
     
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  11. vincent_tennis

    vincent_tennis Professional

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    how does the k90 compare to the PS85 though?
    n rite now since my PS 85 has cracked i'm using a PS90 tour
     
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  12. nalk7

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    it swings heavier than the 85, and feels a little stiffer. the beam is also a little thicker, my k90s measure 17,5mm as opposed to the 17mm on the ps85.
     
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  13. m1stuhxsp4rk5

    m1stuhxsp4rk5 Professional

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    man i should go to hong kong to get a racket haha
     
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  14. geesechops

    geesechops Semi-Pro

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    I've tried to match both US and Asian versions to my PS85's with no luck. Depends how into your ProStaff you are. Ive heard people talk about the US K90 like it played exactly like their PS85's. I'm extremely sensitive to feel so much that I make my own custom cut grips and have cut out gut string jobs because they felt a hair too loose. Instead of driving myself more crazy I'm just going to take a trip to HK and get the fake makers to paint my PS85's like K90's. I think it would be fun to have the same racquet with all kinds of different paint jobs (like the pro's)
     
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  15. vincent_tennis

    vincent_tennis Professional

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    lol i could ship it over for u :p
    ionno how much it cost.. but from what i know if TW's shipping to hk is 40USD?
    then it'd be around the same price? :S

    go check :p http://hongkongpost.com/
     
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