Poll: How many of you will be buying the K factor sticks?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by sureshs, Dec 5, 2006.

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What K Factor stick are you going to buy?

  1. K90 "Federer"

    72 vote(s)
    33.0%
  2. K95 16*18

    14 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. K95 18*20

    10 vote(s)
    4.6%
  4. K95 16*18 27.5 inch

    11 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. No, thanks

    119 vote(s)
    54.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    How many of you will be buying the K factor sticks, why, and what will it replace?
     
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  2. vkartikv

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    Well I'll buy it because people will think its the 'K'artik factor racquet.
     
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  3. TheSnowMan

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    I will... and I don't know why.
     
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  4. sureshs

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    You responded even b4 I had the poll ready! Now go back and vote!
     
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  5. looseswing

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    I'm going to, seems to be a better version of the n90 (at least to me) based on CC's descriptions, and I don't think a demo will be available quickly so it seems best to go buy the darned thing if I can convince my parents to.
     
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  6. TokyopunK

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    I'll be getting a K90 Federer, of course, and a K95 X edition because I am fond of the extra half inch on racquets.
     
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  7. AJK1

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    I want a racquet with Feds sig on it. It will become a classic and probably the biggest selling racquet in history!
     
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  8. Faber

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    I'll be demoing the K90 in a couple of weeks and I'll have a decision then to replace my n6.1 tour 90s or not.
     
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  9. nickarnold2000

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    I think a demo is in order
     
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  10. Pushmaster

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    The K90 is the only one I'm somewhat interested in. It would be nice to actually be able to feel the ball on the strings with it (unlike the Tour and nCode 90).
     
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  11. power_play21

    power_play21 Semi-Pro

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    ahhahah dude this had me laughing for like a good 6 or 7 minutes... and i don't know why lol
     
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  12. BreakPoint

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    sureshs,

    You forgot to include the K95 Team on your list of choices.

    BTW, I voted for K90, of course. :D
     
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  13. aznspongehead

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    Well, from the looks of it right now I really want to... but I also find it a little hard to deny the fact that I really don't even need it, my current racket is just fine... well I don't know... but I really want the k90.
     
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  14. Robbie_1988

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    Not really planning to buy it but will demo it just for curiosity's sake. Will only buy it and replace my Ncodes if it has qualities that just BLOW ME AWAY AND I CAN'T RESIST NOT HAVING IT. But if the improvements are only minor then i'll stick with my Ncodes.
     
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  15. Duzza

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    I think I might try one...just for fun.
     
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  16. OrangeOne

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    Thank god for the sanity - I was wondering from the CC thread how many people were going to throw all good racquet-buying "technique" out the window and just buy it untested, untried, not-demo'd, etc.

    I'm also in the "I want to demo it" camp (probably the 95 for me, but I'm disappointed to read CC's initial review of it....oh well, there's always Yonex to continue with).
     
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  17. OrangeOne

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    Wow - there's already 21 people claiming they're buying a K90 - bizarre, as it's spec'd as a 4.0 or 4.5+ frame, and yet when those polls kick around saying "what rating are you", these boards usually seem to average in the 3.x's, with relatively not many 4.5s and above.

    Now I know those buying this stick are more likely to respond to this poll, but still, seems there's plenty of "I want to be Federer, and I'm willing to sacrifice my game to use his racquet" going on out there!
     
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  18. psamp14

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    i will for sure demo the k factor 90...and by the way its being described and from CC's great review...i see myself buying 2 of these...replacing my very young ncode 90s, but i wont sell them...as if miraculously i break the strings of both my new k factors, the ncode 90 is the best backup...unless there's an unlimited supply of k factor 90s!
     
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  19. PimpMyGame

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    So I guess there will be a load of people out there with their new Wilsons unable to hit the sweet spot? Our gain, OrangeOne.

    I've just switched rackets so for me it's a no but I'll demo it to see what the fuss is about. However I owned an n6.1 Tour which I couldn't get on with (too harsh) so it would be interesting to feel for myself what the difference is like.
     
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  20. OrangeOne

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    :D... You make a very good point!
     
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  21. Duzza

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    I hear you loud and clear. Meh, their loss.
     
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  22. BigServer1

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    I'll demo for sure, will I buy? I doubt it, but I am intrigued to see the changes up close and personal. The slightly more flexible feel intrests me as well.
     
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  23. nickb

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    Im also gonna demo but i doubt i will buy. Or rather hoping i dont have to....

    Im interrested to what the changes feel like but will probably prefer the feel of my n90's as i like stiff racquets.

    Nick
     
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  24. milo

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    at least i'm going to buy one. the k90
     
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  25. BlackJesus

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    I'll buy the Tour if they'll market the real Fed's stick but it wuold be impossible
     
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  26. nickarnold2000

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    I just bought 3 rds mids 2 months ago and am really enjoying the "crispness" and spin this racket produces. The new k-90 will have to wow me to the extreme before I switch again!
     
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  27. sureshs

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    Forgot about that. Isn't it basically a tweener?
     
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  28. sureshs

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    I think I will demo the K90 (which will be going like hot cakes so it will take a while) just to see what Federer's (this time real) racquet feels like.
     
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  29. Tennis Man

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    I'm NOT in a rush. Although I voted K90 "Federer", I'm not going to rush to the store, stay in line overnight to get one brand new :). They will be around for a few year at least, eh?

    I will wait until soneone gets tired of the hype and unloads a few to me for 1/2 price. Basically, I will get 2 for $200 shipped. Waiting for offers :).
     
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  30. jackson vile

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    The problem is that Wilson keeps coming up with these weird materials when all people want is real graphite.

    IMO it is just stupid how the just keep shuffling around the specs on the Tour90s, just slight minor changes each year lol.


    So is it really worth it to sell all your rackets and get rid of the racket that you have spent so much time getting accustomed to and have had so much sucess with just to blow a whole bunch more money on the latest GREATEST:roll: thing?

    You are wasting money, time, could messup your tennis, hope you don't compete or you can kiss that good by ect.

    I guarantee either people will be putting it in their closet or will be pretending/hating it on the court.

    I say stick with what you have, and save yourself a lot of trouble don't let the businesses play you like that
     
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  31. StunLock

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    it is obvious that cc'c reviews have a big influence on the results of this poll
     
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  32. Tennis Man

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    You surpise me. WOW, where is it coming from? Just your opinion? Not very constructive, IMHO.

    I think it's called EVOLUTION. Otherwise we would still play with wooden racquets (some still do), use wooden skies, s/boards, hockey sticks, etc.

    I do like 100% braided graphite, though.

    It's not mandatory and not the GREATEST. It all depends on how many ppl here get brainwashed by the marketing vs how many will actually appreciate and adopt the new technology to their game.
     
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  33. StunLock

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    if it was directed towards my comment (EDIT: ok, i re-read, maybe not), i dont see how mine was not constructive.

    n61 95, better yet lets say mp frames in general, has a bigger player basis than ntour (or any mid frames) on these boards, yet the poll result shows most people would either buy a ktour or just pass on the k series when most of us havent even seen/demo'd the k line. what do people base their decisions on then? reviews. and there hasnt been many out there.
     
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  34. drakulie

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    For all you guys who are going to buy it, if you have PS85's for sale let me know!!
     
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  35. KFwinds

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    Yep - this is exactly what I eluded to in the other "K-Krap" thread...
     
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  36. KFwinds

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    Also my thoughts exactly ;)
     
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  37. Tennis Man

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    yeah, we should have a new poll on these boards:

    Are you a Federer wanna-be but play with Babolat? ..................90%
    Just curious what Federer plays with? ......................................9%
    Can you really play with Wilson Tour 90 frames? .........................1%
     
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  38. sureshs

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    Hehehe - nice unintended pun - hehehehe
     
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  39. drakulie

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    The majority of people who play tennis can't hit the sweetspot with ANY racquet, so you aren't saying much.

    There are a lot more recreational low level players than there are good players. Just look at any stadium where pros play. There are 2 good players, and about 15,000 low level recreational players watching them.
     
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  40. federermcenroeagassi

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    ill try it to replace my ps tour 90
     
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  41. BreakPoint

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    Yes, but it's still a new K-Six-One racquet and many people here do like tweeners.

    I think it'll also be Wilson's excuse NOT to bring the Asian version of the K-90 (assuming there will be one) to the U.S. since they can point to this lighter frame, but this frame is vastly different from an Asian K-90 as it's a 95, is much lighter, and I think has a 18x20 pattern. Certainly a completely different racquet altogether, and not just a lighter version of the K-90, as the Asian nCode 90 was of the U.S. nCode 90. :(
     
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  42. BreakPoint

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    But that's the whole point and the correct strategy IMO. If they made the new model vastly different from the old model, none of their existing customer base would buy it and they would alienate their customers. For example, if Wilson changed the specs of the K-90 so much that it now resembles more like a Pure Drive, do you think their large existing customer base of PS 6.0 and nCode 90 users would touch it with a ten foot pole? No way! It's the same reason Honda only makes minor changes to the Accord every year instead of turning it into an SUV.

    BTW, when Wilson introduced the PS 6.0 85 in the early 80's, they made it feel and swing as much as possible like a wood racquet because they knew that if they made it too different, many users of wood racquets (the great majority of tennis players at the time) would not be able to make the adjustment to switch to graphite.

    It's all about not making such drastic changes that it would risk alienating the large existing customer base of a successful product.
     
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  43. BreakPoint

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    Good points! :D
     
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  44. The ball was in

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    I will. purchase the new K factors....and they will be replacing my N-code tour 90's...will retire them to my racket hall of fame :D
     
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  45. Richie Rich

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    i seem to be able to hit the sweet spot consistently - it's just my tecnique that's a little f'd up. that and the fact that i don't strength train as much as i should

    BTW, i'm in for the 16x18 27.5 inch version.
     
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  46. Nextman916

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    If i were ever to buy one of the new K Factor racquets it wouldnt be till sometime end of next year. I love my current setup and wouldnt change it for some hyped new technology.
     
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  47. Jet Rink

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    I'm down for one - especially if Craig's review is true, whereby its feel is closer to the 85 and less "ceramic" feeling than the ncode 90.

    Jet
     
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  48. BreakPoint

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    I also hope that the K-90 is less "ceramic" feeling in play than it looks, as when I saw it in person and held it in my hands, it was certainly more "ceramic" feeling and looking in my hands than the nCode 90 is.
     
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  49. Jet Rink

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    Yah - the new PJ is not very good. I like the simple and fairly elegant red/white of the ncode...:mad:

    Describe your experience with the racquet so far, BP.

    Jet
     
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  50. WhiteSox05CA

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    I'm gettin` the kSix-One 95.

    I can't believe so many of us want one when it hasn't even come out yet, and only like two people on this board have used them.

    If you ask me, a review from two people means nothing. 100's means something.

    The nSix-One looks like crap! K-Factor looks cool, and Wilson is at least going to compete with the dozens of us who only want racquets for their coolness. There are dozens of us! Dozens!
     
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