PS Tour 90 to PS 6.0 85 transition, is it a smooth one?

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  1. shatoon

    shatoon New User

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    Thinking about buying a PS 6.0 85. I'm not going to pretend to be an amzaing player, but i am fairly accomplished. I currently use a PS Tour 90, and though i have a whole host of other less demanding racquets i always prefer this stick. I have tended to always use mid-mid size rackets, but always felt more comfortable with 90-93 sqi. Based on this i have decided to give the 85 a go.

    My qustion is not regarding feel, more to do with playability and becoming accustomed, are these two racquets similar enough that the transition will be fairly pain free? My main reason for doing so is mainly curiosity but also because the PS tour 90 is essenitaill a modern version of the original, only with less feel.

    any help would be appreciated....
     
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  2. Kryztof

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    Buy a ps 6.0 85 and you will not disapointed, i had a ps tour 90 and it was great for the feeling but difficulte to move around.
    The sweetspot and the power of the tour 90 is bigger than the 85, so you have to be more concentrate with 85 but this is not a problem because the weight of the 85 is so nicely placed all along the raquect so you have a lot of feed back of what happen when you hit the ball, and the 85 is doing all the job for you, just play in the good timing with this babe.
    The 85 is the ideal raquect for me, there is enough juice to go for winners, it's by far more easy to move than the tour 90, great playability, easy for arm, shoulder, no shock vibration even without dampened.
    All the raquects should be like ps 6.0 85 ;o)
     
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  3. chiru

    chiru Professional

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    i used an ncode tour 90, and so far, the transition has been pretty smooth.
     
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  4. morten

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    smooth as silk, smooth as silk...
     
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  5. pow

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    I agree with this.

    Personally I liked the Tour 90 a little more.
     
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  6. mhstennis100

    mhstennis100 Semi-Pro

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    Is the 85 more maneaverable than the tour 90?
     
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  7. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I definitely felt the 85 is a much more maneuverable frame than the 90.

    Also, much more power on the serve than the 90. To me the 85 is the best serving stick I have used.
     
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  8. Fedfan4life

    Fedfan4life Semi-Pro

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    Definitely, on groundstrokes as well. Whats your main sticks Drak?
     
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  9. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    ^^^ After 20 years of playing with the 85, I recently switched to the K90.
     
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  10. goosala

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    I went from the Tour 90 to the 85 with no problems. In fact I serve harder with the 85.
     
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