Pure Control 95+ vs Six. One 95 18x20

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  1. Doanasaur

    Doanasaur New User

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    Hello friends i need some help here! I'm already thinking m next racquet purchase in the future and it's come down to these two lovely racquets which are somewhat similar. I can generate my power pretty well despite being only 5'5 probably due to the fact i weigh 200lbs and use my body weight for power lol. I'm mostly a flat hitter with my biggest weapons being my backhand (2 handed), return of serve, and my volleys. One thing about me is that I have the world's shortest arm (like T-Rex arms) seriously. I'm debating bc
    1.I like an 18x20 pattern Control Baby! (Both these racquets have it)
    2. I want a longer reach (Pure Control is 27.5) but don't want to lose my maneuverability on volleys
    3. More power in my serves
    4. Rock Solid/Plow through (Heard the Six.One is super solid)
    5. Something that will give me a solid return of serve

    I know this is something I should be deciding myself, but i'm curious what you guys have to say about this, and the choices you guys would do. Very helpful also if the people who own these racquets can say about their own experiences with them. Thanks yo!
     
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  2. AHJS

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    1. you got that with both like you said
    2. you got that. its a tradeoff you'll have to figure out
    3. i got a little more juice with the pure control, but the 6.1 provides good juice on serve too
    4. 6.1 is crazy solid
    5. pure control for returns. head size and maneuverability
     
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  3. Doanasaur

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    Great response! How are ground strokes though? Also how is the feel on them with forehand/backhand/hitting on the run?
     
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  4. Doanasaur

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    Anything else I need to know about these racquets before i make a final decision? Leaning towards the Pure Control 95+ currently due for the need to compensate my super short T-Rex arms
     
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  5. Matchball

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    I understand you are leaning towards the 6.1 18x20, but do try the the 16x18 version with a low power poly strung relatively high. You might like it a lot !
     
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  6. burn1986

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    The 6.1 95 racquets just feel a little gargantuan. It's weird, but they are the biggest feeling racquets I have ever used, second only to the Pure Strike Tour.
     
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  7. Doanasaur

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    I'm not really a fan of open patterns i hit pretty flat and i heard a denser pattern would work better for my playing style, but i don't mind trying out the 16x18 just feel like i won't like it as much lol


    Gargantuan as in heavy? Well I do love a hefty racquet that's rock hard and has crazy plow through/stability! and I heard the Six One 95 doesn't skimp out in those categories
     
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  8. SpinToWin

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    The Pure Control 95 is too low powered in the regular version and the way I understand it, the extended version only gets rid of that weakness e.g. it doesn't offer too much power, especially for an extended length frame.

    The Six.One is just what you want: Hefty, rock hard and stable like a mountain. Its sweetspot is pretty huge for such a racquet thanks to its stability and you can crush the ball from anywhere once in position.
     
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  9. Doanasaur

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    Yeah definitely gonna throw money at this new stick, but of course there is the demo phase and even without the demo phase i think i can get a pretty good idea of how this racquet is already gonna be
     
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  10. EasternRocks

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    What's your racquet history if you don't mind answering
     
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  11. Doanasaur

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    I had a Wilson Juice 100, then a Pure Drive, and finally a hand me down Prestige S which i currently use because my Pure Drive cracked. That was a sad day when my racquet cracked lol
     
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  12. BudFox

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    I recently switched from a Pure Storm Limited to the 2014 6.1 95 16x18.

    I can generate pretty good power on my own, but I did want a little more put-away ability and spin. Bottom line is I got both with the 6.1.

    It's funny that burn mentioned it feels gargantuan because I thought the exact same thing. I figured it was just coming from the Ltd. that it was adjusting to the difference, but for a 95 it really is a bit hefty. Two things it is for sure are solid and forgiving - which is nice. Although at times I feel like I'm using a clunky blaster of a racket. Control and feel have been sacrificed, volleys sail a bit more and I'm still figuring out the slice, but topspin ground strokes from both wings are closer to where I want them to be and that is the majority of what I hit so for the time being I am happier than I was with the results.

    To be honest, I probably want to settle somewhere between the two.
     
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  13. Lunchbox

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    I recently switched from the customized Pure Control Storm Tour+ to the Pure Control 95+. During my demos I played with the Six One 95 and agreed it felt hefty and solid. Great racquet, but for my game and preference, I ended up liking the maneuverability and tons of feel from PC95+. As most would advise, you can demo both at TW and see what works best for you.
     
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