Question for Karly re: Wilson Six.One Team

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  1. carolyn73

    carolyn73 New User

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    Karly,

    In the Six.One Team review and on the TW blog you mentioned how much you liked the Team and were seriously considering switching to it. I was wondering what held you back from make the change from your nTour ? Was it just a case of not feeling the need to switch or was there something you found lacking in the Team ?

    Thanks,

    Carolyn
     
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    Hi Carolyn,

    I'd say the only reason why I didn't make the switch was the difference in maneuverability. The Team swings so much faster than the nTour, which isn't a bad thing! I just felt like I had change my swing and slow my stroke down to receive more control.

    I hope this helps!

    Karly, TW
     
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    Karly,

    That does help quite a bit I think.

    I do mainly play doubles so maybe the quicker Team might be an okay choice (I don't know if you got the chance to use it for doubles)? The only concern I've got is that it mightn't have enough plow from the back of the court when I'm returning serve or get pushed around by harder hitters. Did you find any trouble with either of those things or a significant difference in stability, power or spin ? Although, in regards to power, I use Wilson NXT or Tecnifibre NRG2 but I suppose if I needed more pop I could go to natural gut.
     
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  4. Overdrive

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    I'm sorry to 'hijack' this thread, but are you new to TW as well or are you a playtester that hasn't been active in the reviews? :shock:
     
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    Overdrive,

    Karly has done a lot of reviews for a variety of products; but you could just look for her name under the playtester profiles.
     
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    Yeah, I figured that out.

    Sorry. :oops:
     
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    I apologize for the delayed response Carolyn.

    I agree. The Team has better maneuverability which makes it easier to play with at net, yet it doesn't have the same plowthrough as the nTour for groundstrokes.

    Personally, being pushed around with the Team wasn't too much of a concern because I thought it was a lot easier to generate power with. My strokes didn't need to be as big since it produced more power on its own than compared to the nTour. If I was playing against a harder hitter, most of the time as long as I got the racquet on the ball I could hit a decent shot back.

    In regards to stability and spin, I thought the Team felt quite a bit more stable (not to mention had a much more comfortable feel) and spin was pretty much the same -- I don't think one stood out more than the other.

    As for string, I think those are great choices if you are looking for more power with the Team. You could even lower the tension than what you normally play with to get more power from the multifilaments before stitching to natural gut.

    Let me know if there's anything else I can help you out with!

    Karly, TW
     
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    Hi Karly,

    Related to a question I just posed for Tiffani, did you get close to switching to the Blade 104? I noticed you had it as your racket of 2012 in the TW Blog. You mentioned in the review it lacked plow was a little unstable but otherwise liked it. Did this view alter at all the more you played with it?

    Thanks

    David
     
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    Hi David,

    The biggest reason for not switching to the Blade 104 was the difference between using it competitively vs. recreationally.

    It's a lot of fun to hit with because it's extremely easy to use at all areas of the court. The maneuverability is great, it has plenty of access to spin, and it offers a good combination of power and control. Though when going for bigger and harder shots, for me it doesn't have enough drive and loses its stability. I find it much harder to play aggressively with and feel like I'm being pushed around most of the time. However when going out to the courts to rally for fun, the Blade 104 is always a top choice for me.

    Karly, TW
     
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  10. Federerkblade

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    Karly in regard to your blade answer do you think it can be solved with lead at 3 and 9.

    ''though when going for bigger and harder shots, for me it doesn't have enough drive and loses its stability. I find it much harder to play aggressively with and feel like I'm being pushed around most of the time.''

    Also a very important question/request is the blade 104 grip size to size or run large ? what grip size do you use Karly ?

    Can you tell me what the unstrung balance is meant to be in in terms of headlight pls ??
     
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    Federerkblade,

    That's a great point. I think adding lead to the Blade 104 at 3 and 9 will definitely help with the plow-through. My only concern with that is the maneuverability; it may not be as easy to swing with the added swingweight, especially with its oversize head.

    In regards to the grip, I use a 3/8 and found it to run normal for me. I noticed the butt cap flared out a little more than other racquets, but it didn't affect me at all.

    As for the unstrung balance, the racquet is 8 points headlight.

    Hope this helps!

    Karly, TW
     
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