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  1. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Hey Chris! I have a few questions about your escapades with the Wilson 95s!

    Some background info:

    I play with the BLX Prostaff 95, which I have leaded up. I love it, but wish i could have some more easy power on the serve and groundies... With the new Wilson rackets coming out, I am hoping that one of the S models will give me some more power!

    Alright, on to the questions:

    1) If I've only ever used a 16 X19 pattern, would I have a hard time adjusting to a frame with 18 mains? I will be demoing both the prostaff 95s and the 95s, and am wondering if the 18 X16 pattern would be hard to deal with because of the change in mains.

    2) Did adding weight to the 95s make it better than at stock? I know that the prostaff 95 was not nearly as good before I added lead, did you find the same effect with the 95s?

    3) Have you found generally more power with the 95s over the prostaff 95?

    4) Have you tried the prostaff 95s? How do these two rackets compare?

    and finally....

    5) when will the prostaff 95s be available for demo?

    Thanks a lot! And sorry about all the questions!
     
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    1) You should find it an easy transition. Although there are more mains, the pattern is pretty open. I get a good launch angle (not as extreme as the 99S), excellent spin and still lots of control and feel from the 95S.

    2) Yes. I liked the racquet stock, but prefer heavier racquets so it immediately felt better with some weight added. I get a more solid feel from the racquet now.

    4) The Six.One 95S is crisper and more responsive. The Pro Staff 95S is a really nice stick, but hitting the two side by side, I find myself waiting for the Pro Staff to catch up -- whereas the Six.One just gets the ball away and to the target so much faster. The best way to describe the difference is snappier, faster and responsive compared to softer, plusher and a sense the racquet is still flexed back more as the ball leaves the strings. If I had never hit the Six.One, I'd likely be all about the Pro Staff as I like it a lot. However, having hit the Six.One, I find it is just a better fit for me with its faster response.

    5) The Pro Staffs launch early Jan with a due in stock date around the 15th. Demos should be available by the end of Jan. 2014.

    Hope that helps.
    Cheers,
    Chris, TW
     
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    Thanks a lot! That really helped!
     
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    One more question!

    Would you recommend waiting for the PS95s to come out, or should I demo the 95s now and buy it if I feel I like it?

    Thanks!

    FN13
     
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    If you are in need of a new racquet right now, then it would make more sense to demo now and pull the trigger on what you like the most. If you feel you can hold off for a couple of months then I'd suggest waiting so you can hit them side by side.

    Chris, TW
     
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