What's comparable to Original PS95 (Midplus)

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  1. ps_rf_fan_007

    ps_rf_fan_007 New User

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    Hello,

    I love my Wilson Original 6.0 PS95 (Midplus) racquests. Since Wilson no longer make these models, I was wondering which racquests is the same as the Original 6.0 PS95. Please share your experiences. Thanks.
     
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  2. ckledzepplin

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    k90 or the k88
     
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  3. ps_rf_fan_007

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    Thanks. What do you think about the K95 tour?
     
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  4. fuzz nation

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    I've been a fan of the TW edition of the Donnay Pro One midplus since it came out and some of the comments I've read here have compared that frame favorably with the 6.0 95. The Donnay is rather soft overall, but a couple of comparisons noted that the Pro One has a mildly less flexible hoop than the Wilson. I'll bet that these two are pretty close.
     
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  5. vkartikv

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    Not the k90 or 88 since they swing much heavier and play very differently at net. I'm yet to find a better volleying frame than the 6.0 95. The donnay is too flexy and is not quite the same when you're setting up sliced approach shots. In my experience, I've found the AG 200 and RDS 002 tour to come close to the same feel as the 6.0 95 and similar results at net.
     
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  6. glenayr

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    Try the Volkl DNX 9...I played with the PS 95 for 10 years and searched high and low for a replacement...the Volkl DNX 9 was my choice...and...once you strip away the sentimentality and nostalgia...I like it better than the PS 95. At the very least demo one.
     
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  7. Gee

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    Tecnifibre TFight 335 16x20 seems to very similar to ProStaff 6.0 95. See this thread.
     
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  8. diehard6.0

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    Dunlop AG 200 (16*19) is my replacement for 6.0 95.
    Dunlop has larger sweetspot and offers more power without sacrificing control. Dunlop feels much firmer.
     
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  9. dincuss

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    K95
    maybe?>
     
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  10. Keifers

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    Fairly difficult to find a racquet that's close to the 6.0 95. With the 6.0s, I've always appreciated their 80 graphite/20 kevlar composition -- great combo of feel and power. (I wish Wilson would bring it back!)

    I like diehard's suggestion below -- and yes, the AG200 does feel firmer. It serves beautifully, having a nice firmness in the upper hoop where the 6.0 is so soft.

     
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  11. Keifers

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    Interesting suggestion. I would never have considered this stick. Thanks.

    Can you say more about the similarities and differences?
     
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  12. tribunal4555

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    I agree with the Donnay Pro One International; the mold is very similar to the PS95 w/o the PWS on the sides.
     
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  13. ps_rf_fan_007

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    Thank you all for your inputs. I'll have to do some research about the different racquets mentioned in this thread.

    -Phillip
     
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  14. gocard

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    AG 200 16x19 looks like a good option to me, although I haven't tried it yet. I like the AG 4D 200 paintjob better, but the 16x19 currently seems to be available only in Europe, is that correct?
     
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  15. HeadPrestige

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    Honestly, there is no racket on the market like the 6.0 95. There are rackets that have a similar feel, but nothing with a similar SW+ the same feel.
     
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  16. gocard

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    what are the specs for the 6.0 95?
     
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  17. some6uy008

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    Head Size:
    95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 12.2oz / 346g
    Balance: 10pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 317
    Stiffness: 67
    Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: 80% Graphite / 20% Kevlar
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Wilson Leather
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,7H,9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 55-65 pounds

    Edit: Since I'm at it:

    K88:
    Head Size:
    88 sq. in. / 568 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 12.8oz / 363g
    Balance: 6pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 345
    Stiffness: 67
    Beam Width: 17 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: 100%[K]arophite Black
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Wilson Leather
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 50-60 pounds

    Dunlop 200g 16x19

    Head Size:
    95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 333g
    Balance: 7pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 326
    Stiffness: 61
    Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Graphite Multifilament / Aerogel
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Hydramax Tour
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,7H,9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 55-65 pounds

    Volk Dx9
    Head Size:
    98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 11.5oz / 326g
    Balance: 6pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 314
    Stiffness: 65
    Beam Width: 21 mm
    Composition: High Modulus Graphite w/ DNX Technology
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Sensor Tour Handle / DNX Grip
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 50-60 pounds

    Not making any claims, don't flame me.
     
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  18. plasma

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    braided graphite and kevlar...good luck. Not to mention materials like fiberglass and graphite are finite, the supplies used today are thinner smoother, lighter and stiffer than the dark horsetail like strands of black gold that made the ps 85...or 95
     
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  19. jayserinos99

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    Just wondering, does the Pro Supex Nano Energy play similar to the 6.0 95?
     
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  20. corners

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    Hardly anyone (anyone?) makes traditionally weighted players sticks - high static weight, low swingweight, very headlight balance - like the PS95 anymore. K90 and KPS88, with their ProStaff heritage are somewhat similar, but both are more polarized.

    Add 20 grams of lead at the top of the handle and 1 gram at 12 o'clock on a Volkl DNX9 and you'd have the same specs. That's a lot of lead, but you could do it discreetly and reversibly to a demo and find out how it feels.
     
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  21. diehard6.0

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    Specifications of Dunlop AG200 16x19


    Head Size: 95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 11.5oz / 327g
    Balance: 6pts Head Light
    Swingweight: About 315
    Stiffness: About 63
    Beam Width: 20 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Graphite Multifilament / Aerogel
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,7H,9H
    String Tension: 55-65 pounds
     
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  22. Keifers

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    ^^^ That's very interesting, diehard... TW's measured the 16X19's weight as 11.7oz/333g and sw 326. Swinging mine, sw feels like ~315, as you say. I wish it were 326.

    Thanks for listing all the specs, btw.
     
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  23. tribunal4555

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    If you put some lead tape around the buttcap of the Donnay Pro One International- about 10 grams- the weight will be 4 grams away from the PSC 6.1 and the balance will be almost the same. They play very, very similar.
     
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  24. BreakPoint

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    PS 6.0 95 has a much stiffer throat than the Donnay, which makes it more solid on volleys. The Donnay has a nice soft flex to it but flexes a bit too much when trying to volley really hard hit passing shots.
     
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  25. the Town Sherif

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    ^^^
    agreed

    PS6.095 was probably the best racquet ever made, best modern replacement I would say is the Dunlop 4d200 16x19
     
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