What's the worst thing that can happen if I buy a BLX Six.One Pro Staff 90?

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  1. MikeyBigShot

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    What's the worst thing that can happen if I buy a BLX Six.One Pro Staff 90?

    I'm new to the game, and I like the way the BLX Six.One Pro Staff 90 looks. Will I really be at a disadvantage? I'm playing mostly for fitness.
     
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  2. khbui

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    Hey,

    for me, I experienced shanks and noticeable weight (it was as heavy as a battleaxe!).


    Though, as with all things, after some time and adjustment, you'll be okay.


    K
     
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  3. MikeyBigShot

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    Sounds doable!
     
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  4. mawashi

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    Hmmmm, let's see... you suck so bad cus the stick is so demanding you smash it and never play tennis again.

    I rather get something that I play good at and enjoy the game. You'll be more motivated to play harder and better.
     
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  5. Limpinhitter

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    You won't hit the ball as well as you would with a Babolat Pure Drive.

    Wait, what did you say? FITNESS! Are you nuts? Tennis isn't for fitness, or socializing or having fun or any of that other sissy stuff. TENNIS IS WAR! You don't play tennis to get fit, you get fit to play tennis. The guy on the other side of the net, THE ENEMY. Your mission is complete domination and total distruction. If he walks off the court without assistance, it's NOT MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

    I hope we're clear about this. And don't bring that weak sissy talk around here again.
     
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  6. LanEvo

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    I will say first off:

    YOU WILL NOT PLAY LIKE FEDERER IF YOU BUY HIS RACQUET!!

    Ok, going off of that, since you are new to the game, start with something lighter, maybe mid. 10 to low 11oz. range, and bigger headsized, something around 98-100 sq. in., after you get better and learn all the strokes and footwork, consider moving on to this frame. Start with something cheaper I would say, because down the road, you may find tennis is not the sport for you. So take a look around TW's Liquidation page and take a look at a few of those options. If you have any questions about how those racquet play, post back on here and ask. I can hopefully answer some questions and some of the other users can as well. Using the new PSBLX 90 racquet may not be the best choice for a beginner.

    But hey, that is just my advice, take it or leave it, but it is my reccomendation.
     
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  7. Fuji

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    The worst thing that can happen? You don't use it / you quit playing tennis because it makes the game a lot more difficult. Also, you'd be out roughly 200 bucks. Possibly some slight arm injuries due to arming the the ball with a heavy stick.

    Other then that, really nothing. :)

    -Fuji
     
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  8. MikeyBigShot

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    I was all ready to join your manly tennis cult, but your mentioned a French company:)

    I actually liked what I read about the Pure Drive.
     
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  9. MikeyBigShot

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    I would rather play like Sampras.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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  10. Limpinhitter

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    Hahaha! Manly indeed! I've been playing tennis since 1969. I've played with just about every kind of racquet you can imagine, and perhaps a few you can't imagine. IMO, the PD (I use the PD Plus), is the best racquet I've ever played. You just can't go wrong with that frame.
     
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  11. LanEvo

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    PS85 wont get you any closer either.
     
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  12. Steve F.

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    The worst thing that can happen?

    You buy the racquet because you like the way it looks.

    At the courts, you pull the racquet out, and catch the eye of a girl who also likes the way the racquet looks.

    When you swing the racquet for the first time and miss, the girl sees you only think you are Roger Federer, and laughs.

    While you stare at the laughing girl, your eyes fill with tears and you do not see as Babolat owners steal your bag with your ID and house keys in it.

    As you break into your own home, you are busted by the cops.

    At court, the girl testifies that you are the crazy man who thinks he is Roger Federer, and you are sent to an insane asylum.

    In the asylum, you say you really want to play like Sampras, and are strapped down for electroshock therapy.

    As you are strapped down to be shocked, Nurse Ratchet will not let you bite down on the handle of your BLX Six.One 90 and so you swallow your tongue and you die.

    Don't swallow your tongue and die in an insane asylum, MikeyBigShot.

    Demo. :D
     
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  13. prestiged

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    ^^ yeah you might as well give it a quick demo, just in case you really hate it.
     
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  14. BreakPoint

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    LOL. Sounds like one of those Direct TV commercials. :)
     
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  15. Steve F.

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    Just what I was thinking... ;-)
     
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  16. LanEvo

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    Or an All State commercial.
     
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  17. TheCheese

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    Worse case scenario?

    You get chronic wrist, elbow, and shoulder pain from using a heavy, stiff racket with poor form and you also play terribly and waste $200.

    It's not a racket a beginner should buy.
     
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  18. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Trying to play like Roger Federer takes much more than using the racquet he markets.
     
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  19. robbo1970

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    To the OP, I do understand where you are coming from. If you just want to have a knock about and not worry too much about playing great then its a lovely racket and if you can afford it, why not have the same looking racket as one of the GOAT.

    However, there are a couple like the 90 with a slightly larger head that you may prefer, and they look very similar. Let's remember though, for those of us that grew up using wooden rackets, the weight and head size of the 90 is not impossible to use, the point is, there are easier, more forgiving rackets that us mortals can use, and they still look good.

    But above all, when you're playing, remember....tennis is not a matter of life and death....it's far more important!!!!
     
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  20. 0d1n

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    If you are buying it for the looks, buy the 95 version which is lighter and looks just about the same.
    That one, strung with a decent synthetic gut should be OK for an adult beginner.
     
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  21. Torres

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    Adam15, you're back!
     
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  22. syke

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    Torres, you're back from your one week break. :)
     
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  23. Torres

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    Nah, had to stick up some B&W posters on my bedroom wall. :)
     
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  24. msweigert08

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    The worst thing is that you could lose your face to flesh eatng people from Miami!
     
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  25. retlod

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    Rotator cuff tear.
     
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  26. pkshooter

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    A Wilson for good looks... ? The fed stick, no no no its alright but not a beauty. Check solinco, they have a nice 98sq in stick in three different weights. It's expensive and pretty enough to fill all your racket urges. ( I use the pro ten)
     
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  27. Praetorian

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    Hey nothing wrong with wanting to look good. Since we don't know what your game is like, let's just assume you don't care about winning, play performance, how the racket feels, etc, and that you're one and only goal is fitness. I'd say by all means, buy what you like. I know absolute first day beginners buy the Babolat PD Roddick 2012, just because they like how it look. When they blast the ball 2 courts over, they are having an awesome time, and laughing, and hey, tennis should be fun first and foremost (if you're not a pro right) :)
     
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  28. cknobman

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    Its so heavy that when you try to swing it you dislocate your shoulder, tear your rotator cuff, fail to go to doctor soon enough and a rabid internal bacterial infection sets in forcing you to amputate the arm. You then have to learn how to play tennis with your other arm and are subjected to playing 2.5 tennis for the remainder of your lifetime.
     
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  29. Cup8489

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    Don't even JOKE!
    seriously though, why is everyone acting like it's impossible to play with this stick? I'm a chubby weak guy who can't do anything impressive with my arms, but playing with mids isn't that big of a deal. I don't have a significant drop off from my extremes, just not as much free power, but it's not all about power anyway.
     
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  30. MikeyBigShot

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    I just found a Prince Woodie in my parents basement. I'm going to give it a whirl tomorrow and see how it plays.
     
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  31. 6-2/6-4/6-0

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    Go to town with it. If you can have fun playing with a Prince Woodie, a PS90 should be fine for you. I learned to play with a 65 sqin wooden racket, a PS90 is like the broad side of a barn in comparison.

    The modern mentality that you can't learn to play tennis on anything less than a 100 sqin tweener baffles me.
     
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  32. Drrjjj

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    The racquet is very heavy and demanding so if youre not a fan of heavy racquets your arm will be sore after play.
     
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  33. sunof tennis

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    I second that. It does look a lot like the 90, but easier to play with and easier on the arm.
     
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  34. stormholloway

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    The 90 in discussion is easily the lightest swinging 90 that Wilson has released thus far. It shouldn't be a problem.
     
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  35. TimothyO

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    Worse thing: it proves too heavy for your shoulder and damages it preventing you from ever playing tennis again, at least without major surgery.

    And yes, that's no joke, it could happen.
     
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  36. TimothyO

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    He could uncle Toni to help learn how to use his other arm. Then he's on his way to GOATness!

    :)
     
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  37. isilra

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    if you truly love tennis and a determined person, in the worst scenario, you can get some arm or shoulder injuries.

    if you are just about to love tennis or just interested and wonder what's it about, than in the worst scenario, you will dislike or hate playing tennis.
     
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  38. CLL

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    You should demo racquets and choose from your favourite demo'd racquet pool.

    Some racquets are for some people, while others, not.
     
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  39. henryshli

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    What did all the beginners do 40 years ago? Did they all time travelled to get a pure drive, practised with it so that they can handle the wooden sticks with 65 in head?
     
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    They played badminton instead... lol!
     
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