Which six one 95 is the lowest powered?

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  1. DonDiego

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    We're talking ncode, kfactor, BLX and amplifeel.

    I only tried BLX and Amplifeel, and I find the amplifeel has more power. I find it harder to control the dept of my shots.

    From what I heard, the nCode would be the winner. Do you agree?
     
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  2. DonDiego

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    I'm mostly interested in the 16x18 pattern versions.
     
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    I just switched to the 2012 six one 95 team and it has better control than any of the others I have tried.
     
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  4. DonDiego

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    I agree in part. It has very good ''directional control'' - maybe the best of all models. But I find it easier to keep the ball in play - especially on approach shots - with the BLX, which I find lower-powered. This being said, it could only be a matter of getting used to the new frame.
     
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  5. DonDiego

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    Oh... I just realized you're talking about the Team, a very different racquet.
     
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    Yes, very very different. Kinda like Ford trucks and comparing a Ranger with an F-150...

    I have played with the K6.1, BLX 6.1 (black and red frame) and the current amplifeel 6.1. All within the last few weeks. I find that there is not much difference between the K6.1 and the BLX, I could probably use them interchangeably. The amplifeel model just feels different. I realized that you don't think you hit the ball as hard because of the frame, when it fact you did. The feedback is different, but I think the power is pretty much the same, make sense? For the record, all three were played with Prince Premier Attack 17 at 55lbs, and I replaced the stock grips with Babolat skin feel.

    My preference is the K6.1, mostly because I've used them on and off for a long time.
     
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  7. realplayer

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    The one with the highest swingweight and highest flex has the most power and with the quality control of Wilson that could be anybody's guess. The amplifeel has nothing to do with power.
     
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  8. tlm

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    The stiffer the racket the more power it will have.
     
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    I have tried all of the 95's and the team is lighter but it has much better control than the heavier versions. I used to own the k6.1 95 and that racket with your string job would be way to powerful for me, I used to use that racket with full poly strung tight.
     
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  10. anubis

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    Unfortunately the TW learning center no longer keeps data on the ncode and kfactor versions. However, the BLX six one 95 is extremely low powered. So much so that if you were looking for something that was even more low powered than that, it begs the question: why are you looking for such low power? Do you have difficulty keeping the ball in play? It really doesn't get much lower than that.

    I would stick with the blx six one 95, since it's in current production and easier to get multiple copies of it (and matched for weight and balance). you'll be hard pressed to find 2 or 3 ncodes or k-factors that are better than a 7/10 in condition, let alone get them with similar specs.

    And, I'd also recommend stringing it up with full bed of poly @ 56 lbs. You can pretty much swing for the fences and keep it in play, no problem.

    If you have to go syn gut, I wouldn't string less than 64 lbs.
     
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    I have purchased and demoed a lot of rackets in the last few years and by no means is the blx six one 95 extremely low powered, not even close.
     
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  12. DonDiego

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    Thanks Anubis. In fact, I find the power of the BLX to be just what I need. I asked about the ncode just to know if it was the same power or lower than the BLX.

    This being said, the BLX is far from being ''extremely lowpowered''. Maybe low-powered compared to other iterations of the six one 95, but surely not compared to other racquets in general.

    That's what I tought too. But I tried RPM Blast (a poly) at 58 and found it a bit too powerful for my game. I much prefer the setup as described in my signature. I believe the ''control'' often associated with polys is a bit overrated. Some of them are powerful strings, more so than many multis.
     
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    ...And the BLX is not in current production (the Amplifeel is). It's already getting hard to get your hands on a well-preserved BLX. But it's not a problem for me, I have three of them.
     
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  14. tlm

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    Very good points and yes I agree 100% that the blx 95 is far from being low powered. You are also correct on all this talk about poly being so low powered when actually like you have found they can be more powerful than a multi string.

    I have found that I need to string some of the poly strings tighter than I would a multi to get the control that I like, just the opposite of what many claim.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I haven't tried the 18x20, but I did try the 16x18 and I found it to have a lot of power. It was comparable to the XPro 2.0 that I ultimately chose to buy.

    The Pro Staff 95 might be low powered, but the BLX 6.1 95 16x18 is anything but.
     
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    The pro staff 95 is a little less powerful than the blx 6.1 95 but not by enough for me to use it, I really wanted to go with it but not enough control for my game.
     
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  17. UCSF2012

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    They're all similar in power, but generally the older the version the more powerful by a hair. (The 6.1 95 Classic is the most powerful of them all, due to the sheer mass.) You adjust power level by choosing strings. For example, Pro Line II for power and Pro Line X for lower power.

    Whether the 6.1 95 is a "low power" frame depends on your own physical strength. For scrawny men, it's low powered. For a body builder, it's tremendously powerful. You choose a racket based on how much power YOU need, and only you know your own strength.
     
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  18. mcnota

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    I disagree, with a little lead at 12 these rackets are extremely powerful, i hit bigger with this racket (18x20) than a pure drive, seriously
     
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    I really liked the 6.1 95 16x18. I could have easily bought that racquet and been satisfied with it as my stick of choice.

    I just liked the Extreme Pro 2.0 a little better.
     
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  20. DonDiego

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    Which six one? the 2010 or 2012 model?

    True, the Extreme Pro 2.0, while being different in many instances, is an easy transition from the Six one.
     
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    I was surprised that there wasn't a bigger difference between the two. Not saying they're the same, but the 6.1 is heavier, more HL and smaller head size. Both had the power I wanted. Ultimately, I liked the feel of the Extreme Pro 2.0 better and was able to control my shots better/more consistently.

    It would be fun to try the 18x20 version some time as I've always been curious. There are a few other 'tweener racquets I'd like to try. I'd like to buy another racquet sometime and haven't decided if I want to get another Extreme Pro or something different to play around with.
     
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