Which version of the Six.One 95 do you like?

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  1. MikeHitsHard93

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    I have always wanted this racket ever since I started playing tennis. I saw all of the best players from the area playing with it, and I was convinced that it was the greatest racket of all time. Mind you, this was the K Factor version and 16x18. I also thought (until I became more aware and watched more pro tennis) that Fed used the 95. That's another reason why I held it in such high esteem. I think it is justifiable for me to finally have the racket that I have always wanted.

    However, there are a few variations to choose from now. I would like to hear your opinion on which one you like best.
     
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  2. Seth

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    I've always been a 6.1 fan. My favorites in order from most-liked to least-liked:

    1. Hyper ProStaff 6.1
    2. nCode 6.1
    3. ProStaff Classic 6.1
    4. K6.1
    5. BLX 6.1

    Haven't tried the newest 2012 version. For the record, I have always preferred the 18x20 to the 16x18, but not so much that I wouldn't use a 16x18. Both versions are incredible. Slap a leather grip on there and the feel is magic.

    I've also spent time with the Hyper ProStaff 6.1 Stretch (27.5, 18x20) and the Hyper ProStaff 6.1 Tour (18x20, 12.8 ounces). The Stretch was an absolute club. The 6.1 Tour was really great too, but my arm ached a bit after a couple of sets.
     
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  3. MikeHitsHard93

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    How would you compare the K Factor version and BLX version in reference to power, control, spin, maneuverability, etc yada yada?
     
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  4. rafazx10

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    I would have the say the N code 95 18x20
     
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  5. Seth

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    KFactor was more raw, whereas the BLX was a little more muted. To be honest, the difference (for me) between all the 6.1s is minimal. Wilson keeps them similar because they know they've got a following that they can't risk losing. I preferred the K only slightly over the BLX, and that's because the BLX was just a tad muted for my liking.
     
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  6. Ross K

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    Tried most of them and the N95 open pattern was the one I seemed to like best. Great line of frames though.
     
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  7. ctromano

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    6.1 classic from the 90's are my #1 overall, next would be the hyper carbon pro staff 6.1. the ncodes suck and the kfactors aren't even close.
     
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  9. Broly4

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    Federer uses the 95?? He should, but far from true
     
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  10. MikeHitsHard93

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    I said that I THOUGHT he used it. That's when I didn't know much about the pro players
     
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    I say the hyper pro staff stretch. I'm selling one on the bay right now actually. It has that classic feel and control with spin from the xl length. I did use the blx version for a bit and I thought it was real nice.
     
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    My line up is:

    1. K factor
    1. Blx 2011
    2 Hyperpro staff
    3. Classic

    I get the feeling that each person is going to like which ever model they grew up with or played with during their prime. For me I go back and forth between the kfactor and blx '11. The kfactors are very crisp and have a pop to them. The blxs swing a bit lighter and are damped/muted. IMO the hyper pro staff is too flexy for me. And the classics that I have tried are too heavy and bulky.

    I would highly recommend the team version of the six one or even tracking down an Asian version of the racquet. You get the 6.1 feel but in a lighter frame.
     
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  13. Seth

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    Well said. I like the HPS a lot because I played at the highest level I've ever played with it.
     
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  14. ptho1128

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    Why BLX 6.1 the least?
     
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    1. BLX (first version) 16x18
    2. Hyper 16x18
    3. K Factor (little stiff for me but it didn't affect my game) 16x18 & 18x20
    4. N Code
    5. New BLX (hated the bars in the grip & it felt a little too light) 16x18 & 18x20

    The first BLX feels plush to me and is my current stick of choice.
     
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  16. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    nCode was the best I played with.

    Delpo uses a Hyper ProStaff (6.1?).

    I have a ProStaff Classic, which isn't bad... I don't know if I would like it more if it was brand new (ie, not dead). But performance-wise I like the nCode line. Maybe because the ones I used were strung with in the 60s with NXT and it played pretty well. If I was going to buy one, brand new, I would probably always pick the nSix.One 95 and add a bit of lead.
     
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  17. Seth

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    BLX last because it seemed furthest from the 6.1 feel I was used to. The 6.1 line has always been stiffer, giving great feedback to the user. The BLX model seemed a little more dampened and soft when compared to its predecessors.

    As I said early, there's very little disparity between the generations in my opinion. Just because I ranked it last doesn't mean I don't enjoy hitting with it. It's still an excellent frame.
     
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  18. flume

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    Does the new blx feel less muted than the old blx?
     
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