Wilson 6.1 Ncode 95 vs Tour 90?

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  1. Tennis Man

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    Ok, I bought these two frames and tested them within last 2 days.

    The first impression: I fell in love with Ncode 95 16x19. It's solid, sturdy, good spin/slice potential, very heavy serve and just all-around good feel about it.

    So here is a question. Why is Ncode Tour 90 16x19 so different?

    I love the look of it and it seems easy the place the ball where you want if you hit the sweetspot right but otherwise why does it seem so much "different" from Ncode 95. I cant even hit a decent 1H BH with it. The serve is not as heavy as with Ncode 95 and I can't generate any spin whatsoever even though I have a long and loopy swing and love topspins and slices.

    Also, is it true that Ncode Tour 90 is better for flat hitters?

    I probably should play more with both of them. At least I intend to keep them both.

    Last thing, what is the best string for Ncode Tour 90? In general I prefer Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour for 16x19 pattern.
     
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    Looks like Wilson fans are slowly dying out (((
     
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    Well, first the nCode 95 is 16x18, not 16x19. Only the nCode 90 is 16x19. And, yes, the nCode 95 and the nCode 90 are completely different racquets that are decendents of completely separate product families. Just take a look at the beam construction. The nCode 95 is the latest iteration of the PS 6.1 Classic, while the nCode 90 is the latest iteration of the PS 6.0 85 Original. Wilson should have never named both of these racquets "nSix-One" as it's very confusing as they are very different (the same paintjob and color scheme sure doesn't help to alleviate that confusion, either). And, yes, the nCode 90 is better for flat hitters while the nCode 95 is better for spin hitters.

    BTW, the HPS 6.1 95 came before the nCode 95 while the PS Tour 90 came before the nCode 90.
     
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    ty, BP, that was very helpful. JB, thanks for the link. I couldn't find it. It's funny that most of players can't really handle the nCode 6.1 Tour. It's got such bad reviews. Yet, so many Wilson fans, including myself, want to understand what is exactly behind Roger's magic stick.

    Any suggestions on the strings?
     
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    yeah..i liked the n6.1 tour 90 much better than the n6.1 95. the n6.1 tour 90 had more feel (but was still muted) compared to the n6.1 95...and yes, i would agree that htey are from different families.
     
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    Everytime I've played with the ncode tour 90 and the ncode 95, it seems the ncode 95 gives better ball feel between the two. Could it be that the ncode 95 is double braided, whereas the the 90 isn't? (I might be wrong.)
     
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    Only Fed Can Play With The 90...go For The 95
     
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    They are both double braided ... but so far I'm mistified as to the big difference between the two ... ncode 95 feels as solid as Mercedes Benz with automatic drive and ncode tour 90 is like a Porsche with a stick shift.
     
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    lol, nice use of reference to automobile makers. though i do believe that since both rackets come from the same family, they'd have to both either be from MB or Porsche. although MB doesn't make a manual transmission save the c-class c230, the rest of their cars, even the the AMGs, are all autos. ;)
     
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