Wilson BLX PS six one 90 or 95

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  1. Adam739

    Adam739 New User

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    Which racket should I get?
    I have good hand eye and timing from other racket sports, table tennis and badminton. I need to relearn the strokes as I played a little as a youngster (6 years old)
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    If you're down to two frames, ask TW for a demo. You also need some matchplay or at least practice sets to really choose which one you take.
     
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  3. sunof tennis

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    Absolutely agreee with that advice.
    While the two racuqets have some similarities because they are both old-school thin , box beamed frames, there a some significant differences. The 90 is an ounce heavier, has a much higher swingweight and is stiffer. The net effect is the the 95 may be initially easier to use, it will not have the inherent power (assuming one can swing it correctly) of the 90.
     
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  4. JasonPerelman

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    95 is more forgiving and more room for customizing.
     
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  5. Adam739

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    How difficult is it to hit deep shots with the tour90 for an athletic person with good timing and hand eye (played other racket sports and im a good athlete) but relatively new to tennis?
     
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  6. sunof tennis

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    Most would say it is more difficult to learn to play with the 90 becuase it has a small (for a modern frame) head and definitely on the heavy side. However, I learned to play with a wooden racquet which had a head much smaller than the 90, so it can be done. If you can swing the racquet correctly and hit the ball on the sweet spot, hitting with depth shouldn't be a problem If I was 6' 1" like Fed, and 31 like Fed, I could play well with the 90
     
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  7. SharkysMV1

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    the 90 frames are great if you have a long and very fast swing. I love mine when i can keep those swings up consistently, but it can be difficult to maintain. They reward you like no other racquet when youre dialed in, but if you're not, it will be a long day. I'm close to demo-ing some larger frames for those days.
     
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  8. Adam739

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    Is the sweet spot on a mid/mid plus in the middle of the string bed or lower down as they are head light
     
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  9. zapvor

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    if you are re learning i would get something easier
     
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  10. SmilinBob

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    While they share plenty in common, namely fantastic control, they do play different, particularly when it comes to weight and forgiveness.

    You'll need to decide what you're after. The 90 is a very demanding frame but can be rewarding if you're a good player. Be warned though: If you're off, the 90 is going to give you 0% help. The 95 is more forgiving but isn't all that powerful (although you can juice it up with some lead tape and it's MUCH easier to add weight than remove it.)

    Here's my reviews of both:

    95 -> http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=7452022&postcount=13
    90 -> http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=7491430&postcount=85

    I wouldn't discount the 100 either. I've only had a very brief hit with it but I think it has a TON of headroom for improvement and the slightly thicker beam gives it a little more power.
     
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  11. Adam739

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    Tough decision can't decide and need to order soon. I must become more decicive. How strong and powerful and of course technically good do you need to be to hit power flat shots and take control of rallies and hit good deep defensive shots?
    I play similar to Dimitrov but obviously no where near as good. I want a racket with more control and have always used wilson.
     
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  12. Adam739

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    How difficult is it to hit powerful shots and play and aggressive game with the tour 90?
     
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  13. Rusty669

    Rusty669 Semi-Pro

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    If your technique is good, then hitting powerful shots with this frame will be quite easy.
    However, you really need to time the ball well and have a relatively long swing on both wings.

    Honestly, if I were you I'd get the 95 first. You won't be challenged too much with the weight, and the 95 headsize is demanding enough to improve your technique. If you feel the 95 being a little on the light side after a while, you can always use lead to make it heavier or simply add a leather grip.

    With the 90 on the other hand, you might get frustrated because you are not hitting the sweetspot regularly or it will be too heavy for you to swing after 45 minutes.
    Just my opinion though, and I play the 90.
     
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