Wilson Equivalent to the FPK

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by Richard Pur, May 6, 2004.

  1. Richard Pur

    Richard Pur Rookie

    Feb 25, 2004
    I'm still in serve for the holy grail and still playing with the good ole dependable Wilson Ultra FPK. I've demoed a few racquets with one of the better ones being the new Slazenger Pro X1 (even though that one may need a little customization).

    The SI rating of the FPK was a 5.0. Does that mean I should be considering the Hyper Carbon Prostaff 5.0 as a similar racquet? I've called TW and the person I spoke with said the RDC rating of the FPK was 66, not comparable to the HPS 5.0 at a RDC of 74. I hear there are some arm problem issues with that racquet. I think my dilema lies in the fact that the FPK has a tapered beam which I think gives it the initial power (thicker beam in the handle and throat) with the added feel in the head (thinner beam there). I think the Prostaff 6.0 95 is similar but not nearly as stable as the FPK. I start to steer towards a more flexible racquet. And then there's something in between - the HPS 6.1. I don't think I like anything under 12.0 oz. What do you think the most comparable racquet would be to the FPK? HPS 6.1?

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