Wilson nPro/nTour vs Head Flexpoint Instinct

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  1. ohcaptain

    ohcaptain Rookie

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    I'm a NTRP 3.0 w/ an old raquet, so it's time to change, aiming to improve my tennis level.
    I like something that prefers control over power, but that isn't totally powerless, so i'm looking at:

    Wilson nPro / nTour vs Head Flexpoint Instinct.

    I'd love to hear yout thoughts.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Mark Oakley

    Mark Oakley New User

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    I haven't played the NTour. I have played the NPro...not as stable as a NSix-One 95, but not a bad racquet at all. I played a Flexpoint radical and thought it was okay, but it just didn't really give me the feel that I wanted. Have you ever thought about trying the NSix-One 95. More solid than the NPro and has pretty comparable power.
     
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  3. hsutic

    hsutic New User

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    Racquet issues

    Firstly, I have to say that english isn't my first language.

    Secondly, I am new here, I didn't find how to start a thread so I write here.
    I hope administrator or moderator will move my text to a new thread.
    Thank you.

    I have several question about rackets.
    First.
    I have a racket, "Head Titanium Hi-Modulus Graphite, Carbon sq. in. 107"

    This is everything that is writen on it. And I still haven't find it on the net..
    The closest I came was "Head Ti. S5" on the Head.com.

    Is that my racket?

    Furthermore, i have two with only "Titanium double density carbon, DDC-114" written on it.
    Is that also a head racquet?

    I haven't bought these racquets myself, they were gift.

    And the last thing, but the most important for me at this moment..
    I played on hardcourts with these racquets. Since I am very careful, they are very well preserved. But still, it isn't clay, so it's normal to have some damagge on the racquets.
    Nothing bad, but there are some small areas with no color anymore. Some spots.
    I was ignorant and wasn't aware that there were things like "head tapes".
    Now I plan to buy it.

    But since i like playing with them very much, and I am quite satisfied with them, I'd like to try to repair this "small dammage" on my racquets.

    Is there any product that can solve this problem?
    Especially made for repainting the racquets?

    Does somebody do that? People in tennis clubs, or some special shops for tennis..or anybody?

    It's not killing me, but I would like to know if there is a chance to try to repair the dammge if possible.
    It's not big...rather small..a couple of white/gray spots whitout color..

    Thank you very much.
     
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  4. tarkowski

    tarkowski Professional

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    I haven't played with the Flexpoint, but I have play-tested the nPro and nTour.

    The two racquets are about the same weight (roughly 11oz strung), and each has it's strengths.

    At this weight, the nTour is more stable, softer on the arm, and provides a great combination of power and control. It swings heavier like a player's stick, but is even-balanced so it's a little more difficult to get around.

    The nPro swings faster and the frame has more inherent power. It is also quite a bit stiffer and my arm felt it. In general, one might say the nTour is better at the baseline while the nPro is better at net. However, I prefer the higher swingweight and find for my game, the nTour is better across the board. It is a little slower at net, but it provides the needed stability on hard passing shots.

    teniscompany website has a good description of the two as well.
     
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  5. ohcaptain

    ohcaptain Rookie

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    Thanks for your help.
    Mark, i indeed have tried the n6.1 95 and liked it. So i am looking for something close but a little more confortable. A wonderful racquet, don't get me wrong, but my NTRP 3.0 doesn't still allows me to fully enjoy it.
    So I was looking at those other racquets (ntour, npro or Flexpoint instinct).

    there's something i don't understand. Here in Europe the nTour it's more expensive than nPro and nsix-one (this last is the cheaper one).
    Never understood why...
     
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  6. danghai

    danghai New User

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    im new here and english is not my 1st language.
    you should try the flexpoint instinct.it gives you more topspin and control than the wilson ntour.for me its better because i put alot of topspin in my game.(spanish game)
     
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  7. ohcaptain

    ohcaptain Rookie

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    does FP Instinct gives more topspin than Babolat Pure Drive team?
     
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