Wilson Original 6.0, Tour 90 & HPS 6.0

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  1. rocket

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    Is the HPS 6.0 90 the same as the Tour 90? Parallely, how does the HPS 6.0 95 play compared to the Original 6.0 95?
     
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  2. rocket

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    Reason I'm asking is, I just love the feel of my PS 6.0 85, but my netplay suffers a lil' bit due to the tiny head, as you know. I really have to be sharp at net to punch a decent volley, whereas with my Slaz X1, I just have to stick the racquet out & the job is done. I hit good groundies with the PS 85, as well as serve, no complaints there.

    I've played with the PS 6.0 95, Classic 95 & Tour 90. They're great sticks in their own rights, but don't quite have the feel of the PS 85. Perhaps the HPS 6.0 95 is a good alternative, or is it just a fancy paintjob of the Original 6.0 95, does anyone know?
     
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  3. thejackal

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    It's pretty much a paintjob, but some say it swings lighter. I liked the one I had, but Breakpoint says the Original is better.
     
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  4. louis netman

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    HPS 95 has a stiffer upper hoop, detracting from that sweet buttery feel...
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    The HPS 6.0 95 and the PS 6.0 95 come from the same mold. Wilson added some HyperCarbon to the hoop of the HPS 6.0 95 to make it stiffer and also made the swingweight a bit lighter. Thus, the HPS 6.0 95 plays stiffer and does not have as much feel as the Original. The lighter swingweight of the HPS also takes away a bit of power from your shots, especially on the serve.
     
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  6. rocket

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    Cool, thanks guys for the info! :D
     
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  7. La Bomba

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    Breakpoint, what string do you use in your PS 6.0 Original 95?
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    Usually, just Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g at 59 or 60 lbs.

    I've found that a low-powered crisp mono syn gut feels better than a more powerful but softer multi in this flexy racquet.
     
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  9. La Bomba

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    I've just bought a 6.0 original 95, it should be coming next week, I'll string it up with gosen Og micro ( if i can get some) at 60 lbs.

    Breakpoint, is the 6.0 with this setup a lot more controlled than the ncode 95 16x18. Thanks for your help in advance.
     
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  10. Keifers

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    I would certainly agree with this. I've found Wilson Reaction 16 @ 62 lbs works really well in the 6.0 95. Reaction is a crisp-feeling multi-mono.
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    I find the PS 6.0 95 to be lower powered and has more feel than the nCode 95 16x18. It's also more maneuverable due to the lower swingweight and is a little better suited for serve and volley, whereas, the nCode 95 might be a bit better from the baseline.
     
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  12. BOZO

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    I'm just a bit confused. Did Wilson has HPS 6.0 90? I found HPS 6.0 95 & HPS 5.0 95.

    Now, I'm pursueing to try all Wilson player racquets, 6.0 & 6.1. What I have found are,
    PS 6.0 85 & PS 6.0 95
    PS Tour 90 & PS Tour 95
    HPS 6.0 95 & HPS 5.0 95 & HPS 6.1 95
    Ncode 6.0 90 & Ncode 6.1 95
    K90 & K95.

    Did I miss anything? Can someone correct them for me, please?
     
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  13. nickb

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    You missed off the Pro Staff Classic 6.1 95 16x18 (18X20 EU)

    Nick
     
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  14. BOZO

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    I missed that one..

    What do you think? What is the best Wilson 95 (6.0 & 6.1 & 5.0)?
     
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  15. nickb

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    The 6.1 Classic is my favourite 6.1...here is how I would rank them:

    1) PS Classic 6.1
    2) NSix-One 95
    3) HPS 6.1
    4) KSix-One 95

    The 6.0 95 is a different style of racket..it has a very low swingweight and has a more old school feel when compared to the 6.1's. I personally did not like hitting with the 6.0 95..

    Nick
     
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  16. kinsella

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    I have owned both the original 6.0 95 and several HPS 6.0 (95) sticks. The original had more flex in the hoop, which is not better or worse until you add your own opinion. The hoop flex also subtly affected timing needed, because the head on the HPS would not bend as much on impact as would the original. This means that you could get to the impact a little later than with the original and have the ball go where you want. This could lead to an impression of swinging lighter, even though both sticks had identical weights and swingweights and the same mold was used for both.

    I prefered the HPS 6.0, which I found to be more stable, especially on slightly off center hits. Eventually the Pro Staffs became too stiff for my tastes and I moved on to flexible frames.
     
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  17. meowmix

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    Would the Prostaff ROK count as it's pretty close in spec?
     
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  18. BOZO

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    I missed that one as well. Can you share your tought about the ROK, please?
     
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  19. louis netman

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    ROK was an entirely different class of Wilson frames that didn't get much love around here. With a bit of modding, however, they could certainly hold their own.
     
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  20. morten

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    Been there done that, i am still with my ps85, try lower tension and a not so powerful string. My tension is 42lbs.
     
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