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BoomstickTPH 10-08-2012 08:12 PM

Is the PS 100 right for me?
 
I just want one last opinion before I place my order. I am a 3.5 to 4.0 player and I am currently using the Head microgel monster. Unfortunately demoing isn't really and option for me. I want a low to medium power racquet as I want to generate my own power but get a little help from the racquet so I don't have to "swing all the way". I want a racquet that has a little more directional control but still without lowering the power. As for spin I do like to slice and use topspin as I am primarily working on a more "spin" game. Don't know too much about racquets but if there's just slight differences in the description above ill be happy to customize it. So is the Wilson Prostaff 6.1 100 right for me? All replies thanks in advance!

Mick3391 10-08-2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by BoomstickTPH (Post 6943415)
I just want one last opinion before I place my order. I am a 3.5 to 4.0 player and I am currently using the Head microgel monster. Unfortunately demoing isn't really and option for me. I want a low to medium power racquet as I want to generate my own power but get a little help from the racquet so I don't have to "swing all the way". I want a racquet that has a little more directional control but still without lowering the power. As for spin I do like to slice and use topspin as I am primarily working on a more "spin" game. Don't know too much about racquets but if there's just slight differences in the description above ill be happy to customize it. So is the Wilson Prostaff 6.1 100 right for me? All replies thanks in advance!

No man, the 100 has a floppy head.

Best thing is to look for a great racquet and play into it. If you are putting out dough, get the 90, you can get the same amount of spin and power, but it will be from your mind and not the racquet.

BoomstickTPH 10-08-2012 08:25 PM

Thanks for the reply. But I am primarily looking for 100sq head size as I don't really think I could handle the 90 in. Headsize as it will be to small for me. If I add some weight or customize it do you think it'll improve it to my style of play? Thanks

RollTrackTake 10-08-2012 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by BoomstickTPH (Post 6943444)
Thanks for the reply. But I am primarily looking for 100sq head size as I don't really think I could handle the 90 in. Headsize as it will be to small for me. If I add some weight or customize it do you think it'll improve it to my style of play? Thanks

get the PS 100. I have one and I enjoy playing with it. It has that low-medium power you're looking for and you can customize it with lead tape at any point you need more stability or plow through. I string mine with a multi at almost 60lbs and it is arm friendly and has all the spin one can ask for if they swing correctly. its a really solid racket

BoomstickTPH 10-08-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by RollTrackTake (Post 6943457)
get the PS 100. I have one and I enjoy playing with it. It has that low-medium power you're looking for and you can customize it with lead tape at any point you need more stability or plow through. I string mine with a multi at almost 60lbs and it is arm friendly and has all the spin one can ask for if they swing correctly. its a really solid racket

If I use RPM blast 17 will I get the stuff I'm lookin for too?

BoomstickTPH 10-08-2012 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RollTrackTake (Post 6943457)
get the PS 100. I have one and I enjoy playing with it. It has that low-medium power you're looking for and you can customize it with lead tape at any point you need more stability or plow through. I string mine with a multi at almost 60lbs and it is arm friendly and has all the spin one can ask for if they swing correctly. its a really solid racket

How is your slice serve with this racquet is it good for that?

Mick3391 10-08-2012 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BoomstickTPH (Post 6943444)
Thanks for the reply. But I am primarily looking for 100sq head size as I don't really think I could handle the 90 in. Headsize as it will be to small for me. If I add some weight or customize it do you think it'll improve it to my style of play? Thanks

I don't seem to appear contrarian, but look at what you said, "customize it ....to your style of play". Why not customize your style of play to the racket? My now just turned 12 year old son plays a 90 inch head and doesn't miss! It's not because he's better than you, certainly not because he's stronger, but after a month of struggling, he has it dialed in, so much more you can do.

If you insist on a bigger head, just get a large Bab and topspin everything, forget placing shots. I will say this, the K-Factor 95, I have one is great, not what I prefer as I have to "find" the sweetspot, but it's a great racket.

Most of the top line racquets are fine, with exception, in my opinion to the ps 100, it's like it wasn't thought out, the head is floppy, weird, doesn't fit the BLX idea of solid hitting, that's just me.

One last thing, I'm just telling you, people will tell you this and that on this forum, but a 90 makes you find the sweetspot and AIM each time, you may hate it for a month, but trust me you'll love it and improve your game with a smaller head.

BoomstickTPH 10-08-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Mick3391 (Post 6943481)
I don't seem to appear contrarian, but look at what you said, "customize it ....to your style of play". Why not customize your style of play to the racket? My now just turned 12 year old son plays a 90 inch head and doesn't miss! It's not because he's better than you, certainly not because he's stronger, but after a month of struggling, he has it dialed in, so much more you can do.

If you insist on a bigger head, just get a large Bab and topspin everything, forget placing shots. I will say this, the K-Factor 95, I have one is great, not what I prefer as I have to "find" the sweetspot, but it's a great racket.

Most of the top line racquets are fine, with exception, in my opinion to the ps 100, it's like it wasn't thought out, the head is floppy, weird, doesn't fit the BLX idea of solid hitting, that's just me.


One last thing, I'm just telling you, people will tell you this and that on this forum, but a 90 makes you find the sweetspot and AIM each time, you may hate it for a month, but trust me you'll love it and improve your game with a smaller head.

Hmm you have a good point about me adjusting to the racquet I think it's time to step out of my comfort zone and start considering head sizes maybe even the Big Bubba! LOL, but back to the 90, I'll try to get a transition racquet first then slowly adjust into the 90 but for now I'll probably just buy the 100. I have an upcoming tournament this nov 1. BTW is the 100 really that bad to you?

corners 10-08-2012 09:30 PM

It's a nice frame that does everything pretty well and is perfectly suited to customization. It has rare feel for a 100 square inch racquet. There is nothing Babolat about it. You can learn some things by using racquets not suited to your level of play - like 12.5 ounce 90 square-inch frames, for example - but it's probably better to choose a stick that fits your game as it is now, and then add lead tape to make it suit your game even better as you advance your skills and figure out what racquet characteristics enhance or complement those skills.

BoomstickTPH 10-09-2012 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by corners (Post 6943528)
It's a nice frame that does everything pretty well and is perfectly suited to customization. It has rare feel for a 100 square inch racquet. There is nothing Babolat about it. You can learn some things by using racquets not suited to your level of play - like 12.5 ounce 90 square-inch frames, for example - but it's probably better to choose a stick that fits your game as it is now, and then add lead tape to make it suit your game even better as you advance your skills and figure out what racquet characteristics enhance or complement those skills.

Yeah heading into this purchase I knew I had some sort of customization with the racquet. Still learning about this stuff but ill learn to analyze my game more and maybe go out and start opening up my options. Thanks for all the advice guys!

namja 10-09-2012 02:15 PM

It sucks that you cannot demo a racquet. I'd never buy one without trying one out first. You know that TW has a Demo Program, right?
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/demoprogram.html

Anyway, I'm on the smaller head size camp. I think most people can pretty easily adjust to 95 sq. in. racquets or smaller. But ultimately, it's up to you and how the racquet feels in your hand. Which is why I highly recommend demoing a racquet first.

sunof tennis 10-09-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by BoomstickTPH (Post 6943502)
Hmm you have a good point about me adjusting to the racquet I think it's time to step out of my comfort zone and start considering head sizes maybe even the Big Bubba! LOL, but back to the 90, I'll try to get a transition racquet first then slowly adjust into the 90 but for now I'll probably just buy the 100. I have an upcoming tournament this nov 1. BTW is the 100 really that bad to you?

the only problem with the 100 is that is very light. I would get the PS95. A good compromise.

Muppet 10-09-2012 03:56 PM

I started with a 90" racquet and now I can use any size racquet that they make now. The problem with using a bigger racquet early on is that you will never be comfortable switching to a smaller model in the future. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of small novice to intermediate level racquets on the market anymore. So I recommend that you find a 95" and train yourself to hit the middle of the stringbed. The feeling of a clean shot on one of these frames is very gratifying. And the nice thing about lower powered racquets is that they allow you to take a full stroke now and deliver more power when you're used to them later. You might want to take a look at this:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/desc...LOP-DB2HL.html

From there, the racquet finder button will give you a long list of similar racquets.

hoodjem 10-09-2012 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by BoomstickTPH (Post 6943415)
I just want one last opinion before I place my order. I am a 3.5 to 4.0 player and I am currently using the Head microgel monster. Unfortunately demoing isn't really and option for me. I want a low to medium power racquet as I want to generate my own power but get a little help from the racquet so I don't have to "swing all the way". I want a racquet that has a little more directional control but still without lowering the power. As for spin I do like to slice and use topspin as I am primarily working on a more "spin" game. Don't know too much about racquets but if there's just slight differences in the description above ill be happy to customize it. So is the Wilson Prostaff 6.1 100 right for me? All replies thanks in advance!

Go for the Dunlop Bio 400 Tour.

The bold part above exactly fits this racquet.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Dunl...NLOP-DB4H.html

guitarplayer 10-09-2012 04:15 PM

I love this frame I been using it since May the head pro in Maui showed me the frame and I've loved it ever since do some searches hear people complain about it that has never even use the racket

monomer 10-09-2012 04:52 PM

I am a 3.5-4.0 long time Aeropro (original) user. I had been hitting a Prestige Pro recently and loved the solid feel and extra control. I was struggling with the Prestige being a little too unforgiving for me.

I had no intention of trying a 6.1 100 but hit it when a friend was demoing several racquets. I really liked it and ended up buying one. It has the similar solid feel of the Prestige, probably because of the foam filled handle. As others mentioned, it is light. I added about an ounce of weight and love it.

Great pop on serves, excellent control, very stable, very solid feeling and much more forgiving than the Prestige. I get excellent spin and find it much easier to flatten out the ball when needed compared to the Aeropro.

I also find that it looks, feels and swings like a smaller racquet. It is longer / narrower than most 100's which is probably deceptive. The main downside mentioned by most is the light weight. This obviously is an easy fix with some lead tape. You have the added bonus of being able to set it up with the exact balance that you like.

cork_screw 10-09-2012 08:06 PM

If you have to ask people, maybe you should keep looking. I think you should start trusting yourself on what makes you feel comfortable.

Snaab 10-10-2012 07:09 AM

IMO the 100 sounds like a good fit for your playing level.
Really nice versatile racket. Too light if you are playing against really heavy hitting competition, but otherwise great.

guitarplayer 10-10-2012 08:08 AM

I added a little lead under the grip of mine. Wonderful frames. Great control, great spin, great feel, great touch, perfect weight as a starting point to customize if necessary.


namja 10-10-2012 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by cork_screw (Post 6945201)
If you have to ask people, maybe you should keep looking. I think you should start trusting yourself on what makes you feel comfortable.

Yup. Hence TRY/DEMO a racquet before buying one! :)

Also, if you like the way the PS100 feels, then you'll LOVE the way the PS95 feels. I used a 110 all through the 80s and early 90s. Then when I started working at a racquet club in 1995, I was able to demo about 20 different racquets (Wilson, Prince, Dunlop). I fell in love with the PS Classic 6.1 95. It helped that I was playing 4 hours of tennis a day, but it only took a couple of weeks to get used to the new size.

2 years ago, I switched to the PS90. This was a lot harder to adjust to than the 110 -> 95 adjustment, mostly because I'm a lot older now, and I only play once a week. But I absolutely love the feel of the PS90. I also have the nCode 6.1 95, which I pull out every now and then. I hit a lot better with the 95, but I love playing with the 90 much more. Much greater playing satisfaction. There's nothing quite like the feeling of hitting the sweet spot and ripping a forehand down the line. Maybe hitting a driver straight down the middle of the fairway 300 yards comes close. I've only done that like 10x in my lifetime (golf) whereas I hit a ripping groundstroke about 10x in one tennis session.

I'm not saying that you need to get something smaller. Simply that you shouldn't automatically rule them out just because of the head size. Try one. You might like it. If you don't, then you can get something bigger.


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