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ndhUW 01-30-2013 03:35 PM

Frames similar to KPS 88?
 
Hi,

Could you guys recommend me a few frames that are similar to the KPS 88 in terms of feel, flex and plow through?

I'm an all-court player, and I'm probably a 4.5. I'm currently using two 90-squared-inch Vantage frames with the following specs when strung: 364g, 31.5 cm, and about 340 for swing weight.

I used to love my Vantage frames, and I thought I would never want to switch. But lately, as I've gotten into a better shape, I love the KPS 88. When I hit the ball cleanly, the way the frame flexes and the raw feel I get from it are addicting. I just can't put it down.

I've tried to modify the Vantage frames to match the setup of my KPS 88 in terms of swing weight and balance. But it was unsuccessful. The Vantage frames became sluggish and muted. Even though their flex was listed as 60, they were not flexible, or they did not flex at contact like how the KPS 88 did.

Thank you for your help.

Lilguy1456 01-30-2013 03:51 PM

Seems like the BLX Pro Staff 90 would be the obvious answer...

Lilguy1456 01-30-2013 03:51 PM

it's a bit stiffer though...

movdqa 01-30-2013 04:48 PM

You should be able to find these in the used marketplace.

I don't think that there's anything out there like the KPS88. It's 90 sq inches, box-beam and HEAVY and the market has been running away from those things lately.

parasailing 01-30-2013 07:24 PM

I don't think you will find something with that kind of plow through. The closest I have tried is the Dunlop 4D 200 Tour but that one has bigger head.

UCSF2012 01-30-2013 08:25 PM

You're looking for a fake KPS88. Those babies had a noticable flex to them. The one Wilson makes... stiff as hell.

Don't believe me? Look at the PWS. Is is dully protruding like the 90 or is it sharply protruding?

ndhUW 01-30-2013 09:17 PM

I bought it from TW, so I don't think it's a fake. And the weight and balance of my KPS 88 are pretty much in line with what TW advertised.

UCSF2012 01-30-2013 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ndhUW (Post 7181377)
I bought it from TW, so I don't think it's a fake. And the weight and balance of my KPS 88 are pretty much in line with what TW advertised.

Then you have to clarify if you want people to provide you with the right racket recommendation. You're looking for the soft, plush flex of a Pure Drive.

ndhUW 01-30-2013 09:58 PM

You're an idiot! Enough said!

Povl Carstensen 01-31-2013 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ndhUW (Post 7180794)
When I hit the ball cleanly, the way the frame flexes and the raw feel I get from it are addicting. I just can't put it down.

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCSF2012 (Post 7181386)
You're looking for the soft, plush flex of a Pure Drive.

Take it easy UCSF, "raw feel" is not plush, all right?

Say Chi Sin Lo 01-31-2013 09:21 AM

I honestly don't think KPS88 is similar to Tour/Pro Staff 90's at all.

Tour/Pro Staff 90's are scalpels.

KPS88 is a bat.

UCSF2012 01-31-2013 09:59 AM

The 88 was one of the stiffest frames Wilson has ever made. One of Wilson's Arm Killer Series (TM) of frames. There is no "flex" anywhere in that frame. Hit centered/off-centered, the frame is completely rigid.

Say Chi Sin Lo 01-31-2013 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCSF2012 (Post 7182414)
The 88 was one of the stiffest frames Wilson has ever made. One of Wilson's Arm Killer Series (TM) of frames. There is no "flex" anywhere in that frame. Hit centered/off-centered, the frame is completely rigid.

Naw, I give that title to the original Pro Staff 6.1 Classic.


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