Originally Posted by sureshs
The PS 85 is not a competitive racket anymore, though. In a perverse twist, it is suitable for club players but not for juniors, college players or pros. I think the small head and lower SW of the PS 85 will be problems for returning serves, and if only for that, it cannot be used at higher levels. Next up, it will be a liability when facing heavy topspin because the small head permits little margin for error. That is why Federer ditched this frame.
Surely if you have used both the tour 90 and ps 85 you know that there is very little difference between the two. In my opinion, if the ps 6.0 85 is out dated so is the tour 90. I used the tour 90 for several years and then bought a ps 85 re issue just for fun and was amazed at how good it is. It is just as modern as the tour 90. You have to play a tiny bit more aggressive because its slightly better for hitting winners but slightly worse for baseline rallies.
The tour 90 was just Federer's personal preference.