Originally Posted by effortless
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.
I recently demoed the BLX 90 and it seemed to have much more margin for error. I am sure Federer could not have achieved what he has with the PS 85.
The PS 85 is just not competitive today at higher levels. Not a single pro, college player or junior is using it.