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  1. Pete.Sampras.

    Prestige Pro - why doesn't Head turn it into a real "pro" ?

    The Prestige used to be a heavy player's frame, about 340gr unstrung but these things are getting lighter and lighter and become less of a player's frame with each iteration. Head has enough 98-100sq frames which are about 290-315gr. Why don't they at least turn the Prestige Pro into a real...
  2. Pete.Sampras.

    Similar to the 6.1 95 line but with a little less power?

    A few years ago I switched from my beloved PS 85s to the K 6.1 95 (the 16x18 version, strings LuxilonBB Alu Rough 55 lbs). I play on clay a lot and almost half of my matches are doubles. I'm satisfied with my switch overall. However, sometimes the K 6.1 is a little too powerful. I like that...
  3. Pete.Sampras.

    Is Luxilon really such a huge advantage?

    When it comes to sheer performance, is Luxilon really still the best or are there strings with similar or maybe even better performance (perhaps even for a lower price)? I'm using BB Alu rough. I switched to it many years ago and back then I felt like it was better than anything I ever used...
  4. Pete.Sampras.

    BLX 6.1 95 16x18 (2012) vs Prestige YIG Pro comparison - help please, can't demo

    Hey guys, I want to buy new rackets but unfortunately, I can't demo these two, so I need your help. I'm currently playing with a K-Factor 6.1 95 16x18. I used a PS85 for about twelve years before but I have to play on clay (and doubles) a lot and somehow I felt that I needed something new...
  5. Pete.Sampras.

    Bought Nike 2k10s half a size bigger - good or bad decision?

    Hey there, I need some advice with my new 2k10s. I bought them half a size bigger because I was a bit worried that my big toe would probably hit the front of the shoe during a match. I'm playing on clay most of the time and with all the sliding... The shoes themselves feel okay but a bit...
  6. Pete.Sampras.

    New Vapor Tour CLAY this year?

    Will Nike release a new version of the Vapor Tour Clay this year? I love the Vapor but it's not the best shoe to use on a clay court. It would be great if I could get such a clay version... Any news?
  7. Pete.Sampras.

    Where is this KPS88 VLOG, the review...?

    Wasn't it before or shortly after Christmas when TW (vlog) promised to give us a review of this stick? Did I miss it or is there no video yet?
  8. Pete.Sampras.

    Used pair of "Vapor III" - how much worth?

    Hey guys, I have no idea where to ask this question, so I thought I'd do it here. How much is a used pair of Vapor III worth? It's in good condition. I can't post pictures, but just tell me what you think. It's a 7/10 or 8/10... Thanks in advance ;)
  9. Pete.Sampras.

    Federer - a "love/hate" thing...

    Federer is really some kind of "love/hate thing" for me. For one thing I really like to watch how great he plays, for another thing his success really makes tennis boring for me... Some of you will probably say that he wasn't so successful this year, but let's be honest, a GS semi-final...
  10. Pete.Sampras.

    Mains move too much - any suggestions?

    I would like to use a full set of Luxilon BB Alu rough in my K95 (16x18). The problem is, my mains move too much when I do that. So instead, I use a hybrid of BB and Babolat Tonic. This is quite an expensive hybrid though and I don't like it more or less than full Luxilon. I have the feeling...
  11. Pete.Sampras.

    Crosses that reduce power...

    My racket is a Wilson K95 16x18 and I use a hybrid of Luxilon BB Alu rough (mains) and Babolat Tonic (crosses). Tension 56-58 (mains) and 54-56 (crosses) - depending on the surface. I'm looking for some crosses that reduce power. I cannot use everything though. Luxilon moved too much on some...
  12. Pete.Sampras.

    Killed my K95 - new model soon?

    Yesterday I killed one of my K95s. It had a short but hard meeting with the court. Stupid me! Anyway, I still have three models left but my strings break very regularly. I will probably need a fourth one again. My question is: Wilson comes up with a new model every 2-3 years. Do we have...
  13. Pete.Sampras.

    Clay court - what should be my choice?

    I have the choice between the "Vapor V", the "Cage II" or the "Barricade V". What should I choose for the clay court season? I couldn't find the "Feathers" anywhere, unfortunately... Thanks for your help ;)
  14. Pete.Sampras.

    Federer wants to play even less now...

    On eurosport's teletext I read that Federer wants to play even less tournaments from now on than he already did. He wants to focus on the Grand Slams... What do you think about that? I think it makes sense for him, but it always bothered me that Fed always takes his breaks during a season...
  15. Pete.Sampras.

    Vapor "V" better than Vapor "IV" ?

    Has anyone tried both shoes? I used the Vapor "IV" last year but I need some new ones now. I'm not sure whether I should buy the "IV" again or try the new one. My shop nearby doesn't have the new ones yet, that's why I want to know whether it's worth to wait for the Vapor "V" or not ;)
  16. Pete.Sampras.

    I have a problem with my K95

    About a year ago I switched from my PS85s which I played for about twelve years to a K95. I chose the 18x20 model. So I bought a few of these but after a while I found out that the tight pattern just doesn't suit my style of play as much as an open pattern does (thought I would get used to it...
  17. Pete.Sampras.

    The respect gives Federer a big advantage...

    Roger Federer won the US Open once again, but he wasn't as dominant as he used to be in my opinion. One thing I mentioned is the respect that his opponents have. It gives them a huge disadvantage and, at the same time, it gives Federer an advantage of course. In tough situations, Roger often...
  18. Pete.Sampras.

    A good hybrid for the K95 ?

    Hey there, I use the K95 18x20 and I'm looking for a good hybrid. I used Luxilon BB Alu rough (mains and crosses) lately... What would be a good combination? Luxilon BB (crosses) + ??? (mains) Please no Babolat Natural Gut VS Team or Touch because this would be too expensive overall in...
  19. Pete.Sampras.

    Federer/Nadal on grass/clay...

    I'm sure you've heard about their match on a mixed grass/clay court. Fed on the grass side, Nadal on the clay side. Now I wonder... isn't that an advantage for Fed? What are your thoughts?
  20. Pete.Sampras.

    Oh come on Wilson...

    I finally got my new K95 rackets today. The weight of the first one was exactly 332gr, but the second one was 338gr and the third one was 339. Come on Wilson, what are you doing? This is a difference of 7gr. The two rackets swing more heavy than the other one. What would Roger say if one of his...
  21. Pete.Sampras.

    Does the K95 16x18 really have too much power...

    ... compared to the 18x20 version? Please help me. I have to make a decision until tomorrow morning ;)
  22. Pete.Sampras.

    So I finally made my decision... and I have a question

    After demoing frames for such a long time now I have finally found the racket that will replace my good old PS85s - the Wilson K95 :) I demoed many frames: The Yonex RDS001 mid and midplus, the Dunlop Aerogel 200 and 300, the Wilson K90 (both, US and Asian), the Head Microgel Extreme Pro and...
  23. Pete.Sampras.

    Backhand problems with 18 mains...

    I'm currently demoing a lot of rackets, Wilson K90, K95 16 mains/18 mains, Yonex RDS001, Dunlop Aerogel 200 and 300... When I played with both K95s I mentioned that my backhand was always too short when I used the one with 18 mains. I really couldn't hit a long backhand with this thing. Now I...
  24. Pete.Sampras.

    Which racket has better serves in your hands?

    The Wilson K90 or the Yonex RDS001MP? Just a question, nothing more...
  25. Pete.Sampras.

    Do many of the WTA players use stock rackets?

    Many ATP pros seem to use modified rackets under a paintjob. Now I wonder... do female players also need a higher swingweight and all this stuff or do many of them use stock rackets? I know some of them use PJs, like Mauresmo, but are the rackets stock or modified?
  26. Pete.Sampras.

    What's a used PS85 worth?

    I would like to sell some of my PS85s now that I will definitely buy another racket. I have five, bought two from TW in 2006. The latest models are the ones I would like to sell. They're in good shape, hardly any scratches, like 95% new. For how much should I sell/offer them? Sorry if this is...
  27. Pete.Sampras.

    Got a Tour 90 for free today!

    I was at my local tennis shop today and they had a tour 90 demo lying around there. I came in and said: "Wow, you still have the old tour 90" because you can't find it here anymore. One of the guys there, I know him quite well, said that I can have it. Great! Now I have the PS85, the Tour90, the...
  28. Pete.Sampras.

    How in the World can a K90 be 12pts headlight?

    How in the World can a K90 be 12pts headlight? I mean, I've played with the PS85, the N6.1 tour and the K6.1 tour. All the rackets are supposed to be 12pts headlight (unstrung). Yet the Ncode and Kfactor feel a lot more head heavy, so much that it tires me out while me PS85 doesn't...
  29. Pete.Sampras.

    How big is the difference between the RDS001 and its MP-version?

    I'm on the market for a new racket. I tried the K90, I will get an asian K90 soon, I will try the Dunlop Aerogel 200 and today I played with the RDS001MP - the Midsize version wasn't available for a demo. I currently use a PS85 by the way... The racket (RDS001) was pretty good overall but it...
  30. Pete.Sampras.

    Are you satisfied with the [K]-secret?

    Are you satisfied with Wilson's explanation for their new [K]-technology? I couldn't make a poll so... post your comments please ;)
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