Anyone try the Pro Staff 95S 2015?

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Was wondering if I should buy the 2015 version of the PS95S (RF97 colour scheme) racquet over the 2014 PS90.

Currently using the BLX PS90, which is great. Love the mass and the feel, and I know the 2014 version has even better feel (tried a friend's).

I do run into shanking issues when I get tired though, and the 90 doesn't provide me with as much spin as I'd like on my forehand side (slices are a thing of beauty though). I was thinking of maybe getting the 95S and adding a bit of lead tape.

Unfortunately, I don't live in a place where racquet demos are a "thing", and no one I know has the new 95S. So if anyone has tried either generation of the PS90 and the 2015 95S, if love to hear your thoughts.
 

supineAnimation

Hall of Fame
Yes, I have one that I was asked to review. It's a nice head-light stick and plays very flexible, except its swingweight is REALLY low. So it needs a ton of lead for me but it's light enough in stock form that you can add quite a bit without it getting unwieldy.

But the problem with that, in my experience with it, seeing how it has a very thin-beam frame, is that adding so much lead made it kinda feel like it was gonna crack the head when I swung it and contacting the ball off-center was quite jarring.

But it's a fantastic racquet for dropshots and touch volleys, and the extra-open string pattern negates the slightly smaller head size. It's super easy to whip it through contact and it slices nicely as well. It just doesn't have enough meat on it for flatter drives and, more than anything else, the serve. I've come to rely on a slightly thicker beam with more heft on serves and it was very difficult for me to thump first serves with the 95S.

I used to play with the PS85 in a former life and the 95S reminds me a bit of that stick, only, again, with a significantly lower swingweight. If there is any way you can get a demo frame Tennis Warehouse or any online site or local pro shop, I would strongly advise you to try to hit with it before you buy. You may love it, but it may also be too airy for you and the thin beam and ultra-low swingweight may make it tough to customize sufficiently if you're used to a higher swingweight.
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Yes, I have one that I was asked to review. It's a nice head-light stick and plays very flexible, except its swingweight is REALLY low. So it needs a ton of lead for me but it's light enough in stock form that you can add quite a bit without it getting unwieldy.

But the problem with that, in my experience with it, seeing how it has a very thin-beam frame, is that adding so much lead made it kinda feel like it was gonna crack the head when I swung it and contacting the ball off-center was quite jarring.

But it's a fantastic racquet for dropshots and touch volleys, and the extra-open string pattern negates the slightly smaller head size. It's super easy to whip it through contact and it slices nicely as well. It just doesn't have enough meat on it for flatter drives and, more than anything else, the serve. I've come to rely on a slightly thicker beam with more heft on serves and it was very difficult for me to thump first serves with the 95S.

I used to play with the PS85 in a former life and the 95S reminds me a bit of that stick, only, again, with a significantly lower swingweight. If there is any way you can get a demo frame Tennis Warehouse or any online site or local pro shop, I would strongly advise you to try to hit with it before you buy. You may love it, but it may also be too airy for you and the thin beam and ultra-low swingweight may make it tough to customize sufficiently if you're used to a higher swingweight.

Thanks for your insight - I'm looking around to see if anyone has both sticks for me to try out, but so far, no success. Was hoping some more people on these forums (I'm sure there are enough gearheads here for at least a few of them to have tried both) would add their 2ps to this thread haha...
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Just tried the 95S 2015...my forehand and serves were great because of the extra spin. I don't have normally have an issue with power, although I admit that it did seem that I can't cannon my countries as I would with my 90.

If I could somehow manage to get the 95S to be weighted the same as my 90, it'd be perfect.

Also the price - I can literally buy TWO PS90s for the price of ONE PS95S. Maybe I should get the 90s for now and get 95S when the prices drop sometime down the line?
 

Balaji_R

Rookie
I still use Wilson PS95S (havent tried 2015 version) as my primary racquet along with Wilson Six one team customized. No issues with white and red PS 95S - 2014 one. I like a thick 15L gauge poly with slightly higher tension than usual for that extra control which is missing from 16 15. String durability an issue yes but then that gives me an opportunity to try out various strings, lol.
 
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