Diff between ps 97 and rf97, subjectively/experience?

Djokovicfan

Semi-Pro
Referring to the old ps97 red hoop with black paint at 3 and 9, and was wondering how people felt it compared to the RF97
 

counterpuncher

Hall of Fame
I have both. The PS97 is noticeably softer even though it is only a few RA difference.

Power and stability is only slightly down with PS and i think a good option to slightly weight up, but other than an overgrip, I think it plays well in stock form.
 

SeeItHitIt

Professional
I use both. Red and black/original colors. My biggest gripe about the RF was always on serve. My technique just didnt allow me to get enough on it for flat serves, and there was less spin overall on second serves of all types. Mine are set up 9+G apart static weight (I weighted up the PS with varying lengths of SS screws in the grip and lead tape on the hoop),. They weigh in at 346 & 355, 9 hL. The RF is a weapon. I love everything about it. As they’re configured, the PS does 90% of what the RF does off of the ground and at the next, it just serves better for me.
 

Djokovicfan

Semi-Pro
I use both. Red and black/original colors. My biggest gripe about the RF was always on serve. My technique just didnt allow me to get enough on it for flat serves...
You mean the PS right?

You said later in your paragraph the RF was better, so i assumed you meant to have started out talking about the PS.
 

zaskar1

Semi-Pro
Referring to the old ps97 red hoop with black paint at 3 and 9, and was wondering how people felt it compared to the RF97
DJ
i always thought that the RF97 was too heavy,
i couldnt play the entire match with it, as my arm would get tired.
on the upside, my shots had more power and penetration than the PS97.

i think that the additional mass of the RF97, gives the ball more acceleration when hitting , and you get a more solid feel , but it didnt work for me.

z
 
hi TW, I'm demoing a ps97 countervail. I really like it so far. the specs on the racket say 11.1 oz. The specs on the TW page say 11.7. I cant find one on TW that is 11.1oz.
 
It was serious... Thank you @jmacdaununder2 ......sorry for the noob confusion. So why does TW not use the same specs as what is PRINTED ON THE RACKET? I had to go back and see if I may have gotten some light version by mistake.
I find the 66 stiffness on the ps97cv to be just right for my strokes and arm. The RF seemed too stiff at 68. I'm going to try to add some weight to the ps97cv for my next test session.
 

zaskar1

Semi-Pro
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i thought that the PS97CV might be slightly stiffer than my 2017 PS97s, the red/black, but maybe not. i have softer strings in my PS97s, but
the PS97CV has HyperG. i just restrung one of the red/black PS97s with HyperG, so i can give a direct comparison in a few days
all of them are definitely stiffer than my old 2015 PS97s with kevlar.

z
 

guardian2002

New User
Referring to the old ps97 red hoop with black paint at 3 and 9, and was wondering how people felt it compared to the RF97
PS97 is a much easier racquet to use than the RF97. Lighter, not as stiff while being stable enough to handle pace. If you need a little more weight just replace with a letaher grip and you have a PS97 that has slightly more plow through and feels even more agile given it is more head light.
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
PS97 is a much easier racquet to use than the RF97. Lighter, not as stiff while being stable enough to handle pace. If you need a little more weight just replace with a letaher grip and you have a PS97 that has slightly more plow through and feels even more agile given it is more head light.
Replace with leather you get more mass and more HL balance, does this offer better plow also? I am a little confused because the leather Change the balance 1-2 points maybe? Also in theory you get less power or plow or the adding weight helps?
 
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