Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by zapvor, Jul 7, 2011.
I count 16 mains......
I heard Fed is getting a Dunlop.....
yea i am super excited. hope it makes a big difference in his game
yeah it better make a difference, Fed should have beat Djokovic and lost to Nadal in the US open final. I thought him and Nadal had a deal to keep the majors between themselves.
Now Djokovic will win
Laureaus sportsman of the year 2012
Hey, guys, I can confirm Fed is demoing a Dunlop.....do not ask me the source, I will take the 5th...
Saw him practise today in Sydney. He is definitely using a 90
What if there were to be a 95 square inch, 16/19 string pattern, 17mm box beam with 319 grams unstrung weight "Wilson Pro Staff Six One 95 Blx" released by Wilson next year??
I'd buy a few of them to try out. Sounds just about perfect.
Sounds too good to be true... And even if it is Wilson will make sure they will be about 20g off with their amazing QC.
Hi guys just a quick question what is general consensus? Is fed currently using k factor painter like blx or is he really using blx, I know at one point in the past everyone agreed that he was really using ksix and that was the racket he was using since he switched from 85, it was just not available to public till factor came along, is that the truth or was I misinformed by talk tennis lol
Id probably purchase one without demoing. Sounds amazing.
Sign me up for one Please!
I was thinking of these specs a few days ago. Using the racquet finder it seems like the closest thing available now would be a Donnay, but im not sure if they are box beam.
Sounds good except for the 319g unstrung weight. That's too light. Make it at least 330g unstrung and now we're talking! Also, no BLX nor basalt please, just good old braided graphite and kevlar.
braided graphite and kevlar? Too much racquet shock to the arm, throw in some tungsten at least or maybe a cortex system.. oh wait Fed's not with Babolat.
I find the PS 6.0 85 to be more comfortable than any modern racquet that I've tried and it's nothing but 80% braided graphite and 20% kevlar. The thing just absorbs all the shock and vibration. In fact, every once in a while, I'll hold the throat of my racquet with my left hand on a hard hit reaction volley in doubles to get the racquet up faster and to stabilize it. With any other racquet, this always hurts my left hand and sometimes bruises it. With the PS 6.0 85, I feel nothing with my left hand - no shock and no vibration - total comfort even holding the throat on a hard hit shot right at me. Amazing!
So you're basically saying you like the Ford Mustang soooo much You're going to pass up a Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster, that's pretty much what you've said right there. Not a whole lot of logic in what you just stated. So much more instability in the Graphite/Kevlar racquets, they may have more "feel" but that "feel" is going to make your arm fall off eventually. ;P
He is basically saying that the ps 6.0 85 hits better if you can stay on the sweet spot. I am playing with the blx90. I was playing with the blade 98. I love the feel of the blx90. It reminds me of the ps 6.0 85 that I grew up playing with. But it is a smaller head and I have not yet decided if I will stay with it. I love how it hits but the jury is still out. I would love to hit with a 95 inch version of it. I guess I can always dream...
I am saying that may be my new racquet... As a retailers point of view, it will appeal to a much larger market than the 332g of the BLX95 and being a box beam is gravy.
Huh? What do tennis racquets have anything to do with cars?
The PS 6.0 85 is a better racquet than the n90/K90/BLX90. What do cars have to do with that? When it comes to tennis racquets, the older racquets tend to be better than the newer ones. That's why so many pros use older racquets with paintjobs of the new models on them, why the PS 6.0 85 sold out so quickly on TW, why so many people still seek out the Prestige Classic, and why these old racquet in good condition command such high prices on auction sites.
Pros use old racquets only becouse they are playing with what they were used to play when they became pros.
I know an ex pro from my town http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Le/B/Bogdan-Leonte.aspx who is still playing with a Fischer Pro 98 ft(295 g but with lots of leadtape) only becouse when he tried to swich,after Fischer out of racquet bussiness,he couldnt get used with other feeling.
Look at the younger pro players,they dont use PC600 or PS85.
If the newer racquets are really that much better than the older racquets, don't you think pros whose living and ability to eat depends on winning matches would switch to the new racquets in a heartbeat?
Younger pros don't use the PS 85 or PC600 because they weren't easily available when they were developing their games so they were stuck with using bigger racquets so now their games are geared towards those bigger racquets. It doesn't mean those bigger racquets are any better.
Courier and Sampras have switched to stay competitive on the senior tour.
Yet, neither are doing any better than before they switched. Sampras also beat Lendl with a 65 sq. in., 35 year-old wood racquet. :shock: Besides, playing on the seniors tour is more for fun and exercise than for titles and big bucks.
Pros know NOTHING about racquets, the reason most of them don't play with newer technology is because they hate change. Of course the diehards are going to go for the classic feel but you find people who get significantly better are willing to adapt to a new racquet every 2-5 years. I'm more than willing to work on my touch game than develop shoulder problems down the road because of an unstable older frame. I'm not saying anything you prefer or pros prefer is wrong at all as a matter of fact I'm quite amused by your kind. All I know is I've hit with the 6.0 85 many times and I just can't put it anywhere near my Aero Pro Drive GT, more spin, more control, better feel... for me. I don't completely disagree with you, some companies have gotten better with technology, others not so much. current head racquets shouldn't even be called racquets anymore, they are arm killers with way too much vibration. The O3 princes are much better than the EXO3 princes. Wilson doesn't particularly make good racquets today either, BLXs are pretty much crap. Babolat and Volkl are two companies that havetruly made each racquet significantly better in each generation and even though we're only 2 generations in I'm going to throw the new Donnay racquets into that mix as well. So while I disagree with you, I don't completely disagree with you. ;/
Haven't almost all the pros switched to poly strings? Why? Because it makes them play better. They would also switch frames in a heartbeat if it actually made them play better, but most of them don't.
I actually think the older Volkls are better than the newer ones. In fact, name any racquet company and I think their older racquets are better than their newer ones. Heck, even Head attempted to make its YouTek Prestige Mid as close as possible to the Prestige Classic because they realized that even with all the dozens of so-called "new technologies" that they've come up with over the past 25 years, none of them made the racquet any better than the original from 25 years ago. In fact, most of them were worse. And since so many people still prefer the PC600, it made sense to make the newest Prestige as close to the PC600 as they could.
Same with the PS 6.0 85. All these "new technologies" that Wilson has put into their ProStaff line over the years, such as: HyperCarbon, nCode, Karophite Black, Basalt, etc, have done nothing but make the racquets worse. That plain old 80% braided graphite and 20% kevlar mix which they came up with over 30 years ago still beats them all. Incredible feel with lots of power and control. Nothing feels better to anyone who grew up using wood racquets.
Which is totally odd in that you'd think at least one racquet brand would have gone: there is clearly some demand so let's make something along those lines - but maybe a little more modern. (Wilson sort of tried with the K6.1 Tour but then bungled it with the BLX)
I still use the PS85 after literally a whole year of demo-ing racquets (and discussing it on another thread here) trying to find something worthy of playing with as an update... maybe a bigger head etc. I'm literally 50 frames into my process and have yet to find anything which I feel like I could play with without constantly thinking: why can't it feel more like my PS85?
This racquet will alter the course of tennis technology in an epic fashion. Sampras could win slams with this thing. Bud Collins is GOATing this stick in test trial runs with our Wilson rep. Immortal weapon.
hmmmm.curious....VERY CURIOUS lol
ah,cool!The racket on the right to the Fed version with the leather grip is the racket I was talking about a few pages back
If you scroll through the images, you will see pictures of the entire line of new racquets.
Looks like the pic has already been deleted.
have you seen it yet? I can email u the link through your profile
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Yes, I saw it.
Why would they delete it??
can you forward it to me please
Have you tried the Donnay X-Dual Gold 94?
Could someone send it my way as well? Thanks!
What do u think about the power level? I'm putting some lead on the ps6.0 and probably need some more. The feel of the ps is great but playing stock I think the k90 is easier and with more power and spin. when I have time I could strike some heavy balls with the ps. It is a little hard to keep up in a hardcore baseline rally with the ps. I'm happy to get the ps brand new but I doubt a lot of juniors will start off using this kind of stick today even Wilson brings it back full scale. Fed is probably the last guy/last gen to use this as a junior.
I'm happy to help
Can anyone give an estimate of how long it will take to receive more info on these racquets? It seems like those pics are from some sort of event?
I beg you, sir, please!
TheOneHander twfst@gmail .com
Let me know if you got it
I would assume a Wilson Rep meeting, but you never know. I know the fed racket is a signature 90, but he may use a 95 regardless, it depends on how he likes it. My Wilson Rep said the release date will be Late January, and the boxed beam 90 and 95 are confirmed . This is all I've got!
Can you PLEASSSEEEE email it to me- THANKs!!!!
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