Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
What are the specs on the left one?
Headsize 95 sq
String pattern 18/20
Weight 332g unstrung
Balance 12 PTS HL
some of my collection
That new Six.One is so sleek.
Where'd you get it from? I don't see it listed on TW or TWE?
Has the radical 260 a muted feel? I need opinions, because mine feels so muted and low powered that I start to think that something is wrong with mine .
Strings: toalson syn gut, mid tension...in other racquets (eg yonex super rd 95 and rd7) feels soft and mushy, so I m sure the strings are ok
I got it from tennis nuts. Not sure why it is not listed elsewhere, not even on the official Wilson website as far as I can see.
Also Id like to point out that my 260 feels exactly like my i prestige mp (with toalson syn gut too), VERY muted and low powered
I have the 280 -always same strings-, and despite being 58RA, it has more power than my 260 and my i prestige.
Is this possible?
Yes, I found it to even have more power than the XT Prestige MP.
2 – Wilson blade 104
3 – Wilson blade 98S (2 black, 1 green)
6 – Wilson Kblade 93
2 – Donnay 94 X black
1 – Angell TC 100
2 – Yonex AI 98
2 – Yonex AI 100
2 – Yonex DR 98 (1 green, 1 blue)
5 – Volkl Powerbridge 9
2 – Volkl Classic V1 ( 1 original, 1 DE)
3 – Volkl PB10 MID (2 yellow, 1 black)
2 – Borris Becker 11L
1 – Borris Becker 11 MID
2 – Boris Becker Legend
2 – Boris Becker London
3 - Wilson Prostaff 6.0 95
6 – Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85 ( 5 original, 1 re-issue)
2 – Wilson K Prostaff 88 -
3 – Wilson BLX six one tour
2 – Wilson K six one tour
1 – Wilson BLX six one tour
3 – Wilson Ncode 90
1 – Wilson Prostaff tour 90
2 – Wilson Six one 95S
2 – Wilson Prostaff 6.1 95
1 – Babolat Areo Drive
3 – Wilson Nblade 104
1 - Wilson BLX blade 104
2 – Wilson Prostaff Jack Kramer 85
1 – Pro Kennex Redondo Mid
2 – Solinco Pro 8
1 – Solinco Protocol 325
1 – Wilson Prostaff largehead
6 – Wilson Sting Mid
3 – G star
Taken when I use to admire my racquets - and spent time for them on Photoshop!
I don't have any of those any more (except HIGPMP).
And now, I take pics of racquets just before place them for sale!
The honey days are over...
Very Head light collection.
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Nice way to present your racquets
That's what I like about tennis: It's a hobby that is not restricted to actual court play.
Dunno man, that Blade 98S is pretty Head Heavy
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Illegal dampener, quick arrest him!
It maybe ok.. it has a isometric head.
I would prefer an isotropic stringbed.
My Six.One 95 S collection. I stocked up since it looks like Wilson won't make any more Six.One's with an L5 grip, and there's no indication that this string pattern is coming back.
My radical tour was as low powered as a racquet could get. And almost in volkl muted Territory. I suppose they are similar.
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You're WAAAY too commited to one racquet
Seriously though, 18 95S?!?!
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It works. It's actually my least favorite 6.1 paint, but I found a setup that's a match for my game. 18 is more than I need, but there's something comforting in that.
The 6.1 16x18 is my next favorite, and you can see I have a few of those as well in the rest of my collection:
I have two of these and I noticed a differnt hue in color between the two. The one on the top of your pile there has a goldish tint where the others are a more pure white. Did you notice this as well?
I bought the top two at launch, and the rest were manufactured a year or two later. I've noticed a definite difference, with the new frames being whiter. I hope, at least, that it's a change in paint and not dirt/oil from my hands. A paint change is the much less disgusting explanation.
The new racquets also shipped with rounded butt caps, while the original batch used the squared-off Pro Staff style with a "W Spin" insert.
Can you do a tutorial on how to do that?
I love old WW2 planes.. P51's so I did my blade in a P51 color scheme. I don't use it, but it was fun just to paint it up.
Are those Dunlop AG 4D 100s? Brings me back.
Here is my collection placed in order of when i got each racket, from left to right. My collection began in 2005 when I started playing tennis and turned 13, the Pure Strike 2017 on the far right was bought literally yesterday.
Pp until the past few years I literally never ever cared about racket specs, weight, string pattern, stifness etc, I didn't even bother to read or check these things, I simply just bought rackets based on how they looked and who endorsed them.
So my first proper racket was the Wilson Ncode 6.1 Pro Staff 95, bought as a present when i was 13, strung and with an overgrip the thing weighs about 358g, so here I was, a skinny *** kid weighing no more then 100lbs wielding a 358g racket I was also very short too, I spent months and years just smashing and serving balls against a brick wall near my house, not to brag or anything but I've been told and notice that i hit a heavier ball then most people I play with, I'm sure it was all those years using a heavy racket whilst being so physically small, I suppose it gave me a stronger arm then usual.
I will also note that around 2012-2013 I stopped using my Pro Staff for a bit and bought the Pure Drive and Aero Pro GT once again without reading up on specs etc, I played with them for about a year or more and got some serious tennis elbow, that's when I started reading up on rackets and found out about stiffness, string setups and all, I was going full bed poly strung at about 58-60lbs, after this episode I went back to playing with my Wilson Pro Staff and Prince 03 White, just for the sake of comfort and also more control albeit with less power and pop, so recently I demo'ed about 7-8 rackets looking for something a bit lighter then 358g and something that gave my a little easier power and some more pop, after a month of demoing many rackets the Pure Strike 2017 16x19 was the one, It was quite soft and flexible for a Babolat and had the liveliness I've been looking for, I'm also being smart about choosing arm friendly string setups too.
To sum things up, I now use the Pro Staff strung with Wilson NXT at 53lbs, Prince Speedport 03 White strung with Wilson NXT at 56lbs and my newest addition, Pure Strike 2017 with RPM Team at 53lbs,and I've given the Pure Drive and Aero Pro GT to my girlfriend
I love this. Because I can show these photos to my wife and say, 'You see! I DON'T have too many racquets!!'
My wife doesn't know how many rackets I got, I left 4 that I normally play with outside, the rest are stay in my tennis bags and stacked in my closet.
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Current collection -
Yonex Ezone DR98g
Prince Textreme Tour 95
Wilson Pro Staff 95S x 2
Wilson Pro Staff 95
Wilson Pro Staff 97LS
Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 95 x 2
Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85
Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85 - St Vincent
Donnay Pro One x 2
Head Graphene Radical XT MP
Head Graphite RadiaL X 2
Head Atlantis 660
Head Genesis 660
Head Graphite Magnum
Slazenger Pro Braided Henman x 2
Dunlop Maxply McEnroe
Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff
Plus various shoes
Current line up. Have not hit with the Tour G yet, it was sitting around for almost a year (I bought it when I found out they discontinued it) and decided to finally string it up the other day and add leather. Still need to tweak the Rev Pro with some lead. Every frame has leather for the simple fact that it's far superior .
Barricade 2s and two Slazenger Pro Braid Trinity frames? I'm envious.
You're not the first to comment on my Barricade 2s & the Slazengers! People just seem to love them. I still wear the Barricades to this day but not to play in anymore, I don't want to ruin them beyond the wear & tear they already have. The Slazengers are just wonderful, so so flexy. I used to have the original Black & white chess board one but sold it, stupidly.
Another Radical saved
And another one in mint condition at $30 tag price. This time was strung with Powergy but every racquet can play better if it would be made of chocolate or strung with RIP Ctrl... after a while I chose the second option
PS. Now I can put Ikea's pictures on the wall cause Radicals hunting season is officially over for me and I'll not need my desk as photo-scene any more
bet thats some buttery goodness ... especially w the pillow strings
I strung it today and can take it to court only on Sunday but I already tried to hit with it 1-2m up in the air and Ti.Rad is closer to my Mid Prest. than to i.Rad which is more crispy.
BTW stupid clerk (not stringman) in the pro shop was trying to talk me to buy "new racquet becasue the Ti.Rad is soooo old and weak after so many hits" no comment...
Wow....exactly why I hate sales people who just try to be frame pushers
Lol, next time, act like you know nothing and make him go through all of his sales pitches. Only to tell him, "uhhhh, I am going to go home and process all of this new information you have given me!!!! But thank you!!"
Then watch him sit down with a defeated look, and consider the choices he has made in life Karma can be a rough ride if you are a sucky human being
Nice idea but talking with him is a total waste of time... life is just too short to bother
The Pure Strike collection.
Two Tours and a standard 18x20. All are 342-3 grams and 7 1/2 points HL. Blue string is MSV Focus Hex 1.18. Green is Hyper G 1.15. Crosses are Gosen OG Sheep 1.15.
Alternating between these and my leaded up Youtek IG Radical MP's.
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Curios, your thoughts on the TG330? I've hit with both the G and 95D you have posted there and both are awesome; the G's soft, plush, has fantastic touch. Both have fantastic weight/stability (a bit more I think for the G) but the 95D has a PD like power which is awesome. Also, nice Yonex bag.
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