The nCode 6.1 95 Thread

ryushen21

Legend
As I've been reading along these days, I realized that I wasn't the only nCode fan out there.

My first exposure to the 6.1 line of racquets was the kFactor version and then the BLX that followed it. But then a poster here told me that I had to get my hands on an nCode. So I did and it was practically love at first hit. And it appears that with a lot of 6.1 enthusiasts there is a special place for the nCode as well. I was very much hoping that the "new" 6.1 released by this one would be sporting that nCode layup underneath the glossy black paint, but alas that was not to be.

Let's discuss the nCode 6.1 frames a bit.

I prefer the 18x20 and currently have mine set up with a leather grip and 6" of lead at 3/9 with Hyper G 17 @48lbs. Man does this thing crush the ball.
 

Antónis

Professional
I have a 18x20 n-6.1 too, the proper 333 grams version, not the team, along with a 6.1 classic, an HPS 6.1 18x20, and even a 6.1 clone (Slazenger Pro Braided). That thing hits an heavy loud ball. Love it for doubles, for singles I don't use it very much, I prefer my 6.0 95's

I can take a couple of pics tomorrow, for now, I leave this one below (the 6.1's are the ones on the right side)

A few other gems are there too, from left to right PS n-Code 90; Avery M3 Control; POG Tour Mid; KPS 88 and both 6.1's.

Some tennis porn is always welcome here, so...



20131201_231503_zps22303a1b by António Duarte, no Flickr

Edit: here's the promised pics, sorry for the low quality cell camera. Grip 4 1/4, no mods needed

IMG_20201013_161554 by António Duarte, no Flickr

IMG_20201013_161524 by António Duarte, no Flickr

IMG_20201013_161544 by António Duarte, no Flickr
 
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BenC

Semi-Pro
Reusing my photos from the 6.1 thread. The top one I bought from an auction in Japan, note the different weight and balance in the specs.



 

ryushen21

Legend
It's a legend to me because it's the only 6.1 I have light enough for me to still use on a regular basis. :confused:
I guess I'm the kind of messed up person that just loves swinging a true club. My 6.1s all get treated to a leather grip, overgrip, and 6" of lead at 3 and 9.
 

BenC

Semi-Pro
I guess I'm the kind of messed up person that just loves swinging a true club. My 6.1s all get treated to a leather grip, overgrip, and 6" of lead at 3 and 9.
I enjoy (and almost depend on) the extra mass of the 6.1 for volleys and touch shots in doubles, but I run into endurance problems in singles with more baseline rallies.
 

hotasice

Semi-Pro
I used to have an asian ncode but sold it because I felt it was too light and wasn't enough of a ball clobberer that the usual 6.1 95 is.

I recently picked up an ncode 6.1 16x18 off the 'bay, not expecting much but just wanted to try it as I got it for super cheap. Hoo boy, what a frame. It's not plush, but not stiff and firm like the other 6.1's I have (k factor, BLX) and has the magic blend of just firm enough but also very very comfortable at the same time. Tons of power, lots of spin and super stable. I usually prefer 18x20's for their control but this 16x18 I love.

I've never hit with the ncode 6.1 18x20----what are others' thoughts on that one compared to the 16x18?
 
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Antónis

Professional
I played with the 16x18 has my go to stick some 15 years ago

The 16x18 has a bit more power, and a bit more ball bite on top spin shots, the 18x20 is even more stable than the 16x18, and hits a nastier slice; the 16x18 has better feeling on touch shots, the 18x20 is a beast on punch volleys and all that means absorbing power.
If I had to choose any as my go to, I would pick the 16x18, but this doesn't mean it's a better racquet, it just fits my style better, and the fact that I'm not a fan of 18x20 on smaller than 98 sq.i. racquets.
The 18x20 is great choice for big flat baseline hitters (think DelPotro) and S & V'ers, I love it for doubles because it's super stable on quick net exchanges, and blocking serves, or anything big. The 16x18 are more versatile, but this is just my personal opinion
 

ryushen21

Legend
I played with the 16x18 has my go to stick some 15 years ago

The 16x18 has a bit more power, and a bit more ball bite on top spin shots, the 18x20 is even more stable than the 16x18, and hits a nastier slice; the 16x18 has better feeling on touch shots, the 18x20 is a beast on punch volleys and all that means absorbing power.
If I had to choose any as my go to, I would pick the 16x18, but this doesn't mean it's a better racquet, it just fits my style better, and the fact that I'm not a fan of 18x20 on smaller than 98 sq.i. racquets.
The 18x20 is great choice for big flat baseline hitters (think DelPotro) and S & V'ers, I love it for doubles because it's super stable on quick net exchanges, and blocking serves, or anything big. The 16x18 are more versatile, but this is just my personal opinion
Agree with all of that. It's why I love the 18x20 so much. I've recently switched to a more semi-western grip for my forehand and the 18x20 hits a killer hard-driven forehand and that added spin makes it dive in and bounce forward through the court. It's hard for players to return when you get it right.

The other thing you have to love is the serve. Mine just clicks with the n6.1 in my hand.
 

Antónis

Professional
Agree with all of that. It's why I love the 18x20 so much. I've recently switched to a more semi-western grip for my forehand and the 18x20 hits a killer hard-driven forehand and that added spin makes it dive in and bounce forward through the court. It's hard for players to return when you get it right.

The other thing you have to love is the serve. Mine just clicks with the n6.1 in my hand.
It's great for sliced cross court serve
 
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