What's my best replacement for the n6.1 95 when I hate the k6.1 95

My nSix-One 95 is cracked and needs to be replaced. Tried to pick up a spare on the auction site and ended up with a fake. Only lost a few dollars but will never buy that way again. Sooo, I took the kSix-One 95 for a spin and hated, loathed and despised everything about it. The feel in the hand, the response (in both string patterns and with various strings) , the extreme stiffness and the sweetspot which felt smaller than the nCode and lower.

so what's my option? What have others done who liked previous 6.1s but didn't like the kFactor?

I don't like Head grips, Volkl or Fischer but think I can adjust to any of the other brands.
 

counterpuncher

Hall of Fame

mawashi

Hall of Fame
When I first tried the MGMP I though I had pick up a N95 if it wasn't for the handle shape n it being lighter, I really though the MGMP felt very similar to a N95 18x20

Here's the review of the N95:
http://web.archive.org/web/20050115160422/www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/WN6195/WN6195Review.html

n the review of the Head MGMP:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/MGPP/MGPPReview.html

You should be able to add some lead to the throat n handle of the MGMP and make it feel similar to the weight of the N95.

I feel a Custom Vantage in the same specs of a N95 will play very similar but more comfy.

mawashi
 
Been there, found k95 too stiff and harsh after n95. To be honest, nothing feels exactly similar. I switched from n95 18x20 to TF335 18x20 and it went smoothly. I found it the only one as solid as n95. But you want any of the following play more similar to n95 you have add some lead to the hoop, unleaded, they swing lighter.

18x20 replacements
-AG200 18x20
-TF 335 18x20
-TF 325 VO2 max
-KBlade Tour

16x18 replacements
-Pro One Int.
-TF 335 16x20
-TF 320 VO2 max
-Fischer m Comp 95
 

FuriousYellow

Professional
I've been playing with the n6.1 95 16x18 for over two years now so I know how attached you are to it. I've put a lot of time and money into getting it just the way I like it, so I'm very reluctant to switch or even spend a lot of time trying out new frames. When I'm trying out a new stick and I don't feel it right away, back in the bag it goes.

Just finished a couple hours playing with the KBlade 98 and really liked it. It has a lot of the same qualities as the n6.1 and feels surprisingly solid for a stick that's a full ounce lighter. Like the n6.1, I just felt comfortable with it right away. I didn't I needed to make any adjustments the way I do when trying out a new stick. I just played the way I normally play.

One thing that helps is the sweetspot is in the same area as the n6.1. I've tried the MG Prestige MP and DNX9 and the sweetspot felt lower in the stringbed which was difficult to adjust to.

Even though the stiffness rating is somewhat high, it felt comfortable to hit with. Even off-center hits didn't feel that uncomfortable. Like, I said earlier. It just feels solid.

I've had trouble in the past generating consistent spin with an 18x20 string pattern. I couldn't do it with an 18x20 n6.1, but I had no trouble with the KBlade 98. It's probably due to the lighter weight which was allowing me to get a little more speed in my swing.

If you're willing to experiment with something lighter, you may want to give this one a demo.
 
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ferocious4hand

Semi-Pro
I had the n95 and am too don't like the k95. i then went on and tried the yonex rqis1 Tour. Although its a tad lighter and more flexible its much more forgiving and comfortable
 

Pushmaster

Hall of Fame
You might want to consider the HPS 6.1 95, they're pretty close. I even think there's a place online that still sells them new.
 

Craig Sheppard

Hall of Fame
Call me crazy, but I used the Pro Staff Classic for 10 years, n6.1 for a little while (ok, not great), then the k6.1 and didn't like it...and just demoed the KPro Tour and liked it. It's not exactly the same and yeah it swings somewhat lighter--but it gave me a certain "swing feel" I really liked, and I'm pretty darn picky about rackets. It is more muted, the balance is great, and it just has a nice response. I've alternated between Fischers and Wilsons for years now... KPro Tour is worth a shot.
 
I play the Aero Storm Tour. I used to play with the N6.1 and K6.1, and the "in my opinion" Aero Storm Tour really out plays both. Feels heavier than the wilsons, 3sqin bigger don't let the TW review scare you...this frame has some pop...if you can generate your own pace. Spin is slightly better, and where i like it the most is at net and on serves. It feels really stiff and really solid. Give it a try.
 

larry10s

Hall of Fame
When I first tried the MGMP I though I had pick up a N95 if it wasn't for the handle shape n it being lighter, I really though the MGMP felt very similar to a N95 18x20

Here's the review of the N95:
http://web.archive.org/web/20050115160422/www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/WN6195/WN6195Review.html

n the review of the Head MGMP:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/MGPP/MGPPReview.html

You should be able to add some lead to the throat n handle of the MGMP and make it feel similar to the weight of the N95.

I feel a Custom Vantage in the same specs of a N95 will play very similar but more comfy.

mawashi
go with vantage
 

jcstennis

Hall of Fame
had 4 n6.1s...before that i played Babolat PureControls, they are a good alternative... now i play Microgel Prestige MPs, they are no n6.1, my i.prestige MP plays closer to the n6.1. i have the i.prestige balanced close to my n's, it's a few grams lighter but just as stable and has same power/control level.
 

sruckauf

Professional
Might as well try a RDS 002 Tour. Nice heft and hoop flex, and very spin friendly.
 
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harryz

Professional
Gamma G325 for 16x18; Dunlop AG 200 4D for 18x20

Closest I've owned or tried to n 6.1 95. Neither as muted, both a bit more flexy, and both thinner beamed and with great feel.
 

harryz

Professional
Gamma G325 for 16x18; Dunlop AG 200 4D for 18x20

Closest I've owned or tried to n 6.1 95. Neither as muted, both a bit more flexy, and both thinner beamed and with great feel.
 
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