Wilson Burn 95

QuentinFederer

Professional
I have just purchased the Burn 95 from TW Europe without demoing. What can I expect from this frame? How does it compare to the RF97?
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
Its a beast.. a Pure Drive Plus with control in a 95 inch head...I love mine..
I haven't used many extended length frames before, how much difference does the length of the racket have on serves and ground strokes?

I'm hoping that the Burn will be a fun racket to use this winter, I played today and it was only 5^C and the conditions were so slow. It would be pretty cool to hit with some free power over the next few months.
 

TennisHound

Legend
It makes a little difference. Don't shorten it though by .25". Its kind of like a softer mini RF97. The sweet spot is not huge, but when you connect with it, the ball rockets off the racquet. Its a little clunky on volleys, but its not that big o deal.
 

TennisHound

Legend
It's soft even at a 68 flex?

What other racquets would you compare it to as far as feel?
Yeah, 68 flex? Lol. You just have to try it. Those numbers don't mean anything. However, the Pure Aero and RF97 are stiff racquets. Consequently, they seem to have the most power.
 

CodyZzZ

Rookie
My current weapon is the PS90 modified to 335 SW and 365 static, I recently tried a friend's stock Burn and felt the swing weight was quite similar despite being much lighter. Definitely powerful stick, launch angles was also a lot higher than what I'm used to, but could be due to the balance or head size. Nonetheless, it was a decent stick as well, hope you enjoy yours.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
My current weapon is the PS90 modified to 335 SW and 365 static, I recently tried a friend's stock Burn and felt the swing weight was quite similar despite being much lighter. Definitely powerful stick, launch angles was also a lot higher than what I'm used to, but could be due to the balance or head size. Nonetheless, it was a decent stick as well, hope you enjoy yours.
I've also got a PS90 at those specs, although the only mod I made was an overgrip. How would you compare them on serves?
 

CodyZzZ

Rookie
I've also got a PS90 at those specs, although the only mod I made was an overgrip. How would you compare them on serves?
Didn't get a chance to try serving as my friend wanted his Burn back pretty quickly since he found my PS90 too heavy. I'm now curious what made you go for the burn when you already have such a nicely spec'ed PS90? ;)
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
Didn't get a chance to try serving as my friend wanted his Burn back pretty quickly since he found my PS90 too heavy. I'm now curious what made you go for the burn when you already have such a nicely spec'ed PS90? ;)
My actual stick of choice is the RF97, but I just love collecting rackets and the Burn was on sale.
 

Capulin Zurdo

Hall of Fame
I haven't used any previous versions of this frame but it sounds like I'm going to enjoy it.
I think you'll like the feel of it, I have mine strung with Solinco Hyper-G and I like the muted stringbed, plus the frame produces ample spin. As others mentioned, it feels a bit softer than its RA indicates, but it still has good power. Though it took a bit getting used to the balance since it's not as headlight as my other frames. Cheers.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
I think you'll like the feel of it, I have mine strung with Solinco Hyper-G and I like the muted stringbed, plus the frame produces ample spin. As others mentioned, it feels a bit softer than its RA indicates, but it still has good power. Though it took a bit getting used to the balance since it's not as headlight as my other frames. Cheers.
Thanks for the great reply! I am used to a higher swing weight so hopefully I'll adjust to the balance pretty quickly.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
Finally got to hit with my Burn today. I really enjoyed it on my forehand, depth and spin came very easily. I found myself hitting some good serves with it, but I was hitting quite a few serves long. On the backhand side I struggled a bit with consistency, which I would put down to the slightly increased length.
I strung it with Wilson gut mains @60lbs and 4G Rough crosses @58lbs.
 

RoarTT

Semi-Pro
I would love to try Babolat RPM Blast Rough in this frame when it is released.
What was the specs of your burn 95? Got mine from TW europe today strung with RPM blast 18 @ 52lbs. It is 329 grams and only 2 pts head light (!) strung. I don't know how much more HH the burn 95 will become when strung on avarage but it can't be as much as 5 pts off from the stated unstrung balance? Bad QC i suppose. Haven't hit with it yet,but just by swinging it, it feels just as hefty as the RF97. Coming from a Pure Drive (non plus), this might be a little to much for me. Looking forward to try it anyways.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
What was the specs of your burn 95? Got mine from TW europe today strung with RPM blast 18 @ 52lbs. It is 329 grams and only 2 pts head light (!) strung. I don't know how much more HH the burn 95 will become when strung on avarage but it can't be as much as 5 pts off from the stated unstrung balance? Bad QC i suppose. Haven't hit with it yet,but just by swinging it, it feels just as hefty as the RF97. Coming from a Pure Drive (non plus), this might be a little to much for me. Looking forward to try it anyways.
Mine had an unstrung weight of 311 grams and an unstrung balance 11 head light. Wilson quality control is just all over the place.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
I've customised mine recently to 353 grams strung, leather grip, overgrip and dampener. It's 8 points headlight now. I have not measured my swingweight.

It's a really fun racket to hit with, it is very versatile and does everything well. I won't be switching to it though, my RF97 is still my stick of choice.
 

Crie

Rookie
Could anyone compare the burn 95 to the burn fst 95?

similar?

grtz

BURN-e :p
The FST is ****. Because QC is a ****ing ****storm with all racquet brands, you will get a 11.8-12oz racquet with 315~SW and 8HL strung. That was my spec, anyway, I'd get a lighter racquet, maybe SV95 and just customize that. Because the racquet is lighter, you can add weight to it and get a higher SW than the Burn FST even if their static weights are the same.

What grip do you use? Eastern, Semi-Western or Full Western?

Depending on your grip, get a smaller/larger head size racquet. Most Semi-western players hover around 95 inches and Eastern players can be better off with ~95 inch head size because you get so much power on the ball. For full westerns, we all generally start with a full poly bed to abuse the stupid amount of spin on the ball and just weight up a light 98 inch racquet for the power we need.

^^ This is from what pros use and other high ranking players.
Fed uses/used 90 inch, Delpo uses 95 and Dimitrov I think is back to 93, might need to be confirmed.
Wawrinka uses 95, same as Djokovic, and also Nishikori.
Kyrgios, Thiem, and Sock all have 98,
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
The Burn 95 doesn't get respect because it's a 95, because the rest of the Burn line is relatively crappy, and the paint job is kinda ugly. But it hits very well -- I would consider it a solid alternative to the RF97A for someone who wants less weight in a powerful but controlled frame. I picked up one cheap and have been pleasantly surprised. The only thing to be aware of, aside from the extended length, is that the head is long and narrow, so forgiveness 3 to 9 is less than some other frames (even 95s).
 
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