Wilson Prostaff Tour 95

aj_m2009

Professional
Can anyone give me feedback on the Wilson PS Tour 95, especially on serve-and-volley plays? Thanks in advance.
 
Z

zipper

Guest
aj: The Tour 95 is a pretty good serve/volley stick. IMO it's strength is volleys. Not as much feel as the PS 6.0 95, but a little more pop and a little bit bigger sweet spot. On serves you can get a good amount of spin on the ball, or flatten it out if you want go to for pace. Groundstrokes aren't it's strong point which probably has a lot to do with it's mid-11 oz weight. You really have to swing hard to get some pace on the ball from behind the baseline. Lead tape would help in this area.
 
I hate the racquet, feels like a board.
No spin.
I wondered if this racquet actually has a sweetspot!!!
The one I tried was strung at 26 and 27 kilos with some cheap synthetic gut,
but I really don't reccomend you this racquet.
Go for a racquet like the Head Prestige Classic, it's way more comfortable.
 

aj_m2009

Professional
Ok, thanks. Have either of you(or anybody) tried the PS 6.1? If you have, what did you think of it?
 
hedonist said:
That is wrong imo. The Tour95 has a very high spin potential. It has even a more open string pattern than the 6.0 95!
That's true, but it's much stiffer.
Go try a PC600 and see for yourself, it feels much better and firmer.
 

aj_m2009

Professional
jonas-the-ball-basher said:
93 Square inches, but some say it is actually 89.5.
I think also the Head Liquid Metal Prestige mid is a nice frame as well.
What about the mid+? I don't think I would be too comfy with something any smaller than 95 but I would try something smaller if I must.
 

Swingman

Rookie
In stock form the Tour 95 is a decent racquet. Power is so-so and the spin potential is very good. Pace was somewhat lacking for me but accuracy was very good. It has very good feel on volleys and the power level is decent, not great, for put away volleys. Power can be bumped up with some lead tape. The sweetspot is mediocre on this racquet. Also, this racquet is not stiff.
 

iloveradical

New User
In comparision with 6.0 95, PS Tour 95 has (1) a smaller sweet spot (not tiny but not large enough) (2) more pop and power (3) less stability (4) similar spin potentials and (5) is much better in serve department. With lead taping, I think, PS Tour 95 is a pretty good stick at a decent price. Add 6gs of lead tapes on the throat (yes, it is a bit unconventional but in order to increase stability, place lead tapes on the Y area just below the hoop). You will see a remarkable change in stability and feel (really buttery on the sweet spot).
 
I have two wilson tour 95s. i lead them up quite alot so that both are even balanced, and i love it. when i played them stock they were mediocre and not that stable. the reason i bought them is the same as yours. I don't want to pay 180 for a stick, so i got two sticks for the same price!
 

aj_m2009

Professional
nytennisplayer said:
I have two wilson tour 95s. i lead them up quite alot so that both are even balanced, and i love it. when i played them stock they were mediocre and not that stable. the reason i bought them is the same as yours. I don't want to pay 180 for a stick, so i got two sticks for the same price!
So about how much do your rackets weigh now?
 
i am guessing around 12.4 ounces. i play mostly baseline so it helps with my shots. i am not that muscular and play with a one hand backhand. it took some time getting use to it but now its sweet. the volleys also have more power with the lead tape. most of my lead tape is at the head and sides so it raises the sweetspot while expanding it. .
 
aj_m2009 said:
Ok, thanks. Have either of you(or anybody) tried the PS 6.1? If you have, what did you think of it?
Yes, I ve tried PS 6.1 both classic and strecth. In fact I'm in love with them :D and put away my PD + for it. Just give it a try and you'll find plenty spins produced in every shoot you made.

I choose PS 6.1 strecth, in consideration that I used 2 backhand and more reaches as well as power (not need as much as PD +).
 

man-walking

Semi-Pro
I think we all aren't talking about the same racquet!

If I'm not wrong there are 2 different Pro Staff Tour 95, one has 18x20 pattern, lighter (289g unstrung) and flexier <60RDC. The other is a little heavier with 16x19 pattern, and it's the one at TW online shop.

The first I quoted (18x20 and flexy) is just the previous model of nSix-One Team and nPS 95.
 

aj_m2009

Professional
Thanks nw, and man, I didn't realize there was a 18x20 string pattern for the PS 95. Anyway, I was talking about the that TW sells.
 
P

Pinnacle

Guest
I got a Pro Staff Tour 95 recently, demoed it before purchase. I think it is a
good stick for me, good on ground strokes, FH and BH (I am SBH) are stable
and clean when hitted to the sweat spot.
the 16x19 pattern provided good potential for top spin, I tried 200G, and found it
no good to generate top spin probably because dense sting bed (18 x 20).
Not light for me but a bit light for high level players I guess.
 

vsdtrek

Semi-Pro
I have been demo'ing this for about the last two weeks at my club and right now I think it is boderline junk. It is a frame that demands you time your swing just right. I think it relies upon a quick swing and precise impact and really doesn't have the mass to plow through the ball. For doubles, it just stunk. I actually had some decent success in singles with it. Overall, I also think this would be hard on the arm and wrist.
 
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