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vincent_tennis
01-11-2008, 01:10 AM
I am currently using a bumperless version of prostaff 85 (butt cap code: HUQ).
But this racket is at least 15 years ago:confused: and the grommet kits have now cracked =/
I'm thinking about buying TW's Pro Staff 85 but I dont know how it feels compared to my PS85.

Could you guys (if anyone reads this) gimme some feedback on the TW PS85 racket?

Thanks a bunch :D
Vincent

luv2volley
01-11-2008, 09:19 AM
Is the PS 60 85 in TW stock already ?

gsquicksilver
01-11-2008, 11:54 AM
it's a bit stiffer than the older pro staffs

drakulie
01-11-2008, 12:49 PM
plays hollow, like a tin can, and lighter. Compared to a chicago, or vincent frame it should not even have the PS85 name attached to it.

Ryoma Kun
01-11-2008, 01:05 PM
i'de hate to say it, but it's true... the newer ones just don't play as solid. As far as the results i've gotten, i can still hit the same, but i don't get the same =) as i did when i used the old ones.

I put 18 grams of lead at 3 and 9

VGP
01-11-2008, 02:28 PM
plays hollow, like a tin can, and lighter. Compared to a chicago, or vincent frame it should not even have the PS85 name attached to it.

drak - don't diss the Taiwanese PS85s. Comparatively speaking, the Taiwanese are harsher than the Chicago and SVs, but still solid.....but, you are on track with the new ones.

Bud
01-11-2008, 02:32 PM
I am currently using a bumperless version of prostaff 85 (butt cap code: HUQ).
But this racket is at least 15 years ago:confused: and the grommet kits have now cracked =/
I'm thinking about buying TW's Pro Staff 85 but I dont know how it feels compared to my PS85.

Could you guys (if anyone reads this) gimme some feedback on the TW PS85 racket?

Thanks a bunch :D
Vincent

Buy new grommets. I have a bumperless SV I'd be willing to part with if you want two :-P

drakulie
01-11-2008, 02:36 PM
drak - don't diss the Taiwanese PS85s. Comparatively speaking, the Taiwanese are harsher than the Chicago and SVs, but still solid.....but, you are on track with the new ones.

I actually like the taiwan version, which is why I didn't diss it. LOL

psp2
01-11-2008, 08:04 PM
drak - don't diss the Taiwanese PS85s. Comparatively speaking, the Taiwanese are harsher than the Chicago and SVs, but still solid.....but, you are on track with the new ones.

Agree... the Taiwanese PS85 frames are solid. SW is much higher and less HL than any SV, IME.

psp2
01-11-2008, 08:04 PM
Buy new grommets. I have a bumperless SV I'd be willing to part with if you want two :-P

What grip size is yours? Looking for a 3/8....

Jackie T. Stephens
01-11-2008, 08:09 PM
Why don't you just upgrade your racquets and start using N-code or K Factor.

RoddickistheMan
01-11-2008, 08:11 PM
k90 is a formidable replacement.

Jackie T. Stephens
01-11-2008, 08:12 PM
k90 is a formidable replacement.

N-code is better.

Azzurri
01-11-2008, 08:13 PM
plays hollow, like a tin can, and lighter. Compared to a chicago, or vincent frame it should not even have the PS85 name attached to it.

agreed..they almost feel like two different racquets. the feel is completely different (as described above). Try to get a decent used SV here or on the auction site.

vincent_tennis
01-11-2008, 09:13 PM
thanks a bunch guys :D

vincent_tennis
01-11-2008, 09:14 PM
Buy new grommets. I have a bumperless SV I'd be willing to part with if you want two :-P

lol i'd be interested how much are u gonna sell them and how much to ship to hk?

vincent_tennis
01-11-2008, 09:21 PM
btw bud.
I dont think the grommets we can get now a days fit bumper-less ps 85 rackets
recently i emails wilson asking about the grommets but they said they've got no grommets what soever that fit the pro staff midsize =/

vincent_tennis
05-18-2008, 01:46 AM
bump?
10char

OnlyMidsize
05-18-2008, 11:35 AM
bump?
10char

The TW ps85 with the newer cosmetic sticker inside the throat isn't that good. Plays very hollow with very little feedback. I didn't enjoy it at all. All other Chinas play quite well especially the ones with "pro staff 6.0" with fairways and white butt caps.

Ultra2HolyGrail
05-18-2008, 02:16 PM
The china's i have are solid as heck. The only chinas i have heard people complain about where the last batches. Otherwise they play fine, i hit with a vincent before and was not impressed in comparison.

vincent_tennis
05-19-2008, 06:44 AM
agreed..they almost feel like two different racquets. the feel is completely different (as described above). Try to get a decent used SV here or on the auction site.
@ 1000USD? i dont think so...

aimr75
05-19-2008, 06:46 AM
@ 1000USD? i dont think so...

thats at the upper limit for a never used unstrung mint condition SV.. he said to get a used one, which could be had for a reasonable price if you look hard enough
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autumn_leaf
05-19-2008, 06:54 AM
it's pretty hard to find these now that tw stopped selling them... they're going for ridiculous prices now, i would just switch to a different racquet since getting these have become either troublesome to find or way overpriced.

also i have a china version i bought a year ago used and i never get a hollow or tinny feel from it, solid as can be.

geesechops
05-19-2008, 08:09 PM
My China feels allot heavier and solid than the SV I have. Although, the SV has a nice swing to it and seems more damped which I like. I think they both have great qualities and love playing with both of them. The handle above the grip were the throat comes together is more flattened out and wider on my China, and the SV has more of a K90 shape to it. If anyone has any SV's or China's they want to sell me shoot me an email :) I need a few more to play with during the summer USTA season.

superstition
05-19-2008, 08:14 PM
plays hollow, like a tin can, and lighter.
Ditto. Plus less stable.

superstition
05-19-2008, 08:14 PM
i have a china version i bought a year ago used and i never get a hollow or tinny feel from it, solid as can be.
Maybe it's Wilson's quality control. I've had three Chinese PS 85 over the years and only the most recent one was bad. I could even tell in the store that the handle was too light but I was in a hurry and thought I might be mistaken.

Bubba
05-20-2008, 06:56 AM
I have 5 and actually prefer the newer China versions to my 2 ST. V's for overall playability. Don't get me wrong, the St. V's are awesome as well. As for a replacement... the new Sampras stick should be a good one... as for the n90 and the K90... IMO (And I have many of both) the n90 is closer to the PS85: The flex is a bit closer and the SW of the n90 is several points below the K90 which gets it pretty close to the PS85.

Problem #2 is that even the n90's are getting hard to find!!!