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Crize
04-23-2005, 10:51 PM
Where might I find the Taiwan v? The reason being is because I want something similiar to the St. Vincents version since I like a heftier racquet. Ofcourse buying a St. Vincents would be too risky and too expensive. So my questions are: How similiar are the Taiwain versions to the St. Vincent Version? And where might I find one (do they still make them?) Thx in advance.

-Crize

BreakPoint
04-23-2005, 11:11 PM
I have a Taiwan version in great condition if you're interested. 4 3/8 grip.

Crize
04-23-2005, 11:17 PM
I am interested. Send me an E-mail at Iamkossar@yahoo.com. Provide pics if at all possible.

Coda
04-24-2005, 01:59 AM
you could always take a China version and lead it up for heft but I'm sure it wouldn't feel the same as a Taiwan version.

AndrewD
04-24-2005, 02:03 AM
So, what version does TW sell?

Coda
04-24-2005, 02:13 AM
the China version I believe

AndrewD
04-24-2005, 03:22 AM
And how does the China version differ to the Taiwan version?

Coda
04-24-2005, 04:03 AM
I believe they are stiffer and a little heavier.

BreakPoint
04-24-2005, 09:47 AM
The PS 6.0 85 hasn't been manufactured in Taiwan since the early 90's. I believe all manufacturing was moved to China in the mid-90's, so any new PS 6.0 85 after that was made in China. Since TW started business after that, I'd venture to say that any new PS 6.0 85 ever purchased from TW was made in China. BTW, I believe all PS 6.0 95's were made in China as I believe that model was introduced only after production shifted to China.

PrestigeClassic
04-25-2005, 08:43 AM
Why does everybody think that older Pro Staff rackets are heavier just because they are older? Have you even felt the frames you talk about, or heard of a scale?

Interesting transition from discussion of the Taiwan Pro Staff Midsize to the China Pro Staff 6.0 95.

Coda
04-25-2005, 08:48 AM
Interesting transition from discussion of the Taiwan Pro Staff Midsize to the China Pro Staff 6.0 95.

thanks prestige for showing us all where Breakpoint went wrong in his commentary! You must have something against that frame for all the hated you show.

Bo
04-25-2005, 10:39 AM
The other I just pull out my good old 6.0 (seems to be a St. Vincent) and played several sets with it, it's amazing how solid and responsive it is. Then I tried the 6.0 with Tour 90 paint job which I bought from TW (made it China), that seems to be a bit softer and a rather numb feel. Weight and Balance are almost identical at 366g and 32.0 cm (from balance pt to the end of grip). St. V is a L5, whereas the T90 PJ is a L4. Both were strung with Live Wire 17 XP at 67 lbs althought the tension is about 1-2 lbs higher in the St. V (checked with stringmeter). This is pretty interesting, and now I'm considering to have the Taiwan 6.0 re-strung and try all 3 again.

Dennis Chan
04-25-2005, 11:15 AM
Bo, if you like your Taiwan 6.0 more than the T90 PJ 6.0, I have a Taiwan 6.0 in L5 grip and would like to use it to trade with your T90 PJ 6.0. I will throw in one or two more rackets to balance the deal. Please keep my email handy. Thanks.

BreakPoint
04-25-2005, 11:34 AM
thanks prestige for showing us all where Breakpoint went wrong in his commentary! You must have something against that frame for all the hated you show.

I think PrestigeClassic is still bitter from the results of my poll of the PS 85 vs. the PS 95 showing that there are plenty of PS 95 lovers out there besides me, not the overwheming preference for the PS 85 as he has always insinuated. Just because he hates the PS 95, he believed everyone should hate the PS 95 as well. To his chagrin, it turned out that nothing could be further from the truth. :)

AndrewD
04-25-2005, 05:07 PM
Just let me check, we are still talking about a racquet aren't we? Anyway, how about some support for the 110sq and 125sq. There's 2 older couples at our club who use them and, as we only have one ps 6.0 85 user I can state categorically that the PS 6.0 110 and 125 are far more popular LOL.

Anyway, Crize, if you are still looking for the Taiwan version I believe that you can find them second-hand on the Wood Tennis site. Sorry, I dont have the address but have a look on Google and you'll find it.

Bo
04-27-2005, 07:29 AM
Hi Dennis,
Thanks for your offer. I'm keeping my T90 PJ for my collection. It's just interesting to know that they are actually "different" and by quite a margin.

Dennis Chan
04-27-2005, 12:03 PM
Bo, you meant the PJ one is different than the Taiwan one, right? And the PJ one should play exactly like the current Chinese ones. Is this correct? Thanks.

JennyS
04-27-2005, 12:51 PM
Maybe someone will be selling one on **** sometime soon.

christo
04-27-2005, 09:44 PM
My Taiwan 6.0 weighs in at about 13.1 with an overgrip, the China version@12.6-12.7. The Taiwan stick is stiffer , just feels better all the way around, both great frames though.

Bo
04-29-2005, 12:50 PM
I'm afraid I do not have my China one strung, so I can't compare them right now.

TNT
04-29-2005, 01:09 PM
I have a authentic St Vincent Pro Staff with red primer and St. Vincent W.I sticker on the but cap. I don't care for these types of racquets so if somebody can find grommets for it I'm willing to sell it at around $110 plus shipping. It has a 4 1/2 grip size and original cover and Fairway grip. claudiu260@hotmail.com