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Sintherius
06-01-2011, 08:38 PM
Back in the winter time I switched from my Wilson BLX Six-One Tour to the YOUTEK Prestige Mid, which I bought from the local pro (I still have the Six-One cause it's amazing). Within a month or two, I bought another YOUTEK Prestige Mid from Tennis Warehouse, both at the same tension (62 lbs). However, the one I got from tennis warehouse seems lighter and gives me a little better feel (same string was in both of them.) I noticed it MASSIVELY today during my match when I switched to the one that seems heavier since my grip was getting wet on the other one. did I score a pro stock frame? :O

TheOneHander
06-01-2011, 08:41 PM
Most likely not, TW put pro stock frames up in the MG pj for a bit though. This is a case of quality control, most likely...is there a code in the throat? Any other noticeable physical differences? They should be pretty noticeable...

armsty
06-01-2011, 08:57 PM
Open the butt cap, check for silicone. Take the grip off and see what the code is on the handle under the pallet

Sintherius
06-01-2011, 09:11 PM
Most likely not, TW put pro stock frames up in the MG pj for a bit though. This is a case of quality control, most likely...is there a code in the throat? Any other noticeable physical differences? They should be pretty noticeable...

Not sure I'll check in the morning. And if this isn't the case then what's the deal? My hitting partner (my neighbor) even said he noticed it when I told him to compare.

flashfire276
06-01-2011, 09:47 PM
Not sure I'll check in the morning. And if this isn't the case then what's the deal? My hitting partner (my neighbor) even said he noticed it when I told him to compare.

In might be, because Pro Stock Head racquets are much lighter than their retail resemblance, just for the sake of customization.
If you did score, well... SCORE!!!!

Sintherius
06-02-2011, 11:45 AM
I didn't find a code, but there is the fact that on the one that is lighter and more feel/flexibility at the top black part on the Prestige there's a bunch of little white spots (like it's peeling or something) but not on the other one, and the other one has been used more.

flashfire276
06-02-2011, 11:52 AM
I didn't find a code, but there is the fact that on the one that is lighter and more feel/flexibility at the top black part on the Prestige there's a bunch of little white spots (like it's peeling or something) but not on the other one, and the other one has been used more.

There was some talk that the newer Head Prostock frames don't have a code anymore, so they can "hide" its identity. I'm not 100% sure about this, so someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong.
If it's lighter, a purer feel, and more flexy, it can possible be a prostock. Congrats! Now you need some lead and silicone, and you're all set!

LeeD
06-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Forgive my ignorance, but what good is having a "pro stock" frame, then you modify it, and who knows if it's even close to what you need to play better tennis?
Maybe OP needs a PS85, or a Weed to play his best. Why should ONE racket be the right one for him? One that he still needs to modify!:shock:

thug the bunny
06-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Sintherius, could you provide a little feedback on your experience with the YTPM relative to the BLX 6.1? I'm considering a YTPM coming from the
KPS88 (see my thread "replacement for the KPS88"), which I understand is similar to the 6.1.

Sintherius
06-02-2011, 11:55 AM
There was some talk that the newer Head Prostock frames don't have a code anymore, so they can "hide" its identity. I'm not 100% sure about this, so someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong.
If it's lighter, a purer feel, and more flexy, it can possible be a prostock. Congrats! Now you need some lead and silicone, and you're all set!

Thanks! That'd be sweet if it was :D I just need to check the weight to be 100% sure there's a difference (but like I said I DEFINITELY felt a difference in weight and flexibility.) but not sure how to check the weight of a racket O.o

Sintherius
06-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Also how would TW accidently ship me a pro stock instead of a retail Prestige Mid?

Rorsach
06-02-2011, 12:05 PM
Thanks! That'd be sweet if it was :D I just need to check the weight to be 100% sure there's a difference (but like I said I DEFINITELY felt a difference in weight and flexibility.) but not sure how to check the weight of a racket O.o

How about weighing it on a kitchen scale?

Sintherius
06-02-2011, 12:12 PM
How about weighing it on a kitchen scale?

I don't have a kitchen scale :X

Rorsach
06-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Take it with you when you go shopping for groceries and put it on the scales in the supermarket.

;)

vsbabolat
06-02-2011, 01:09 PM
I didn't find a code, but there is the fact that on the one that is lighter and more feel/flexibility at the top black part on the Prestige there's a bunch of little white spots (like it's peeling or something) but not on the other one, and the other one has been used more.

I highly doubt that TW sold you a "Pro Stock" frame. Please post some photos of the racquet including the butt cap.

Larrysümmers
06-02-2011, 01:12 PM
so if this is a pro stock frame, are you going to play better because it is a pro stock?

flashfire276
06-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but what good is having a "pro stock" frame, then you modify it, and who knows if it's even close to what you need to play better tennis?

It makes you feel special... =)
I honestly find no reason to exclusively use a Pro Stock racquet. I mean, sure it's great have one. But unless you don't compete professionally or actually play tournaments, I see no point to ONLY use Pro Stock, and nothing else at all. Yes, you get that one-of-a-kind feel compared to the racquet it's displaying, and you get to customize it on your own. But there's an endless amount of retail racquets out there, and one is just bound to suit your needs perfectly, without customization.

Sintherius
06-02-2011, 08:42 PM
so if this is a pro stock frame, are you going to play better because it is a pro stock?

You're clearly an ***, so get out. Never said I play better, just stated facts about it.

Sintherius
06-02-2011, 08:45 PM
It makes you feel special... =)
I honestly find no reason to exclusively use a Pro Stock racquet. I mean, sure it's great have one. But unless you don't compete professionally or actually play tournaments, I see no point to ONLY use Pro Stock, and nothing else at all. Yes, you get that one-of-a-kind feel compared to the racquet it's displaying, and you get to customize it on your own. But there's an endless amount of retail racquets out there, and one is just bound to suit your needs perfectly, without customization.

Neither do I. I still switch between the two when one grip gets too wet, and my level of play doesn't increase/decrease really, I just like the feel of the more flexier/lighter one. People need to stop assuming things.

The Djoker
06-02-2011, 08:53 PM
so if this is a pro stock frame, are you going to play better because it is a pro stock?

really, man? give it a rest...:roll:

eleventeenth street
06-02-2011, 09:54 PM
really doubt it's a pro stock frame. sometimes frames just play differently.

flashfire276
06-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Neither do I. I still switch between the two when one grip gets too wet, and my level of play doesn't increase/decrease really, I just like the feel of the more flexier/lighter one. People need to stop assuming things.

Exactly! I mean, yea it's totally cool and awesome to have a Pro Stock racquet, you know? But there's some people that splurge like $2000 on 4 Pro Stocks, because they exclusively use those frames. And they don't even play competitively. That's what I find really stupid.

alidisperanza
06-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Take it with you when you go shopping for groceries and put it on the scales in the supermarket.

;)

So glad I'm not the only one that's done this...

Sintherius
06-03-2011, 08:00 AM
So glad I'm not the only one that's done this...

I actually considered this... not even joking.

alidisperanza
06-03-2011, 08:05 AM
I actually considered this... not even joking.

:D It works!

pyrokid
06-03-2011, 08:05 AM
I actually considered this... not even joking.

This is why I love being a highschooler. I can get away with stuff like this and people just assume I'm just being ridiculous, like the rest if my generation.

Hidious
06-03-2011, 10:13 AM
The girls at the post office don't even bother with me anymore; i'm the guy who goes there weekly without having anything to post, i just weight a bunch of racquets :D

bigNC
06-03-2011, 12:19 PM
The girls at the post office don't even bother with me anymore; i'm the guy who goes there weekly without having anything to post, i just weight a bunch of racquets :D

That's freaking hilarious. I am too shallow and worried about what other people think to do something like that.