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gofederer
04-26-2004, 12:32 PM
Headsize (= 90?), weight, balance, etc.?
Also how it plays compared with ps 6.0 85?

http://www.woodtennis.com/sampras/KramerSTVstaff1.jpg

HT
04-26-2004, 04:01 PM
I have one, it plays very much like the PS 85. Except, much much stiffer and heavy(like 13.5 oz). I strung it up with natural gut and luxilon. But I'm beginning to get tennis elbow from it and I'm trying to seek advice in the string and stringing section of this discussion on how to relief it. I've played with the PS 85 for ten years now and never got tennis elbow until I picked up this racquet. I thought I had the muscles for it. But the racquet out muscled me :shock:

gofederer
04-26-2004, 04:48 PM
Thanks HT, btw is it 85 si or 90 si?
Also what about composition, is it 80% graphite 20% kevlar as ps 6.0 85?

HT
04-26-2004, 04:53 PM
It's an 85 si!

PrestigeClassic
04-26-2004, 06:02 PM
Are you talking about the same racket as in the picture? It's from the same mold as the Pro Staff Midsize, and construction is similar except 20 percent fiberglass replaces 20 percent Kevlar. It is lighter, probably more flexible, and with less pop. Luxilon? That's your problem right there. Not only are you playing modern tennis with a not-so-modern racket, but those strings are harsher than anything that was around at the time this racket was designed.

Jeffrey Wang
04-27-2004, 10:24 AM
I am with PrestigeClassic. The 13.5 oZ more likely on the original Jack Kramer Pro Staff wood racquet. This one is more flexible (due to 20% fiberglass instead of Kelver) and about 0.5Oz lighter with 85 si head.