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NLBwell
08-04-2011, 09:17 PM
My son was hitting with my old ProStaff and he walks over to me and says, "Dad, I think the racket is broken." Folded in on itself at about 8:00 position on the head. He didn't hit it on anything other than the ball. It was my only racket for about 13 years and I used it sporatically since then. Just used it in a USTA playoff match. Finally just fatigued out.
My son tried all my rackets - of many types, weights, stiffnesses, etc. - and liked the ProStaff best despite the small 85" head. He called it the "spinny racket."
Wondering if I shoud try and get him another ProStaff or something more modern.

Was looking at the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 or 200 Tour since they are on sale cheap.

Cup8489
08-04-2011, 09:18 PM
Rest In Peace, Master Pro Staff.

Timbo's hopeless slice
08-04-2011, 09:18 PM
awww, RIP.

nah, get him a nice 95" of some sort.

Cup8489
08-04-2011, 09:23 PM
He might enjoy the BLX90.. it's actually not a bad frame at all, nice pop and spin for a mid.

Or, better yet, the Dunlop 100 frames. Any of them are definitely worth a playtest.

Fuji
08-04-2011, 10:05 PM
The 200 Tour might actually be a suitable replacement! Bit bigger, near the same weight, open string pattern etc etc. Plus only 100 bucks right now is a freaking steal! If I didn't already go through my racket purchases for the year I would be picking one up!

-Fuji

fuzz nation
08-05-2011, 05:27 AM
...at least it was among friends and doing what it loved when it went...

TennisMaverick
08-05-2011, 05:57 AM
My son was hitting with my old ProStaff and he walks over to me and says, "Dad, I think the racket is broken." Folded in on itself at about 8:00 position on the head. He didn't hit it on anything other than the ball. It was my only racket for about 13 years and I used it sporatically since then. Just used it in a USTA playoff match. Finally just fatigued out.
My son tried all my rackets - of many types, weights, stiffnesses, etc. - and liked the ProStaff best despite the small 85" head. He called it the "spinny racket."
Wondering if I shoud try and get him another ProStaff or something more modern.

Was looking at the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 or 200 Tour since they are on sale cheap.

If he becomes a competitive player with anything under a 95in2, you are setting him up for a lot of losing. And before anyone goes off, I use a 396 gram PB 10 Mid, so I have no prejudice against small and heavy heads.

FedExpress 333
08-05-2011, 05:58 AM
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St. Vincent Prostaff!!!!!

Avadia
08-05-2011, 06:09 AM
The Dunlop AG 4D200 Tour is a great stick. Or, if he really likes the weight and solidity of the prostaff, but you want to give him a larger head, you could consider the ProKennex Ionic Ki 5 PSE. That stick is a BEAST: 12.9 oz, 9 pts head light, sw 345, and a 100 sq.in. head!

NLBwell
08-05-2011, 09:31 PM
Ordered him a Dunlop AG 4D200 Tour. We'll see how it goes.

MayDay
08-05-2011, 10:07 PM
If Dunlop doesn't work out, follow Pete - demo a Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT.

Faithfulfather
08-05-2011, 11:35 PM
Godspeed to you!

vincent_tennis
08-06-2011, 12:38 AM
Pics Or It Didnt Happen :>

hoodjem
08-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Was looking at the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 or 200 Tour since they are on sale cheap.Yes, you're on the right track--similar feel.

200 Tour will be closer in weight and stability.

ATP100
08-06-2011, 07:56 AM
I have buried a lot of them, if he likes it, buy some more Pro Staff's, a lot of them on auction sites, or wait for TW.