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02-24-2004, 04:59 PM
Make a custom frame that you would use! Here is mine!

Head size- 93 inches
Beam-16mm Straight Beam
Overgrip-Tourna Grip Light Blue
Paintjob-All black
Babolat vs Team Natural Gut
Luxilon BB Alu Power
Stencils-Luxilon and Babolat
Dampener- Similar to Sampras Dampener but a bit different/Rubber band
Weight with lead tape- 14.2 oz
Balance after lead-5 points head light or more

What is YOURS?

02-24-2004, 05:12 PM
98 headsize

14x18 string pattern

10pts HL

Weight 12.1 oz

Swingweight 320

Stiffness 70

Length Standard

Grip: 4 3/8, Leather grip (Volkl), black Wilson Pro overgrip over that

Color: Prestige Classic red, "Shaolin" written in gold by a Zen master calligrapher

String: same as now. Polylon ice 17 mains, NXT crosses (57/55)

Rocky Top
02-24-2004, 06:36 PM
Ok, I'll bite...

Headsize: 98 sq in
Weight: 12.0 oz strung
Swingweight: 320
Balance: 10 pts HL
Beam: 20 mm
Flex: 62
Pattern: 16 X 20
Grip: Fairway Leather (tan)
Color: Midnight black

02-24-2004, 07:02 PM
93-95 sq inches.
weight: 12.5
sw: 352
beam: 22mm
length: 27 or 27.5
pattern: 16x19
leather grip
square grip shape in 4 1/2
burgundy glossy paint with gold letters
isometric head shape
So basically, it's the RD Power 10 95 that I play with. It works, so I don't fix it if it ain't broke.

02-24-2004, 07:03 PM
Headsize:98 sq. in.
Weight:12.2 oz strung
Balance:8 pts HL
Beam:18 mm straight beam
String Pattern:16x18
Grip:Babolat Syntec with Wilson Pro Overgrip
Color: glossy black
String: Babolat Vs Gut Mains and Polylon Ice 17 crosses

02-24-2004, 07:45 PM
weight: 13oz
balance:12pts hl
beam: 18mm
string pattern:16x18
grip:fairway leather w/ wilson pro overgrip
color: mat black
swing weight: 340

02-24-2004, 07:56 PM
Headsize: 95 sq. in.
Weight: 12.0 oz. (strung)
Balance: 12 pts. HL
Swingweight: 310
Beam: 20mm
Flex: 64
Material: 80% Braided Graphite, 20% Kevlar
String pattern: 16x19
Grip: Leather grip w/ grey overgrip
Color: Bright royal blue graphics
String: Gosen OG Micro 16g at 59 lbs.

(Except for the color, this is probably the specs of the flat beam version of the Wilson Tour 95)

02-24-2004, 08:12 PM
Headsize: 94 s.i.
Weight: 13.0 oz. (strung, and after a little 3 & 9 lead, which I'd put on whether the racquet was perfect without it or not, out of principle)
Comp: 80% Graphite, 20% Fiberglass
Stiffness: 58
Profile: 18mm square beam
Grip: Fairway leather, 4 3/4, w/Wilson Pro Overgrip
Appearance: Glossy black frame w/ minimal gold lettering/highlights
Balance: 2 pt headlight after customization/stringing
Stringing: 16x18 pattern, TiMo 17g mains, NXT 17g crosses, no dampener.

I think I'm about to pee myself just thinking about it.

Swan Song
02-24-2004, 09:12 PM
Headsize: 93 sqin. or smaller(up to 85)
Balance: Around 30.5 cm balance
Material: Graphite(Doesn't matter if it's braided or not)
Beam: 18.5-19mm
Stiffness: 62~66
Pattern: 14x18
Grip:Fairway Leather
Butt cap: New generation Prince butt cap (It has a smoother edge)
Dampener: Rubberband
Paintjob: Prince Grahite cosmetics without the huge Prince logo
Strings: VS Team(must be Team because it has a thinner coating than the Touch) 17main(26.0~26.2)X ALU Ice Blue crosses(24.5~24.7)
Weight(strung): 370 grams

My dream raq is just a POG MP w/some minor adjustments.

02-24-2004, 09:34 PM
Mine's the best.

Just joking, you guys rock. Those are all quality sticks. We should all just start a company. Imagine...a company with like 8-10 different player's sticks, with no gimmick of the month technology or clown-graphics...well be rich, and doing the world a huge favor.

02-24-2004, 09:35 PM
head: 92 sqi
length: 27 i
weight: 13.2 oz strung
balance: 9 pts. HL
beam: 18 mm
flex: 65
string: natural gut mains @ 60 lbs.
crosses: gosen 17 or prince 17 syngut @ 58 lbs.

or: all BDE Performance natgut 16g @ 62 lbs.
or: all Klip Legend natgut 17g @ 61 lbs.

Sampras O dampener
16 x 18 string pattern

Volkl leather grip, wrapped lefty
Wilson Pro overgrip, wrapped lefty
4 5/8 stock handle size


02-24-2004, 10:22 PM
Headsize:98 sq. in.
Weight:12.8 oz. strung
Balance:8 pts HL
Beam:20 mm straight beam
String Pattern:18x20
Grip:Fairway Leather w/ Wilson White Overgrip
Color: matte black
String: Hex Power 17 at 58 lbs.

louis netman
02-24-2004, 11:14 PM
Hey Classic:
You mention "weight with lead tape" in your post...
If it's your own custom designed stick, why would you need to add lead tape???

02-25-2004, 12:08 PM
head: 92 sqi
length: 27 i
weight: 13.2 oz strung
balance: 9 pts. HL
beam: 18 mm
flex: 65
string: natural gut mains @ 60 lbs.
crosses: gosen 17 or prince 17 syngut @ 58 lbs.

or: all BDE Performance natgut 16g @ 62 lbs.
or: all Klip Legend natgut 17g @ 61 lbs.

Sampras O dampener
16 x 18 string pattern

Volkl leather grip, wrapped lefty
Wilson Pro overgrip, wrapped lefty
4 5/8 stock handle size


bcaz, that's exactly what I want, same grip size even. Have you played with a St. Vincent? It seems to be right up your alley, maybe a little lighter/smaller though.

02-25-2004, 12:51 PM
Ok, in the spirit of things, here goes

Head size 98 sq in
Length 27 inches
Weight 12.2 ounces (346 grams) or within .2 ounces
Balance 8 points head light
Swingweight 323
Stiffness 63
Beam width 20 mm
String Pattern 16 X 19
Grip Volkl leather wound right handed

And I would like it painted yellow and black, but the black could be in splotches. It would be cool to have either solid yellow or yellow with a fish scale kind of detail on it.

What's that you say? They already make this racket? It's called the C10?

Oh well, nevermind.....


02-25-2004, 05:30 PM
Prestige Classic -- I've never hit with a St. Vincent, although I've hit with later versions of the PS 85 and I own a PS 6.0 95. I'd like to try one, but really, didn't they stop making then around 1991? Any that are left are probably dead, expensive, counterfeit, or all of the above.

I use the Estusa PBB and I posted the specs on my racquet(s) with a few modifications that I figured would make it even better. It gave me some food for thought. The one thing I specified that I have no control over is the flex, which is just a little flexier than the posted spec on the PBB. I actually think the PBB is more flexible than its listed specs, at least compared to other racquets with published specs.


02-26-2004, 07:36 AM
Head size= 102 or 104 sq in
Length= 27 or 27.25 inches
Weight= min 325 grams
Balance= min 4 points head light
Swingweight= min 325 max 330
Stiffness= min 58 max 61 , stiffer in the upper hoop, more flexy in the throat.
Beam width= constant flat beam min 19 mm max 22 mm
String Pattern= 18X19, if Volkl's PCP than I can handle a 16X19
Grip= Leather grip with Volkl's dampening inserts
PaintJob= Black with silver and Orange lettering.

02-26-2004, 08:56 AM
Head Size = 97.5 sq. inches

Weight = 11.6 ounce

Swingweight = 319

Balance = 8 points HL

Stiffness = 67

Beam Width = 22mm head tapering to 19mm at handle

Color = Black with Red lettering

String = Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L in Clear or Red

String Pattern = 14 x 18

Grip = 4 11/16" leather

Overgrip = Wilson Cushion Aire Super Tack Overgrip in black


Bhagi Katbamna
02-26-2004, 09:11 AM
OK here goes
Headsize: 129 sq. in
Beam: 30 mm
Stiffness: 110
weight: 8.5 Oz
balance: 5pts HH
paint: purple
strings: Prince synth gut.

02-26-2004, 09:24 AM
head size: 92

Beam: 17mm

flex: 70

weight: 12.5 oz

balance: 10 pts. head light

paint: head prestige 600 silver and green

grip: fairway leather

strings: gamma gut 2

swingweight: 340

06-19-2004, 10:44 AM
Head size: 100 sq. inches
Beam width: 19mm
Weight: 332 grams
Length: 27 inches
Balance: 7 pts. head light
Stiffnes: 69
String Pattern: 16 x 18
Composition: 90% Graphite 10% Kevlar
Color: Metallic Royal Blue with Golden lettering
Grip: Yonex basegrip with Yonex SuperGrap

And it MUST have a Crossbar like the Chang Graphite!

06-19-2004, 11:03 AM
Head size: 98 sq. inches but feels like 95 :)
Beam width: 19 mm straight beam
Weight: 340 grams
Length: 27 inches
Balance: 7 pts. head light
Stiffness: 62
String Pattern: 18 x 20

Basically I would like a racquet that feels identically like Prestige Mid (i. or classic) but with bigger head (for more extreme grip), a little bit lighter and head light.

06-19-2004, 11:12 AM
We should be able to pay $1000 for our custom stick in the Wilson Pro Room.

06-19-2004, 11:17 AM
Head Size - 93

Flex - 60

Length - 27 inches

Balance - 10 pts. head light

Beam Width - 16mm

Weight - 13oz strung

Swingweight - 340

Colour - All Black

String - Babolat Natural Gut 17 / Kirschbaum SSH 17

Grip - Prince Original Leather (Same shape as the Prince Grips)
With Tourna Grip Blue.

06-19-2004, 11:55 AM
Head size: 85 sq. inches

Beam width: 17mm

Weight: 345 grams

Length: 27 inches

Balance: 11 pts. head light

Stiffnes: 60

String Pattern: 12 x 16

Composition: 100% Graphite

Color: Maroon w/ Gold Lettering

Grip: Fairway Leather w/ Blue Tourna

David Pavlich
06-19-2004, 05:59 PM
Mine's the best.

Just joking, you guys rock. Those are all quality sticks. We should all just start a company. Imagine...a company with like 8-10 different player's sticks, with no gimmick of the month technology or clown-graphics...well be rich, and doing the world a huge favor.

You'd be out of business within 2 years.


David Pavlich
06-19-2004, 06:04 PM
102 sqin, 16X19, 10.5 oz strung, 18 mm straight beam, 65 flex, HPS 6.1 style graphics, 27.25 in., $150 w/Prince syn. w/duraflex and a carrying case like the Volkl "sack".

It wouldn't be mine, but I'd sell a ton of 'em and retire early.


09-08-2004, 04:14 PM
Head size: 98 sq. inches
Beam width: 20 mm constant beam
Weight: 11.8 oz strung
Length: 27 inches
Balance: 10 pts. head light
Swingweight: 317
Stiffness: 59
String Pattern: 18 x 20
Composition: High Twaron and Graphite
Color: Chang Ti Blue
Grip: Fairway Leather w/ Wilson Pro Overgrip White
String: Luxilon TIMO 18
Misc: CAP grommets, and Wilson shape grip
Dampener: Gamma Shockbuster I Blue

09-08-2004, 04:28 PM
head size: 90 sq. in. head
beam width: 17mm beam width
weight: 12.4 oz strung
length: 27 inches
balance: 9 pts. head light
swingweight: 320
stiffness: 65
string pattern: 16x19
composition: graphite & kevlar
Color: all black
grip: wilson leather w/ wilson pro overgrip
string: VS 17g gut/Luxilon BB ALU rough hybrid
dampener: rubber band

thats my dream stick. my make believe whatever stick would be:

100 sq. in head
12.0 ounces strung
16x18 string pattern
composition: liquid metal, ncoded, stabilizing bar, hyper carbon, air handle, and basically all the technologies today.

that would be fun... :P

09-08-2004, 05:13 PM

09-08-2004, 06:54 PM
head size- 88 sq/in

head shape-inbetween the overdone wilson oval and prince circle

throat shape-same curve as the 6.0 85 but just slightly wider, and bottom of the throat just a tad shorter than the 6.0 85 setup.

beam style-box beam, but very rounded off edges

string pattern-16x17 with the width between strings varying frrome more to less dense from the center out.

grommets/bumper-virtually no extended grommet length except where needed for string protection, and super thin, but PVC pipe style plastic (for REAL protection) bumper that covers 1/3 of the head with several holes to keep the bumper light and the real weight in the racquet composition itself

width-constant 18mm

weight-12.7 ounces unstrung

balance- 12 pts headlight unstrung, and weight is spread out absolutely evenly throughout the frame for a uniform feel.

handle-inbetween a wilson and head shape, and only 8 inches long since i have a OHBH. 4 3/4 grip size with very sharp bevels. also, the frame composition from the neck should extend down into the handle for perfect feedback and contiguous feeling.

grip-babolat leather grip(sooo soft, mmm) cept in a light gray or white only for cooler weather, and a white or blue tacky tournagrip for the really warm weather.

buttcap-exactly the same style as the old white wilsons.

composition-75% graphite/20% kevlar/5% fiberglass, braided together, vaccum molding like yonex and fischer do to try and cut down the imperfections.

color-changes from a dull graphite grey to clean white at different angles

strings-magical 19 gauge gut strings strung at 65 lbs that will never lose tension or break......lol.

also the frame will be fresh forever :wink:

thats my perfect setup that ive actually thought out before. sad i know....
did i miss anything folks? :lol:

09-08-2004, 09:08 PM
14 ounces
flex 56
swingweight 375
balance 7 points HL
16x18 pattern
100% graphite composition
leather grip

Basically my Kennex Black Ace, but just a little more head-light with VS gut.

09-09-2004, 09:33 PM
Head Size = 100 sq. inches
length = 28 inches
Weight = 12 ounce
Swingweight = 320
Balance = 6 points HL
stiffness = 67
Beam Width = 18mm
Color = black n white
String = NXT
String Pattern = 16 x 18
Grip = calfskin leather

09-09-2004, 10:53 PM
you got it michael! slightly more headlight than the 280, and lower swingweight. what do you string your 630 w/ michael?

09-09-2004, 11:52 PM
Headsize: 90 sq in
Weight:12.5 oz. strung
Balance:7 pts HL
Beam: 18mm
String Pattern:16x19
String: VS 16gauge gut mains with ALU x's
Grip:Fairway Leather
Color: White

09-10-2004, 06:44 AM
I started at 58lbs and now I am at 52lbs, for competition use nrg 18g (GOOD) TNT 18g (BETTER) , pacific prime 18g (BEST), sorry but I did not like BOW 18g it fried and felt dead, for practice and value use hammerec 18g and gosen micro 18g, for my main staple string that last more than a week I only use the discontinued wilson synthetic gut 17g gold or gamma synthetic gut 17g gold, I always keep Kevlar 18g mains and 515 17g cross in my bag for some serious kick second serves.

09-10-2004, 07:13 AM
POG MP with 97 head size :D
wilson pro overgrip

09-10-2004, 11:33 AM
Headsize: 95 si.
Weight: 12.5 ounces
Comp: 60% graphite, 20% kevlar, 20% fiberglass
Stiffness: 62 RA
Profile: 18mm straight beam (not too boxy though)
Grip: Prince More Air 4 3/8, w/ white Yonex Supergrap
Appearance: LM Prestige Red w/ white and chrome accents
Balance: 6 points HL
Swingweight: 336 pts.
Stringing: 16 x 19 pattern, ALU-Rough 16L Mains, Babolat Natural Gut 16L crosses, pink rubber-band dampener

09-10-2004, 12:23 PM
I'm pretty happy whit what I have ( hey Rabbit ;-) ), but here it goes:

head: 95 sqi
length: 27 in
weight: 13 oz strung
balance: 7 pts. HL
swingweight: 325
beam: 20 mm
flex: 60
string pattern: 16 x 18
Fairway leather grip, and a thin overgrip
Very squared grip shape, 4-1/2 to 4-5/8
Please, paint it black.

09-10-2004, 12:41 PM
95 sq. inch
63 flex
12.4 oz after putting lead tape at 2,10 and under the grip
16X20 string pattern
20 mm beam
synthetic grip
Tourna grip overgrip-light blue
325 swing weight
length-28 inches
VS. Gut mains
Luxilon BB ALU Crosses
10 points head light
Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-50 paint job

Tennis Guy
09-10-2004, 03:55 PM
Head Size: 93 sq. in.
Length: 27 inches
Strung Weight: 12.7 oz
Balance: 6pts Head Light
Swingweight: 337
Stiffness: 59
Beam Width: 17 mm Straight Beam
Composition: 80% Graphite, 15% Kevlar & 5% Fiberglass
String Pattern: 16x19

With CAP grommets and a leather grip.

09-10-2004, 07:28 PM
Pro Staff Tour 90, no customization necessary

09-12-2004, 11:03 PM
Head size- 95 inches
Beam-10mm Straight Beam
Grip-Fairway Leather
Overgrip-Wilson Pro White
Paintjob-Light Blue
Babolat vs Team Natural Gut
Luxilon BB Alu Power
Stencils- Babolat
Dampener- o
Weight with lead tape- 19 oz
Balance after lead-6 points head light
String Pattern - 12x14

07-31-2006, 02:24 PM
Head Size = 160 sq. inches
length = 28.5 inches
Weight = 3 ounce
Swingweight = 200
Balance = 10 points HH
stiffness = 94
Beam Width = 48mm
Color = Pink n Purple
String = Barb Wire
String Pattern = 8 x 16
Grip = Snake skin

07-31-2006, 02:27 PM
Ok now for real

Head Size = 93sq. inches
length = 27.2 inches
Weight = 11.9 on
Swingweight = 310
Balance = 9 HL
stiffness = 65
Beam Width = 17m
Color = Snake skin
String = Gut
String Pattern = 14x 16
Grip = leather with snake skin in the gaps

07-31-2006, 02:37 PM
Starting with a Prestige Classic 600,but:
head size :80 (same perfect shape though)
flex :54
weight : 335 strung
almost evenly balanced,about 2pts HL
grip shape like the old 80's Head ones
power pads
aly power/VS touch 26/25

That would be my ultimate stick.
Too bad there isn't one like it...

07-31-2006, 02:38 PM
I would call it the Rounick Classic 500..

07-31-2006, 02:39 PM
Headsize: 93 sq in
Lenght: 27.25
Weight: 12 oz
Swingweight: 330
Balance: 5 pts. HL
Stifness: 67
Beam Width: 18 Straight Beam
Color: Midnight in Tunisia Black
String Pattern: 16x19
Composition: 80% Graphite 10% Fiberglass 10% Kevlar (odd, but whatever :rolleyes: )
Grip: Leather (Tan)

07-31-2006, 02:45 PM
head size- 90-95
length= 27
weight= 12.2 on
balance = 8pts head light
swing weight= 320~325
stiffness= 62
beam width= 18
string pattern= 16 x 19
strings hybird= luxilon alu power rough
gosen mirco shepp
62 pounds each
grip= synthitic ...just like da babolat one
overgrip= yonex super grap *lime green ^^*
dampener= sampras o's or staples rubber band
paintjob= ummmm white frame with sax blue stuff

i want dat kind of frame hehe....just make that sweet spot big just like the yonex rds mid (my future frame)

07-31-2006, 05:11 PM
headsize= 158in
length= 27
wieght= 90z
swing wieght= 420-450
stiffness= 7
string pattern= 24X28
strings= titanium cross and diamond main
color= the color of a hard court so i can be hidden
grip color= " "
grommets= made out of heavy duty reflective plastic so it can blind the opponet

yeah this racquet is pretty bad ***

07-31-2006, 05:18 PM
Head Size: 93 sq. in.
Length: 27 inches
Strung Weight: 12.1oz
Balance: 8pts Head Light
Swingweight: 328
Stiffness: 66
Beam Width: 19 mm Straight Beam
Composition: 100% Graphite
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
Grip Type: Leather
String Pattern: 14 Mains / 18 Crosses

String Type: Super Smash Honey @ 62lbs

This would be the perfect racquet for me.

07-31-2006, 06:51 PM
I think a Pro Staff 6.0 100 would be sweet. It should also be all black and weigh 12.5 ounces.

07-31-2006, 06:52 PM
head size- 93 sq. in
length- 27.25 in
weight- 12.0 oz
stiffness- 63
swingweight- 320
balance- 8 pt hl
beam- 18-19 mm
power level- low
pattern- 16x18
string- Lux BB ALU 16L mains babalot vs gut crosses 59 lbs

w/ isometric head shape for good measure

08-13-2006, 08:24 AM
Head Size: 101 inches
Length: 27 inches
Strung Weight: 320g
Balance: 6 pts Head Light
Swingweight: 315g
Stiffness: 65
Beam Width: 21-23 mm tapered
Composition: Graphite / Kevlar
Grip Type: Synthetic
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Overgrip: Babolate Symbio
Dampener: Rubber band
Color: Still thinking about it, matte black and gold maybe..

08-13-2006, 08:53 AM
I just want the Dunlop Revelation Tour 90 Phillipousis Model.

08-13-2006, 08:55 AM
Head Size: 98 sq. in.
Length: 27.5 inches
Strung Weight: 11.8oz
Balance: 9pts Head Light
Swingweight: 327
Stiffness: 65
Beam Width: 21 mm Straight Beam
Composition: Graphite Composite
Grip Type: Wilson Leather
String Pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
String Tension: 66 pounds
color- prestige classic dark red

pretty much an i.prestige XL with a different pj and stiffer, without the piezzo electric stuff.

08-13-2006, 09:17 AM
98 square inches
27.2 inches
12.0 oz strung
8 pts headlight
swingweight 320
16 x 20 pattern
64 rdc
graphite & SIC ceramics
Fairway Leather 4 1/2
Lux alu @ 56
all Matte Black no graphics

08-13-2006, 09:19 AM
Headsize: 100 sq in
Weight: 11.0 oz strung
Swingweight: 323
Balance: Perfectly balanced
Beam: 20 mm
Flex: 60
Pattern: 16 X 19
Grip: Head Hydrosorb
Color: Pure Drive cortex color