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akutsu
10-20-2012, 01:49 PM
I used a prostaff 6.0 (95sq in) through junior tennis. Now, some years later, after a long hiatus I'm getting back into the sport.

I only have one of my racquets left so it needs some friends.
What racquets these days would be closest to the 6.0... or are they still producing 6.0's (in 95?) that I could get my hands on?

vsdtrek
10-20-2012, 02:18 PM
I used to use the PS 6.0 95 for years. Currently use the Volkl PowerBridge 9. If you still like the PS, I think the Dunlop Bio 200 Lite is a comparable frame. Swings light, great feel and still has decent stability.

hoodjem
10-20-2012, 07:34 PM
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 Tour. Period.


Same as it ever was.

akutsu
10-21-2012, 06:52 AM
thanks for the suggestions!
I was thinking i'd hear about the new wilsons - but Dunlop's pretty big now eh?

Sander001
10-21-2012, 01:35 PM
Wilson does have the Pro Staff BLX 6.1 95, complete with 18mm boxy beam. No idea if it plays like the Originals though.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Pro_Staff_SixOne_95/descpageRCWILSON-WPS95.html

Orion3
10-21-2012, 02:14 PM
They sometimes appear on the classified section here or on stringforum and I've seen them recently on the bay.

Probably worth looking and/or posting a thread in the wanted section.

Great racquets - I still own two.

NickJ
10-22-2012, 12:14 AM
I have 1 left and it's the best frame I've ever played with. Like you, my eternal hunt for a replacement continues . . . I've tried the Slazenger Pro Braided, Dunlop 200G muscleweave, Went back to the PS Classic style racquets (ncode/kafctor 95's), currently using Pure Storms . . . and not a single one of the damn things comes even close. May have to try the Dunlop someone mentioned earlier, or the new BLX PS 95 but I've heard it's very underpowered compared the the Originals.

Hi I'm Ray
10-22-2012, 01:49 AM
I have 1 left and it's the best frame I've ever played with. Like you, my eternal hunt for a replacement continues . . . I've tried the Slazenger Pro Braided, Dunlop 200G muscleweave, Went back to the PS Classic style racquets (ncode/kafctor 95's), currently using Pure Storms . . . and not a single one of the damn things comes even close. May have to try the Dunlop someone mentioned earlier, or the new BLX PS 95 but I've heard it's very underpowered compared the the Originals.

Its been ages since I last hit w/an OG PS 95 and I could be way off here, but a BB London with a heavy leather grip and lots of lead around the hoop reminded me of the 95 a bit (though with more flex).

The new PS 6.1 95's didn't feel like the OG at all IMO

NickJ
10-22-2012, 05:18 AM
Its been ages since I last hit w/an OG PS 95 and I could be way off here, but a BB London with a heavy leather grip and lots of lead around the hoop reminded me of the 95 a bit (though with more flex).

The new PS 6.1 95's didn't feel like the OG at all IMO

Thanks for the suggestion of the BB London. Unfortunately I live where its not easy to demo racquets at a specialist shop or tennis centre. And I don't think it'd be sensible to get a demo frame sent of every suggestion I see from helpful people such as yourself!

jorel
10-22-2012, 06:03 AM
check out the new 6.1 team with 16x18 pattern,,, with a leather gip...i fancy it might be close

NickJ
10-23-2012, 12:16 AM
Logged in this morning and just seen the new Head Ltd Edition Prestige!! YUM YUM YUM!!

jorel
10-23-2012, 07:20 AM
Logged in this morning and just seen the new Head Ltd Edition Prestige!! YUM YUM YUM!!
is taht a recommendation???

agree that the prestige is legendary but seems different enuf from the 6.0 95 not to be recommended as a replacement?

specifically... the 16x18 vs 18x20

sunof tennis
10-23-2012, 04:42 PM
Wilson does have the Pro Staff BLX 6.1 95, complete with 18mm boxy beam. No idea if it plays like the Originals though.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Pro_Staff_SixOne_95/descpageRCWILSON-WPS95.html

The new PS95s are lighter and more flexible than the old 6.095s. Still very much a control racquet and they take customization of adding weight quite well. You might try the 6.1 line which will feel different than the 6.0 but more similar in weight and flex.

NLBwell
10-23-2012, 09:34 PM
It would be worth trying out a Prestige Pro.

Say Chi Sin Lo
10-23-2012, 10:20 PM
Its been ages since I last hit w/an OG PS 95 and I could be way off here, but a BB London with a heavy leather grip and lots of lead around the hoop reminded me of the 95 a bit (though with more flex).

The new PS 6.1 95's didn't feel like the OG at all IMO

"OG" PS 95! Hahahahhahaha good man. Hope I'm not out of line, but I think the Tour 90 frames are closer to the OG PS 95 than the current BLX PS 95.

NickJ
10-24-2012, 12:16 AM
is taht a recommendation???

agree that the prestige is legendary but seems different enuf from the 6.0 95 not to be recommended as a replacement?

specifically... the 16x18 vs 18x20

No, not a recommendation. But I am completelyy superficial & shallow that I love the way a racquet looks. Now my old PS OG 95 looked good & played even better. The new Head Ltd Ed Prestige, I'm sure it plays very nicely, maybe, maybe not in my hands, but I like the look of it, all black, stealthy, Niiiice!!! I am nothing but a magpie chasing the shiny thngs . . . .

Hi I'm Ray
10-24-2012, 12:35 AM
"OG" PS 95! Hahahahhahaha good man. Hope I'm not out of line, but I think the Tour 90 frames are closer to the OG PS 95 than the current BLX PS 95.

Not sure what you're going on about but I was refering to the old ProStaff 6.0 95 in the first sentence.

The second line is saying the new PS 6.1 95 feels very different from the one mentioned above.

NickJ
10-24-2012, 05:11 AM
Not sure what you're going on about but I was refering to the old ProStaff 6.0 95 in the first sentence.

The second line is saying the new PS 6.1 95 feels very different from the one mentioned above.

I know what you meant.

Virtua Tennis
10-24-2012, 11:15 AM
Here's what you should try if you like the prostaff 6.0 95

Wilson Six one 16x18 pattern
Head Prestige Pro
Dunlop biomimetic F3.0 tour or M3.0 (the head shapes are not that funky oval it's a lot rounder now)
Donnay Pro One 97 16x19

I was going to suggest a babolat pure storm but they suck they feel hollow compared to the prostaff 6.0 95 which is a solid stick. Also forget about the new prostaff six one 95 from wilson it's not even close to the old one. The old one has a much thicker beam.

Say Chi Sin Lo
10-24-2012, 11:47 AM
Not sure what you're going on about but I was refering to the old ProStaff 6.0 95 in the first sentence.

The second line is saying the new PS 6.1 95 feels very different from the one mentioned above.

... Hence why I referred to usage of "OG", you know what, nevermind.

akutsu
10-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Here's what you should try if you like the prostaff 6.0 95

Wilson Six one 16x18 pattern
Head Prestige Pro
Dunlop biomimetic F3.0 tour or M3.0 (the head shapes are not that funky oval it's a lot rounder now)
Donnay Pro One 97 16x19

I was going to suggest a babolat pure storm but they suck they feel hollow compared to the prostaff 6.0 95 which is a solid stick. Also forget about the new prostaff six one 95 from wilson it's not even close to the old one. The old one has a much thicker beam.
Thanks for the input!
Oh, 16x18== 90?