View Full Version : Prostaff Origianl 85 (St. Vincent)

6.0 85 user
06-01-2004, 03:36 PM
I am looking for the PS Origional 85 that are made in St. Vincent and was wondering did anybody in this board know any websites/companies that are still selling them. Thanks.

06-01-2004, 04:02 PM
lol, good luck finding one, as far as i know, you will only find them under personal sellers and they are usually beat to hell anyways.

there was one on **** about a month and a half ago that was being sold for i think 300 dollars.......soooo not worth it to me to use, and barely worth it to even have as a collectors' item (i feel guilty not using a racquet).

i dont get why everyone is so obsessed with these racquets, the normal 6.0 85 plays just fine. there would be no legend if sampras hadnt been so obsessed.

6.0 85 user
06-01-2004, 04:17 PM

"i dont get why everyone is so obsessed with these racquets, the normal 6.0 85 plays just fine. there would be no legend if sampras hadnt been so obsessed."

I get your point. But I have been playing this stick for 10+ years and haven't play the one that was made in St. Vincent. From my researched about the PS Origional 85. The racquet that made in St. Vincent is a bit heavier and more quality then the one made in China now. Just want to see is there any different between them.

06-01-2004, 04:36 PM
i dont know about quality.........but i do know that they were a bit thicker which caused the extra heft and stiffness through the molds not closing all the way....that says nothing of better quality really.

i cant justify 300-400 dollars for ANY racquet, especially just to hit with to find out whether its nice to hit with or not.
if its your thing, go for it man, and good luck.

06-01-2004, 06:27 PM
There are always some St Vincent 85s selling on ****. Normally within $200 you can get a good condition one. If you have the luck and patience sometimes you can find very bargain stuff.

06-01-2004, 07:57 PM
If you look hard enough on ****, you can find some cheap ones from uninformed sellers.

06-01-2004, 08:41 PM
Used ones in average shape are not that expensive...

http://cgi.*********/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=66831&item=3678745 024&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

06-01-2004, 10:11 PM
im gonna start making little clear sticker strips that say made in st. vincent......

06-02-2004, 05:11 AM
The very early St. Vincent/Chicago models (without bumper guard) do play extremely differently than the newer models, or even the later St. Vincent models with the bumper guard.
They are much stiffer and heavier.

I play with these and usually buy them used on ****. You have to be patient, but you could find them in very nice condition on **** between $50-$250.

The great thing is that I have found whenever I buy them they are always nearly identical in swingweight, flex, weight, balance etc., which I have not seen in any other racquet.

06-02-2004, 01:57 PM
What's the best overgrip for the SV? I tried Tournagrip and Wilson white pro grip. They are both OK but nothing to write home about.

06-03-2004, 03:53 AM
I use tournagrip, never had any complaints.