Anyone use a Wavex?

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  1. LafayetteHitter

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    I won a Wavex tonight on the auction site mainly out of curiosity. It was listed as a 3003 but it's the 95" version so I believe it is actually a 3004 according to the Wavex page. Has anyone here hit with the 95" frame. Here is a pic for reference.

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  2. Keifers

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    I played with a Wavex 3001 a few years ago. 95" head, standard length, wide-ish beam (> 22 mm), nice metallic burgundy pj. Probably more powerful than the one you bought, but still very control-oriented. Very comfortable, possibly due to the waves in the throat. A solid hit.
     
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  3. str33t

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    It's like a Babolat crossed with a POG. :p
     
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    It looks interesting. When you get it can you post pics of the "waves" in the beam please? I tried to google some but the website didn't seem to show any of that detail
     
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  5. LafayetteHitter

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    I will definitely take more pics when it arrives. I will post some balance and weight info as well as comments on the frame after I string it.
     
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  6. El Guapo

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    That's the 110" version (3003). 14 mains in that thing. Stiffness of 72RA.
     
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  7. LafayetteHitter

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    I conversed with the seller a bit and it turns out the frame says 3003 on it BUT it is in fact the 95" frame. Not sure if it was a misprint or not by Wavex. He had some of the 110" frames as well and they said 3004 on them.

    The wavex info I believe is wrong on their website. He said the frames with the smaller heads actually had the 14X18 string pattern. The larger ones have the 16X19.
     
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  8. El Guapo

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    So that one is actually a 95" clone of the 93" POG?
     
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  9. LafayetteHitter

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    It would seem so. I am expecting the headsize to be identical to the POG MP at this point.
     
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  10. Keifers

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    Yes, I think that's right -- it looks like the web site has the photos of the 95"/14X18 and 110"/16X19 switched around.

    I'll be interested to read your impressions after you've had a chance to hit with this racquet. I never conducted any (scientific) tests to verify the company's claims about wavex technology, but purely empirically, I concluded that the waves in the throat did seem to contribute to the racquet's solid feel, stability and comfort. The 3001 is the most comfortable all-graphite stick I've ever hit with. (I never tried the 3003 or 3004.)
     
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  11. diredesire

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    A friend of mine had one of these guys a long time ago. IIRC they also had a PS 6.0 knockoff that was a very solid hitter.

    As far as this model with the cross bar, I remember having a go with it. It was strung with Kevlar at mid-high tension, and it actually played very nicely. I don't recall the string pattern, but the feel was very "meaty," with a nice, medium-raw feel. I recall having easy access to spin, and the directional control was very good. IMO, it was a nice, no-frills frame that gave a nice, solid response. No gimmicks.
     
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  12. LafayetteHitter

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    How was the finish on the one your buddy had. Some of the closeup pics the seller had showed a nice glossy paintjob. It looks as if these came with a leather grip stock.
     
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    I saw all of those listed on fleabay. What interested me most was the 14x18 string pattern on the 95's.
     
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  14. diredesire

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    I can't really recall. I do want to say it was glossy, though. What specifically are you trying to figure out? I could call him up, if his number is still valid :eek:
     
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  15. LafayetteHitter

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    Thanks for the offer, mine will be here tomorrow so I guess I will know then. I will post some thoughts on it once I hit with it.
     
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    The name sonds familliar...:)
    Like i heard of another ex ending brand...
     
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  17. theczechdude

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    anyone willing to sell a 95sq. wavex...i am looking for a few and cant find any!
    thanks
     
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