Asian Wilson BLX Pro Staff 90?

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  1. dmcb101

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    Hello All,

    I know that in the past Wilson has produced the more arm friendly specs sold in asia for the tour model. I am wondering if they have done that with the latest BLX Pro Staff 90? Thanks for reading and any info is greatly appreciated!

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  2. kimguroo

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    there is no Asian version of blx prostaff 90.
     
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  3. dmcb101

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    Any reason why that is? Just find it strange that they have not made one since they have in the past.
     
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  4. kimguroo

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    No one can answer that question but only guess that from 2012,seems like racket companies are not interested in making lighter version (Asian version) anymore. they prefer to make different version with other name.

    probably wilson thought they don't want to make too many rackets with same name for Asian markets or adding one more line might not have huge profit for them.
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    Probably because the the latest BLX ProStaff Six-One 90 swings so light compared to the previous versions that Wilson saw no need to also make a lighter Asian version, and I agree.

    BTW, why do you say that the lighter Asian versions are more arm friendly? Heavier racquets are usually more arm friendly.
     
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    Removed buy request -- no FS/T related posts outside of FS/T.
     
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  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Corrected for you, the original version is already arm friendly.
     
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  8. dmcb101

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    Yeah I guess the SW is a little different than in the past. How much can 6 SW points make actually?

    I feel as though a racquet can be troublesome to your arm if you are swinging it at high speeds for 3 hours and you are not as technically sound/athletically talented as those who can play with a stick like that; thats why I was refering to the US version as a bit more tough on the arm. Just my opinion though.
     
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  9. trenzterra

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    I believe the reason is because they introduced the BLX ProStaff 95 which was close to the weight of the Asian PS 90. Wilson probably saw these two racquets as similar.

    This also explains why there's still an Asian version for the BLX 6.1 95 (with the rounded beam)
     
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  10. kimguroo

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    probably, Willson was wrong to not making Asian version of PS90 ??? both PS90 and PS 95 rackets might not sell well in Asia mmm..... I am seeing big price drop in Korea... it's about $120. their average racket prices are $200-$240. very surprised to see early price drop, since new version might come next year or two.
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    Nah...the current PS BLX 90 swings light enough that an Asian version is really not necessary.

    Rumors are that there may be new versions coming out early next year.
     
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  12. dmcb101

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    I think its nice that they are bringing down the SW a little for people lower than a 5.5 level. It's not that I can't hit the center, I just can't swing it hard for 3 hours with that SW and static weight. I will be trying the prostaff 90 soon so I hope it swings relatively easy.
     
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