cool goodwill find

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  1. tennis legend 2

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    i bought a pete sampras autograph braided technology PWS racket for cheap. It is black and very nice looking. does anyone have any info on this racket
     
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    also got a jack kramer prostaff there were two other PWS rackets there to for cheap didnt buy those though
     
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    I assume it's the "Autograph" version of the PS 6.0 95. They made that version for maybe a year, I also have one.

    It's basically a stock PS95 with a different paint job. Very nice playing racquet.

    Post a pic.
     
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  4. Govnor

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    damn, maybe I should check out Goodwill once in a while!!

    how little $$ we talking here?
     
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    is it the K Factor Pro Staff 88? if so amazing find!!
     
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    5 dollars with original case
     
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    doesnt say k factor just says what i already said
     
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    ok got any pics?
     
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    This one -

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    That is VERY cool!!!!!!
     
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    yeah that looks right only on mine where it says wilson and has the wilson logo it is in gold
     
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    They're very good looking frames. I'll string mine up now and then and play with it for a season.
     
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    you have this racket to? do you know what its actually called is it just called pete samphras autograph because i cant find it under that name online. do you know what year it was made? I dont think its the PS 6.0 95 doesnt look like a version of that to me
     
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    Yes, I have one. It is identical to the PS 6.0 95 that I also own, aside from the paint job. I've always called it the "6.0 95 Sampras Autograph." There's also a Japanese version that has a green tint to the paint.

    If I had seen this when I was home earlier today, I would have snapped a pic of the two side by side. The racquets weigh the same (lol Wilson), look the same, play the same.

    You can't find any info online because they only made it for a year or so back in the mid/late 1990s (1996 maybe?) I remembered seeing them in Galyan's (now Dick's) and now you can't find them any more.
     
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    I have two of them. I bought them in 1996. They are braided graphite and they are 95 sq in. Very comfortable, never had any pain using them. I do not know of any other Wilson racket of that time that had the exact same composition. They are 100% graphite (no kevlar, fiberglass....) Mine are blue. I've seen them in green too.
     
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    The PS 6.0 95 had 20% kevlar, no? This one is 100% graphite I believe. So they cannot be the "same".
     
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    I remember 91-93 time frame he endorced another frame. It was kind of a wide body maybe bluish with his name on it. Obviously some pro staff variation but I am not sure what model. I wasnt really a racquet freak in those days.
     
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    Dang, I didn't think about composition differences. Could be slightly different. I'll have to look into that.
     
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    I used it a few days ago, and it worked really good for serving and also tried my composite master that i bought at the goodwill recently. I was suprised how well it worked to.
     
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    was any these st vincent? how would i tell?
     
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    Pretty sure these came out too late to be from the St. Vincent factory.
     
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    :) They may be St. Simeon Salos. Definitely not St. Vincent. :D
     
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    I ran into a Pro Kennex Bronze Ace a month or so ago, bought it for $2. Kind of scuffed up, but I took it out hitting with my kid and it was fun. I hadn't known much about PK back then. I suppose the racquet'll linger around here for a while until the fun wears off and I can find someone who can use it. But I want to have fun with it this summer at least. I did manage to pop a Prince to a friend a while back.
     
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    St Vincent factory was closed when these were produced.
     
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    You just crushed the dreams of riches of anyone with an old roadkill wilson stick found at a garage sale.
     
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