Go for WINNER

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by yuth, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. yuth

    yuth Rookie

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    Another legendary racquet from Puma, this is PUMA BORIS BECKER WINNER. I got it from my friend, Plaz.

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    This is my short review about it.

    The racquet has good finish, looks very classic. The racquet was strung so tight that I had to take full swing on every shot. I decided to re string it with GUT main and soft synthetic gut cross at 50/48. First 20 minutes I was so struggling in finding a sweetspot. The ball went nowhere on mishit. After hitting for a while, I finally got some good feedback and power from the sweetspot. It played pretty much like ps85 st vincent when strung with synthetic gut at low tension. I am sure that it's a good racquet for a serve and serve return. The racquet has enough mass to generate plow through the ball smoothly, but not as good as ps85 st vincent or prince spectrum comp 90. Ok, I think I put up with this stick, and will keep it as a collectible items.

    Thanks, plaz

    Yuth

    PS: For PUMA expert. Would you please suggest me some strings and tensions that fit to this stick? Thanks,
     
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  2. origmarm

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    What's the little loop in the buttcap for? Is it to start the grip? Presumably you would have to buy Puma grips to use it.
     
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  3. plasma

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    that device in her butt is known as PCS ( I could tell you what it stands for, but I'd have to kill you within minutes of disclosure!!!) on most puma racquets it adjusts the length of the racquet like a telescope; up to 1 1/4"! One simply needs to put a quarter in her butt. I have owned 5 Pumas and every pcs has worked (so they're built tough!) The playability of puma (heck even estusa) is sooo much better than what's out there today. The Puma Winner needs to be strung at very low tensions. I think the PCS adjusts something other than the length on the Winner model. Very foggy memeories about how it changed playability, headshape, tension (maybe)..???
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    Wood tennis guy could help us with the right tension (and what PCS does on the winner). I'll never partwith the Puma on the bottom. She was strung perfectly and plays sooo much better than a ps 85. Effortless shotmaking, a rubbery feel, accuracy, winners on command (even for defensive players)...all that and a plate of Pad Thai, yes, like the fischer vacuum pro, this Wimbledon winner is better than anything tw currently sells. Once I am a millionaire I will hire a team of terroists to force Spencer and his boys to reproduce these things, the terrorists will be former russian para-millitary that are readily available for pennies for such operations involving strong arm and extorsion tactics.
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    I plan to dress the terrorists in bunny and gorilla suits and broadcast the hijacking of the tenniswarehouse compound... once ps 85's and puma winners are manufactured again your precious Spencer will be returned unharmed (currently looking for sponsors for this revolution, could easily be done for $350,000...nicaraguan para-millitary could potentially be less expensive and just as effective as the Russian team that I usually go with)
     
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  4. armsty

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    They're all so sweet.
     
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