How does the TW pro staff 85 (china) feel compared to a bumper-less version of ps85?

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  1. vincent_tennis

    vincent_tennis Professional

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    I am currently using a bumperless version of prostaff 85 (butt cap code: HUQ).
    But this racket is at least 15 years ago:confused: and the grommet kits have now cracked =/
    I'm thinking about buying TW's Pro Staff 85 but I dont know how it feels compared to my PS85.

    Could you guys (if anyone reads this) gimme some feedback on the TW PS85 racket?

    Thanks a bunch :D
    Vincent
     
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  2. luv2volley

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    Is the PS 60 85 in TW stock already ?
     
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  3. gsquicksilver

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    it's a bit stiffer than the older pro staffs
     
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  4. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    plays hollow, like a tin can, and lighter. Compared to a chicago, or vincent frame it should not even have the PS85 name attached to it.
     
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  5. Ryoma Kun

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    i'de hate to say it, but it's true... the newer ones just don't play as solid. As far as the results i've gotten, i can still hit the same, but i don't get the same =) as i did when i used the old ones.

    I put 18 grams of lead at 3 and 9
     
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  6. VGP

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    drak - don't diss the Taiwanese PS85s. Comparatively speaking, the Taiwanese are harsher than the Chicago and SVs, but still solid.....but, you are on track with the new ones.
     
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  7. Bud

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    Buy new grommets. I have a bumperless SV I'd be willing to part with if you want two :p
     
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  8. drakulie

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    I actually like the taiwan version, which is why I didn't diss it. LOL
     
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  9. psp2

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    Agree... the Taiwanese PS85 frames are solid. SW is much higher and less HL than any SV, IME.
     
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  10. psp2

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    What grip size is yours? Looking for a 3/8....
     
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  11. Jackie T. Stephens

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    Why don't you just upgrade your racquets and start using N-code or K Factor.
     
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  12. RoddickistheMan

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    k90 is a formidable replacement.
     
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  13. Jackie T. Stephens

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    N-code is better.
     
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  14. Azzurri

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    agreed..they almost feel like two different racquets. the feel is completely different (as described above). Try to get a decent used SV here or on the auction site.
     
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  15. vincent_tennis

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    thanks a bunch guys :D
     
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  16. vincent_tennis

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    lol i'd be interested how much are u gonna sell them and how much to ship to hk?
     
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  17. vincent_tennis

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    btw bud.
    I dont think the grommets we can get now a days fit bumper-less ps 85 rackets
    recently i emails wilson asking about the grommets but they said they've got no grommets what soever that fit the pro staff midsize =/
     
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  18. vincent_tennis

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    bump?
    10char
     
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  19. OnlyMidsize

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    The TW ps85 with the newer cosmetic sticker inside the throat isn't that good. Plays very hollow with very little feedback. I didn't enjoy it at all. All other Chinas play quite well especially the ones with "pro staff 6.0" with fairways and white butt caps.
     
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  20. Ultra2HolyGrail

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    The china's i have are solid as heck. The only chinas i have heard people complain about where the last batches. Otherwise they play fine, i hit with a vincent before and was not impressed in comparison.
     
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  21. vincent_tennis

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    @ 1000USD? i dont think so...
     
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  22. aimr75

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    thats at the upper limit for a never used unstrung mint condition SV.. he said to get a used one, which could be had for a reasonable price if you look hard enough
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  23. autumn_leaf

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    it's pretty hard to find these now that tw stopped selling them... they're going for ridiculous prices now, i would just switch to a different racquet since getting these have become either troublesome to find or way overpriced.

    also i have a china version i bought a year ago used and i never get a hollow or tinny feel from it, solid as can be.
     
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  24. geesechops

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    My China feels allot heavier and solid than the SV I have. Although, the SV has a nice swing to it and seems more damped which I like. I think they both have great qualities and love playing with both of them. The handle above the grip were the throat comes together is more flattened out and wider on my China, and the SV has more of a K90 shape to it. If anyone has any SV's or China's they want to sell me shoot me an email :) I need a few more to play with during the summer USTA season.
     
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  25. superstition

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    Ditto. Plus less stable.
     
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  26. superstition

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    Maybe it's Wilson's quality control. I've had three Chinese PS 85 over the years and only the most recent one was bad. I could even tell in the store that the handle was too light but I was in a hurry and thought I might be mistaken.
     
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  27. Bubba

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    I have 5 and actually prefer the newer China versions to my 2 ST. V's for overall playability. Don't get me wrong, the St. V's are awesome as well. As for a replacement... the new Sampras stick should be a good one... as for the n90 and the K90... IMO (And I have many of both) the n90 is closer to the PS85: The flex is a bit closer and the SW of the n90 is several points below the K90 which gets it pretty close to the PS85.

    Problem #2 is that even the n90's are getting hard to find!!!
     
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