Info on Wilson Pro Staff 7.5.

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  1. francescomcenroe

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    Hi everybody,

    does anybody have any info (tecnical details too) on Wilson Pro Staff 7.5 racquet and the type of player and the type of game it fits better? I think it's a frame of 1980's.

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    Francesco
     
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  2. morten

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    white or blue? soft frame, good control.
     
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  3. francescomcenroe

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    Blue.
    Is it very different than wilson pro staff 6.0 (Sampras model) or 6.1 classic (Edberg model)? Obvously i'm talking about commercial racquets, not the customized racquets for pros ...

    Francesco
     
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  4. louis netman

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    Do a search, I had an inquiry about it (the Steffi stick) awhile back. Flex about 54RDC, 12oz, 95".....
     
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  5. gteter

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    I have been playing a Wilson Pro Staff 7.5, 110 sq in for the past 15 years or so. I have tried to replace it with a new updated racquet for the past year and have demo'd over 20 racquets, but keep coming back to mine. The following information was provided to me by Wilson concerning this racquet: 1. Very close to the Classic 6.1 concerning power. 2. 7.5 is more head-light. 3. 7.5 is a little more flexible. 4. Wt.: 12.1 Balance: 10pts head-light Strings: 18by19.
     
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  6. Ronaldo

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    Wilson PS 7.5 95 used the same mold as the PSC 6.1 95. Extremely headlight, believe 12 pts. Cured my TE. Still own the 95 and 110
     
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  7. francescomcenroe

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    What kind of game/player do you think it fits better?
     
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  8. MarkSolaris

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    Recently acquired one of this, tested it with old strings that came with it, felt absolutely underpowered. Must be the strings I think. Found new grommets for it, and planning to restring it with soft co-poly at mid 40's. I am attracted to the low flex size and shape of the racket, read lots of positive reviews on the whole prostaff line, so feel the need to explore it more.

    Can anyone who has tested it make comparison of this racquet or comment more?

    Cheers
     
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  9. MarkSolaris

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    Forgot to mention I am talking about 95in size.
     
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    From what I remember about that racket 'underpowered' hits the nail right on the head. Too flexible and not enough weight. It felt flimsy, like a toy compared to the 6.1 and 4.2 classic which both felt just rock solid. Remember Wilson slapped the name Pro Staff on a lot of rackets back in the 90's and not all of them were good.
     
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  11. MarkSolaris

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    Just wanted to add update to the tread here. Last summer I restrung the Wilson 7.5 (95in, blue) with co-poly Tourna Big Hitter Blue Strings 17 and tested it on clay courts. I also added more weight to it so it came up to around 360 grams, keeping it about 10 times headlight. This time I found the racquet very pleasant to hit with, though during the matches still felt somewhat underpowered, yet much better then when I tried it the first time with the old strings. It was kind of average on the serve, though comfort was the main feature of this setup and now I quite like the racquet. I am thinking of stringing it with more powerful string to compensate for the luck of power and yet keep the same comfort I experienced with it. Wandering if anyone could give a tip on choice of string for this type of racquet. Also would be nice to hear if anyone still hits with it and what are their experiences.
     
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  12. BRS1076

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    Here are the details from the TW Racquet Finder:

    Head Size: 95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.00 inches / 68.58 cm
    Strung Weight: 12.00 oz / 340 g
    Balance: 13pts HL
    Swing Weight: 297
    Stiffness: 54

    I used this racquet in the 90s and came back to it after POGs were giving me shoulder and arm issues. I switched to a modified PS95 (2014) last fall.

    It's a very flexible racquet and easy to swing. It's very arm friendly. However, you have to take a full/long swing or else you will generate no pace. Since it is so light, it is easy to fan the ball to generate topspin. Great slice too. Very maneuverable at the net.

    I tend to think that it is better suited to one-handed backhand. The frame has a lot of fiberglass, so it does feel a bit flexy like a hockey stick. I like that kind of feel on a one-handed backhand, but I felt that for a two, I wanted something that felt more solid like 2"x4" lumber. When I didn't take a full cut at a two-handed backhand, I felt like I was merely pushing the ball. Stiffer racquets like the PS 6.1 allow you take a shorter swing at the ball when pressed and still generate the necessary pace to get back in the point.

    I would say this Pro Staff 7.5 is more for serve-and-volley players or players that tend to come into the net.
     
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  13. KANZA

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    Ha! Very true.
     
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  14. Ronaldo

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    Mark Woodforde used this racquet with a custom 12x16 pattern. Could be a PJ. Odd, my PS 7.5 95 weighs 13 oz stock.
     
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  15. MarkSolaris

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    After researching different strings I have come to conclusion that one of the strings to compliment this racquet might be Ashaway Dynamite Soft 18 strung at lower tension @ around 38lbs. Apart from blue color that would match the color of the racquet nicely, the main characteristic of this string seems to be the power, so my assumption is it should compensate for low powered side that the racquet is known for. Theoretically this should be a perfect arm friendly setup too, although I haven't tested this string as of yet, but might give it a try soon. The other option might be to do a hybrid, Dynamite with a soft co-poly, although I am not sure which one, or what should be the mains and what crosses in order to create best setup. Any views on this?
     
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  16. BRS1076

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    I still have three ProStaff 7.5s. I haven't measured them, but the balances of each one is definitely slightly different and one is definitely heavier than the other two. Maybe a result of mixing in fiberglass instead of kevlar?
     
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  17. Ronaldo

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    Result of Wilson's QC. Also, these racquets may still be offered in different weights, Medium and Light. Just failed to tell us.
     
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