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  1. robJAR

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    All i know about them is that they were also made in St. Vincent.. Can anyone give me a detailed explanation of the racquet, specs, comparisons perhaps?

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    They are great rackets that play much like the sampras stV ps60 except with the fiberglass mix, they are more flexible thus have more control.
    The ps60 has a rdc flex of like 64 and I would guess the psjk is more like 50. Other specs are pretty similar.
     
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  3. robJAR

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    Ah, sweet! Hopefully i can pick one up.. I dare won't try getting a PS85 seeing how they go for 200+ on the bay.

    To be honest i never knew they were 16x18 pattern (Forgive me, i'm only 18 and have been playing for about 2 years!) until recently haha. My sig shows what i play with, and yeah i can't use anything bigger than 95..

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  4. jorel

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    try a wilson sting (the original)
     
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    Forgive myself for not knowing this , but what's special about a wilson sting?

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    Twenty bucks.. Almost sounds like a steal, no?

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    yes.....................
     
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    Here's a list of what you can try similar to PS85 without spending big bucks:

    Under $100:
    Wilson Reflex Midsize
    Wilson Sting Midsize
    Wilson JK Staff
    Pro Kennex Black Ace
    Pro Kennex Copper Ace

    slighly over $100:
    Wilson Ultra II (Midsize)
    Wilson PS 85 China, Taiwan
     
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    I'm sorry i didn't mean to word it like that.. I mean i would just find it surprising that they would be priced that low.

    Unfortunately, all the China PS85's i see on the bay are for at least $200 :\ But i appreciate the racquets you listed similar to that of the 85. Thanks!

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  11. jorel

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    No worries mate.... No offense taken. Quiet a good deal no?
     
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    Haha yes sir! They definitely are. I just wish garage sales and thrift shops were big on tennis racquets and what not.. _-_

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    If you are patient and can wait, the Wilson Sting or something similar may pop up in thrift stores and garage sales. I acquired two Stings, one at $5 and another (with PWS) for $15.

    If you want one soon, search the bay and/or the Classified section here in Talk Tennis. You will probably find some in $20 - $30 range. I think Bud (a TT member) may have a couple of ProKennex Black Ace for $12 + shipping. He also has Copper Ace also.

    Out of these racquets: Sting, PS85 (China), PK Black Ace and Copper Ace, my preference is the PK Copper Ace. It's flexible (gentle to the arm) and has great control.
     
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    Thanks, but i'm in no big rush really to acquire one. I mean if i find it, i'll pray to god i have some cash in my wallet, seeing how i'm a college student haha.

    Hopefully i'll find something of the sorts. Gotta go garage sale hunting and what not _-_

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    Which one, Sting or Sting II?

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    To be honest with you, I'm not even familiar with Sting II and the other ceramic variations. I was talking about Sting Midsize Graphite.
     
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    Ahh alright, thanks anyways though haha. An obsession is growing.. Oh boy.

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