Pro Staff Classic 6.1

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  1. luishcorreia

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    Hi guys.

    A neighbor just approached me saying he had a couple of racquets to sell on ****. He have seen me getting in and out of the building with y racquet bag and he figured I play tennis. So he came to my house today with two wilson prosaff 6.1 classic in excellent conditions. One of them just look like its been hit only one time. One is 10/10 and the other is 9.5 / 10.

    They are made in china, 80% graphite, 20% Kevlar.

    I am talking about this racquet http://www.*********/itm/WILSON-PROS...-/130731926011

    He let me have he racquets to try them out and them make him an offer.

    How much do you think its a fair price for each racquet. 100$ USD?
     
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  2. Hannah19

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    U$100.00 each would be the absolute maximum in the current market. PS 85's sell for that price at the moment if you are a bit lucky.
    I would start at U$150.00 for both, see what he comes up with.
    Besides, you're his neighbor.....:)

    P.S. I just checked the link, are these stretched models too?
    That may affect the price, but I'm not sure wether it raises or lowers it. Stretched rackets are a bit like, you either love them or hate them.
     
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  3. luishcorreia

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  4. Hannah19

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    Nice, I've got one laying around too.
    Is it a 6.1 or early 6.0?
     
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  5. luishcorreia

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    its a 6.1
    10 chars.
     
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  6. Hannah19

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    Being in Portugal, offer him 60 euro for one and 100 euro for both.
    My guess he will take the bait. At the moment I hear stories from collectors that sell on the European bay at bargain prices. GTX PRO's changing hands for as little as 30,00 euro and a PS 85 for 20,00 euro!!!
     
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  8. luishcorreia

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    Just closed the deal with him. About 80€ each.... it's not bad...
     
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  12. Mick

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    I bought two from tennis-warehouse years ago and have never used them. I don't know exactly where they are either :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Ronaldo

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    Wowow, maybe 80 Euros and a bowl of soup for both.
     
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  14. skraggle

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    If you can handle the weight, excellent sticks. Huge serves, rock-solid at net, killer plowthrough. I cannot wield these properly over a full match/session, so I only drag mine out for the occasional hit.

    Nice buy for you...enjoy!
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    That must be the reason the later 6.1 are lighter, eh?
     
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  16. joe sch

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    Im the same, buy a nice pair a classic sticks and then forget which bin I stored them in :) I also purchased a few NOS mega age tennis rackets, that were 6.1 knockoffs. Wonder how many of those are still floating around ?
     
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  17. Ronaldo

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    Those Mega Age sticks were heavy, over 13 oz
     
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  18. Rock Strongo

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    I love the Mega Age sticks, though I destroyed my last one today. There are some floating around on the bay still (going to pick up a few more by the beginning of next year), but they're sadly getting less common every day. They're capable of bringing absolute hell to the ball and control is great, even if the poster writing this has a tendency to spray the ball.
     
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  19. Hannah19

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    I acquired a couple of these Mega Age M1's recently from the UK.
    Funny to see that the grommets at 3 and 9 'o clock are longer to accomodate the 6.1 PWS. It got raving reviews when they came out some 6 years or so ago.
    Very good value for money but just not marketed right.
     
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  20. Ronaldo

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    Price was right, $30. But which grommets fit the racquet?
     
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  21. Rock Strongo

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    The PSC 6.1 grommets should fit as they're basically identical.
     
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  22. luishcorreia

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    I played a set today with the racquet. I could handle the weight better than I tought. Great at net and slice. Serve was great also. really need a long stroke to make the ball go.

    Due to the weight and balance it's definitly not a spin frame. Its not easy to flick it with the wrist like my usual frame (vantage 100sqin, 310g).

    Buttery feel... all and all.. a classic. :) had a lot of fun with it.
     
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  23. skraggle

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    Have a pair of white caps to sell, but 5/8 unfortunately...
     
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  24. max

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    I always felt the frame was too stiff and jarring. But it was popular.

    I liked the Hyperprostaff and once thought of buying some. Nice for serving.
     
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  25. NickJ

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    I had one years ago, the 18/20 Tour Edition. Looking at the amount of strings and their compactedness (probably not even a word but you get the idea), it looked more like a 48/50 stringing pattern!! Very Very dense. Bit too heavy for me at the time. Felt lovely. Enjoy these 2 bargains!
     
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  26. Fusker

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    I played with this racquet from about '96-2009 with a few years off from the game in there. I obviously liked the racquet, but having moved on now to other frames, I have a much better perspective on this frame. While I always loved the control and feel I got from it, and it is one of the all time great serving racquets, it is super stiff and definitely tougher on the arm than other racquets out there.

    So my advice would be (especially if you do string it up with polys) to pay close attention to how your arm/elbow handles this stick. After being gone from the game for a few years, coming back to this stick gave me some issues. Issues that diminished with newer versions of the 6.1 and disappeared completely when I switched companies and models entirely. I hope that's not your experience.

    By the way, it's also an absolute string eating racquet, so you may want to start stringing your own racquets if you don't already.
     
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  27. videoboy

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    A True Classic!

    Best serving stick ever.
    Great volleys.
    If you've got long strokes, it's a BEAST.

    Enjoy!
     
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  28. Baxter

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    I hit with one today (PSC 6.1 95 16 x 18 ). OK, it's a beast. Big fat flat hard forehands feel downright sexy and the harder you throw this brick into a serve, the more it tends to stay in. It's also great for slicing. It feels heavy but super solid. No arm pain after three hours of doubles.
     
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  29. Richie Rich

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    agree completely. played these back in the day. remember i was lucky to go through a match without breaking strings. this was before poly and 16g. put in 17g and you might get a set out of the strings. made me buy a stringer as i was spending so much $ on stringing with that frame..
     
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  30. HRB

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    All Pro Staff 6.1 95 16x18's use interchangeable grommets from Classic to at least KFactor....I regularly used all years except BLX (first version)...for some reason that thing felt like a stiff hollow board.

    Prior to BLX I never found the PS 6.1's to play "true" to it's specs...in other words they should feel heavy and stiff...BUT THEY NEVER DO!!!!

    Granted not as "whippy" as some lower sw sticks, but until a great serving buddy of mine stops complaining that nothing crushes his serves back down his throat like "You and those damn Pro Staffs" is the day I won't have one in my bag!
     
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  31. Baxter

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    That's good to know, I just ordered a set.
     
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  32. Baxter

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    I played for two hours with my PSC today and had a blast. Volleys are solid, and serves do seem to be more effective (tee hee!). This thing is a blast. What would be a good cheaper arm friendly alternative to gut.I'm not a string breaker.
     
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  33. KaiserW

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    Synthetic gut
     
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