ProStaff St. Vincent died - RIP

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  1. NLBwell

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    ProStaff St. Vincent died - RIP -- Replacement?

    My son was hitting with my old ProStaff and he walks over to me and says, "Dad, I think the racket is broken." Folded in on itself at about 8:00 position on the head. He didn't hit it on anything other than the ball. It was my only racket for about 13 years and I used it sporatically since then. Just used it in a USTA playoff match. Finally just fatigued out.
    My son tried all my rackets - of many types, weights, stiffnesses, etc. - and liked the ProStaff best despite the small 85" head. He called it the "spinny racket."
    Wondering if I shoud try and get him another ProStaff or something more modern.

    Was looking at the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 or 200 Tour since they are on sale cheap.
     
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  2. Cup8489

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    Rest In Peace, Master Pro Staff.
     
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  3. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    awww, RIP.

    nah, get him a nice 95" of some sort.
     
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  4. Cup8489

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    He might enjoy the BLX90.. it's actually not a bad frame at all, nice pop and spin for a mid.

    Or, better yet, the Dunlop 100 frames. Any of them are definitely worth a playtest.
     
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  5. Fuji

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    The 200 Tour might actually be a suitable replacement! Bit bigger, near the same weight, open string pattern etc etc. Plus only 100 bucks right now is a freaking steal! If I didn't already go through my racket purchases for the year I would be picking one up!

    -Fuji
     
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  6. fuzz nation

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    ...at least it was among friends and doing what it loved when it went...
     
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  7. TennisMaverick

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    If he becomes a competitive player with anything under a 95in2, you are setting him up for a lot of losing. And before anyone goes off, I use a 396 gram PB 10 Mid, so I have no prejudice against small and heavy heads.
     
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  8. FedExpress 333

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    St. Vincent Prostaff!!!!!
     
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  9. Avadia

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    The Dunlop AG 4D200 Tour is a great stick. Or, if he really likes the weight and solidity of the prostaff, but you want to give him a larger head, you could consider the ProKennex Ionic Ki 5 PSE. That stick is a BEAST: 12.9 oz, 9 pts head light, sw 345, and a 100 sq.in. head!
     
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  10. NLBwell

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    Ordered him a Dunlop AG 4D200 Tour. We'll see how it goes.
     
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  11. MayDay

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    If Dunlop doesn't work out, follow Pete - demo a Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT.
     
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  12. Faithfulfather

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    Godspeed to you!
     
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  13. vincent_tennis

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    Pics Or It Didnt Happen :>
     
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  14. hoodjem

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    Yes, you're on the right track--similar feel.

    200 Tour will be closer in weight and stability.
     
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  15. ATP100

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    I have buried a lot of them, if he likes it, buy some more Pro Staff's, a lot of them on auction sites, or wait for TW.
     
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