Purpose of Rollers on the wilson prostaff racquets?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TexasTennisPro, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. I've had a wilson prostaff 7.6 for about a year now. It was a little different to hit with at first but i have been very happy with it other than how badly the strings get crooked when hitting with lots of spin. I was told that the main purpose of the rollers on these racquets was to increase the power of the ball when hitting with topspin and was just wondering if this was true? people always ask me what they do and i'm not entirely sure. i now play primarily with the wilson triad 6.0 that i bought about a week ago, i just couldn't pass on a $200 racquet on sale for $100 especially since i have played with it before and loved it. thanx guys!
     
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  2. coachrick

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    It would seem that the actual reason behind the 'rollers' was to give Wilson a reason to discontinue the rackets in only 4 weeks instead of their usual 6-week period.
     
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  3. Deuce

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    That was good.
     
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  4. David Pavlich

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    The sole purpose is to agrivate stringers.

    David
     
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  5. @wright

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    To me, the concept of rollers doesn't even fit the purpose of what they were designed to do...I think Wilson engineers really had a brain fart when they thought this garbage up.
     
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  6. Lambro

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    the answer is

    marketing..
     
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  7. El Diablo

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    The purpose was to jump on the same bandwagon as Woofers and Catapaults without infringeing on anyone's patent.
     
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  8. coachrick

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    I'll stick with my answer.
     
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  9. Loud

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    To make you dump your existing racquets for the newest, latest, "rollers" versions and then to dump them afterwards for more classically designed frames because the rollers suck.
     
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  10. 30 - 15 is my ad

    30 - 15 is my ad New User

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    The purpose of "Rollers"

    was to "roll" the money from your wallet with yet another Wilson gimmick.
     
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  11. i like all yalls answers, i didn't see much of a real reason, didn't know if i was just missing it, i guess i'm not the only one that thought it was stupid, i like my triad tho
     
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  12. @wright

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    Roller$$$
     
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  13. cantaloupe

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    I COMPLETELY agree. That thing was seriously a pain to string. And about which side is the short side, well I learnt the hard way, was stringing for a shop that pays per racquet, and first day i messed up on one of those and couldnt figure it out. spent ages and realized that it was the long side insted of the short side, wasnt pleased.
     
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