Racquet that doesn't state tension range on it

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  1. jxs653

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    I acquired Wilson ProStaff Classic 6.1 (110 si) at a local store at a good price. It looks fine except there is no tension range written on it. (product descriptions instead where the tension numbers are supposed to be located.) I've used many racquets before but this is the first time that a racquet does not show its recommended tension. Anyone has the same experience? Or is something wrong with this racquet (like possibility of its being fake)? Thanks for your experiences and comments in advance.
     
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  2. zapvor

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    yea thats odd....this is for a ps 6.1? interesting
     
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  3. classic tennis

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    Im not that familiar with that racquet but it sounds unusual that there are no decals for tension on it, if it's not a fake it's probably a second, in any case I would ask for a exchange racquet (if it's still unused) if not ask Wilson direct.
     
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  4. OrangeOne

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    Racquets without a tension range sticker are 'single-use' racquets, when a string breaks they must be thrown out.

    This also applies to racquets whose tension range sticker is removed.
     
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  5. GPB

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    wow, i never knew they made a psc 6.1 oversize.
     
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  6. Steve Huff

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    The USRSA stringer's digest says the tension range is from 53-63.
     
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  7. jxs653

    jxs653 Rookie

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    Thanks for the comments. As OrangeOne said, it's possible that there was tension range sticker but it's gone. Is there any PS 6.1 OS user to confirm?

    And I looked up the Klippermate website and it says 55-65 for this racquet. I guess the difference is negligible...
     
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  8. gsquicksilver

    gsquicksilver Semi-Pro

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    it might have been a demo racquet, as back then they actually made racquets for demos that have the demo decals on the stick.
     
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  9. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    The rule I generally use is that a smaller racquet is strung tighter than a larger racquet. I string mid-sized frames at 48-53 lbs (constant pull), and oversize frames at 55-65 lbs.

    I suggest stringing it at 69 lbs to see how it feels. Use that number as a base for comparison.
     
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  10. OrangeOne

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    ^^Klatu I'm guessing you meant to type 59 there...
     
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  11. nalk7

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    the 6.1 classic has a sticker that says: "string tight for more control and loose for more power" or something like that, Im paraphrasing.
     
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