Samparas Racquet

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  1. doriancito

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    Sampras Racquet

    Hey guys topday i was at the club and i saw a ball kid playing with pete sampras racquet...i got impressed i thought id never see such a winner racquet in my life....so i offered him 25 bucks for the racquet....is it a good deal? its in good shape...only some paint missing at the top frame but then all is mint.

    Here you go guys i got the racquet for 25 buck here are some pictures...should i get it strung? tell me your opnion of the condition regarding the price! thanks!

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  2. MChong

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    25 bucks for a PS 6.0 85 is a pretty good deal.
     
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  3. doriancito

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    yeah...so i thought myself! can i get it for a cheaper price...i mean do they still make this racquet?
     
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  4. ffrpg

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    $25 is pretty good. A used one typically goes for around $65. I don't think you'll come across a better deal than that. The racquet is no longer in production...
     
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  5. FREDDY

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    awesome... did the kid sell it??? hes dumb....
     
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  6. Lakoste

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    that kid is probably the dumbest kid in the century of the universe
     
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  7. doriancito

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    Well in my country 70% of the population lives under a mothly salary of 200$ so he is just wanting some money so i offered him a pair of shoes where he said....hmmmmm no...i have shoes...so then i offered him money and i came up to 25 bucks!
     
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  8. doriancito

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    check the pictures out!
     
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  9. hummer23

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    very good deal. nice frame too, string it up with soft sytnetic, or if you are really trying to emulate sampras, gut at 70+ lbs.
     
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  10. doriancito

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    WOW 70lbs! did he use that? and did he use natural gut or synthetic gut and what string is the more likely to that one?
     
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  11. thebigidiot

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    He used Babolat vs gut at around 74 lbs....i think
     
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  12. Young Pete

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    man you should at least offered him 35-40 for that. poor kid. or at least gave him 25 and your old racquet.
     
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  13. dantyem108

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    ya, lol.......poor guy
     
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  14. Prince_of_Tennis

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    Sorry to dissapoint but thats not a st. vincent. But still a good deal. I'm selling my old 6.0s for $50 but then again they are the older versions. You got a steal...
     
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    i dont think he ever said it was a st. vincent
    he probably was saying it was a PS 6.0
     
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  16. ProStaffTour90

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    awwww, if you see the kid again, slip him another 10 bucks :wink:

    Just slightly off-topic a minute, i notice some people get shocked at high string tensions, my coach insists on stringing my bats at 72lbs, i say i struggle with power but he won't change, i notice some of you have yours in the mid 50's :shock:

    i'm gonna get one strung on the sly at about 65ish, hopefully it will improve my game, and i'lll get one over on my coach..
     
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  17. Exile

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    the guy that strings my rackets complains about the wear and tear of a frame being strung that tight that often(i go 70), i don't think there is a big problem here is there?
     
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  18. Young Pete

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    i dont think the guy is actually that particular about wanting a st. vincent. as long as its 95-99% close to a sampras racquet its pretty close enough. its still a sampras racquet though. different but the same.
     
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  19. Young Pete

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    that kid could have been the next pete sampras sad to say.
     
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  20. doriancito

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    what is a st. vincent ? a racquet? this a Pro staff i guess this is the one sampras was using and i got it for 25 bucks plus the racquet cover i didnt give any old racquet as someone said so before! just 25 bucks!
     
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  21. ChrisNC

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    Pete used a PS 6.0 85, but he only used the ones manufactured in the St. Vincent facility. There was some unknown factor that made them slightly different than the others, that Pete liked. From what I understand, when they shut the place down, Pete bought up the remaining stock.

    $25 for a PS 6.0 85 is a good deal, though. String it up and enjoy the $25 out of it.
     
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    interesting fact, chrisNC ! thanks a lot....any1 know what was the diference?
     
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  23. MChong

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    The St. Vincent's had a different feel to them, I believe they were a bit heavier and slightly stiffer than the normal ones though don't take my word for it. I may have it reversed; I have never hit with one.
     
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    The St. Vincents were more stiff, had more heft, and were 1mm thicker.
     
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  25. POGO

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    That is not a St.Vincent model. The St. Vincent models, sampras model, does not say Prostaff 6.0 on it. It would only say prostaff.

    gmlasam created a thread about determining a st. vincent pro staff, but I cant find it anymore. Man that thread was so informative, it should of been a sticky thread. It had great pictures of st. vincent models to compare.
     
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  26. erik-the-red

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    According to Ken Sherman, a former engineer for Wilson, as to why there was a mystique about the St. Vincent Prostaffs,

    "it was a combination of factors. One difference was that the workers had no previous experience and thus had no bad habits. We trained them how we wanted racquets made and they followed our instructions to a tee. They were loyal, hard workers and competed against each other for the lowest number of rejected racquets, keeping work areas neat, etc. As a result, our reject rate was close to zero. Also, each frame was bar-coded and tracked from start to finish through the manufacturing process. Consequently, if a racquet was too heavy, we could determine where the error originated. This resulted in very high quality control."

    According to Rich Janes, "there was also the molds. Over time, they became worn and a little loose and they wouldn't close completely. As a result the ProStaff Original came out at 18mm, instead of 17mm."

    Furthermore, according to Nate Ferguson, the St. Vincent Prostaffs are the stiffest of the three models (ie. China, Taiwan, St. Vincent).

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/60/StVincent.html
     
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  28. rooski

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    It looks more like a PS 6.0 95 to me....maybe its just the camera angle
     
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