Sampras prototype?

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  1. Jimmyt

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    Anyone happen to hear anything new on the release of the Sampras Autograph or whatever it will be called ? its usopen time and i thought i heard it would be around this time?
     
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  2. rosen88

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    I want to know too! Please someone enlighten me!
     
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  3. Azzurri

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    Call Pete. He lives in California.
     
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  4. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    hey i live in california maybe i should go and find him lol
    i hear hes at ucla sometimes
     
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  5. chiru

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    this is an interesting question. there has been more than enough hype on these boards about this racket. where the heck is it? anyone have any news?
     
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  6. leonidas1982

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    he's not making an appearance at this year's open, so I don't know when.
     
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  7. Azzurri

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    his # is listed, just call him.
     
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  8. leonidas1982

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    From Priority 1
    Name: [K] ProStaff

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  9. Clecwm

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    Wow. They muz be trying to replicate a similar stick from the PS6.0.
    But IMO, the K-Factor design doesnt seem to go too well with the stick. I think there should be less colour, juz loads of black. :)
     
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  10. foLster

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    Whoa,

    no way.
     
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  11. Booyah

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    that is sick awesome.
     
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  12. airdupont

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    This is the best looking racket ever....
     
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  13. leonidas1982

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    hopefully we can get the specs sometime soon.
     
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    awesome!!!
     
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  15. seacard

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    :shock: Must . . . resist . . . just . . . bought . . . new . . . racquet . . .
     
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  16. Trevor

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    Wow, doesn't look to bad. Do you have any specs on it?
     
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  17. leonidas1982

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    Maybe the guys from P1 can distribute the information. What is the next tournament Pete will be playing in? Perhaps they have already began customizing and stringing for Pete's next event.
     
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  18. Ryoku

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    Whoa when is that racket coming out?
     
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  19. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    the kblade pj is nice this just kick it in the ass. im going to resist getting another k90 now lol
     
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  20. sureshs

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    Wow! So the racquet is confirmed! Wait till Breakpoint comes to know of this.
     
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  21. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    i remember hearing someone say it will be 88 sq in head size 340 grams. thats all i remember
     
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  22. seacard

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    So it sounds like it will be a "tweener" "game improvement" racquet. Does anybody here even play with a racquet that light? :twisted:
     
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  23. VGP

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    Cool. I hope it's for real......and affordable too.

    But I'm not sure if I like the looks of it.

    At least it's majority black.
     
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  24. VGP

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    From recent photos though, it looks like Sampras has been using a blacked-out k90......
     
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  25. Azzurri

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    as long as the SW is in the 325-327 range I will buy one.
     
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  26. sureshs

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    Now of course we need to argue whether Sampras really uses this racquet or a paintjob :)
     
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  27. Pete Sampras

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    i don't use it
     
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  28. sureshs

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    Hi Pete....
     
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  30. sureshs

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    Tell me, if this is the stick that Pete is using, why is it being customized at P1 and for whom?
     
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  31. leonidas1982

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    The same reason Federer or other pros use P1.
     
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  32. sureshs

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    Remember this is not in mass production yet so that they have to sift thru 100s of frames before a spec match is met.

    And this is assuming Fed's stick is coming from stock - more likely it has a custom composition.

    To me it looks like the PJ issue has started even before the racquet is released!
     
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  33. leonidas1982

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    Well we know this, Pete uses a custom grip -- a service provided by P1 in the past. P1 also strings for Sampras.
     
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  34. sureshs

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    OK I will buy that.

    And also the frame when it comes out :)
     
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  35. JamaicanYoute

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    Finally. I hope this is legit.

    Glad it's Black (mostly), I just hope that it wont be any smaller than 90 sq. in., and that the swing weight is between that of the K Factor and the PS 6.0.
     
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  36. leonidas1982

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    It's a certain purchase for me, if Wilson reasonably prices it (I expect $199).
     
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  37. wangs78

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    The throat area looks fine but the graphics around the rest of the frame, with the emphasis on "Kfactor" graphics is a bit of a turnoff
     
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  38. sureshs

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    It is definitely a 90 I should say because Pete had said before that his prototype was bigger than what he used to play with.

    What do you think will be the differences from the K90?
     
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  39. JamaicanYoute

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    I personally think that if there's a weight difference it'll be a little lighter. Hopefully the swing weight will be a little less. I'm glad the throat looks more like the old P.S.

    I think if they made a perfect blend between the K90 and the P.S. it will be perfection lol.
     
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  40. sureshs

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    Post your estimated specs for this racquet (in detail) and we will see who had the closest match when the frame is released.
     
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  41. fastdunn

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    Those are two of the best looking frames for me.
     
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  42. MichaelChang

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    Where is breakpoint? :)
     
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  43. sureshs

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    That question has been bothering me a lot today. Hope the economy has not taken such a severe toll on him that he is no longer interested in this.
     
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  44. sureshs

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    I have fired off an email to Wilson and received an ack of my email from them. Reply is supposed to follow. I suspect it will be the non-commital "we cannot comment" kind of reply.
     
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  45. CCSurf

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    Note the difference between the K90 and the Sampras model at the top of the throat's left and right sides: the K90 has the "rounded filler" while the Sampras has the classic ps style.
     
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  46. leonidas1982

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    We'll have to wait and see.


    Length: 27"
    Head size: 88 sq in
    Strung weight: 12.3oz - 12.4oz (349 - 352 grams)
    Balance: 8pts HL
    Swingweight: 325 - 330
    Stiffness: 67
    Beam: 17mm
    Composition: 80% Karophite Black (graphite)/ 20% Kevlar
    Power: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Pattern: 16x19
     
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  47. BreakPoint

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    I'm glad that it looks like Wilson will be finally putting this new racquet out sometime soon. But I have to say that I don't like the paintjob at all. They tried too hard to mix in the old with the new so now it just looks strange. I know most of you like the old classic black with red and yellow pinstripe paintjob of the PS 6.0 but personally I never liked it. I thought it looked very dated. I was hoping for a totally new paintjob, like a nice royal blue similar to the AG100/200. :)
     
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  48. BreakPoint

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    Priority One is Nate Ferguson, Pete's old stringer. So likely Pete is still using Nate to string and customize his racquets.
     
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  49. BreakPoint

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    I think in all the excitement, you have completely forgotten that this is a MID! :shock:
     
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  50. leonidas1982

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    I commend their effort; I would prefer dark blue and silver instead of red and yellow for the pinstripes.
     
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