Steffi Graf Pro Staff 85 (Pics)

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  1. Equijet

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  2. AlpineCadet

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    Do you own these Graf/Federer Wilson frames?
     
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    Ok, Equijet, who are you really, and how do you get these frames?
     
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    Maybe you should start a guessing game of who you are or something, if you won't tell us straight out.
     
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  5. Pete.Sampras.

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    I'd love to play a match with this one. Nice pics :)
     
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    Did WIlson also release this as a 95?
     
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    Yes they did.
     
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  8. jorel

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    actually these were sold in the Bosworth section of TW for a while
     
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    Oh, sorry, I had no idea.
     
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    Who is Equijet, and why is he ignoring all our questions? We just want to know more about him and how he acquired the frames.
     
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  12. Mdubb23

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    Yeah, really man, it wouldn't kill you to reveal your identity. Who knows, you could be a pro. I've seen that you might be Stanislas Wawrinka, but your English is too good. For real, who are you?
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    That Graf ProStaff looks just like the 85 sq. in. version of the PS 6.1 Classic that some Wilson pros used in the early 90's. I wonder if they play the same or if the Graf ProStaff played much flexier? I would assume so because there's no way she could have switched from the super flexy Max200G to a very stiff PS 6.1 Classic, IMO.
     
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    Yes, I agree completely. Just wondering, did you happen to pick up one of the Graf PS on TW when they had it available in their Bosworth collection?
     
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  15. VGP

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    Hence the 7.0 si........
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    If you're asking me, no, I did not buy one.
     
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  17. yanjonm

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    Wow Equijet, I wonder what else you have in your collection.
     
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  18. proracketeer

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    Thanks. Wilson only released the 95, right?
     
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  19. proracketeer

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    I wish I had one.
     
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    Yes that's right, at least here in Europe, can't speak for the States.
     
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    written english and spoken english are two totally different things

    i would go so far to say that some "foreign" countries have better written grammer than other native speaking countries
     
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  22. supertrex

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    I thought Graf played with Dunlop Max 200g 85?
     
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    That paintjob is shweet.
     
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  24. proracketeer

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    can you put a fed racket on top of those?
     
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    why do you care? if he told you he was his sister's boyfriend, a cousin, an uncle, or a stringer you would believe anything he says. I am not being rude, so don't take offense. But you are just giving him needless attention. If he wants to give out such information, he will but lets not go overboard.:)
     
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    Point taken--that makes good sense.
     
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  27. Equijet

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    I bought those Federer, Graf and other top pros personal rackets from Tennis Warehouse in Bosworth and liquidating sections. Just kidding!!! I swear that none of my collections were came from TW, I regret what I didn't know TW offered this racket for awhile!!!! Did TW offer any other pros' personal racket before? It is a wonderful mid sized racket for those control oriented players. You should be a lucky guy / gal who got such fantastic pro racket from TW. Well done TW. :)
     
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  28. FedererForehand

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    Its just kind of exciting that a new guy on here has a bunch of rare frames in such condition as the ones he has shown. I agreee- he's got to have some conntions somwhere.
     
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  29. jorel

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    since u have helped us out so much I will answer your questions :)

    TW ,for a time ,had an amazing Bosworth section a few years back... (now its not so good) but a few years ago.. the selection was amazing... Jimmy ARias DOnnays, Grafs Wilson Racquet, Ultra 2s, Ultra FPK 95 AND 85 made specially for a womens player, Lendls racquets Kneissl and Adidas (its funny about those racquets, when they first came out TW charged like $70 bucks for them. and in turn people bought them turned around and put them on the bay and sold them for $500 .. it was crazy.. because of that TW had to limit the number of racquets they sold to people and jacked up the price...) WIlson 6.0 85 pj of the TOur 90 racquet, Stich's Fischers, Boris Beckers Pumas etc.... (cant remember them all) there were some real beauts

    if u go on the wayback machine... they might still have some archived... go back to the very beginning ...
     
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  30. gsquicksilver

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    i don't believe they were ever sold as the 85 version, correct me if i'm wrong, but only the 95.
     
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    check it out on the wayback machine,.. i was going to buy a couple until i pulled out at the last minute.
     
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  32. Ronaldo

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    Have the Hana Mandlikova autograph Wilson FPK 85 w/o a bumperguard. Too sweet.
     
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  33. jorel

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    i wish i bought one.. the 95 was soo buttery soft... i would love to try the 85
     
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  34. Mick

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    here's the 95 sq-in version

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  35. Equijet

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    The 85 is much solid than 95 due to smaller headsize and the string pattern is more dense, the 85 is 18x20 instead of 16x18 of 95 version. :)
     
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  36. VGP

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    Wilson also made it in a 110......
     
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  37. Equijet

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    Oops, I mean the Graf PS 85 is more string dense than the 95 version, not talking about FPK. :)
     
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  38. proracketeer

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    Did Hlasek play exactly the same?
     
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  39. Equijet

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    Sorry! I don't really know the answer this time.
     
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  40. desmondchan

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    The 85sq in version was sold in Japan for a while. I forgot the exact price in Yen but they were just slightly more expensive than the 95 and 110 version. I also saw 2 85s for sale on **** in the past 2 years. The first one appeared 2 years ago for US$350+ and it was brand new. The second one appeared 1 year ago with Graf's autograph (or so did the seller claimed) and asking price was US$650!
    I was told Graf only used the 85sq in version only once in competition and she didn't like it. And since then she had been using a customized 90 sq in version till the end of her career (even for the PS 7.1 and 7.5si). Not sure if that's true.
     
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  41. AlpineCadet

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    Still no answer? What do you have to hide?
     
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    I also have one of Graf's stock Wilson 7.0 85 frames, as well as two of the 7.0 85 frames that were sold in Japan in the mid 90s.

    The Japanense frames are a bit heavier than the Graf frame, which leads me to believe that she actually used the lighter version, from which the frame I own came.
     
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  43. racquetfreak

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    that's not the usual m.o. for the japanese market wilson reproductions, they are usually lighter.
     
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    It's really good old days at TW! $500 for the Lendl racket, unbelievable!!! Probably, TW will offer more pros stuffs from the collections of Priority One and **** soon! Should be more interesting......:)
     
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    You've done Federer, Courier, and Graf's racquets, who else is next on your list: Edberg, Agassi, Becker?
     
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    Man, why didn't I know about TW back then? I feel terrible now that I couldn't take advantage of it! You shouldn't have mentioned about these frames being sold on here...
     
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  47. Equijet

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    Sorry leonidas1982, Since I have been traveling very frequent in this period, so I don't have sufficient time to process the photos and upload to TW forum, please wait for awhile and I must post more threads and photos what you must be interested. Merry Christmas to all chat mates on TW! :)
     
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    Keep them coming my friend, Merry Christmas!
     
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  50. jorel

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    actually, i think it is much easier to type or write than speak a language...

    his speaking might not be very good.... but that doesnt mean he cant type or write decent english

    u can take your time and search for words when typing... u cant take too much time searching for words when you ar speaking cuz people will just walk out of the room

    i rite much beter then I speek... personally
     
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