The good old prostaff days on TW with links

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  1. benxten

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    Check out these links and reminisce in the old days when prostaffs had their own section on the wilson part of tennis-warehouse. Once upon a time, prostaff originals were so easily obtained and a brand new stick only cost about $118. It even advertised that pete sampras uses a prostaff tour 90. check out their other sections as well and see what shoes and gear pros used in 2003 and 2004.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20030602194236/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/WilsonRacquets.html

    http://web.archive.org/web/20041205001626/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/wilsonracquets.html
     
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  2. geese_com

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    It is interesting that ProStaff Tour 90, says that it is used by Pete Sampras.
     
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  3. benxten

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    It's also one of the only times you will ever see sampras's and federer's name next to the same racket on TW.
     
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  4. SFrazeur

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    It was designed for him at the time. He was supposed to have switched to it, but retired prior to doing so. There are some pictures somewhere on the internet with him practicing with it.

    -SF
     
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  5. Larrysümmers

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    is the blade tour the older brother of the ROK?
     
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  6. parasailing

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    Thanks for the posting the link. Besides being able to check out the older racquets, you can click around and see all the wonderful items TW sold at 2003 prices.
     
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  7. TheOneHander

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    Why yes it is.
     
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  8. benxten

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    the rok had pws, would pws be good for the blade tour?
     
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  9. BounceHitBounceHit

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    The stiffer, more forgiving, better playing older brother. ;) BHBH
     
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  10. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Personally, I found the Wilson ROK to be the most demanding frame I EVER picked up, and that would include various wood, aluminum, and composite frames from the 70's and early 80's, any of which had 65si head sizes. ;) BHBH
     
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  11. faultfoot

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    What's also interesing is TW's description of the HPS 6.1.

    TW states it is a "flat beam."

    Is that right?
     
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  12. Bud

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    The tour 6.0 is flat/boxed.

    The 6.1 has the same beam as the PS Classic.
     
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  13. Samperer

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    Ah if we could only go back to order a few!! I'd be all over both versions of hyper pro staff 6.0 95's....
     
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  14. tennisdj

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    Yeahhh.. I'm hanging around the whole website having fun remembering old times..:)
     
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  15. Cup8489

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    what's cool to see is the fact that the site hasn't changed a whole lot.

    if it aint broke, dont fix it!

    also cool to see the specs on some frames.. the iPrestige mid looks awesome on paper.
     
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  16. Spin-A-Lot

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    It's even better in real life IMO ;)
     
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  17. Cup8489

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    bah rub it in please!
     
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  18. faultfoot

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    Agreed. FYI, TW says the PS Classic is also flat beamed.
     
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  19. martini1

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    Was the PST90 a big seller? Did they quickly moved to the N code line?
     
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  20. fattsoo

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    thanks for the great memories
     
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  21. kchau

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    matched pairs..

    i dont see wilson doing that anymore.
     
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  22. Keifers

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    Thanks from me also for the memories. That was probably the most interesting lineup of Wilson racquets that TW has ever offered.

    I have a Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 Tour 95 (18x20) that could use a good home. Please email me if interested.
     
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  23. mdjenders

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    awesome. love how the racquet lineups from almost all the brands were smaller and more streamlined. also, i'm drooling over those amazing longbodies from Yonex. now there is so much junk out on the market...
     
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  24. newton296

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    I wish wislon would start making graphite racquets again, all the karophite and blx feels so dull. no feel anymore.
     
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  25. Keifers

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    Yes, I do wonder whether the manufacturers have arms-proliferated themselves into lower profitability. I know for sure that local retailers are increasingly unhappy about all the different racquets they have to deal with -- there's only so much display space and storage for inventory.

    One thing that could help everyone greatly imo is interchangeable pallets (different grip sizes), a la Fischer's later racquets.
     
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  26. Live Wire VS

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    No wonder why the Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 Classic destroyed my game; the flex is at 72 whereas the racquet that I started with had a flex of 54.
     
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  27. SteveI

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    That was one stiff frame. I played it for one season. It was 72 for sure. Some folks claim it played a bit softer.. I am not one of them.
     
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  30. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Haha I like how no one mentioned the TRIAD series... Well they're not really worth mentioning. They felt like a giant Magic Rub eraser.

    What I miss is the range of player's/traditional frames to choose from. Now, it's a blessing if a manufacturer offers just two player's/traditional frames to choose from.
     
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  31. Agent Orynge

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    I just picked up one of these bad boys on the 'Bay, my interest partially generated by this thread. With the proliferation of 11.5 ounce racquets that didn't exist 7 years ago, I can't help but think that this frame would fill an enormous gap in Wilson's current lineup. If it has that traditional Wilson feel I'll be in heaven.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20041208005355/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-WT95.html

    It came in at 10.9 ounces unstrung, 11.4 ounces and 7 points head light strung. Can't wait to get it out on the court.
     
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  32. Buckethead

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    awesome links, I really like to go see the older classic pages from TW.
    Can you post the page from 1998, 2000, 2002.
     
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  33. Buckethead

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    I already found the old pages.
     
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  34. Rock Strongo

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    The Estusa frames brings back memories when I first started using the internet as a child, looking through all those racquets and not being able to buy anything... Now as a young teenager, I still can't buy anything!

    Would there be any chance that they could perhaps re-introduce the Estusa racquets? Maybe give Boris a call since he bought the mold?
     
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  35. haerdalis

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    I loved the old hps tour 95
    One of the vetter frames ever. You have to wonder why Wilson isnt making such à frame now.
    I am hoping the donnay gold and a leather grip will feel close to it.
     
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