What racquets were made in St. Vincent?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by wlinchon, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. wlinchon

    wlinchon Rookie

    Dec 30, 2005

    Besides the Pro staff, what other racquets were made in St. Vincent?

    Was the Profile every made there? Someone told me that the early Profile, black without PWS, was made in St. Vincent. Is that right?

    Also, do all St. Vincents have the red primer?

    And does anyone know if there are any differences between the Ultra made in Chicago and St. Vincent? And not only with Ultras but with other models made at Chicago and St. Vincent?

  2. Swan Song

    Swan Song Professional

    Feb 19, 2004
    These are the list of racquets that I think were made in St. Vincent:
    Pro Staff- Midsize, Largehead, 125
    Ultra 2- Standard, Midsize, Largehead
    Jack Kramer Staff- Midsize, Largehead
    Profile- 95, 110
    Ceramic?- Midsize, Largehead
    Sting(regular, 2?, SC?)- Midsize, Largehead
    Ultra HighBeam series (eg. FPK, Ceramic, Kevlar, Graphite)?- Midsize FPK(specially made for Hana Mandlikova, TW previously sold it as an exclusive), 95, 110
  3. wlinchon

    wlinchon Rookie

    Dec 30, 2005
    Wow, I didnt realize how many there were. Everyone mainly speaks of St. Vincents referring to the Pro Staff, J.Krammer, and Ultra.

    So does anyone know how the others were, in terms of quality (vs. the same frame made in China or Taiwan or wherever), and collectability?

    Also, as I had asked earlier, do they all have red primers as the giveaway?
  4. As for River Grove, Illinois, and St. Vincent playability differences in the Pro Staff Midsize, the last Illinois model that I had was about 12.9 ounces strung, very head-light, and very flexible, while St. Vincent frames are generally 12.5 ounces strung, stiffer, and more head-heavy. There is quite a variance, at least visual, in Illinois models, though. Some have quite glossy paint and smooth edges, while others look more like St. Vincent frames.
  5. bcsax123

    bcsax123 Semi-Pro

    Nov 28, 2005
    I have a Wilson Sting 2 Mid. Is it a St. Vincent? It says GNS on the buttcap. (I'm not a Wilson guy)
  6. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

    Feb 18, 2004
    Never knew the Ultras were made in St. Vincent. Have all versions, absolutely fav Wilson. Even the Hana model without the bumperguard

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