Will you ever bring Estusa back?

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  1. gsntech1

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    You guys used to sell the Estusa Power Beam Pro some years ago. seeing now that you've brought the Donnay pro one back, is there any chance of the same for the much beloved Estusa frame? i loooove that frame, but my 3 remaining frames are almost done. here's the only remaining link i found on it -

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/EPBP/EPBPReview.html

    much thanks!!

    Paul
     
  2. SFrazeur

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    I have always loved the elegant look of the Puma/Estusa molds. I think Boris Becker owns the mold(s).

    -SF
     
  3. max

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    This is a good idea.
     
  4. Capt. Willie

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    Haven't we been through this before?
     
  5. scraps234

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    i say we bring em in!...
     
  6. Hankenstein

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    H*ll yea!! Great idea! Estusa was a really nice manufacturer! I used the Pro Legend Classic Pro , and it was like a clone of the Wilson PS Classic 6.1 without the PWS.

    The "Becker" frame was the bomb for the S&V player! I think there is a market for this classic brand, so PLEASE TW, bring em back!!
     
  7. DNShade

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    As stated before....I believe TW is quasi working on this...but they have to get the "guy" who owns the mold to agree before anything can move forward.
     
  8. Serpententacle

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    I'd like to add my vote for Estusa. I would love to see some offered, and would probably buy one or two off of TW. I really would like to see the frame Connors used back in 1991 US Open reissued... or at least an iteration.
     
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  9. kkm

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    Would be cool to see Estusa again.

    In the longer term would TW be able to bring back the Pro Staff 6.0 85 & 95, once the KPS88 furor has died down a bit?
     
  10. SFrazeur

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    The 6.0 85 and 95 are dead. The 85 especially as it has a direct replacement.

    People can argue that the KPS 88 is no PS 85 all they want, however, that does not change the fact that it the bluster doesn't matter.

    -SF
     
  11. kkm

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    I definitely see your point in general, but couldn't one reasonably argue that there are two fairly similar rackets which could legitimately stake a claim as successor, the K90 and the KPS88?
    Also, there were so many variations of the PS - Chicago, Saint Vincent, Taiwan/China, braided, non-braided and so on. Could be nice to make a PS today with a true 17mm beam, braided, etc.
     
  12. SFrazeur

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    Aside from the KPS 88, there have been three box beam midsize racquets from Wilson that could make claim: Pro Staff Tour 90, nCode 6.1 90 and the [K]Factor 6.1 90.

    Were those racquet painted like a direct successor to the PS 85 and endorsed by Sampras, with his signature, as the KPS 88?

    Lack of quality control and production consistancy is hardly an argument for there willingness to revive a dead racquet.

    I'm not try to be a jerk and tell you "your racquet is dead, get over it," or anything. I just think that at this point the chances of them reviving it are none.

    -SF
     
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  13. kkm

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    Point well taken, SFRazeur, thanks for pointing out some important info. :)
     
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    Hijacked

    ^^^

    Why are you both talking about Wilsons in an Estusa thread?
     
  15. kkm

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    Must be ADD and/or dyslexia! ;-)

    Kidding aside, it's because the topic in a broader sense is about bringing back something that was discontinued.
     
  16. proracketeer

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    Back to topic:
    Bring back the Puma/Estusa Mold!
     
  17. TW Staff

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    We have some Becker prepared ones coming up in the Bosworth collection but no head-way on getting the original molds back in production.

    Chris, TW
     
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    Alrighty!!! good news, thanks Chris.
     
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    Chris,

    Good to hear. Give us a little heads up if you could on when you are going ot get those in.

    I assume BB is still the one with the molds right? I may bump into him at some point here so maybe I can slyly bring it up...

    D
     
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    Becker Estusa's coming up in the Boz section...seriously??? haven't seen prostock like that in the vintage section for years. ..any idea on a time frame....????
     
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    The problem of listing the date is another website (ie. the infamous tennis spot) can "snatch" up all of them in one click and then resell them for much, much higher price.

    TW should also limit the number of rackets one person can buy.
     
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    i think that theres more than enough pro stock and vintage to flood the market. Boz has 30,000 frames. why is tw so chinsy with the vintage selection lately?
     
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    agree with samster here on the limit per buyer!

    i just want one.. one!

    can we make a reservation?
     
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    Nice looking rackets, but christ those are expensive!
     
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    $349???wow
     
  27. SFrazeur

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    Translation: Ridiculously expensive with a niche market silly enough to pay the price.

    I hope the price is due to a high purchase price by TW with a comparatively reasonable markup.

    However, I have a problem with
    [FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica]"collectible [/FONT]racquets" in general; being that, like finely crafted cars, these tools were made to live, to run through the wind. Any structurally sound racquet hanging on the wall, or sitting in a display case never to be played with is a true shame.

    -SF
     
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    Meh...
    Rip off of the Year.
     
  29. proracketeer

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    After those are sold out:
    Bring back the Puma G.Vilas!
     
  30. prosealster

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    i would consider it if it comes in 4 3/8..i wanna play with it rather than just hang it up on the wall..
     
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    You realise this is pretty much the same racquet as the Becker frame?
     
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    Sorry Chris... i was definitely looking for one for me and i checked every day until they came out expecting only to have my chance of finally holding one but at that price ???... i'll pass! best luck for your business!
     
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    are they already gone?
     
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    Long as we're asking, how about some Slazenger V-24's?

    ....and I'd love to get a Puma G.Vilas as well.....

    ...Head Edgewoods?
     
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    They are now sold out.

    We have learnt from past experience that offering such racquets a similar price to regular, new racquets results in the majority of sales going to those looking to flip them on auctions sites etc.

    The racquets sold out in 2 days, so were obviously priced market correct.

    Chris, TW
     

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