WILSON ProStaff 6.0

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  1. SAMPRAS

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    HI friends,
    i have all the Wilson ProStaff's 6.0 racquet with a white Bumper and a red "W"
    Here are some photos of the Chicago prostaff prototype

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    I will be happy if you tell me smt about all the 3 types of the ProStaff 6.0
    The TIAWON one,The St.Vincent ,and the Chicago prototype
     
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  2. SAMPRAS

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    PLS Marius_Hancu help me .I will be very happy.THANKS :)
     
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  3. VGP

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    Sampras used the St. Vincent frames.

    TW sells the Chinese frames. The only ones manufactured now.
     
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  4. joe sch

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    Soo much desire for that magical St Vincent racket ...

    Unless you are a very high level player (open) you probably will not be able to tell any diff between the original prototype chicago, the St Vincent or the later Tiawons or China models.

    The PS 6.0 is a great players racket, just find a recent model in the best possible condition, many new models can still be found, and enjoy the racket.
     
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  5. vkartikv

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    The Chiao Ta ones are not Taiwanese, they are Chinese made. They seem a lot more headlight and feel slightly lighter. Some of them say 11.9 pts HL on the throat, some of them don't.
     
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  6. Marius_Hancu

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    Only played China made.
     
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  7. SAMPRAS

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    Thank'sfriend but i am a littlebit confused ,because i have one (whose cap "W" under the grip is red on white background ) and because this pic here is with a black cap i am wondering what kind of racquet i have .
    So there are 4 models MY,Chicago prototipe,China one and Tiawon one .I dont know what kind i have and play with.With the string is 365 gr.I think that i have a China or Tiawon one but i dont know.And i have another question wy the St.Vincent one is 50%Kevlar ,50%Grafite??
    THANKS FRIEND. :)
     
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  8. SAMPRAS

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    What's the difference between the China and Tiawon one?
    They are lighter from which other?
    And what's HL?
    THANKS for this info .VERY cool.Good friend . :)
     
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  9. vkartikv

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    HL means head light. And the Chinese models are the lighter, more head light ones. If you didnt know what headlight means, its nothing but to which end of the racquet the weight is distributed or aligned.
     
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  10. SAMPRAS

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    Do you think that this are the best one??
    And i am confused about other think why SAMPRAS one were 50%KEVLAR,50%GRAFIT.Then his racquet is not so firmament than the other one?Yes ,is this true than.And thatswhy he is having leds and string at 74lbs.YES
    THANKS allot .Nice info .Good man. :)
     
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  11. SAMPRAS

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    And can you suppose what kind of racquet i have?? :)
    I can give you more info if you want
     
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    How would I know if I haven't played with the other varieties?

    The China made seems to be the least stiff, that's what I heard.

    Relax, just play with whatever 6.0 85 you have.
     
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  13. SAMPRAS

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    You know what i am confused because,
    When eveyone see me that i play with a Wilson ProStaf 6.0 Midsize 85 they tell me that i am a crazy man and that this is very funny ,that noone can play with this raquet,and only one person has made something with it.They told me that i want to extravagant that i am something like a "racquet snobs" ( because i am normal boy and that i am trying to make impression-to be like Sampras or other good player who is or was at the top of ATP)I felt very bad because everyone i thinking that i want to be different (but i realy like this raquet so i see noting wrong ) to make impression and to imitate someone with my raquet ,conduct and play.I am like a harmless creature admidst enemies because i amdifferent.I don't think that this is a "perversion" because i am playing with Wilson ProStaf 6.0 Midsize 85.
    I have tested many raquets and from little age i want ot buy a raquet with flat beam and midsize head so as BreakPoint said
    "The racquet that plays the best is the racquet that YOU play the best with."
    It's now up to you .Be differnt ,play extravagant and be yourself.
    :)
     
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  14. rocket

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    Sampras himself used to emulate Rod Laver... and who gives a flying monkey what other ppl think anyway? You can imitate any player you want, as long as he has a positive impact on your tennis, or conduct. :)
     
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    SAMPRAS

    be more concerned with your game, than others' talk. focus on your results. if you can win with 6.0 8, stay with it, if not, try something else.

    but it's a very good racquet for learning, any time.
     
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  16. rocket

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    Wrong, Courier is another, Edberg in the beginning too, Chris Evert, Mary Pierce, etc... though Sampras was the only one that stuck with it after many years, to great success.
     
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  17. TennisAsAlways

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    Even "IF" you really did want to be like or imitate someone else than there's nothing wrong with that. That's "their" problem for having a problem with you; it's not "your" problem!

    Just think about how this world would be like if there were not any influences.

    Good day now. 8)
     
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    Edberg stuck with it the whole time. If you watch closely, his racquet was painted to look like a 6.1 but the beam width was really really thin to be a 6.1
     
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  19. Galactus

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    SAMPRAS - who do you normally play tennis against and what are your results like when you use the Prostaff?
     
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  20. SAMPRAS

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    For example i am playing with the bulgarian champion for 18 years Valentin Dimov
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    and Sesil Karatancheva
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    and she told me that i am playing my best with this racquet but Valentin's father told me that "we"(everyone)should play with 95head size and 300-315 gr.
    The other one who plays with me for ex.
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    Residence: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Birthdate: December, 17th 1978
    Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Height: 187 cm
    Weight: 89 kg
    Plays: Right-handed
    Status: Pro (1995)

    Sngles titles: 0
    Doubles titles: 0
    Grand Slam titles: 0
    ATP Circuit titles: 6

    This was for 1998 his best was 200 (bad) but now he has an injury(a good boy)
    he told me that the sweetspot is little and it's good on hard but on clay you have to be very powerfull to make good shots .
    So i don't know what to do??
    But i play with it!
     
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    Firstly, regardless of what they or anyone else says, if you:
    a) enjoy playing with a Prostaff 6.0 85
    b) and get good results from playing with it
    c) don't get any injuries from playing with it

    Then - keep playing with it!! If you're playing well and winning, why bother changing?
    The suggestion you use a bigger head and lighter frame - well, you could try and play with one of thiose racquets and see what it's like in comparison to your Prostaff.
    For instance, I always use my ProStaff now but I'm thinking of trying a Head LiquidMetal Prestige MS in a few weeks - if I like it, I may switch over for the summer.
    I've already tried a Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 and didn't like it....I also tried a Babolat Pure Drive+ but only for an hour or so (probably not long enough).
    My other racquet is a Wilson ProStaff Tour90 which I occasionally use now and again, but it doesn't have that many advantages (for me, anyway) over my PS 6.0.

    Play-test a few larger, newer racquets and see how your game changes...
     
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  22. SAMPRAS

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    HERE I FOUND SOME PICS on one Japan site . My racquet is not a St.Vincent but have the same guard ther is "r" as the middle one-and i dont know what kind is a china one or tiawon one!But i fell very good with the profesional(prostaff) staff and now i am looking for leds .SEE THE PICS PLS [​IMG]
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    ProStaff DB TOUR
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  34. SAMPRAS

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    THE CHICAGO PROTOTYPE
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    Chicago prostaff closeups
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  36. SAMPRAS

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    JK staff graphite - st. vincent model ...
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    THE MODEL
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    I find it sad that people think special skills are required to play with this racquet. Good players will play good with it, bad players will play bad with it. People act like it's a wood racquet. It's easier to use than many of the 95sq inch frames I've played. I remember switching to it from the Head Edge Graphite in 1986. I remember thinking that it was one of the most user friendly frames ever produced. What happened? How did it become so difficult?

    My advice is not listen to people who tell you that it requires special mechanics -- it doesn't. If you're a decent intermediate or advanced player, you will find as much success with the 85, once you adjust to it, as with anything else. Would I recommend it for all playing styes and surfaces? -- no. I'd probably follow Mojo's advice about 98sq (because even if you can play well with the 85, you might find more success with a larger stringbed in a more manueverable package, especially if you're not consistently finding the back-court) ...Regardless: it's just a racquet and it's sad when people congratulate themselves for using it. Good players can play good with anything. Moreover, people who tell you not to play with it are perpetuating the myth that it requires some special skill. Truth be told: it's one of the greatest control frames ever made.
     
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  39. TennisAsAlways

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    Mr Sampras, very nice pics. Let me ask, from where did you obtain the Chicago PS and St. Vincent PS?
     
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  40. SAMPRAS

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    THANK YOU ARE A GREAT FRIEND.YOU ARE AT THE TOP LIST OF THE TENNISWAREHOUSE FAMILY.I AM REALY HAPPY .THANKS AGAIN >THAT"S I AM GOING TO DO -comb s.o.'s hair the wrong way i will play with
    WILSON PROSTAFF 85 THE BEST RACQUET FOR ME
    i will remember your words
    Good players can play good with anything :)
     
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    I think SAMPRAS may be slightly more crazier than I first thought. :-|
     
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    SEE NOW EVERYTHING OK
    THE SECOND SITE IS JAPAN ONE SO...:|
    http://www.woodtennis.com/sampras/
     
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  45. TennisAsAlways

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    Thanks for the link Mr SAMPRAS.

    Good day now. 8)
     
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  46. SAMPRAS

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    Do you think that the St.Vincent is the best proStaff 6.0 and if you think so - why ?
    :)
     
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  47. TennisAsAlways

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    Sorry, I don't know. I don't have a St. Vincent model. I am looking for one to add to my collection plus I want to try it. I do think that the ProStaff Original 6.0 85 in² models are the best though. I just haven't gotten my hands on the St. Vincent model yet. I'm sure others can give you feedback on the St. Vincent.

    Good day now. 8)
     
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  48. SAMPRAS

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    what kind of leds should i found to put some on my racquet?? :)
    GOOD DAY NOW
     
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  49. TennisAsAlways

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    Lead tape of course -- unless you plan on adding a lot like let's just say + 1 ounce/ 28.35 grams; if so then I would use fishing weights or obtain lead sheets because the amount of lead "tape" that adds up to that would be very expensive and impractical.

    Good day now. 8)
     
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    Is SAMPRAS a wind-up merchant? :confused:
     
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