Wilson Sting 95 High Beam

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  1. Bud

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    Hi,

    Has anyone used one of these? I just found one on Fleabay for 20 bucks. It looks like my 85 Sq. In. version with larger beams and head.

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    Does anyone have the specs on it?

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  2. Bud

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    Also 110 HighBeam

    Bump...

    I just noticed that an OS Sting I purchased recently is also one of the HighBeam 110 models. It feels like it's approximately the same weight as the older non-HighBeam model.

    Does anyone have experience with these 'HighBeam' Stings?

    Bud
     
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  3. garbage

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    I have a high beam Sting, but it's circa 1998, red in colour, and doesn't have the extra cross bar at the throat. Head size is 102 I think.
     
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  4. Rasta

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    I played with the 110 version of the racket that you have pictured for about 10 years. It is more powerful than a pro staff and more powerful than the Prince OS Graphite. That being said, it was not overly stiff and is head light so I would call it a control racket.
     
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  5. python

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    I have a couple of them that I bought for a song. They're fun racquets to play with, although I think they are very powerful. Because they are so wide, I frame the ball a lot when hitting heavy topspin, and I have to go to a flatter game. Even with the thick beam, you can feel the frame flex on big shots, so I guess it's true they're not super stiff at all.
     
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  6. Bud

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    Cool. I bought the Sting 95 HB with the cross bar. Now, I'll take botht the 110 and 95 HB racquets out and hit with them.
     
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  7. SirSweetSpot

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    Bud, did you ever find out what the specs are on the 95? Thanks!

    And do you remember how that hit went...er...almost 3 years ago? LMAO!
     
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  8. flashfire276

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    My friend has the whole Sting collection (in Mids and Midplus), including that one.

    I never played with it personally, but he really speaks highly of it. Beam width is a bit thicker than the other Stings, has does offer really good control.
     
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  9. SirSweetSpot

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    This is one awesome racquet. I found a 95 and it gets a bad reputation on these boards, but I gotta tell you, my K95 didn't see much action today as I wielded my Sting High Beam 95.

    I just wish I could find some specs on it! Really need to know the weight, balance and composition. It feels like a 80/20 graphite/glass composition, although I know this can't be right.

    It feels stable and secure, unlike some reviews on here, who claimed it wasn't stable...nonsense! Although honestly, I think thats just a natural bias towards the cheaper racquets and I doubt any prolonged use with the racquet as well. I hit with this stick for about 5 hours today and was very pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to cut out the stock string and slap some real string in there. Also lots of lead around the hoop and the throat area could make this a tournament stick for me.

    I also love the bridge in the throat, allowing for more obscure uses of lead tape, both on top and/or under the arch. A fine place for lead indeedy.
     
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  10. TomballJV

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    haha i found one of those in my garage but it was in dire need of a grip replacement. is it really that good?
     
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  11. mad dog1

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    it's not bad, but i find it to be too powerful. you can launch some rockets serving with this stick. on the plus side,the wider beam does make it very stable, but the downside is that you lose some feel.
     
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  12. SirSweetSpot

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    This racquet is good...that good. I tested it with my D1 buddies and it held up like my K95 as far as not being pushed around. Thats how I judge my sticks...can they get bullied around? The fact that I can stockpile them for 10bucks apiece...golden.:)

    This stick will not be bullied. It holds its own against any other racquet or player. I was pleasantly surprised...this is one sweet racquet.
    Can't wait to slap some 18 gauge (the perfect amount of flex to allow more prolonged use of the thinner gauge strings) synthetic gut in this bad boy. Probably string it @ 64 to future-proof it some and also to reign in a little of the pop. Although I don't find it overly powerful as is.
     
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  13. tennis005

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    I just found a new Sting 95 HB!!!
     
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  14. TomballJV

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    well i guess i'll regrip mine and use it as my thirdary racquet or until my secondary racquet breaks because i don't have a primary right now..
     
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  15. TomballJV

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    i didn't regrip it but put on overgrip and put about 8 ounces in total or lead tape at 3 & 9. the racquet isn't half bad except for the loss of feeling..that and for some reason it feels heavy and head heavy even though realisticly its not..anybody find some stats yet?
     
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  16. SirSweetSpot

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    ^^ No, I'm still trying to find specs.
    And you mean 8 grams right!?
    It feels in the 11.8 ish range.
    I get tremendous feel with the racquet, but I let that thick PWS do the work, no lead in the hoop for me on this stick...in fact everything is great with this racquet. I totally regripped mine...made a huge difference. Haven't tried lead tape yet although I'm itching to add some to the cross-bridge and also some coins on the butt cap. When I'm through with the modifications, I'm certain this is my new racquet.
    You're right...it's got a pseudo even balance feel to it, even though its headlight...this racquet is an enigma for sure...I love it.

    Keep hitting with it...it gets better. I think tomorrow I will have my post office weigh it for me and I'll let you know.
     
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  17. TomballJV

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    haha i thought i was the only one who did the coins in the butt cap thing ^^. and i just put wilson pro over my nonexistant grip. as for adding to the beam i think mine is okay as it is..my forearms actually started to hurt today..idk if thats bad form or what?
     
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  18. Spin-A-Lot

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    One of the girl students from our Tennis Clinic was using of these..I think it was the 110 version...didn't get a chance to hit with it but I was surprised how solid it felt and how headlight!! I was expecting the total opposite...
     
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  19. TomballJV

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    ^^ yea the racquet is really HL. but for some reason when i hit with it it feels HH or just even to me
     
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  20. SirSweetSpot

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    Me too...I've never hit with an oversize racquet but I bet the 110 version is the same quality stick.

    Also, I can't say I've ever had sore forearms before playing tennis. It must be a form issue.
     
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  21. Buckethead

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    I got one Wilson Sting 95 High Beam from a friend of mine almost brand new, for $20.
    I will test it next year.
    I had to pick it up before He sold on ****, it has a couple scuffs and that is it.
    brand new
     
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