Wilson Sting High Beam 95

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  1. Lakers4Life

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    I was digging around my friend's closet, who is a tennis instructor. He told me I can keep anything I like since most of the racquets were given to him. I was hoping to find a Wilson PS 85 St. Vincent, to no avail. :(

    I found a Wilson Sting High Beam 95 and a Sting midsize (93). Both had original Nylon string, and the grommets were pristine. The grips had almost melted to a black gooey mess. The HB95 has PWS like many of the Pro Staff line. I finally can understand why there was a bar in the middle of the throat, it was for weight balance. I plan on cleaning them up and restring them. I have already stripped down the grips and cleaned them up, ready for re-grips. I'll post pictures after I've re-strung them and install new grips.
     
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    It's an excellent racquet. Nice feel, slightly muted and very comfortable on the arm. Also, quite hefty (12+ oz. for those that were outfitted with stock leather grips).

    If you like it, I have a couple for sale in the TT classifieds (cheap) and a couple more I've yet to list.
     
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    ah...the high beam series, brings back memories of high school :)
     
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    Thanks for the offer, one is enough. There are a couple of other racquets I wanted to get, but I told him I'd come back for them. There were a a dozen of T2000 style sticks.

    It had a synthetic replament grip that melted into a black goo. I use naptha to clean it up. It does weight quite a bit, easily 12 oz. Then again most racquets 20 years ago were that weight. I'll probably put a regular replacement grip on it.

    I ran across a Head Arthur Ashe Competition Graphite (sliver). I considered taking it, but the head was small. Smaller than I remebered.
     
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